A ruggedly soothing blend of Lavandin, Patchouli and Chamomile, so named to honor the pleasant peninsula my family calls home.
It’s been said by so many that the U. P. is Michigan’s Best Kept Secret, and I couldn’t agree more. My husband is native to the area with generations of Finnish Yoopers behind him, but I was born and raised a Cheesehead. Though I grew up just a few hours from the Wisconsin-Michigan border, I was completely unaware of the beauty, treasures and unique culture that the Upper Peninsula has maintained.
The first thing that struck me was all the water- with 1,700 miles in Great Lakes’ coastline (most of that being Lake Superior) the area has been nautically influenced by these distinctive bodies and hosts many shipwreck and lighthouse tours. It also contains unique inland waters like Lake of the Clouds and the Houghton Canal, along with numerous outstanding waterfalls.
In addition, the U.P holds Mt. Arvon, the highest point in Michigan, and other spectacular elevations like Porcupine Mountains, Silver Mountain and Copper Harbor’s Brockway Mountain- a lookout to the ‘end of the earth’. The list of unique places goes on- Pictured Rocks, the Eben Ice Caves, Isle Royale, and of course, Mackinac Island, along with such impressive architectural structures as the Mackinac Bridge, the Houghton Canal Bridge and the Soo Locks!
Then there are the millions of acres of forested and vacant land, allowing for complete embrace of the term 'wilderness'. The abundance of this natural area pairs well with the record winter snowfalls- there is endless opportunity for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and even mushing. But just as enjoyable are the long summer days where fishing, hiking and exploring can be done in peaceful solitude. And still, not much can beat the Northern Light shows and clear night sky star-gazing all throughout the year!
The history of the Upper Peninsula is just as unique as its natural sights- saturated in minerals and relived in mine tours, alongside Nordic heritage and culture which has been beautifully conserved and is still wholeheartedly celebrated. A place where the sauna is so commonplace that not only is it a structure on every homestead, but even a necessity out at camp! Home to the Stormy Kromer, unique cuisine like the Pasty, and everything Northernly wild, including Thimbleberries, Blueberries and my most favorite, the moose.
In moving to the Upper Peninsula I was humored to learn that my Bavarian ancestors first settled and worked in the Copper Country before moving south to farm in central Wisconsin. I may not have been born and raised a Yooper, but I’m delighted to have past connections to this pleasant place I now call home!
Net Weight: 5.5 oz. (155g)
(Note: Due to the nature of hand-cut soap, weight and dimensions are approximate.)
For longer lasting bar, do not leave soap sitting in water.
Goat Milk Soap on the Curing Rack
Handcrafted. All Natural. Dye Free.
Everyday North soap is made ‘from scratch’, in small batches with quality ingredients chosen for their benefit to the final bar. Palm oil makes it hard and long lasting, coconut oil provides a quick, fluffy lather, and olive oil gently moisturizes the skin. Still, goat milk is the most outstanding ingredient in the mix! Loaded with vitamins and essential elements that nourish the skin, goat milk also breaks down the ‘glue’ holding dead skin cells together without drying or disturbing the skin’s natural pH. Thanks to the milk, this soap can ease inflammation and acne, soothe dry and damaged skin, reduce wrinkles, and delay signs of aging. Each variety contains a unique blend of pure essential oils or all-natural fragrance, providing options for all preferences. We proudly offer our goat milk soap and are confident it will become one you look forward to using everyday!