Serenity Acres Farmstead Soap Giveaway

Today many people are looking for a connection to the farm–perhaps by joining a CSA or visiting a farmer’s market.  Isn’t it heartwarming to think about the natural origins of… your lettuce, for example–and the care people took producing it?  In cheese-making, you can even buy farmstead cheese. Here a cheese-maker produces their own milk, then turns it into cheese right on the premises, a process that has created some big winners in recent cheese competitions. 

Serenity Acres Handmade Soaps

Serenity Acres Handmade Soaps

Yes, there is a lot to be said for controlling production from end to end.  Recently I learned of a small business called Serenity Acres Farm that does something similar, except with soap. Farmstead Soap—how cool is that! 

Serenity Acres resides on a 60-acre farm and raw goat milk dairy, where they make soap by hand, using fresh goat milk and combinations of olive, coconut and palm oils.  They produce four-ounce bars using a 200-year-old cold process method that takes over a month to complete and includes the farm-fresh milk that is Animal Welfare Approved, along with all natural oils, herbs and colorants. 

Serenity Acres Logo

Serenity Acres Logo

Now I am a big fan of silky, fragrant handmade soaps.  In fact, it was once on my bucket list to use only these—something that I have happily achieved.  And so I was delighted when Serenity Acres offered me some of their fine farmstead soap for a review and giveaway!

Did you know that many commercial soap manufacturers remove the valuable, skin moisturizing glycerin and sell it separately for profit?  Or add synthetic fragrances that may contain phthalates or other chemicals linked to health concerns? 

Just in case a wonderful bathing experience, or supporting a small business isn’t enough reason to buy natural soap…  serenity-acres-soap

The two scented soaps I received, Mother Earth and Rosewood Citrus, both smelled warm and spicy (perfect for winter). In fact, I set them on my dining room table for photographs and every time I passed by I took a deep breath for a big psychological lift. The unscented soap had the barest hint of a sweet fresh aroma (unlike some unscented soaps have a very slight “off” fragrance from the oils used to make them) that reminded me of sniffing a beeswax candle.  Mmmm.  serenity-acres-package

The soap lathered well and left my skin feeling clean and soft!  How important is that during skin-cracking winter!

Still looking for stocking stuffers?  The perfect teacher’s gift?  Natural soaps will make you a favorite friend!  (And they do have the cutest packaging EVER). 

Serenity Acres Artisan Soaps

Serenity Acres Artisan Soaps

And now for the giveaway.  It is for a three bars of soap like those shown above (a different scent may be substituted in case of shortage) and is open to US residents.  Sponsored by Serenity Acres, it closes on Dec 13 at midnight CST.  To enter, leave a comment below telling me something you have done to get more connected to a farm.  For a second entry, like Art of Natural Living on Facebook and leave a second comment below letting me know you are a follower. The winner will be picked randomly, contacted by email and have 24 hours to get back to me with mailing information or a new winner will be chosen.

 

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108 thoughts on “Serenity Acres Farmstead Soap Giveaway

  1. Lynne Meyer

    I was introduced to farms when I was just a toddler. My maternal grandparents lived at that time on a farm in Arkansas. I remember going into the hen house to get eggs right from the source!

  2. Kristie

    To get more connected to a farm I went and visited one. It was interesting. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  3. Joan Kubes

    I grew up on a farm. Every morning mother would milk our cow and I would gather the eggs. We had a huge garden and raised our own animals and crops. Since moving on I still grow a garden and I have a friend who I get fresh milk from to make home made cheese.

  4. Nicole

    We used to purchase our weekly milk at a local farm. Unfortunately they no longer sell milk products, but they are still a wonderful place to visit for produce

  5. Lauri

    I don’t really live too close to farms, but there are some pop ups near me that I frequent as much as possible. We go to upstate NY, and the first thing we do, even before going to the cabin or house rented is stop at the farm stand. There is nothing to compare to a farm fresh tomato, the smell and taste is wonderful! We do go apple picking, pumpkin picking, and do as much seasonal “picking” as we can.

  6. Nicole Sender

    My husband & I buy produce and fruit from the local farms and farm stands. We also like to go to the farmers market in the summer.

  7. David

    These look great, Inger! I really like being connected with the farmers at our market. Many of them allow personal visits to the farm or ranch, and it really helps you to appreciate the hard work and love that go into bringing fresh, local foods to your market and table!

  8. amy tolley

    to get more connected with a farm life I visit my local apple orchard and they sell alot of home made item right off their farm and you can also visit the petting farm they have ….

  9. natasha lamoreux

    I go to Farmers markets every weekend and am a big big fan of goat milk soap. I have mild excema and this is the only soap i can use on my skin. Thanks for the chance to win. I follow you on twitter(@natashalamoreu1) and on pinterest (natasha lamoreux)

  10. Wehaf

    We buy most of our cheese directly from a local goat dairy farm, and we visit when they have open houses (we love seeing the baby goats!).

  11. rennie d

    We have friends who have a farm and we buy our eggs and raw milk from them. The eggs are the best EVER. Grocery store eggs can not compare to the richness of farm fresh eggs.

  12. Susan Chester

    We live in Portland Oregon so we are not really near any farms. We do buy vegetable and honey from the farmer’s market and from road side stands when we get the chance.

  13. Ariel White

    For the past three year I have become a member of a farm share. I look forward to my trips to the farm every week.

  14. Stacie Humphrey

    We visit the market days in our town once a month. I take the kids to a little local farm often. They have pigs, horses, chickens, a couple of goats and a bunny.

  15. Alisha Lecroy

    We buy from farmer’s markets and trade days as often as possible. We love the country life and self-sufficiency.

  16. Sarah Sobocinski

    I grew up on a farm and everytime we visit my in laws I get to see the farm too. My husband’s dad raises pigs

  17. Angela T

    My cousin has a small farm just outside the city that we visit every summer and they produce lots of vegetables that we use in our cooking.

  18. Sara S

    Not very much to be honest. We used to pick our own strawberries and apples at farms when I was little. They’re aren’t as many places like that around anymore. We do go to farmers markets, but I guess that doesn’t couldn’t since the farm comes to us.

  19. Dawn S.

    All of my relatives on my dad’s side of the family are farmers. I really like to help feed the cows and pigs when I go visit.

  20. Mary Beth Elderton

    I live in St Louis—in the middle. It is about 10 city-street-miles to the Farmer’s Market. We do not have a lot of direct connection to a farm. However, we have an abundant Community Garden for our small neighborhood! We are already looking for a place outside the city to retire.

  21. Lauryn R

    I grew up in the country and was surrounded by farms growing up! There is nothing better than fresh milk and eggs! 🙂

  22. lissa crane

    We are lucky enough to live somewhat near a local farm and buy all our fruits and veggies there! Even though its a 20 minute drive, its so worth supporting them, eating better, and teaching my children about farming and animal life, its well worth the weekly drive!

  23. Annamarie V

    I live in a somewhat rural area and we have a lot of small farms so we have a great farmer’s market with lots of veggies during the summer and a lot of crafty people all year long.

  24. Cindy Loo

    I’m a teacher, and every year we take a field trip to a local farm to learn about the science behind all of the delicious food we eat!

  25. Tasha Wilkerson

    To get more connected with local farms, we call and ask if we can bring our kids to tour! Most farmers love the idea and are more than willing to show us thier pride and joy!

  26. Danielle Jones

    To get closer to the farm we visit our local mennonites. They sale lots of items from their farm including friuts, vegtables, jams, and jellies. They also have a green house where we purchase flowers and a few plants for our small garden.

  27. Jessica Whitehouse

    We live in a rural area where there are a lot of farms and small acreages. There are several farmers markets locally, to buy fresh vegetables.

  28. Amanda P

    We like to buy our meat from a farm that is close to us! You can get half a pig, or a quarter of a cow! It’s a lot of meat but it lasts in the freezer!

  29. Linda Kwolek

    I’ve enjoy going with my daughter in law with her nieces and nephews to our local pumpkin patch, which is also a farm with a petting zoo.

  30. Chelsea A

    Last time I got physically close to a farm was a field trip in middle school where we went to visit one. Learned how to milk a cow and everything!

    Since then, I live in the city and don’t really get to hit up farms, though I have helped off and on at a community garden that grows vegetables, if that counts. And I like to connect and chat with the farmers at the local farmer’s market. . .

  31. Chelsea A

    I’m a FAcebook follower, too. 🙂

    (And I just remembered that I went to an apple orchard to pick apples a couple years back, which probably counts as getting close to a farm. LOL. Totally slipped my mind. And I’ve been blueberry picking not too far gone, too … anyway …)

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