Goat's milk solid soaps from Gabrasrosa

0.50 kg / Box

Goat's milk solid soaps from Gabrasrosa

0.50 kg / Box

Buy directly from the farmer. Without intermediaries.
Limited & seasonal harvest.
The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United Kingdom
Specifications
Contents of the box: 1 box contains 0.5kg of goat's milk solid soaps
Race: Chèvre de Lorraine
1 Calendula (100g): enriched with calendula flower oil
1 Honey (100g): addition of 5% flower honey
1 Lavender (100g): addition of blue clay and lavender essential oil
1 Equinox (100g): enriched with a St John's wort oil, red clay and palmarosa essential oil
1 Nettle-Lemongrass (100g) : enriched with nettle oil, green clay and lemongrass essential oil
Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2016
Made cold in our laboratory on the farm, thus preserving the glycerin in the soap; the soaps contain 17% goat's milk from our farm
The plants and essential oils used are mainly produced on our farm
Please dry our goat's milk soaps well between each use to prevent them from dispersing too quickly, they will keep for an unlimited period of time
The ingredient list as well as allergen information can be downloaded from "Additional analyses"
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Environmentalist
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Cultivation in sparsely populated areas
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Farmer 360
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Personalized harvest
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Plastic-free
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Organic
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Young Farmer
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Small Farm
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Family Farm
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Visitors welcome
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Additional analyses
Sarah Bernhard-Papin
The Gabrasrosa soap factory is a couple's project. The dream of living on a real farm had been on our minds for a long time. After working in forestry and silviculture, Dominique needed a career change to preserve himself physically. For my part, in addition to my job as a farm management trainer, I had for a long time a large garden and 2 dairy goats, but like Dominique, I wanted more. More space to experiment with alternative farming techniques, more freedom to act, more contact with wildlife. So we took the plunge and embarked on a great adventure. The beginnings were difficult, and that was to be expected. We wanted to limit the amount of loans, so we did a lot by ourselves. Material discomfort, physical and moral fatigue were our companions for a long time. But little by little, fences were put up, crops began to grow, the herd adapted to its new environment. A small place to live allows us to warm up and rest a little. Finally, we were able to think about developing our production activities. The start-up of the soap factory is thus the culmination of four years of hard work. Today, we look after the goats together and both work on the soap production. Apart from that, we each have dedicated tasks. Dominique takes care of the horses, the heavy farm work and anything involving a chainsaw or a tractor. I take care of the endless office work, the plants and the health of the animals. We want to offer our products to CrowdFarmers to optimise the marketing of our production, so that we can devote as much time as possible to the management of the natural areas for which we are responsible. There is still a lot to be done to rehabilitate our meadows and make them even more welcoming for the many rare species they host.
Gabrasrosa
The Moulin Jobard farm is located on the site of an old mill, away from a small village in the Haute-Marne region of eastern France. It is situated in the "diagonal of the void", characterised by low population density and a marked rural decline. The name of the soap kitchen (Gabras = goat in Celtic and Rosa = rose in Latin) refers to the dual production activity of the farm: the Lorraine goats for the milk and the cultivation of perfume and medicinal plants. In search of a preserved quality of life and out of a taste for rural way of living, we, Sarah and Dominique, have chosen to settle here. After many years of research, we finally succeeded in buying a farm that suited our life project. A small house, a few dozen hectares of land all around, lots of trees, a river, diverse biotopes and few neighbours: here we are at home! Farming (management): The farm had been abandoned after a fairly long period of excessive use. We have brought it back to life with a herd of Lorraine goats, perfume and medicinal plants and a horse therapy activity. From the beginning, we set up working methods to restore the balance of the ecosystems: rotational grazing, contour subsoiling, cultivation on living soil... Several partnerships with wildlife protection associations have enabled us to establish a development program to promote the site's cultivated and wild biodiversity since our arrival in 2016 (ponds, planting of fodder trees, nesting boxes for birds of prey, dry stone walls...). Water: Water management is a major concern for us, with heavy and poorly distributed rainfalls, and compacted land due to overgrazing. We thus go from waterlogged pastures to a severe water shortage within a few weeks. Therefore we have, among other things, set up a network of storage and infiltration ponds to meet the water needs of our animals and crops, to multiply the habitats for aquatic species and also to slow down the flow of the water heading downstream. We water our scented, drip irrigated plants very little. Mulching, plant cover and protective trees are also used to limit the farm's water needs. Resources: Our various renovation and construction projects give priority to ecological materials and we make maximum use of reclaimed or farm-produced lumber. A planted greywater system and a wood-fuelled hot water production system (sanitary and heating) complete our approach. The soap factory produces very little waste, most of which is recyclable. Local raw materials are transported in reusable containers. Employment: Looking for a product that can be marketed beyond the limits of our territory, we decided to produce cosmetics, formulated to favour local and organic sourcing. In this way, our activity, in addition to ensuring the viability of our farm, also allows us to diversify the production and income of neighbouring farms. Our long-term objective is to be able to hire a co-worker, in addition to an income for both of us. Beyond Organic Agriculture, we have adopted the principles of Holistic Management and established a plan to optimise the farm's triple bottom line. All our decisions are based on the evaluation of the expected benefits and potential effects on the natural and social environment of the farm, our quality of life and the income generated: ecology, ethics and economy are of equal importance to us.
Technical information
Shipment address
Gabrasrosa, Pierrefaites, FR
Altitude
280m
Size
30ha
Team
1 woman and 1 man
Flock size
40
Cultivation technique
Rotational grazing, agroforestry, sylvopastoralism
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