The American Dairy Goat Association held as part of their 2009 National Conference a Goat Milk Bath and Body Care Products Competition. Entries were judged for two days by our own HSMG President, Leigh O’Donnell and Vice President, Maria Gelnett.
Competition was open to all soapmakers, commercially manufactured and handmade both bar and liquid soaps. Awards were given for the Best in Show for 1st – 3rd place winners in each division.
Maria presented a demonstration of a beginner goat’s milk soap and an advanced oatmeal milk and honey soap with a swirling technique.
This was immediately followed by a goat’s milk lotion demonstration that everyone got a sample of.
Leigh also presented Marie Gale’s bath products labeling regulations and an overall HSMG informational state of the union. It was well received with many questions and tons of interest.
All three demos and the presentation achieved in one day!!