Welcome to Feature Friday! We have over 2000 members in the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild and we’d like to feature every one of them. Welcome to the first of many member spotlights.
Today, meet Long Family Farm! Long Family Farm was started nearly nine years ago by Judith Long, whose addiction to soapmaking started after teaching a 4-H soapmaking class. Shortly after that first class, the Long Family was exclusively using Judith’s creations and 5 years later, Long Family Farm offered its wares to the world.
Long Family Farm produces a variety of soap, lotion and lip balm from their North Carolina-based farm. Long Family Farm regularly changes the shape and scents of their soap to keep bathtime fun for customers (and manufacturing fun for the soapmaker!). There’s a story behind every mold. About the selection pictured below, Judith says, “The dog paw mold is in honor of our Great Pyrenees who ‘guards’ our farm. I love sending the encouragement hearts to friends who need a little ‘pick me up’.”
You can also find Long Family Farm Soaps in several North Carolina locations as well as stores local to the Winston-Salem area. Long Family Farm returns the local support, displaying their soap on local artists’ work, a small glimpse of which you can see in the motorcycle soap picture above. When you’re in the shop, check out the facial soap. Developed to tackle problematic teenage skin, it’s become a best seller.
While you’re browsing the shop, you may stumble across the ‘Educate Yourself’ page. Education is a passion for Long Family Farm. Judith spent a huge amount of time researching the ingredients she puts into Long Family Farm Soaps and in turns, shares information with consumers through her website. If you’ve ever wondered what fresh goat milk is doing in your soap or why you might use illipe butter, check out the Long Family Farm Soap education page.
Keep up with the Long Family Farm’s latest happenings on their Facebook page and keep bath time fun for everyone.
Thanks, Judith, for sharing your story!