Baby Bastille!

The origins of Castile soap go back to Middle East, where Syrian soap-makers have made bar soap based on olive and laurel oil for a thousand years.  It is commonly believed that the Crusaders brought Aleppo soap back to Europe in the 11th century, based on the claim that the earliest soap made in Europe was just after the Crusades, but in fact the Romans knew about soap in the first century CE and soap making was described as early as 300 CE.  Following the Crusades, production of this soap extended to the whole Mediterranean area. Early soap-makers in Europe did not have easy access to laurel oil and therefore dropped it from their formulations, thereby creating an olive-oil soap now known as Castile soap.  Bastille soap must be 70% olive oil with other oils added for various reasons.  Our Baby Bastille soap is 95% olive oil and 5% castor oil.  Castor oil adds fabulous moisturizing qualities and a dense creamy and stable lather.  Click to shop

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2019 Kick Off!

Flatirons Soap Works Beer Fests for 2019 are beginning!  Our first stop is the Winter Brew Fest in Denver.

Location:  Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204

Dates:       Fri, Jan 25, 2019 7-10 pm       Sat, Jan 26 7-10 pm      VIP hours 6-7 pm each night

We are curing hundreds of bars of beer soap for this fest and will be there with luffa beer soaps and gift bags of beer soap and scoops!  There will be live music and lots of beers to taste!

Winter Brew Fest

A Big Thank You

Avery Brewing has supported Flatirons Soap Works from our very beginnings.  True entrepreneurs, they gave us a chance, early on in our journey, to make soap for their taproom.  We are preparing a new order for them the first week of January.  For the first time in our history with them, they gave us a chance to create a soap from their premiere brew, The Reverend!

In addition to The Reverend, Hog Heaven will be arriving at Avery the first week of January.  Stop in and have a meal, a beer and take home a bar or two of soap!

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Why Use Beer Soap?

You may think that beer soap is merely a gimmick, but soap makers have been making soap for many years – even before the huge popularity of Craft Beer.  There is a very sound reason to use beer soap.  Not only is beer soap is silky soft and produce thick beautiful lather, beer soap is so very good for your skin.

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New Galaxy Hops soaps curing and ready January 17, 2019

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Our New Favorite!

Moon Over Colorado!  We finally figured out how to make a Colorado Soap!  Using a Colorado Original Brew, we created a soap in response to numerous requests.  Making a Cold Process Soap with a large embed is a somewhat complicated process. As with all cold process soaps, the end result is a gift from the “soap gods.”  We have made about 4 batches and cannot keep it on hand!  We had a large supply going into the Christmas season but sadly they sold out very quickly and we have 32 bars curing now.

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Long time gone!

Its been half a year since I wrote last! So much has happened in that time out! From the Bacon and Beer fest we were selected to be the only soap vendor at The Great American Beer Fest.  We went into overdrive because the GABF is 65,000 attendees!  We had to make soap and make soap and make soap!  From there we slipped into autumn and on to Christmas! We have finished all of our Christmas Shows and now are closed until mid-January.

Bacon and Beer

Bacon and Beer Fest

Great American Beer Fest

Our Booth at the Botanical Gardens

Christmas Market

Christmas Shoppe!

 

Hopefully I will have time to keep up!