About Us

Our Story

Hello Friend! We are so glad you're here. My name is Amanda Shoemaker, the founder behind The Shoemaker Homestead Soap & Co. This small business was only once a dream that I'd like to argue was within my heart since childhood. The support from you, and the strong desire to thrive from our little farm has made it possible.

I'm a wife and mother of three, homesteader, gardener, business owner and registered nurse by trade. I was always drawn to the "idea" of life on a farm, even though I didn't grow up on one.

Fast forward to 2016 when my husband and I had the opportunity to purchase our farm that was once his great grandfather's dairy farm, we knew it was meant to be. How neat is it to say we got it BACK INTO the family! With only a few acres left of this homestead in the middle of our suburban town, we still saw its endless possibilities.

Over the last seven years we have added chickens, dairy goats, gardens, fruit trees and some crazy farm kids in the mix along the way on this little piece of land. In the spring of 2021 my wild and crazy dream had come true, and we brought home our first Nubian goats, Maggie and Daisy. Little did we know, these goats would play a large role in this business that came to be in early 2022.



My nursing career took a turn in 2020. I stepped back from full time bedside nursing to be home with my children more, and we made a family decision to take on homeschooling. This ultimately led me to a pivoting period, this is where I wanted to be every single day. I had to figure out how I could somehow thrive off our farm, provide an income for my family's needs and yet serve others in a way that actually aligned with my values and beliefs.

This led me to ask myself a question. "What would I do if I wasn't afraid?" If I was going to continue down this path less traveled in fighting for what I really believe in I had to jump into something that terrified me, and hope to God I could fly.

So I jumped.

You are now seeing what that leap of faith turned into. There of course has been sacrifices, sleepless nights, literal sweat and tears, learning curves, perseverance and a heck of a lot of life lessons. 

This journey thus far that has led me here to this point in my life - I just nod to the big man upstairs and smile. It all finally makes sense, even down to the dang goats.

Do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life.

So with all that said, what do we bring to the table here on The Shoemaker Homestead? Products based around simplicity and nature derived ingredients. It is after all what I have seen always work the best for my own families health, so why not share it with you?

This is why our little business has evolved from a dream, and led us to provide a beautiful piece of our farm to you through all natural, nourishing skincare.

Our ingredients are sustainably sourced, locally sourced or sourced right from our farm providing you with the best products to truly heal and nourish your skin.

We have helped many of our loving customers with skin challenges such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, dry skin, acne, and more. 

Of course our Goat Milk Soap & Goat Milk Lotion takes the stage in being the workhorses behind this business's success, we couldn't do it without our goat milk queens girls, Maggie and Daisy.


We thank you for being here and being apart of this big dream! without you it wouldn't be possible.