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Renee Deal: Handmade Goat Milk Soaps

Renee Deal: Handmade Goat Milk Soaps

Deal Farm Soap Company is a labor of love for Renee Deal. After spending seven years in the corporate world as an acclaimed athletic footwear designer, she decided it was time to follow her heart and start her own company. With a passion for handmade soaps, and hobbyist experience making soap for family and friends, starting a business dedicated to soaps was the clear answer.

The soaps Renee makes contain generous amounts of fresh goat milk. To those familiar with skin care, the benefits of goat milk are legendary. It has been used for centuries as a luxurious beauty aid. The low pH level of goat milk is close to our skin's own pH, making it a very gentle cleanser. The goat milk is combined with nourishing olive, coconut, and palm oils to produce soap with rich, creamy lather that is a necessary indulgence.

Renee handles nearly every aspect of Deal Farm's business, including making and packaging the soap, marketing, and even packing orders. She says, "I love the excitement of running my own business. Whether it's formulating a new variety of soap or learning about international trade laws, there's always a new challenge." About the only thing she doesn't handle is writing the software for the company's website and database, which is taken care of by her husband Roy, a software engineer.

As a Massachusetts native, Renee loves living in the Bay State. "There's so much to do and see in the area. I always look forward to hosting out of town guests so I can act like a tourist with them."

Renee is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She credits majoring in Industrial Design with giving her the well-rounded background to handle the product development, packaging and display design, and marketing needed to run Deal Farm Soap Company