These two soaps are made with a local NM craft beer, Scotch Ale by Quarter Celtic Brewing Co.
Usually when we make soap we mix the lye with water to create a solution that can then blend with the oils/butters. When making beer soap, we replace the water with beer. Don't worry, you can't smell the beer in the soap, that goes away through the saponification process.
Why use beer? The sugar content in beer creates more lather, which always feels wonderfully luxurious. We soapmakers get excited about lather! And using craft beers also means we are supporting fellow artisans.
This gift set includes two bar soaps:
SMALL SWIRLED BAR | 4+ ozs | $9.50 (if bought on its own)
Fragrance: Spiced Chestnut. Smells like roasted chestnuts warmed with spiced berry, nutmeg, clove and warm vanilla sugar.
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sustainable Palm Oil, Canola Oil, Water, "Scotch Ale" Beer by Quarter Celtic Brew Pub, Fragrance, Castor Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Buttermilk, Sodium Lactate, Skin safe colorants.
BIG HAND BAR | 5 ozs | $11.50 (if bought on its own)
Fragrance: A light amber fragrance with undertones of musk and sandalwood.
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Scotch Ale by Quarter Celtic Brewing Co, Castor Oil, Buttermilk, Fragrance, Organic Unrefined Cocoa Butter, Sodium Lactate, Australian Reef Red Clay
Scotch Ale Beer Soap Set | 9+ ozs
Due to the glycerin naturally produced in soap, it draws moisture to itself, AKA it is a humectant. This means making sure that it has the chance to dry out when not in use. Please do not leave it sitting in a puddle of water when you have finished your bath or shower.
To get that extra mile, I have found that rubbing the soap onto a wash cloth makes it last a lot longer, which took a bit of training as I used to lather the soap directly on my skin.