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Family Spotlight : JEKUB!l

12/5/2017 12:33 PM

Hello Everyone! 

 

Each month, we have decided to spotlight a family member. By doing this, we hope to help give our friends and customers a glimpse into our lives and what makes are family awesome! This month, we are going to shine the spotlight onto Jekub.

 jekub on the farm

We are starting with him because it is his birthday this month! Most people don't like having their birthday so close to Christmas but Jekub doesn't mind sharing his birthday month with Jesus. Jekub is the third oldest out of the eight siblings. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and camping. Although he no longer lives on the farm, he still is always there to help with any farm projects we may have. He works alongside our other brothers and our father on their construction company, uniquely named "Travis Construction". They do everything from foundations to finish work.  engagment picturesThis past summer, Jekub proposed to his long-term girlfriend, Sadie. They are planning another awesome Travis wedding for 2020. Together they have a German Shepherd named Apollo. jekubs dog

That's all for now! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions on topics you would like us to write about. 

-The Travis Family

Comments | Posted in Farm News By Jaklyn Travis

The Magic of Tea Tree Oil

11/8/2017 6:50 PM

Have you ever looked at the back of your drug-store skin care products and read the ingredients?  There are thousands of chemicals in these products, many of which are being absorbed right into your skin. Often, these chemicals can cause skin irritations and are not naturally derived.

 

Tea tree oil is used as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, and antifungal. Found natively in the tea trees of Australia, tea tree oil has been used by the original inhabitants of this continent as a cure-all medicine since ancient times. “Cure-all” is no exaggeration!

 

Tea tree oil soap can help clear up skin acne and blemishes without the use of harmful chemical based products. Unlike many drug-store acne soaps, tea tree oil does not dry out your skin and has no side effects such as stinging or burning.

 

Tea tree oil is also a great way to subside offensive body odor that is caused by bacteria on skin and clothes. Bathing regularly with tea tree oil soap can help diminish the growth of bacteria that leads to body odor. Our best-selling tea tree oil soap, our “Olde Tyme Remedy” goat milk soap, also has a fresh, clean, natural scent!

 

Tea tree oil is also a natural antiseptic which can help heal cuts and bruises, as well as helping to fight against other serious infections. It’s also proven to be less harsh on wounds than other chemically-based antiseptics.

 

Here at the Travis Family Farm, we are all about natural, wholesome, homemade products. Our skincare remedies do not stop short there either! Sign up for our newsletter to stay in-the-loop about exclusive deals and discounts, and try our Old Tyme Remedy goat milk soap to get the healthy, glowing skin you deserve! 

Comments | Posted in Goat Milk Soap By Jaklyn Travis

How Long Does Your Soap Last?

10/25/2017 7:19 PM

Here at the Travis Family Farm, we often get asked the question, “how long does your soap last? There really isn’t any simple answer to this but to show the comparison of other soaps. If you have a scale from 1 to 10 and 1 being a softer bar and 10 being a hard bar, we are in the middle. A bar of Caress would be 1 and a bar like Ivory would be 10. This is because we refuse to use the harsh hardening compounds other commercial soaps use.

In our goat milk soaps, the only ingredients we use is goat’s milk, coconut oil, olive oil and soybean oil. These are soft, gentle, and completely natural, unlike other harsh cleansing oils. Goat’s milk along with using organic oils condition, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Plus, they’re locally sourced. Happy skin, happy earth.

3 tips to making your goat milk soap last longer:

  • Opt for a washcloth instead of your hands. Washcloths have the ability to hold onto a lather better than our hands can, so it will stretch your soap that extra mile.
  • Be sure to store your soap on the opposite end of the showerhead, away from the steam, if possible.
  • The best thing you can do to increase the life of your soap? Let it breathe between showers. When soap stays mushy, it literally melts away! Our handmade, natural soap decks allow for air to dry your soap between washes. This will greatly increase the life of your soap.

For the rest of the month, we’re offering 25% off our old fashioned soap decks, made right here in North Scituate, Rhode Island. Pair it up with a bar of Rachyl’s famous goat milk soap, and you have the perfect gift! No coupon code needed.

Comments | Posted in Goat Milk Soap By Rachyl Travis

The Scituate Art Festival

10/5/2017 8:14 PM

If you’re not from Rhode Island, you might not be familiar with the Scituate Art Festival – Scituate, RI’s “claim to fame!” It’s a favorite event of locals and non-locals alike. A little history...

The Scituate Art Festival, now in its 51st year, is held over the Columbus Day weekend – this year, Saturday, October 7th through Monday, October 9th. Nestled in our cozy, rural small town of Scituate, the Art Festival boasts unique varieties of crafts, fine art, sculpture, consumer goods, delicious food vendors, antiques, gifts, and of course, everyone’s favorite goat milk soap, all nestled beneath peak fall foliage beauty. Plus, parking and entry are completely free!

In 1967, the Art Festival was established as a fundraiser to restore the 1830’s era Congregational Church that still stands in our town’s center today. Starting with only twelve vendors, the much-anticipated festival has now grown to feature over two hundred vendors from across North America. The 3-day event still supports the maintenance of the Church building, as well as various local non-profits. (For more information on the Art Festival, visit their official website.)

We “Scituate-ites” believe that Art Festival Weekend is the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. After all, where else can you find your favorite local vendors all in one place, offering some of their best deals of the year?

You can find us at TWO locations this year – in front of the Country Mutt and beside the Old Congregational Church (across from the elementary school). Plus, score this Art Festival-exclusive shirt FREE with a purchase of $75 or more! Can’t make it to the Art Fest? Don’t sweat it - online orders over $50 ship free!
 
 
As if we didn’t have enough awesome promotions going on – our younger brother Izek is celebrating his 13th birthday this Sunday, October 8thEnjoy 13% off your purchase at www.travisfamilyfarm.com in honor of this sweet boy’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Izek!
Comments | Posted in Events By Jaklyn Travis

 

This year marks the second anniversary of Jaky and Derek’s wedding, during which they have celebrated their daughter, Daisy’s, first birthday. Two years ago, Jaky was getting dressed while Derek anxiously awaited her arrival. Surrounded by loving friends and family, they got married in the small church of their hometown and shut down the road with bridal party when crossing the street to the “center of town” – a quaint gazebo, to take pictures.

Jaky and Derek originally went to the same school, but Derek moved away to a neighboring town before they had any classes together. Their moms knew each other from a karate class Derek took with Jaky’s brother. Many years later, it was Derek’s sister, Torey, who reached out to Jaky for goat breeding services. Instantly, they became good friends and Torey thought Derek would like Jaky, too. She didn’t realize that less than two years later he would be marrying her!

Derek proposed to Jaky on Christmas Eve in her barn under the guise of having bought her a new animal. Later that year they were married and threw one of the most epic DIY wedding receptions to date.  The theme was farm to table and purchasing the things they could not grow from local farm, vendors, and businesses. 

To watch a reenactment of their love story, check out this YouTube video Jaky’s siblings made as an engagement gift.

Before their first wedding anniversary, Jaky and Derek welcomed their daughter, Daisy. While she may have kept them from going out on their anniversary, she is the best gift they could have asked for!

Help us celebrate their second wedding anniversary by taking 20% off all Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap products today only!

 

Happy second wedding anniversary, Jaky and Derek!

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 lavender soap
As summer winds down, the busyness of back to school takes over - even for those without kids! Suddenly there is more traffic and before you know it, the holidays are here! Stress and sleep deprivation (along with poor diets) really take a toll on your mental, emotional, and physical health. Add in the changing weather and you have a recipe for disaster!
 
While we may not have all the answers, we can introduce you to the benefits of lavender: our secret to instant stress relief (and more)!
 
Lavender (the plant, not the color) is from the mint family and has many beneficial properties and uses outside of its look and smell. We use it in essential oil form - a very concentrated form. Anytime you use essential oils you must keep in mind that they need to be appropriately diluted. 
 
Shop our selection of healing lavender products now!
Lavender scented soap

Goat Milk Soap

- Alleviates anxiety and emotional stress
- Improving sleep (best when used with Bath Soak and/or Mist)
- Restoring skin complexion, reduces acne, and improves signs of eczema and psoriasis (for increased performance, use with Mist and alternate with Tea Tree Goat Milk Soap)
lavender body butter

Body Butter

- Alleviates anxiety and emotional stress
- Improves sleep
 
 

healing balm 

Healing Balm

- Burns and wounds
 
 
 Bath Soak

Bath Soak

- Alleviates anxiety and emotional stress
- Improves 
- Alleviates headaches 
 
 
facial mist 

Time Rewind Facial Mist

- Alleviates anxiety and emotional stress
- Improves sleep (when also used as a pillow spray)
- Restoring skin complexion, reduces acne, and improves signs of eczema and psoriasis (for increased performance, use with Lavender and Tea Tree Goat Milk Soap)
- Alleviates headaches 
 
Which lavender product is your favorite? Comment below or tag us on social media!
 Daisy and soap
 
 
IMPORTANT: Our products are handcrafted with the finest natural and/or organic ingredients. Test a small sample of the product and discontinue use immediately if any adverse reaction, such as irritation, occurs. Be sure to read the ingredients carefully, especially if you are aware of any allergies which you may have. Additionally, check with your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a medical condition such as high blood pressure or epilepsy as certain essential oils should be avoided.
 
 
0 Comments | Posted in Goat Milk Soap By Rachyl Travis

Happy 1st Birthday Daisy

8/23/2017 12:23 PM

family vacationOn August 18, we celebrated Daisy's first birthday! The entire family went on a camping trip which coincidentally fell the weekend of her birthday. The past year has gone by so quickly...

 

Daisy was born on the afternoon of August 18, 2016. She weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Despite of a high-risk pregnancy and a difficult labor and delivery and having the cord wrapped around her neck, Daisy was absolutely beautiful.  Her father was the first on to hold her, a moment he will never forget.

 

Daisy is the first child for Jaklyn and Derek. Derek was POSITIVE she was going to be a boy. They picked the name Daisy because she would share the first initial with Derek and her middle and last name are very masculine, so Daisy balanced them out. 

 

Jaklyn and Derek can't imagine their lives without her! In the future, Daisy will be joined by siblings - both biological and foster.

 

 

Daisy's favorite soap is Plain Ole Bar (unscented) which is the gentlest and best for baby skin! She loves to "help" in the soap room by climbing the ladder to access higher shelves for "quality control". She also enjoys spending time modeling for Rachyl's Goat Milk Soap products, attending farmers' markets, and playing on the farm. 

 

Join us in wishing Daisy a happy first birthday!  Her favorite soap will be on sale till Friday and there will be FREE shipping on orders over $50.00

Comments | Posted in Farm News By Jaklyn Travis

Love Like Crazy

8/9/2017 7:25 AM

 
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That's not how old our parents were when they got married. That's how many years they have been married!
On August 5, 1989 our dad, David, was 22 and our mom, Lillian, was 20 when they were married. Their beautiful ceremony was held in the Luso American Church located in Fall River, MA and was followed by a reception at the now closed West Valley Inn, RI. Their reception had 650 guests - talk about a celebration!
wedding picture
Our mom calls it the "wedding I had dreamed of my whole life". Smiling, she remembers the pastor who officiated the ceremony was from Brazil and didn't speak English. He had ministered to both my parents since they were little. Our grandfather walked our mom down the long aisle of the old, beautiful church and the reception lasted until midnight!
 
Their first night was spent in their apartment and then they left for their honeymoon. First stop: Cooperstown, NY followed by Lake George and then the rest of their time was spent at Kangamangus Inn, NH. 
dave and lily on a date
We asked our mom what advice she would share with soon to be or newly married couples and she said "I believe it starts before saying "I do". Make a list of what you want in a person. Faith and family was important to me. I love God so he had to, also. And I wanted a lot of children and he had to be my best friend. God is so important in a successful marriage. There are a lot of happy times and those are easy times but for those hard times, God was such an important part. Reading the Word and getting guidance from the Bible helped us through the hard times. The quote "a successful marriage takes falling in love many times, with the same person" is so true." She finished with, "go on dates. Go parking. [Ew, mom!] Seek similar interests. Encourage one and other. Laugh at each other and cry with each other." Looking for more advice? She says to listen to Love Like Crazy by Lee Brice. 
bff
Speaking of crazy, in honor of our amazing parents, we are offering a second chance sale! If you missed the first on their actual anniversary, then you're in luck! Today only you can take 28% off your entire purchase (before taxes and shipping).
 
 
Comments | Posted in Farm News By Rachyl Travis
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