Kentucky Soaps & Such would not exist if it weren’t for owner Angela Correll’s love for the pet goats on their family farm. When the goats became too numerous, her husband said that they would need to find a new home for them since they were not contributing to the farm. Angela got online and discovered the many health benefits of goat milk, and after traveling to North Carolina where she learned the trade of soap making, she returned home to make her first successful batch of goat milk soap. Since then her business has budded into a high demand local business that touches multiple states and even foreign countries with the benefits of soap made from goat milk.
You may be surprised to learn what goat milk soap can do for your skin. People who use the Soaps & Such goat milk lotion and soap claim that it has cured their eczema. Others talk about how incredibly smooth it makes their skin. Soaps & Such mixes essential oils into their products for other health benefits as well, including natural bug repellants, muscle and joint pain relief, sinus and respiratory relief and a natural healing aid for minor cuts and burns. Unlike other soaps, Kentucky Soaps & Such makes sure to eliminate the harsh chemicals found in most soap products that can irritate the skin.
A Respectable Small Business
Kentucky Soaps & Such has had tremendous success by opening up a little store on Main Street in Stanford, Kentucky. The soap operation goes on in the basement of the store, and they sell a wide variety of other Kentucky products as well. They are proud to support their fellow small business owners in Kentucky! Everything from bourbon sauce, books by Kentucky authors and homemade pancake mixes can be found in the store, and much more! People from everywhere are attracted to the store to get souvenirs and gain a better understanding of what it means to be Kentucky Proud.
Kentucky Soaps & Such donates 10 percent of all soap sales to Samaritan’s Purse, a charity that helps underprivileged countries purchase dairy goats. A family friend from Ethiopia who owns a shop that sells crafts made by women came to Kentucky Soaps & Such to learn the trade and take it back to her country to teach to women living in poverty.
Angela Correll is amazed by how far her soap making hobby has taken her. It goes to show that when you work hard at what you love and take pride in your local community, there is no limit to what you can accomplish!
To learn more about this small business, you can check out their website.