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“Worth the trip!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Great Canadian Soap Company

The Great Canadian Soap Company
4224 Portage Road, Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island C1E 2W6, Canada
902-672-2242
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Owner description: Pamper yourself and everyone else on your list with “100% natural” cosmetics and beauty products. Atlantic Canada’s largest goat’s milk soap producer (50 unique varieties). Everything handmade on site. Featured on CTV's Canada AM and in Saltscapes magazine’s “55 things you’ll love about Atlantic Canada.” Visit and feed goats that supply naturally rich, moisturizing milk. Bottle-feed baby goats (seasonal). Live demonstrations, all day, every day. Free samples. 100% money-back guarantee. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. 15 minutes from Charlottetown/Cavendish. Lip balms, hand-milled soaps, shea butter creams, goat’s milk creams, shampoo bars, exfoliating scrubs, facial masques, lotions.Daily, Jun 24-Oct 11, 9 am-6 pm. Apr 1-Jun 22 and Oct 12-Dec 20, 9 am-4 pm, daily except Sun.
New York City, New York
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“Worth the trip!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, but PEI is tiny so it is well worth the trip, especially if you are a fan of homemade, naturally handcrafted soap. The staff are super friendly and happy to explain the entire process of soap making. You can also pet the goats out front and take in the natural beauty of the island, kids will love this for a 30-45 mins visit. The highlight of course is the soap, which is beautifully crafted and very luxurious, very creamy and friendly to the skin and they have a ton of shapes, smells and types available.

Also, there is a cheese farm right down the road from them so plan to go by in the morning or early afternoon and you should have time to visit both

Visited June 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Be sure to stop by!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We happened upon the shop and stopped by one afternoon in early September. Outside were goats to pet and chickens roaming and a lovely spot to sit and watch the "action". Inside, oh, the fragrance, lovely. Lots of samples to try and various products with great descriptions. A lovely stop for our afternoon of roaming the area.

Visited September 2012
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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“Shelves were bare”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We have purchased their products for years and love them. We always purchase our yearly supply of soaps on our annual PEI summer vacation. This year, for the first time, the shelves were nearly bare. I couldn't purchase any of my favorite products. Very disappointed.

Visited August 2012
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Dartmouth, Canada
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“This is the soap for you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Visited the company in July . Lots of goats to feed and pet. Very informative video presentation telling the history and make up of their products. Have used their product since and will continue. Ackey joint rub works great .

Visited August 2012
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Bangor
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“Best Part of Our Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We loved our visit to The Great Canadian Soap Company! We were able to feed two baby goats their bottles, and pet the other goats. The soap is fantastic and smells wonderful. Everyone was very nice there. We are still talking about how much fun we had. Definitely recommend!

Visited August 2012
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