Okay, so let me start by saying I was just as big of a skeptic as anyone else about goat milk soap. My wife kept telling me how great it was and that we needed to get goats so we could make our own.. All I heard was "let's pay 10 times as much for a bar of soap that has milk in it and on top of that, let's add goats to our farm to create even more work!" All good reasons to make goat milk soap right? So I reluctantly agreed to it and continued to ignore the ugly little bars of goat milk soap my wife would purchase and use in the shower. Once we got to the point it was time to start making the soap I started doing a lot of reading. The more I read the more I started to think my wife might be on to something here. After soaking it all in and realizing all the premium ingredients we could use and make it something really great for your skin. I was actually excited to sit down and develop our own recipe for goat milk soap. Now keep in mind, at this point I still had not tried any of the goat milk soap but I had worked myself up into a lather about what we could make. So here we go... First batch was a nightmare and we won't go into any specifics (mostly to save myself the embarrassment) but it almost had me ready to throw in the towel. So back to more reading and realizing this wasn't going to be as easy as I thought it would be. After figuring out where I went wrong I was ready to go again. Back to the kitchen (literally we make our soap in our kitchen) to try this again. Despite a few imperfections the second batch came out okay. I wouldn't sell it to anyone because, well, let's be honest, it was ugly. Despite that though it was my creation!! I was so excited to cut that first batch and see just how great it was going to be. Next fun fact about making cold process soap, it has to cure for approximately 4 weeks. Ugh, now I have to wait 4 more weeks to try it!! Fast forward 4 weeks and my beautiful (ha!) first batch of soap is ready to go. I haven't been this excited about soap in a long time. That's not true. I have never been excited about soap. First shower and well it was soap. All that excitement and anticipation and I ended up with soap. I guess I was expecting something magical maybe something like looking 10 years younger when I got out of the shower. This is my soap that I slaved over to make sure it was so great for your skin and I knew it would reverse aging after one shower! Perhaps I should have tempered my expectation a little but despite my complete and utter disappointment I decided to continue using this milky soap. After each shower I started to notice my skin was a little softer. Then one day I scratched by elbow and noticed it was not a cracked dry desert anymore. Eureka! This was the moment I thought I would have when I first showered with it. The excitement was dulled a little by the fact I had been using it for two weeks but it was still great knowing it was working. Then the winter test came. For the first time since I can remember I am not itching like crazy because of dry skin in the winter. I have tried every kind of moisturizing soap (except goat milk soap) in the winter and none have ever come close to keeping the itching away. So with all that said, I am now a big believer in goat milk soap and in our soap in particular. Just give it a shot and a little time to really work.