Product Feature / Texas Handmade Suds

By: Sarah Childers

I want to let you in on a bit of a secret. Comanche County has one of the best beauty products available this side of the Mississippi, and it only costs $4.50.  
It comes in the form of goat’s milk soap and it is available at the Comanche Mercantile and the Comanche Farmers Market

These soaps are my personal version of catnip and I blame it on the magical fairy dust I think they sprinkle into each batch……

The goat’s milk soap is manufactured by Carmen Anderson under her company, Texas Handmade Suds. Carmen is a Comanche, Texas native, and started making soap in 2016.

Carmen handcrafts soaps & body products with the intention of being as natural as possible.

When asked about her method, she stated that,

“I’m very careful with the essential oils, fragrances, and colors that I use. After a cancer scare a few years ago, I realized that your skin is your biggest organ and it’s as important WHAT you put on it, as much as what you eat or intake.”

This creed produces one of the best products I have ever been able to get my hands on, and I always keep at least two bars in my house at all times. She is also constantly coming up with new scents that are amazing such as autumn sunflower and my current favorite, orange cranberry.


I can personally say that these soap bars are some of the best I have ever tried. Carmen certainly does not skimp on her quality of product. Once the soap is wet, you will even be able to see the water cloud up quite a bit as if you poured the goat’s milk directly into it. The soap bars are luxurious, packed full of good stuff, and really healthy for your skin. Some historians have also suggested that Cleopatra herself bathed regularly in milk baths to stay beautiful. 

Be that as it may, most folks don’t know that there is actually proven science behind as to why this type of soap is so darn good and ironically, it is not magical fairy dust. 

The lactic acid in goat’s milk helps to break down skin cells, thus aiding your skin in its renewal process. Goat’s milk is also rich in vitamins and nutrients important for healthy skin growth. This includes zinc, alpha hydroxy acid, and amino acid, as well as vitamins A, B, C, and E. The pH balance of the fatty acids found in goat’s milk is also very similar to the pH levels found in the human body, also making it easy for your skin to absorb them. So in essence, it directly feeds your skin. 

This will be evident after the first time you try it. Trust me. 

So, there you have it.  A really high quality, cheaply priced product that is backed by science, and it is right here in Comanche County. 

These soap bars will make the perfect stocking stuffer and/or gift for that special one in your life and they are located at the Comanche Mercantile in Comanche, Texas. You can visit their Facebook page here to see when they are open in the event you are coming through Comanche. 

So, my suggestion is to go stock up on this product for the holidays and freely give it out. It will make a great gift for everyone on your Christmas list. 

Until Next Time, 

Sarah Childers