There were over 80 entries to the Soap Contest that the American Dairy Goats Association sponsored. The Handcrafted Soap Guild designed the contest rules about what makes a “good” bar of soap. Some of the criteria included:
Feel when soaping
Density and Stability of Lather
Water Absorption Test
To read more about the Water Absorption Test, click here.
After lathering up with more than 80 bars of soap, Harriet Schieb (a small soapmaker from Denver, Colorado) and I independently filled out review forms. Each criteria had different points associated with it. The entire judging process was done over two days. Our hands are a testament to how nourishing goatsmilk soap is. Even after lathering with 80 bars of soap and using no lotion, our hands were fine! There was no excessive dryness or cracking!
Congratulations Caroline Lawson from Franklin, Texas!