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April is waning and summer is on it's way!

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on April 25, 2019 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Today as I walked to my barn to feed the goats I took a moment to enjoy the signs of spring around the property. Daffodils are waving their yellow heads in delight of the spring rain that is lightly falling on them. The air has the sweet spring rain smell that only April seems to have. Green is pushing out through the ground and out of the wild honeysuckle that abounds around the property. I see a few dandelions starting to push out some blossoms which is something I can't wait for. Yes folks. Dandelions. The same plant that most people call a weed I am eagerly anticipating. Why you may ask? Because this year I am planning on finally trying my hand at some natural salves and the first of those will be dandelion, hopefully to be followed up with plantain and jewel weed. God and nature gives us so many things that we can harvest for our own good and this year I intend to get a piece of that. So keep an eye out for some salves to hit the webpage soon. Now, off to feed the animals... after I take a moment to pick up the 4 beautiful kittens curled up in my barn. Yes, spring has indeed sprung.

Local Fair Time

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on August 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (4)

    This has been a busy week so far at Sara's Suds.  Not only do we make and sell our luxurious soap and lotion we also take care of the herd of goats who support our endeavor by supplying us with this wonderful wholesome milk.  Every year, the first week of September we load up a few of the girls and take them to our local fair.  This gives the community a chance to see our animals, learn more about our farm and goat business, and also city kids a chance to touch and have contact with animals they may not see otherwise.  So for this week, now, we are prepping the goats by trimming feet, clipping hair, having a vet check on them to assure that they are healthy and ready to go.  Also with this goes the packing of gear.  Feed pans need scrubbed along with water buckets, and goat blankets washed and ready in case it gets chilly after they are shaved.  Hay, feed, and bedding  need to be gathered to take and also clippers, feet trimmers, milking stand and many many more small items.  As you can see this is not a week of rest, but it is an outing that we support and look forward to every year. So Sara's Suds, along with LuLu, Pippa, Bunny and Blue ( these are the 4 girls going this year) would like to issue you an invitation to come to our fair.  It is the AMERICAN LEGION COUNTY FAIR (formally Cambria County Fair) starting on Sept. 3-9, 2017, located in Ebensburg PA.  You can get more information at cambriacofair.com.  We will be showing our goats on Tues starting at 9:00 am in the pig arena so feel free to come and watch all of the fun. Just a reminder:  If you are in need of soap and will be attending the fair let us know and we can make sure we take your order with us to pick up there. 


Summer is fading fast!

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on August 21, 2017 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)


In our neck of the woods in Western Pennsylvania the residents seem to be pushing to squeeze in that last little bit of summer that is soon to be over. The goat and horse barn is full of hay and all of our little spring babies have grown up to be small adults. The leaves are slowly starting to show their golden and russet hues already reminding us that the season of apple pies, pumpkin patches and fall harvest festivals are fast approaching. We at Sara’s Suds are busy making all of your favorite fall scents. Apple Spice, Apple Pie, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Spice, Rustic Woods, Fig and Cranberry. So many scents and so little time to enjoy the wonderful smells of autumn. We will be enjoying the fall outdoor shows, meeting new people and talking about our products. Keep watching our listing of scents so you know when your favorite comes available. Always remember that you can find us at the shows, order online or call us if you are local and we will find a way to accommodate you. We wish you and your families Happy End of Summer Days filled with sunshine and outdoor activities.



Happy 4th of July!

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on July 2, 2017 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Summer is in full swing and Sara's Suds has been busy, busy, busy. We have added many new scents to our page and have some exciting new surprises coming in the near future. We will be attending a new event added to our calendar on July 16th. This will be at The Greater Johnstown Saddle Club in the Windber/Salix area. If you are looking for a way to spend an awesome family day, come out and enjoy the horse show (9-?), craft /vendor show (9-5), and delicious chicken barbecue (starts at 11.00). Wonderful food is being served in the kitchen all day as well starting at 7:30 am. We will be debuting our new leather soap for those who like the smell of saddles and motorcycle jackets. This event will take place at 316 Saddle Club Rd, Windber PA 15963 and is free to attend. 

Here at Sara's Suds, we wish you all a very Happy 4th of July and hope you all enjoy this beautiful holiday weekend!

12 Days of Deals

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on December 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Today starts our 12 Days of Deals! We are so excited to bring you this event! Make sure to check our facebook or website each day for a different deal. Each deal will run from 8:00am to 8:00pm EST each day from 12/13/16 - 12/24/16. Valid on phone and website orders. While supplies last.

Don't be fooled!

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on April 23, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

How can you tell if the soap someone is selling is the real deal?

1. Feel it!

Handmade soap will feel silky, and hard, while melt and pour soap will feel soft, sticky, and may make your hands sore or itchy.

2. Ask about the ingredients!

If they can't tell you the ingredients or start reading off a long list, BEWARE!

3. Ask how it was made!

If they can't give you a straight answer or a basic explanation, RUN!

At almost every show we do, there is a booth selling melt & pour glycerin soap. Now, while this should not a big deal, it does become a problem when sellers claim it to be "all natural". No soap is 100% natural; however handmade soap is between 85-98 percent natural depending on what additives are used. Unfortunately, melt & pour glycerin soap has very few, if any natural ingredients, as most melt & pour bases are imported and contain some of the same harmful chemicals found in commercial detergents. Please learn how to protect yourself when buying soap by asking the three simple questions listed above.

Craft Show Season

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on April 19, 2016 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, we are heading into the thick of craft show season; which means we will be busy, busy, busy! We have been making soap like crazy and selling like crazy! If you've been following our posts, you know how busy we've been making soap in the evenings, but we've been just as busy selling too. We had two day craft shows these past two weekends in a row and boy are we burned out. These were on top of online and phone orders. Luckily, we now have two weekends off to recoup until we start again. Unluckily, we have quite a few orders to pump out in the mean time. So, wish us luck that we continue to keep our energy up during this busy time, as we need to push our selling skills to the max!


Making More Soap

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on April 15, 2016 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

As I've said, this week has been a very busy week of making goat's milk soap. Wednesday night, we made English Rose and *new* Rose Garden. Then, last night we made Lovely Lavender and Spearmint. It has been a productive week and we hope to keep up this pace!



Making Soap

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on April 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This week will be a busy week of making soap as we have lots of craft shows coming up. Last night we made 2 batches of goat's milk soap. The first batch was made with olive oil infused with annatto seeds & calendula petals and scented with lemongrass & orange essential oils then topped with calendula petals. The second triple batch was scented with lemongrass essential oil and has lemon grass mixed in. It was a productive night and smells amazing in the house.



Another Baby!

Posted by saraschrader@live.com on April 7, 2016 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We had another baby goat born tonight! She was born to our misfit goat Blue (Boer, Nubian, Kiko mix) and a Boer buck. We are not sure what we plan to do with the pair, but for now we will just bask in her cuteness. Doesn't she just look like a little Bunny?

-Peaceful Valley Alpines