honey sweetie acres sign

About Us

home to premium quality goat milk skin care and nature-based products

We thrive on helping others lead a more
holistic/healthier lifestyle

  • About

    Welcome to Honey Sweetie Acres! Steve and Regina Bauscher live in Goshen, OH, a quiet rural community approximately 30 miles east of Cincinnati, OH.

    regina-steve honey sweetie aresBetween us, we have six beautiful children.  Three girls for Steve and two boys and a girl for me. Several years ago, after our respective children moved out/or married, we decided it was time to follow our own path. There was one thing we both agreed on.  We missed the life we had as kids, growing up in the country. We began our search and were blessed to find a place that would bring us back to that rural lifestyle.  We embarked on living a healthier, more natural way of working, living and eating. Part of this plan meant acquiring delicious, healthy goat milk.  So we began our second life raising kids, only this time…..our girls and boys are Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats.    Learn More about our goat care>>

    Our mission is to bring natural, healthy, sustainable skin care products to those who need them.  We believe in goat milk products and the therapeutic use of essential oils.  We seek out and encourage those with skin issues to talk to us, try our products and give us continuing feedback. It is the power and motivation behind every step we take each day.  Let us hear from you, let us know how we can help you avoid chemical laden skin care.

    Please visit our page “What Makes Us Different” to fully understand why we are a chosen supplier to Whole Foods and many other stores in multiple states.

  • Why Goat Milk Soap?

    People ask us all the time, why did you start making soap? At first, like everyone else who has ever made soap, it was an interesting experiment. After all, we had heard about the benefits of goat milk soap for years. Now we had our own goats, so why not? Little did we know, it would be an amazing journey.

    goat-milkSteve has spent the majority of his life in high-end construction. His hands have met the rigors of exposure to grout, thin-set, mortar, concrete and other caustic substances which wreak havoc on the skin. For over two years, he battled a fungus type condition on this hands that would not go away. The skin would peel, crack and bleed. Visits to a dermatologist resulted in expensive prescriptions that helped to a small degree, but the problem persisted. After a month of using our goat milk soap, not only did the condition improve, but it finally went away altogether and has never returned. Family & friends began using our soap and found they no longer had to use copious amounts of lotion to moisturize their skin. With that, we began a year of research into making goat milk soap and natural skin care products as artisan producers…….. before we ever offered our soap to the public. A chemistry education/experience in atomic absorption spectroscopy, water analysis and gas chromatography combined with a degree in business, made the soap business a natural fit. We wanted to share the benefits and help other people who suffer from a myriad of skin conditions. Goat milk soap cannot cure eczema, psoriasis or other inflammatory conditions, but it often can help provide some degree of skin comfort and relief, varying from person to person. It is tremendously satisfying when customers return and share their stories of skin improvement!

  • Why Nigerian Dwarf Goats?

    Nigerian Dwarf Goats are the smallest dairy goat breed. Maximum height for American Dairy Goat Association does is 22.5 inches and 23.5 inches for bucks. Smaller dairy steve-and-goatgoats are easier to handle, less acreage is required, and fences are easier to maintain. However, we chose the Nigerian for their extremely high butterfat milk (higher than any other goat breed) and its superior lipoprotein makeup for our soap production. Size, attitude and milk composition, made them a win-win for us. A quality Nigerian can produce upwards of a 1/2 gallon of milk a day, sometimes more. However, production is heavily dependent on genetics and the proper diet.

    Nigerians are a very affectionate breed. Heidi is an example. She wraps her head and neck around Steve whenever he picks her up. This may have something to do with raising her in the house for her first 30 days of life, as she was a tiny survivor of a C-Section.

  • What's in a Name?

    Many people scratch their head at our farm name. The seeds for the name were planted after watching an episode of the TV reality show, Man-Woman-Wild. The show featured a former Army Special Services survival expert, Michael Hawke and his petite, journalist wife Ruth. The episodes revolved around how to survive and function in some of the world’s most wild and inhospitable places, and still remain an amicable husband and wife during the ordeal. As we watched the episode, we were shocked and laughingly entertained by how many times Hawke referred to his wife as “Honey” or “Sweetie.” I pointed this out to my husband Steve, that as evidenced by the program, a man can get his wife to do ABOUT ANYTHING if he uses words like “Honey” and “Sweetie” often enough! Steve’s only response was a sly smirk.

    Later that week when I returned home from a business trip, I found this sign above the goat pen. With such a nice gesture, what’s a girl to do? So the name stuck and Honey Sweetie Acres was born.

Our Mission Statement
At Honey Sweetie Acres, our goal is to handcraft premium quality goat milk skin care and nature-based products. The skin is the largest organ of the human body, accounting for over 20% by weight. The skin is second, only to the gut, in the amount of microbes it encounters on a daily basis. We aim to provide all customers safe and healthy choices for their skin as well as some measure of comfort to those suffering from dryness and various inflammatory conditions.

We

  • A passion for our business and we thrive on helping others lead a more holistic/healthier lifestyle
  • Go the extra mile to provide our customers with a personalized service, you are not just a number, you are our cherished customer and we work everyday to keep your business and your trust.
  • Fight to keep our prices reasonable each year while obtaining the very highest quality, premium ingredients we can find from USDA approved vendors and other top providers.
  • We pursue ORGANIC ingredients wherever we can, with the goal of keeping the end product affordable for the average family.
  • We keep our promises, are up-front & transparent….we pursue continuous improvement AND education in our field
  • Strive to deliver the best value add, cost management/lifestyle benefits for our customers.
  • In all the above, we will remain committed to Eco-Friendly business practices meaning reduce, re-use and recycle wherever we can.