A fourth-generation family business makes cold-processed goats milk bath and body products. Learn more about the local farm and their upcoming event for a peek inside!
Becky Jones and her sister Martha Enriquez know what it takes to run a business. After all they are part of a 4th-generation family farm in Batavia called Pine Lane Farm, also home to Pine Lane Soaps.
“We make cold-processed goats milk soap, lotions, lip balms, shaving soaps, and related items,” says Jones.
The farm has been in the family since 1959, where they’ve raised hogs, horses, cattle, sheep, poultry, and dairy goats.
The soaps created by Pine Lane are made from scratch using milk from the goats raised on the farm. “We love creating a natural product made ‘from scratch’ using milk from our goats in our 150+ year old farmhouse,” adds Jones.
The two sisters create the soaps alongside their mother, Patty Fix. Together, the three of them have a long history in caring for farm animals, including goats.
The soap made from goats’ milk is about 5 ounces per bar and comes in several scents including lavender, lemongrass, honeysuckles, and more.
“Both essential oils and fragrance oils are used for scents,” says Jones. “We also make goat milk lotion, shaving soap, lip balm, shampoo bars, and puppy suds. The soaps have no detergents, preservatives, or sudsing agents.”
Although their focus is on soaps, Jones emphasizes that Pine Lane Soaps is not just a soap company.
“All of the women behind it have a background in Education and love sharing our agricultural business with the community,” says Jones. “Partnerships with Look to Clermont Leadership, Clermont County Extension Service, Uzima Outreach and many others have enabled hundreds of families to get an opportunity to visit the farm. We use top quality oils in our soaps and offer them in the Greater Cincinnati area at a fair price. Profits from soap sales goes strictly to maintain the dairy goat herd and provide occasional improvements.”
Jones says the family is looking forward to the start of their 10th season with the Montgomery Farmers Market this spring, as well as a few fall holiday craft shows. Pine Lane Soaps products are available at retail locations throughout Greater Cincinnati.
You can learn more about Pine Lane Soaps at www.pinelanesoaps.com or follow along on Facebook. Jones adds that Pine Lane Farm is hosting an open house/farm visit on June 22. To learn more about the event, call 513-260-4352.