An ode to monkey farts
I first met "The Publicist," at my friend Nora's house about a year ago. She and Nora have been friends since they were little girls in New Jersey.
I liked her immediately. She is a blogger. She lives in a yurt in Montana with her husband and she makes jewelry, raises goats, and makes goat milk soap, among other interesting things. She was in the PR industry before she retired and became a crafty blogging yurt dweller. She is the voice behind Priscilla the Famous SpokesGoat.
The Publicist had brought a box of her homemade goat milk soap with her to Nora's house and told me to take a bar with me as I was leaving. I picked through the box trying to decide which one to try, and that's when I saw it: "Monkey Farts."
Hold up. A soap? Scented like monkey farts? Let's get this party started!
The Publicist explained that it was just a tropical blend of pineapple, banana, mango, and grapefruit aromas. "Just envision what monkeys eat, and let your imagination do the rest," she chided. (Don't worry, it smells like tropical fruit, not like farts.)
SOLD! I took a bar of her monkey fart scented goat milk soap and vowed to keep in touch.
The Publicist is no dummy. She knew that giving away a free hit of her goat milk soap would be just the fix I'd need to keep coming back for more with cash in hand.
And just like that, I was hooked. An all-natural soap, hand-crafted by an artist, which was good for my skin and smelled good too? Yes please!
I quickly became one of The Publicist's regular customers. Before long I had purchased a variety of her soaps in lots of different scents. I have several favorites, but the one I keep coming back to is Monkey Farts.
I ordered three bars from The Publicist for my kids' Christmas stockings, knowing that they would enjoy the bathroom humor as much as I do.
When my soap arrived in the mail a few days later it was accompanied by a handwritten thank you note in a beautiful goat-themed card. Inside it read "I hope your kids enjoy smelling like farts." It made me laugh. That doesn't happen everyday.
A few weeks later on Christmas morning, my kids squealed with delight at the thought of using soap that was scented like monkey farts. Even the little one, who typically doesn't enjoy taking baths, was excited to hop in the tub and try it.
Sadly, I discovered that humans aren't the only ones who love goat milk products. That was the Christmas I learned to hide the soaps from our dog. By the way, the after-effects did NOT smell like a tropical fruit cocktail. (Gross!)
So that's how I came to be a monkey fart aficionado. I've since come to learn that soap made from fresh unprocessed goat milk contains many health benefits such as:
- • Alpha-hydroxy acids like lactic acid, which help remove dead skin
- • Vitamin A, a natural wrinkle reducer
- • Minerals like selenium, a fighter of skin cancer
- • Cream, for naturally healing and moisturizing dry skin
I'm proud to be able to share Pricilla's goat milk soap with you in our new WeShop! The Publicist and Pricilla have worked with me to put together three different custom bundles. I hope you will enjoy smelling like monkey farts (and other delicious fragrances) as much as my family and I do.