Sure, you’ve heard of drinking beer. But isn’t beer soap a bit of a stretch?
Why? Why would you put beer in soap?!
Excellent question. Well, you need a liquid in the mix to make soap. Most soapers use water. However, you can use many things; water, milk, goats milk, wine, beer…the list goes on. Each ingredient has it’s own benefits. As for beer, it’s said that beer in soap does the following:
- The hops in beer (once in soap) help to soothe irritated skin, and contain skin softening properties
- It’s said to be very moisturising
- Makes for a multi-purpose bar used for washing your body, hair, or even face (I love this bar for my face)
- The brewers yeast used in the manufacturing of the beer has antibacterial properties, and may work to fight acne
- Lastly, beer soap is surely a great conversation starter!
Ok, so what else is in this bar?
This bar also contains cocoa butter, coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, shea butter, and oats. It has good cleansing properties, as well as being quite creamy and nourishing.
What about the oats? What do they do?
It has been said that oatmeal is good for the skin for a variety of reasons;
- May provide relief from itchy and irritated skin
- Acts as a natural exfoliant helping shed dead skin cells
- Helps absorb extra oil from the skin without drying it out
- Helps to moisturise the skin
It could be said that beer and oats together in a soap is a perfect marriage! It looks gorgeous too. And, there are no plastic exfoliating beads in sight, so it’s kind to our environment.
There’s just the right amount of oats in a bar to provide a good exfoliating effect without overdoing it (Unlike a bar of oat soap my husband once bought me which seemed to be about 80% oats. Not so user-friendly).
So why not try a bar for yourself and see how it works for you. Alternatively, gift one to a friend. Chances are they wouldn’t have used beer soap before!
Ingredients: Beer, Sweet almond oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, castor oil, lye, essential oils.