Thursday, October 22, 2009

Judging Soap

The first year I received the judges scoring sheet from the contest, I had no clue how they arrived at the score for the Wear Rate - how they came up with a score on how much water your soap absorbs.

Click on the word blog to read & see how Anne Marie judged this soap aspect. Was a little amazed that that much effort was put into the judging.

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.