Honey Sweetie Acres is an approved Business Member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy. NAHA has elevated academic standards in Aromatherapy education as well as having established THE standards for the professional designation of Certified Aromatherapist. Obtaining 200 hour certification in 2015, Honey Sweetie Acres is dedicated to the use of premium essential oils in a variety of our products. We strive to educate our customers and assist in their understanding of the safe and effective application of aromatherapy in their own lives and families
Certified Humane Raised and Handled®
Honey Sweetie Acres is one of the only goat milk soap producers in the United States that is Certified Humane Raised and Handled®. This means that our facility has been inspected, the health of the goats and our medical record keeping has been reviewed. The feeds that we use have been evaluated as “clean” with no animal by-products and we have paid the appropriate attention to proper nutrition for various age groups. We provide the goats ample opportunity to engage in natural behaviors including climbing, jumping, running and exploring.
Ethical Bunny Approved and Recommended
Ethical Bunny focuses on making sure consumer products are cruelty free, by ensuring animals are well cared for and that others are removed from cosmetic testing. We are ethical bunny approved, of which being Certified Humane is a huge part.
EWG or Environmental Working Group has a program which verifies that a product is clean and free of egregious materials and environmental chemicals. We submitted five of our unscented soaps for review in early 2019. After a rigorous review process, we are now EWG Verified on our unscented soaps which is very important, as the recipe in all our soaps is identical to our unscented. The only difference otherwise is the fragrance or essential oil used to scent the soap
Advanced Certification in Soap Making
Honey Sweetie Acres is among only a handful of soap makers in Ohio certified by the HSCG. We’ve met the industry-wide standard of excellence in handcrafted soap. Our soap has been evaluated by a HSCG peers and passed two strenuous written examinations and the soap evaluation with flying colors in May of 2014. Certification is not required in the soap-making industry…..but we feel it is essential when offering products for personal use.
Honey Sweetie Acres is a BBB+ certified business. This certification means we are dedicated to proper business standards, business ethics and the customer comes first.
Professionalism & Awards
When it comes to organic skin care, Honey Sweetie Acres does not just “talk the talk”….we join, promote and learn from organizations that will help us stay at the forefront of premium and safe ingredients.
Career experience in the chemical industry and chemistry education enable us to understand our products intimately. While chemistry knowledge isn’t required to make soap or lotion, it is a plus in terms of formulating and discerning potential production issues. We can READ the “Certificate of Analysis” that accompanies raw ingredients from the manufacturer and we can recognize when a non-ideal ingredient is present. Many soap-makers will file this certificate but could not tell you what is on it or what the numbers mean. We can.
Our products are produced in a dedicated production building on the farm. For safety and proper production protocol, we do not make products in our home kitchen. Proper ingredient handling, storage, sanitation and safety are part of our daily routine
Read more about the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics at www.safecosmetics.org. The cosmetic industry is not transparent and is not required to inform the consumer of every ingredient used citing Trade Secret Law for protection. We do not agree with this and offer our ingredient listing freely on our website and on our products.
There is so much on the internet from unverified sources that confuse the consumer. We cut through the mush and get to the real issues on quality, organic and naturally based skin care so you will trust our products to be safe, healthy, effective and real.
We were very pleased to receive the Global Health & Pharma Magazine Natural Body Care Award for the Midwest United States. These awards are to highlight those businesses and professionals who remain dedicated to making products free of chemicals. GHP scrutinizes a nominee’s performance over 12 months as a prelim to the award. We are honored to have been chosen in 2018.
We were very pleased to receive the Global Health & Pharma Magazine Natural Body Care Award AGAIN in 2019 for the Midwest United States. These awards are to highlight those businesses and professionals who remain dedicated to making products free of chemicals. GHP scrutinizes a nominee’s performance over 12 months as a prelim to the award. We are honored to have been chosen for two years straight in a row!
Every 3 years, Cincinnati Magazine canvasses the southern Ohio region looking for the best natural skin care products. In November of 2014, Cincinnati Magazine gifted us with the Best of the City Award for Handcrafted Soap.
Acres was awarded BEST OF SHOW in the ADGA Goat Milk National Bath & Body Care Products Competition in Boise, ID for our Clove Nutmeg Essential Oil Goat Milk Soap. We were also awarded 1st Place in the Real Goat Milk Lotion division with our Lavender Essential Oil Lotion! Additional soaps and lotions placed repeatedly in the top three spots. Thank you ADGA!
In 2016, we placed 1st in Fragrance Oil Goat Milk Soap with our Lilac Soap and 1st in the Unscented Goat Milk Soap with our Unscented Bar.
Quality and Sustainability
We use sustainably sourced ingredients from responsible suppliers such as Jedwards International. We use 100% ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL and 100% ORGANIC SHEA & COCOA BUTTER in our products. We also use a PALM FRUIT OIL produced sustainably without repercussions to Brazilian rain forests.
We use both essential oils and fragrance oils. We source our essential oils from both a single US distributor and directly from the essential oil distillers themselves across the world. Our fragrance oils are from respected suppliers. More importantly, our fragrance oil choices are also alcohol, diethyl phthalate, GMO, formaldehyde, acrylate and paraben free.
Our colorants are clays, herbs, spices plus real fruit and vegetable botanicals. We use lab-purified mineral oxide powders for color which chemically speaking are “nature identical”. In other words, they are structurally identical to ground minerals without the risk of arsenic, mercury or lead which can be found in many soils. We never use FD&C dyes. We carry a line of totally fragrance and color free products as well for those with ultra sensitive-skin.
Last but not least, we use REAL, raw unpasteurized milk in our products. We never use dehydrated, heat treated goat milk powder in our products. Lastly to our knowledge, we are one of the only Goat Milk Soap producers using milk from goats that have won National Championships.