More than two decades ago, I was a nurse, John was a pastor, and we knew nothing of farming. But after discovering that John and one of our sons was allergic to cow milk, we quickly learned of the benefits of goat milk. Little did we know that the first goat we'd purchase would be pregnant (a true double blessing). We decided to name the farm Double Blessing Farm in hopes that everything we produce would be an ongoing benefit for us and those around us.
Here you’ll discover our passion for raising healthy animals and maintaining a sustainable Grade-A Dairy. We know the quality goat milk that goes into each bar of goat milk soap, because we know our herd. We have a saying on the farm, “From the grass to the glass.” We track the entire process. Handmilked, handmade.
From the Owners
Our Personal Story
Out of adversity comes opportunity. — Ben Franklin
The birth of Red Clay Soap was unpredictable. While we were on a winter vacation, ice and snow from five stories high slipped off a roof's edge, and in a bizarre sequence of timing struck me in the head as I was entering the building. I asked my husband as he held me if this was a dream; as a nurse, I hated his answer. Without hesitation I will testify surviving this hit was a miracle - with many more to follow. Outpatient therapy and other holistic treatments gave me the tools to cope and navigate a slow healing process and begin a journey into a new career. Our faith did not waiver and we persevered under pressure.
The beauty of Red Clay is that it was birthed from nothing and became something viable through the best marketing strategy- word of mouth. A hobby of soap making for family and friends immediately morphed into a home-based business out of sheer necessity. The decision to help others through a natural skin care product came from years of care giving as a nurse. We started from scratch, one handmade batch at a time. So when you purchase our soaps, you're confirming hope - and we hope and pray your skin reaps the benefits as well. #getdirtyliveclean
— Rachel Palacino