July Soap of the Month – Cucumber Melon

Posted by Alice on 7/3/2020
July Soap of the Month – Cucumber Melon
July brings a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. So naturally our soap of the month would need to feature fresh fruits and vegetables.

Summer – Time for Jewelweed Soap!

Posted by Alice on 6/24/2020
Summer – Time for Jewelweed Soap!
Jewelweed is nature’s answer to poison ivy. Last week Scott and I took two goats to a goat show which was held in an open field instead of an enclosed arena because of the pandemic. We parked our truck at the edge of the field in order to get some

June Soap of the Month-Oatmeal Stout beer & goat milk soap!

Posted by Alice on 5/31/2020

June is summer! Father’s Day and Baseball! Hot Dogs, Cracker Jacks and BEER!

 

Two great things that go great together: beer and goat milk create the ultimate skin conditioner. Beer contains ingredients that are beneficial to your skin and hair. Ingredients such as hops and yeast contain various anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds that may provide numerous benefits including relief from skin ailments and strengthening hair follicles. Beer's properties along with goat milk's numerous moisturizing and rejuvenating benefits makes this Oatmeal Stout perfect for all skin and hair types.



Goat Milk Soap - It’s all about the goat milk and LOVE!

Posted by Alice on 5/9/2020
Goat Milk Soap - It’s all about the goat milk and LOVE!
Earlier this year The Old Colony soap making operation physically moved to Caprikorn Farms. For the last six years, Joe & Bob used the high-quality goat milk from Caprikorn Farms in their soapmaking. Now the soap is also being made at Caprikorn Farms.

May Soap of the Month – Lavender

Posted by Alice on 5/5/2020
May Soap of the Month – Lavender
May is Spring! May Day and Mother’s Day! Spring flowers blooming everywhere. One of my favorite spring flowers is Lavender. Using real lavender flowers and lavender essential oil, we have produced the most genuine, fragrant lavender soap you will find. 

Introducing Personal Goat Milk Soap To Go

Posted by Alice on 4/11/2020
We are introducing a new product - personal goat milk soap to go.  The soap is packed in a screw top tin so that you can throw it into your backpack or purse and have soap where ever you go.  Hopefully someday soon you will be able to throw the tin of personal to go soap into your gym bag or suitcase.  

Siehe, Ziegenmilch Soleseife! Introducing Goat Milk Brine Soap

Posted by Bob on 5/1/2016
Goat Milk Soleife Bars

Soleseife - or seaman’s brine water soap - is a traditional German soap recipe that dissolves sea salt and water. Our unique take on this popular European spa soap is to create the brine using milk rather than water, deeply cleansing and moisturizing your skin leaving it silky smooth.

When One Door Closes, A New One Opens

Posted by Bob on 5/24/2015

Old Colony Company Store SignSoap production at our Middletown facility is bursting at the seams. To better accommodate local and national demand for our handmade goat milk soaps and natural skin care products, we have closed our downtown Frederick store as of May 24, 2015 so we can devote our efforts to soap production and online retail.

"Mrs. Pretty" - The Aussie Who Inspired Our Dog Shampoo Bar

Posted by Bob on 12/14/2013

Everything has a backstory or source of inspiration. Soaps are no exception. The most notable backstory belongs to our dog shampoo bar - Mrs. Pretty's Pretty Bar. This is the story of how our Aussie inspires us to create the best all-natural soap for our canine friends and yours.

Welcome Great Pumpkin!

Posted by Bob on 10/19/2013

Do you believe in the Great Pumpkin? No? Let us convince you. Read about this great American symbol of the autumn harvest and holidays, and how we are showing our appreciation through this years line of pumpkin themed products.

Featured Artist - Art of Fire Contemporary Glass Studio

Posted by Bob on 10/18/2013

The Old Colony Company is delighted to be featuring exclusive works from Art of Fire Contemporary Glass Studio in our downtown Frederick and online stores. Learn about these talented local artists and how we are working with them to bring you unique contemporary, handblown glass candles and objets d'art.

Care for Your Complexion with Wild Carrot & Tomato Goat Milk Soaps

Posted by Bob on 6/1/2013

wild carrot goat milk soapOur new Wild Carrot and Tomato goat milk soaps smell great and are therapeutic too! We designed these handcrafted soaps to improve complexion for specific skin types: Wild Carrot for mature, aging skin, and Tomato for oily and acne-prone skin.

Benefits of Using Genuine Dragon's Blood for Skin Care

Posted by Bob on 10/27/2012

dragon's blood goat milk soapNew for Fall/Winter 2012 - healing and rejuvenating Dragon's Blood goat milk soap and lotion bars. Learn about the proven benefits of genuine Dragon's Blood, a bright red resin from the Sangre de Drago tree native to South American rainforests

The Old Colony Co. Grand Opening Event, Sat. Oct 6, 2012

Posted by Bob on 9/29/2012 to Press Releases
New Frederick Boutique Offers Locally Produced Bath, Body & Home Goods (Press Release)

Visit Our New Store in Downtown Frederick!

Posted by Bob on 8/31/2012

Old Colony Company Store SignOn August 11th, we quietly opened the doors to our new retail store in downtown Frederick at 113 East Patrick Street [Map It]. We are thrilled to be part of the vibrant downtown community, and look forward to bringing Frederick our handcrafted bath and body products as well was home goods from local and regional artists.

Featured Artist - Michael McIntyre, Fire Robin Farm Pottery

Posted by Bob on 7/7/2012

michael mcintyre at potter's wheelThe Old Colony Company is delighted to offer exclusive work of Hagerstown, Maryland area artist, Michael McIntyre of Fire Robin Farm Pottery.

The Old Colony Co. Store, Opening in August 2012

Posted by Bob on 5/31/2012

the old colony company store openingWe are delighted to announce the opening of our first retail store in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland in August 2012! The store will be located at 113 East Patrick Street, and will feature an expanding line of goat milk bath products, felted soaps, goat milk body lotions, and men's grooming supplies. We will also be introducing Old Colony Home, a line of exclusive home goods created by local and regional artists.

Spring Event Schedule, April-June 2012

Posted by Bob on 4/13/2012

hand knit bamboo wash clothThrough the spring, summer and fall, we will be offering our products at premiere markets in our area. If you live in or are visiting the Washington DC or Baltimore areas, come visit us at the following venues in April and May ...

Hooray for Spring! New Products for 2012

Posted by Bob on 3/21/2012

hand knit bamboo wash cloth

Despite the urge to soak up the January sunshine, we kept ourselves very busy over the balmy Maryland winter. We are very excited to bring two brand new product lines this spring to our online store: artisan felted goat milk soap and eco-friendly bath accessories. We are also delighted to offer several new goat milk soap scents that are as inspired by folklore and historical traditions as by springs blooms and blossoms.

Win VIP Tickets to the Maryland Home & Garden Show

Posted by Bob on 2/25/2012

spring productsCome visit our booth at the Maryland Home & Garden Show, March 3-4 and 9-11 at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Find out how to win free VIP ticktes and learn about new, handmade products we will be premiering at the show.

Introducing Woolly Bullies - Felted Goat Milk Soap

Posted by Bob on 2/15/2012

pattern felted soapOn Christmas Eve 2010, my friend Jan introduced me to the ancient art of felting. That afternoon craft project turned into full-blow obsession, resulting in Woolly Bullies, our new line of felted goat milk soaps. We began offering Woolly Bullies at art and craft shows last fall. The response from our customers has been overwhelming. After many requests, we are pleased to announce their availability in our online store.

Coming Soon: Old Colony Featured Artists

Posted by Bob on 1/30/2012

cedar soap deckOur partnerships with local artists and craft persons are the start of realizing our vision. We work with these artists to design unique and affordable everyday products for the bath and home. In keeping with our “source local” approach to doing business, we work with artists and craftpersons in our own community and across the nation.

Is the Christmas Noose Tightening? Last Minute Gift Ideas

Posted by Administrator on 12/19/2011

DeluxeHave you put off holiday shopping? Are you fretting over what to buy the person who has everything? We've created a list of gift suggestions to help you quickly and easily decide on a unique, personal gift for every type of person on your holiday shopping list.

Give a Custom Bath & Body Set This Season

Posted by Bob on 12/1/2011

Deluxe

This season we have designed four personalized bath & body gift sets and seasonal goat milk soaps to help solve your toughest gift giving dilemmas. All gift sets can be customized for men and women, and include our handmade goat milk soaps and accessories created for us by talented artists and craftpersons.

Thanksgiving for a Great 2011

Posted by Bob on 11/24/2011

Holiday Wooly BulliesHello Everyone! I hope you all have been having a happy holiday season so far. It has been a while since I’ve posted an update to the blog. We have been very fortunate this year and very busy too! In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday and our fall festival schedule coming to a close, I want to take this opportunity on to thank everyone you helped make The Old Colony Company a success during its first year in business.