History of Kala Milk Soap
Kala Milk Soap began as a project by the Gonzales family in 2010 involving the dairy farmers of Baliuag, Bulacan. To provide additional income for the farmers, the family decided to develop a unique product using carabao milk – natural soaps. Nerlita Gonzales attended trainings at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to learn the basics of soap making, and a few months later, they launched Kala Milk Soap. The company was registered in the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in October of 2010.
Kala Milk Soap is the first-ever bath soap made from carabao’s milk and the best ingredients. The family sources the main ingredient from local farmers, who sell the excess milk produced by the carabaos. Food-grade virgin coconut oil and high quality essential oils are used to create the different soap variants.
The products were initially sold through the family’s network of friends and relatives, as well as a few bazaars. In July 2011, Kala Milk Soap received publicity through a Yahoo News article. A feature on ANC’s Balitang Europe and TV 5’s Kumare Club followed in September 2011, and a write-up from blogger “The Average Jane” was released in November of the same year.