Hi-Ya-Pop Soap Company eventually came about with the purchase of an old, little house which was badly in need of major repair. We decided that the small property that came with the house could be the instrument to help make our dreams come true with our own little hobby farm. Gardens, goats and chickens were to follow.
The hobby farm was a move away from my salon job of 25 years. Homemade soap was just a small part of the movement initially. Soap has become my full time job and I couldn’t be happier with it. I love waking up and writing down my ideas and trying to keep up with the demands of returning customers. My husbands support has propelled my business skyrocketing much faster than I could have imagined. He built me a work studio, and all the displays that I have needed to take my soap on the road.
Now, I have to say that our dreams of being self-sufficient farmers have changed and morphed with our growing understanding of farming and the work that needs to be done. I have found myself to be utterly lacking in the skills and the courage that it takes to be a goat farmer. I was afraid to give them their shots!! So was my husband. So now we buy our milk from a wonderful lady who loves to care for her goats and dang is she good at it. I have the utmost respect for the folks who bring us our food!
What sets us apart from so many other soap makers is that our soap is made with goat milk. Goat milk soap is more nourishing than soap made with water as goat milk contains alpha hydroxy acids which help to remove dead skin cells leaving softer, smoother skin. Goat milk also has vitamins and is particularly high in vitamin a, minerals and cream all of which are skin loving ingredients which are said to moisturize and nourish your skin in a way that soap made with water cannot. I tried a lot of different recipes before I decided on the one I use for most of my soaps.
I am thankful that you, my customers love it! I am inspired when you tell me things like “I don’t have to use lotion since I have been using your soap” or “My son’s skin has never been better.”
It is truly an honor to be your soap company.