What do you call a goat that lip-syncs?
Billy Vanilli!! Get it?
With so many skin care products on the market all claiming to do extraordinary things with ingredients impossible to pronounce, sometimes it is in our highest interest to get back to the basics – like Springfield’s own homemade goat milk soap. In walks Mike Malas – a handsome young man with an entrepreneurial spirit and the world at his feet. The soon-to-be owner of Windwood Farm heads up sales and marketing in this family owned and operated business in Springfield, Mo.
Full of fire and vision, Mr. Malas already has his goat milk soap distributed in six (6) states and is looking to expand even further, hoping one day to distribute his products internationally. Now that I think about it, I do have some connections in SE Asia…. So many possibilities.
Of course, his goat milk soap isn’t the only product Windwood Farm has to offer: they also feature goat milk lotion and body butter.
Whatever Floats Your Goat – How IS the Product?
Choosing one of the not-so-common aromas, I opted to test out the leather-fragranced soap. Mike discloses out of all the scents his Goat Milk Soap comes in, leather-scented is one which people either love or hate. Personally, I loved it. I imagine it would be the kind of soap Ron Burgundy would use in his apartment which smells of mahogany, complimenting the many leather-bound books that fill his home. Yes, this soap made me feel like a distinguished professional who has exquisite taste in high-end exotic products. But look at me, getting off topic.
Aside from being pleasing to the olfactory sense, the feel of it on your hands and skin is nothing short of beautiful. “Silk” is the closest adjective I can find to describe it – perhaps it should be called Goat Silk Soap (clever, I know).
It lathers beautifully and doesn’t dry out your skin like other soaps. Chock full of natural vitamins & minerals, alpha-hydroxy acids, and cream the formula for the soap was specially created so as not to be too abrasive an antiseptic. This means it won’t make your skin peel or dry it out because it doubles as a moisturizer – and we know how important moisturizers are, don’t we ladies? Unlike other soaps I’ve frequented, this one also leaves no soapy residue behind – a personal pet-peeve of mine.
How is it Made?
Windwood Farm’s Goat Milk Soap is formulated via cold processing. If you have ever seen Fight Club, you may remember that lye burns through just about everything which you would THINK would destroy or burn the goat’s milk. Through cold processing, the goat milk doesn’t burn.
One of the things I loved the most is that there is no expiry date on the soap – one would think by using goat milk in the ingredients for this product that there would be a “use by” date, but not this particular soap (keep in mind, however, that the lotion and body butter from Windwood Farm does indeed have an expiry date).
Hey Mikey, I Think He Likes It
One of the cool things about Mr. Mike Malas is his authenticity – he completely stands by his product and confesses he wouldn’t be able to sell it if he didn’t know it was a good product. If you don’t believe me, visit the Windwood Farm’s Facebook page here and read the testimonials for yourself. Many people who have experienced skin problems such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and used the soap noticed drastic improvements after a few uses. There is one story about a three-year-old boy who suffered from eczema, and his skin cleared up after a couple of weeks of using the Goat Milk Soap!
My review, however, is not a pleasant one I am afraid. My daughter started using the soap, and where she used to grunt and moan before mealtimes due to needing to wash her hands, now she literally disappears into the restroom for prolonged periods of time, leaving her dinner to turn cold. When I go to check on her, she is frothing the soapy suds in her hands all while having a grand time doing so – she hasn’t had a warm meal in weeks. I could blame the soap for my daughter’s inability to make it to dinner on time, or her playful demeanor, but I am making Mike the scapegoat (ba dum tiss). I apologize to everyone who had to sit through that goat-awful pun. I am done now – I promise!
The most popular scent of soap available from Windwood Farm is oatmeal and honey, and this goes for the lotion and body butter too. Personally, I can’t wait for Autumn when the pumpkin spice and apple spice scents come out – I haven’t experienced Autumn in eight (8) years – so this outta be good!
Go and Goat You Some!
If you are looking to purchase a few bars for yourself, you can catch Mike at his stand in the Farmer’s Market in Farmer’s Park on Saturdays (he is under the main awning – directly beneath a big-ass fan).
You can also find his products in all three Mama Jean’s Grocers, Hyvee, the Harter House on Eastgate, Springvalley Natural Herbs and So Mo Farm & Home Stores.
If you are a shop owner or manager of a grocery store and would like to sell this amazing product in your store front, you can contact Mike Malas at (417) 379-7731. Or, if you are a lady and looking to score a FREE bar of Windwood Farm’s Goat Milk Soap, be sure to register for our next Ladies’ Night Out, and come early! Mr. Malas has sponsored soap for the ladies who attend our next event (but only the first 30 to show up).
See you at the Farmer’s Market in Farmer’s Park off Republic Road!
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