Our Production Facility
Although the first batches of Plainview Farm goat milk soap were made in the owner’s kitchen in 2003, it was eventually upgraded from pots and pans to the expanded basement facility of Kentucky Soaps & Such in 2010. Since then, we make our soaps, scrubs and salts from scratch and mix our creams and liquid soaps with high quality essential oils.
The first step in making our goat milk soap is to mix a combination of rainwater captured from our rain barrel with lye. Then we add sustainable palm oil, olive oil, and coconut oil to create a base, weighing each liquid addition according to our recipe.
Goat milk is then added to the mixing drum, delivered fresh from our local farmer and frozen until ready for use in the mixture. We mix until it thickens and then add any of our extra ingredients, like essential oils, honey, or oatmeal.
Once it reaches perfect consistency, it is poured into a large mold for drying, making approximately 350 bars. The mold is set aside in the drying room to complete the saponification process. Five days later, we cut the loaves and then the bars so they are ready to be dried for another 45 days in our cool drying room.
In addition to soap, all our other products are mixed and packaged here in the product making facility.
Kentucky Soaps and Such is passionate about making products that support local farmers and provide products with healing benefits for our customers. All products are ethically made with a social impact in mind. Want to see it in person? Stop by anytime we are open to see the facility. We ask that groups of six or more book in advance so they receive a guided tour, at no cost.
You can call us at (606)365-0808 to schedule your tour today!