Handmade Goat Milk Soaps.
Meet the Maker:
WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
My name is Margaret Trevathan. My husband and I own a small goat farm in Louisville, GA called Trevathan Goat. We make handcrafted goat milk soaps. Currently, I work full time as a nurse in the Neuro ICU at Augusta University.
DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
We make an old fashion lye soap. Imagine those old pictures of folks over steaming cauldrons mixing potash (lye), lard and tallow. That's what we do. We use a modern recipe substituting the lard and tallow of the old days with plant based oils. The goat milk we use is from our Nannies at Trevathan Goat. We use all natural colorants, exfoliants and essential oils. We make and mold small batches of soap and hand cut each bar with a knife.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Our soap has made people happy; I enjoy making people happy. I continue to enjoy all the people I meet along this journey of Trevathan Goat. Each customer experience inspires me to continue creating each bar with quality and care.
FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
My husband and I are high school sweethearts from Hephzibah High and alumni of UGA- Go Dawgs!
FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
The Riverwalk. We spent many afternoons and evenings walking here when we were dating our senior year of high school.
WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
Designing, creating and making our soap is a fun outlet from nursing and other responsibilities. It brings me joy to see our final product being used and enjoyed by others.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Enjoy the process.