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I recently was at your shop and cannot tell you how
much I loved it!! Your staff is wonderful and actually after my first trip, I
went back to simply watch your presentation, (which was so very informative) and
ended up purchasing way more than I had ever planned. Oh how I wish you were
closer (for many reasons - more so, wish I was closer to the east coast!) but
will have to settle for mail order (save up for that shipping). I can safely
say that I will recommend your products to any and everyone. Simply love them
and your oh so sweet goats! I carry a fair knowledge of 'pure' and organic
products but I can say that I learned quite a bit from your
presentation...thanks for that. Take good care to you and yours...
We stopped in last week while on
vacation from Nova Scotia, and
it was a great experience. We are loving the soap, achey joint oil and cream we
bought. The kids loved feeding the goats and bottle feeding the kids! Here are
a few pictures.
I'm so happy I stumbled across your website! I am really looking forward to trying your products! I have such a difficult time finding natural products that are healthy (our skin is like a sponge and it absorbs everything) and I try to be careful what I put on my skin! Thank you!
I will be back again every year....looking foward to it! Take Care and
Thank-you for the wonderful news letter each month. Love the "Natural"
part of it all......the goats are so cute including the black one with
no ears my son wanted a picture of him to take home with us (this
particular goat had no ears yet he looked quite grown)
I just love your products! I have been shopping at your lovely
establishment since you had the little stand by the road!! It's been a
'must' stop for my girls and I when we visit the Island.
Thanks so much for your friendly, professional care for each and
every need we have. I have 2 daughters with eczema, and your products
keep their skin healthy and rash-free! Happy children result in happy
parents :) Thanks again!
We were in Brackley at Blue Waters Cottages from July 6-10/10
and we stopped into the shop again this year. We discovered your shop a couple
of years ago and now it is a highlight stop on our vacation. We really love the
shop and stocked up for the year for family members and some for ourselves. We
like it as it feels great, smells great and is something to take home that you
actually use and enjoy. Wish we didn’t have to wait until next year to visit
again. Great job.
This note came from one of our monthly prize winners. For your chance to win, sign up for our newsletter! (See the links below or to your left)
Hi Just to let you know I received my
prize package today. Thank you so much, it contained 2 of my favourite products,
shea butter cream and lip balm, I look forward to visiting your store in August
when I will be visiting PEI. Thanks again.
Hi, Just wanted to let you know that we continue to enjoy
all of your products that we have ordered. Being totally spoiled now, we only
use your soaps. Both of us have our favourite scents. I do have a couple of
comments though, I would love to see a larger container of the goat’s milk cream
(3 times the current size would be much appreciated); this is totally amazing!!
I really like the shea lotion but find that it is very
difficult to get out of the tube. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
or perhaps a different container would resolve the issue.
Thanks and have a great summer.
We're aware of the issues with the Shea Butter Lotion and we're working on the best solution.
Kimberly in Saskatchewan sent us a lovely email that
encourages us in our mission to help people live more comfortably and
healthfully in their skins.Thanks,
I have purchased the wonderful soap that you
make, both in person and online! We love the unscented bars in the shower
and to use on our newborn daughter! She is now almost 1 year and has
never had any skin issues what-so-ever! I'm a pharmacist by profession
but I truly believe that personal care products contain so many toxins that
they are worthwhile replacing with hand-made natural products.
I do have an inquiry regarding the liquid soap.
Would you be able to make the goat's milk liquid soap in an unscented
version? If so I would like to place an order for soap, lip balm, and
Please let me know at your earliest convenience!
(We told Kimberly that we can certainly offer our liquid
soap without a scent, but we must tell you that the combination of ingredients
on their own don't smell particularly inviting. That's why we have added
scent oils to all the versions offered on our website. Do essential oils
bother you or just the synthetic fragrance oils? All of the liquid soaps
except Sweet Harmony contain only essential oils.)
Hello all at the Great Canadian Soap C.,
Here's a great scoop for all of you out there who have dogs. I ran out of dog
shampoo so I washed the pit bull with someunscented goat soap and for a dog with sensitive skin, this stuff is
GREAT. He is the equivalent of a redhead and is often prone to itchy, dry skin.
Not now. He's shiny and silky and itch free and he smells much better too.
Jan Mcnichol and Gator
When we asked Jan for permission to print her lovely
comments she had this to say:
No problem. Print away! Your soap worked so well for Gator and there are tons
of dogs out there with sensitive skin who should be using your soaps. People
should know this.Perhaps you should
start a line of products for the stinky, four legged, family members.
Cheers from B.C.
Jan and Gator
Thank you for the Welcome email. It brought a smile to my
face as I
fondly remember my vacation in the amazing Atlantic Provinces (our first
time....and NOT my last). I appreciate receiving your monthly newsletters
in the future. I'm hoping to win that fantastic prize in November!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
I'm just writing a quick letter to say that I enjoy your products very much. I was recently in PEI and stopped in at your store. I purchased some soaps and some shea butter lotion. I am very glad that I did so because your products are phenomenal. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Miroslav Krsmanovic
Delighted to receive your e-mail. I have put it in my "Favorites" so when I get my Christmas gift list together I will have you easy to find. We do love the soap we bought when we were in PEI this summer ..
Doing a Happy Dance in Seattle, Washington, as my order arrived today, it was well-packed, and I love the gift boxes they were packed in! So thankful for your soap product and my order’s safe arrival! My cousin and I ordered together, so she will be so excited when she returns home from her holiday to see our new soap is here...
Wendy and her husband visited our soap shop this summer and were so excited that Wendy added a link from her blog to our website. She has allowed us to print her comments from her blog:
The highlight of my visit to the Island was visiting the Great Canadian Soap Co. where I purchased MANY bars of soap made from goats milk. I learned that only a small percentage of "soap" on the market is truly soap, and that most is detergent made from harsh chemicals. My husband and I have been using this soap exclusively since getting back (and while we were on the road). I am sold on its quality, and I will be passing on my unopened bars of "soap" (from the grocery store) to anyone who is not interested in a quality product.
For years we have been purchasing anti-dandruff shampoo for hubby, and he still had problems with itchy and flaky scalp. He now uses the goats milk soap and has had no further problem with dandruff. The dry skin has disappeared from the back of my arms. I am very impressed! I will be posting a link to the site by the weekend.
My wife & I stopped at your store/factory today quite by accident. We are camping in Cavendish and on a rainy day were out for a drive. We stopped to see what soap made out of goat's milk was all about. What we ended up with was the most enjoyable experience we have had on this trip and probably the highlight of our trip. The reasons - 3 of them, the 3 young girls who waited on us. No rush, as much info as we needed/wanted and very pleasant.
Having worked with the public for well over 30 yrs, I know the client service is an extremely important part of business. It is also the best and cheapest form of advertising a company can have. The client service we received today was second to none. You should be very proud of these young ladies.
We ended up spending quite a bit more than we had planned, but it wasn't due to any pressure sales, it was because we recognized a quality product and took the opportunity to buy while we were there. We were also taken to the barn and "introduced" to the baby goats.
So from a couple from southwestern NB on vacation, I can tell you that these 3 ladies have made our trip a much more enjoyable experience. As for the product, I am sure it is all that you have advertised it to be and we will be customers again.
Ginny from Georgia, USA, sent this picture of Dianna. What a great picture! It shows Dianna’s true personality.
Thank you Ginny for sharing your comments and pictures.
I know you (visitors to our farm) have taken many pictures of our goats. I would love to post them. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the email from Ginny:
Dear Friends at the Great Canadian Soap Co., Thank you for your email. I forwarded it to my daughter so she'd be able to save it in her address book as well. We had such a memorable & fun time while we were there. My 7 year old granddaughter laughed continuously with the goats.
Not only did we enjoy our visit with you, but I can already tell a difference in my skin! I'm a skin cancer survivor and my skin stays very dry and patchy. But, in just the week that I've been using your products, I actually look normal again. I can't wait to see what my dermatologist thinks.
I also agree that it would be a great idea to put up a map to record where all your guests visit from. We're from Georgia, USA, at Lake Oconee, an hour & half east of Atlanta. My daughter lives in Macon, south of Atlanta.
Anyway, thanks again for the fond memories & great gifts!
Could you please tell me your hours for the fall? My daughter will be going to PEI on Oct. 25th and I'd like her to stop in and get me some of your soap/shampoo.
Big question: What would you recommend (shampoo wise) for psoriases on the scalp. I am just now (a little slow in my old age --teehee) discovering the harmful effects of SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulphate) on the skin. It is very difficult to find any shampoo that does not have it.
So this morning I looked at the bottle of soap I bought at your place this past summer, "Revitalizing" Liquid Goat's milk hand and body soap, and it is SLS free. YEAH!!! So I used it to shampoo my hair. Now I want to try the real deal - shampoo!
I look forward to your reply.
Anne McGlynn-Chiasson (I also stayed in one of your cabins in July)
Em To answer your first question, Anne, we are open Tuesday to Saturday 9 AM to 5.PM
Sodium Laureth Sulphate is a forming agent in most shampoos and body washes on the market today. It strips your skin of the natural oils and leaves your skin dry and itchy. Here is the link to wikipedia to read more about SLS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_laureth_sulfate
The shampoos we make are a Goat's Milk Shampoo Bar and Goat's Milk Liquid Soap that can be used on your hair. The Shampoo Bar scents are rosemary and lavender, geranium and lavender and tea tree and peppermint. The geranium and lavender would be the best for your psoriases. Personally, I like the hard bars to shampoo my hair. It takes a few extra seconds to lather but it lasts longer then the liquid soap. It also feels old fashioned! If you would perfer a liquid, check our webstore at Goat's Milk Liquid Soap and Shampoo for the different scents.
If anybody has a soap story they would like to share, I would like to post it on my blog. Please email it to me at email@example.com
Thank you Dennis and Wanda for stopping into the soap shop. Dennis, thanks for sharing your fond memories about soap and the walk to school up hill both ways. ;)
Hello from Saskatchewan, Well we have returned from our holiday to the Maritimes and have to tell you that visiting your soapshop was tops for us.. It brought back memories of my childhood when I would return home from our country school (a walk of one and three quarter miles--uphill both ways-WELL, not quite but there was a hill!!) and find on the old buffet a new batch of homemade soap cut into rough pieces ready to cure. Nothing special, just homemade, homestead soap but lovingly made by my mother. We appreciated the time that you took to explain about commercial products and to show us the ingredients that you use to make your very special soaps. We have four grown children and for Selena our oldest we were having trouble completing her assortment of gifts so my wife added the piece of milled Lemongrass soap to her bag. Selena was "very thrilled" with this and continued to smell it and pass it around for everyone to enjoy. It was very nice to talk to you and we really enjoyed our visit with the Goats as we left. We had milk goats on the farm when I was a kid so that brought back a few memories as well. Our one Nanny, a white Saanen, would get up on the milking stand and call to us when she wanted to be milked. We moved off the farm a few years ago(we used to live on an acreage and had a honey farm) but we miss the farm and may move to an acreage sometime if the opportunity presents itself. I was interested to hear that you are home schooling your children which I think is wonderful and would have liked to hear a bit more about that but it was late in the day. Of all of the maritimes we really liked P.E.I. especially since there are so many crafatmen/artisans to visit . I have to tell you that our visit to your soapshop was,unique and interesting and definately a highlight and we are really glad we stopped. Keep up the good work!! We hope to visit you again sometime. Thanks again, Dennis and Wanda Wood Melfort Saskatchewan
Thank you for your e-blast. We thoroughly enjoyed our many visits to the Great Canadian Soap Co the times that we stayed at a relative’s Brackley Beach cottage. It was so close and the entertainment value for the kids visiting your sweet little goats was fantastic. Is Buttercup still roaming around? She was so adorable.
We still have a good supply of your soap in the cupboard from our visit 2 years ago. I believe it’s the Magnolia scent that my 14 year old is presently using. She swears by it for keeping her face blemish free.
Thank you very much for your contact info and email newsletter. We had a wonderful holiday in PEI and hope to return in a couple of years. Meanwhile, we will certainly take advantage of your on-line store, now that we know the website. Our daughter and son are coming home for Xmas in a couple of days, and Nikki will receive the gift-pak we bought when we were in your store. We are currently using your bars and both us and some friends that we gave gifts to love them! Thanks again.
Good morning: ... Travelling through P.E.I. this past September and bought your soaps, loved them!! I ran out and tried some of the local ones in Ottawa but they do not compare. I'll wait to hear from you before I place my order. Thank you and best wishes for a happy Holiday Season, Rachel Bélanger
Thanks Janice for the email commenting on our soap. No worries, we will keep making Water Lily. This soap fragrance has one of the biggest followings. Here is Janice's comment:
My family used your soap for the first time last year on our trip to PEI. We bought a few bars and then I purchased some more online. I can't wait to til our next trip in June so I can stock up on our favorite scent....Water Lily. Please don't ever stop making it! See you in a few weeks. Janice Desmarais Manchester NH
It is so lovely to hear our soap continues to help people with sensitive skin. Handmade soap is great for your skin but when you add goat's milk it superfats the soap. Superfatting equals moisturizing.
HearAboutUs: My father's family is from Nova Scotia, and every 5 years or so we have a family reunion on PEI. This past summer (August 2007) we were there and some of us stopped into the shop. I bought a number of bars of soap and I loved them! I have very sensitive skin and I've found that it's one of the few soaps I've ever used that leaves my skin feeling clean and not irritated. I'm on my last bar and so I thought I'd see if you all have a website that I could order from, and you do! So yes... I'm trying to replenish my stock of soap :)
I am quite pleased with your product - as well as general washing, I have successfully tried it to wash my hair and to shave with (this is a little more tricky, but I do seem to be able to get a lather suitable for shaving).
I hope in the future you will be able to develop specific shaving cream soap, laundry soaps (gentle on septic systems) and shampoo.