When you hear the phrase “Monkey Farts,” you probably don’t think of natural, homemade goat-milk soap from a family-owned and operated farm in the Chippewa Valley. But that’s one of a vast number of unique scents that Julie Maro creates at Lucy’s Soaps using milk from her Alpine Dairy goats, Sadie Mae and Misty.
“Scent has such a deep impact on people, and I hope my soaps do that for other people – create good memories with family and friends.” –Julie Maro, owner of Lucy’s soaps
Maro’s soaps, inspired by her great-grandma Lucy, are made with all-natural ingredients and contain no GMOs or preservatives – ensuring the best moisture for your skin during the driest season of the year. This French-milled soap takes weeks – if not months – to make, and has taken Maro years to perfect. She has no shortage of scents using fragrance oils or essential oils: Cranberry, Honey Oatmeal, Dragon’s Blood, Dirt, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lilac, Vanilla, and – yes – Monkey Farts.
During the holidays, she cooks up some seasonal soap scents, including Sleigh Ride – a combination of clove, peppermint, and cinnamon – Pumpkin Spice, Peppermint, and other festive offerings, using molds that look like Santa Claus, candles, candy canes, jingle bells, stars, and more.
Do you remember the smell of your mom’s homemade chocolate chip cookies? Scent brings about lots of emotions. For Maro, the smell of her lilac soap reminds her of her great-grandma Lucy’s lilac bushes.