Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2009 ADGA Bath Competition

Since 2007 ADGA (The American Dairy Goat Association) has been hosting a Goat Milk Soap and Lotion competition. The two main restrictions they require are – no pre-made base -products are to be made from scratch; and must use fresh goat milk – no powdered or can goat milk allowed.

The list is finally out for the 2009 ADGA Bath & Body Products Competition that took place last week. Was very pleased to find my name listed as a third place winner in the Handmade Fragrance Lotion category this year. It is the first time I have entered one of my lotions in the contest.

It has been wonderful to place in a category the last two years; but what I find the most valuable is the unbiased feedback, on the judging score sheet that is returned on each product submitted. This feedback is very helpful in improving my recipes for even better products.

2 comments:

anniesgoathill said...

Congratulations! That is quite the honor!

I know what you mean about honest feedback. Many clients will not say exactly what they think, but when one comes along and breaks it all down I treasure every word!

Hidden Brook Farm said...

Thank you Mary. I'm hoping sometime in the near future they hold the convention a little closer to me where I could attend the soap judging day.

We have a MO soap club that I was able to attend a meeting this year where they had demos & used some ingredients I had never tried.
Was just nice to swap tricks & talk shop.