With Thanksgiving this week, the Travis family sat down to reflect on Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap from the first day to now. It’s hard to believe that in just a few short years we have grown from Rachyl’s first pet goat, lots of milk, and her dream all the way to an ever-growing business!
Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap was an idea that Rachyl had after receiving a pet Nubian goat as a birthday gift. Rachyl learned to milk and didn’t want the milk to go to waste. She enlisted the help of her older sister and together they came up with the first goat milk product: the famous goat milk soap. In June 2012, Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap was born after family and friends raved about the soap they received as gifts and asked to buy it! Since then, the product line has expanded into areas of bath and body and skincare such as lip balms and skin cream. Accessories such as washcloths and soap decks are also available – and as with all products, are handmade in small batches on the small family farm.
With the business growth has also come changes, some of the most notable the addition of our graphic designer and (2017 spoiler alert!) brand new product packaging! These additions have allowed Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap to expand into the local supermarket chain, Dave’s Marketplace, giving loyal and new customers yet another location to purchase Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap on top of local farmers’ markets, special events, and the online store.
Another big addition that the entire Travis family is thankful for is granddaughter/niece Daisy, born to sister Jaklyn and her husband, Derek, in August 2016. Rachyl proudly says that one of her favorite parts of owning her own business is being able to spend so much time with her family every day. Her mom, Lillian, and sisters Jaklyn and Meysha, agree. Dad, David, and brothers Mical, Kelub, Jekub, Noah, and Izek (that’s eight kids total!) also help with Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap and enjoy the extra family time it allows.
One aspect of Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap that Rachyl and her family have remained constantly thankful for are the increasing number of loyal customers – both locally in RI and across the continental USA! Without them, Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap would not be as successful as it is today. In order to share our gratitude with you, on Thanksgiving Day take an extra 20% off your online order using code BLESSED. What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving? Let us know by leaving a comment below or tag us on social media!