Denise


About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

While the name may sound unfamiliar, the scent is not. Litsea Cubeba has a sharp and tangy smell like lemon, only sweeter, with floral undertones. The essential oil is steam distilled from the fruit of an evergreen shrub that grows in Southeast Asia. Common names are may (mei) chang and […]

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil









One of the biggest challenges in keeping goats safe is keeping predators away. These range from neighborhood dogs to bears, and unless you can be with your herd constantly, a livestock guardian dog is a very good investment. We have four of them. They live full time with the goats […]

Goat Week Day 5: Health and Safety


Mammals only make milk after giving birth, so to get milk, you first have to make some babies. That means male goats must be involved. Goat gestation is about 150 days, or roughly 5 months. We like to plan for April and May births, because the outdoor temperature has moderated […]

Goat Week Day 4: How to Get the Milk


When the babies start showing up, so does the milk. At first, almost all the milk goes to the babies. The babies that stay with their mothers get all the milk their mothers produce for the first 2-3 weeks at least. I still bring the mothers in during milking time […]

Goat Week Day 3: So Much Milk!





Today I’m making a body scrub featuring Pixie Dust Fragrance Oil. It’s one of those fragrances that makes you wonder. I’m so glad our catalog has great descriptions of scents! I can grab a bottle and take a sniff, but it’s fun to read the description first and see if […]

Pixie Dust Body Scrub