Our Products

The Old Colony Company started out of a passion for home and history. All our products are sourced from local farms, artists, craftpersons and small, independent businesses. By purchasing our products you are helping improve the vitality of local communities.

Goat Milk Soap

Since ancient times, goat milk has been renowned for its nutritional and medicinal properties. Cleopatra is said to have bathed in it. Fresh, natural goat milk contains unique fats, proteins and minerals that moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, including vitamin A, B-complex, and C; and alpha-hydroxy acid, a natural skin exfoliant. Goat milk is the only milk containing capric-caprylic triglyceride, a naturally occurring fatty acid that forms a barrier on the skin to help inhibit the loss of moisture.

Our goat milk soap contains the highest possible concentration of 100% fresh goat milk, provided by local farms. We do not add water or use powdered milk. We combine our goat milk with the finest naturals oils to provide even more moisturizing and healthful properties. We add essential and fragrance oils for scent, natural mineral pigments for color, and ground botanicals for gentle exfoiation to produce an exceptional soap. Unlike most brand-name and other handmade soaps, we do not use chemicals and detergents, such as sodium laureth/lauryl sulfate, phthalates, and parabens that will dry and irritate your skin.

All our soap is made in small batches using the cold-process method, which preserves the beneficial qualities of the goat milk and natural oils. Each batch of soap is hand-cut into 4 ounce bars and cured for several weeks. Because we hand-cut each bar, the exact size may vary slightly. In addition, because of the seasonality of our goat milk and other natural ingredients, you may notice slight changes in color between bars. During the curing process, soap may develop a faint ash on its surface. This natural soda ash is caused by liquid in the soap interacting with carbon dioxide in the air, and washes away after first use.

For mail orders, our soaps are wrapped in paper and packaged in a cotton, reusable mill cloth bag.

Lotions Bars

We like to call our lotion bars the "fountain of youth" of skin care. They may not literally make you younger. But our lotion bars are designed to moisturize, refresh and revitalize, making your skin feel more youthful.

We make these lotion bars with a blend of exotic, sustainable butters and therapeutic oils specially formulated to sooth and repair dry skin. These bars are made from 100% all natural oils and butters, free of chemicals, parabens and preservatives found in brand-name hand lotions. We mix the oils and butters, infuse essential oils, and pour them into 4 ounce round molds. The molded bars are cooled and packaged in reusable tins to help preserve the bars between uses. These lotion bars will leave your skin feeling nourished, not oily or greasy, making them ideal for use on hands, feet or anywhere dry skin is a problem.

Our lotion bars are designed to melt around body temperature. These bars may melt into liquid during transit when exposed to excessive heat or hot weather. In most cases, placing the tin containing the melted liquid in the refrigerator should make the bar solid and usable.

More to Come ...

Throughout the year, we will be expanding our product lines to include additional handmade and artisan goods.

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