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Honey Sweetie Acres is a Two-Time Winner of the American Dairy Goat Association National Bath & Body Care Competition held yearly at the Annual Convention.

In 2015, Honey Sweetie Acres Clove Nutmeg Goat Milk Soap won “BEST OF SHOW”.  In 2019, Honey Sweetie Acres Unscented Goat Milk Soap was named “BEST OF SHOW” yet again.  The best news?  Our unscented goat milk soap is the base recipe for ALL of our soaps, including our fragrance and essential oil soaps.  Superior moisturizing, lather with a hardness that lasts and lasts and does not wash away.

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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 Level 2, Advanced certification exceeding 200 hours 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®

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.

LEAPING BUNNY CERTIFICATION

Leaping Bunny is the corporate standard for preventing cruelty in using animals to test cosmetics and household products.  Leaping Bunny Certification requires us to use only those suppliers who commit to producing raw materials (cosmetic/household) without ever engaging in animal testing. We use many suppliers to obtain organic oils, organic butters, extracts, essential oils, and product bases.  We take the sourcing of materials seriously, and this corporate standard assures our customers we have taken action.

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Ethical Bunny Approved and Recommended

Ethical Bunny is a US based Blogger, who 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.

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EWG Verified

EWG or Environmental Working Group has a program that 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

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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 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.

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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 skincare, 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 enables 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 just a few miles from the farm.  We outgrew the building we had built on the property in 2020.  Proper ingredient handling, storage, sanitation, and safety are part of our daily routine

Top 10 CertClean Awards

Launched by CertClean, the Clean Beauty Awards recognizes the best personal care & beauty products, created without the use of known harmful chemicals, from around the world.

A yearly competition is held to highlight the best brands.  In 2020, Honey Sweetie Acres made it into the top 10 Finalists in the Best Facial Cream category with our Goat Milk Facial Cream and we were also was a top 10 Finalist in the Best Body Wash with our Unscented Goat Milk Soap.

We are happy to play a small role in the mission is to accelerate the growth of clean beauty in the United States and Internationally.

Alternative Medicine Holistic Health Award

Global Health & Pharma Magazine Natural Body Care Award

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.

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Global Health & Pharma Magazine Natural Body Care Award

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!

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Best of Cincinnati

Every 3 years, Cincinnati Magazine canvasses the southern Ohio region looking for the best natural skincare products. In November of 2014, Cincinnati Magazine gifted us with the Best of the City Award for Handcrafted Soap.

Our Goat Milk Lotion Product Testing

We want to make sure that our products are safe to use. We have our products tested at an ISO-accredited, third-party testing lab for the presence of bacteria, yeast, and mold. As you can see in the lab reports, our products have tested clean, with no detection of microorganisms.

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Unscented Lab Report

As part of Good Manufacturing Practices, we periodically have our Goat Milk Lotion tested to confirm that that is free of any form of contamination.  Making Goat Milk Lotion at home is a wonderful hobby, but when you start sharing it with persons outside your home, like selling at farmers markets, stores and online, that falls under the FDA’s purview.

We want to make sure that our products are safe to use. We have our products tested at an ISO-accredited, third-party testing lab for the presence of bacteria, yeast, and mold. As you can see in the lab reports, our products have tested clean, with no detection of microorganisms.

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We use only RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

What IS Sustainable Palm Oil?  Does it really exist?  ABSOLUTELY!!  Being able to trace Palm Oil back to its origin farm and having Certified Growers who are transparent in their processes makes all the difference.  By joining RSPO, these growers are dedicated to Palm Oil that does not destroy the environment or the lifestyle of indiginous populations.  Palm Oil becomes a way for people to thrive in their communities and support their families.

RSPO Certified growers make up only 19% of the palm oil market.  Bulk oil vendors have to show how and where they acquire the Palm Oil they sell.   We are known for our transparency, so in support of that our supplier is Jedwards International and they are the ones holding the RSPO Certification.  You can find proof of their certification at this link:  https://rspo.org/members/1979/Jedwards-International-Inc.

Being able to trace the Palm Oil that is produced back to its original farm or family grower is critical.  So RSPO instituted the RSPO PalmTrace, their traceability system for certified oil palm products. From the mill to the refineries, certified members of RSPO register their physical sales and processing activities of palm oil, palm kernel, and fractions under the supply chain model of Identity Preserved.

Jedwards Bulk RSPO IP Red Palm oil carries a unique certification where this certified palm oil is kept separate from ordinary palm throughout the entire supply chain. It is produced sustainably from a single RSPO certified mill and can be identified and traced back to this single source. RSPO IP certification gives us confidence in our purchasing decisions.  We know Jedwards is supporting sustainable farming practices and better working conditions, pay, and resources offered to the farmers. These actions have a largely positive impact on the local working families and communities.