The Sageworks Story...
Sageworks Soapery emerged out of a larger farm life at Fern Creek, where we co-inhabit formally with a small flock of hens and a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats and less formally with squirrels, chipmunks, a diverse array of birds and the occasional meandering skunk and raccoon. Learning about goat traits and personalities, as well as diets, breeding, maternal and baby health, allowed us to become well acquainted with this gentle winsome species.
One lovely by-product of our shared life became Sageworks Soapery, small batch artisan soap made with goat milk, organic oils, butters and essential oils. Goat milk soap offers a creamier lather than soap made with water, the silky goodness coming from milk high in butterfat, natural oils and acids that contribute an extra layer of skin-renewing goodness.
Our Fern Creek commitment to organic and fair-trade practices means we source our primary oils and fats (olive, coconut, almond, hemp, apricot, sunflower, castor, shea butter, mango butter & cocoa butter) from sustainable, fair trade and organic sources. We are committed to continued learning about which oils and butters, clays and colorants are environmentally friendly and how to source them from socially and environmentally responsible suppliers
Soaps are available locally in the Fern Creek Market, as well as on-line. Connect with us here, we would love to hear from you.
Meet the Goats Behind Sageworks Soapery
Clara and Hazel anchor our little Fern Creek herd, and had their third set of kids in 2023. Their daughters, Julian and Oakley joined us spring of 2022, along with brothers, who were sent on to new homes. Kateri, one of Clara's daughters, will stay with us from the 2023 kids. The others will grace other people's lives once they are all 8 weeks old. All our does are registered with the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA), and all of them add conversation, good company, and frolicking entertainment in the forested fields. All five Fern Creek goats love attention, apple slices, mint and grape leaves, and sunshine. The mama's milk, while a wonderful gift, is secondary to what all these dear creatures bring the world with their goatish-ness.