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We have been working on new products.  Our primary focus has been a “cleaner” product.  We are trying to lower the numbers of ingredients from our products and choose the ingredients we use to be more ecologically friendly and more skin friendly.  We have created our own foaming bath butter base and with this base, we are making our new foaming scrubs.

Our latest creation is a Coffee and Brown Sugar Scrub make with real beer!  The beer we chose for this new scrub is Avery Out of Mind Coffee Stout!  We love it!  The foaming bath butter base is sudsy cleansing.  The coffee is fresh ground organic coffe and the sugar is raw unbleached sugar.  The exfoliants leave the skin soft and fresh.  The bath butter leaves the skin clean and moist.  Some say the caffein in the coffee grounds helps improve the appearance of that pesky cellulite!  Pair the scrub with a bar of Out of Mind Beer Soap and make it a gift for you or someone you love!

Our next project is whipped body butter with Shea butter, cocoa butter luxury oils!

Stay tuned!

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We’ve Added a new Brewery to our List!

We have just joined forces with Großen Bart Brewery.  Great Beers and interesting concept!

Each of Großen Bart’s beers are associated with a different style of facial hair.The Brewers encourage you to hold the can shaped glass up to your face to see how you would look sporting all the unique facial hair styles!  Stop into their tap room and see what facial hair style works for you (or your better half.)  FSW created soap for two great beers –  Anker Amber Ale and Strip-Teaser Ale.

Großen Bart Brewery in Longmont CO has studied their Gluten sensitive friends, and are now using Clarity Ferm in their beers! The gluten protein present in beer is very proline-rich. Because this enzyme is a proline-specific protease, it chops up the gluten proteins so that people with sensitivities to gluten do not react adversely.

We have created two soaps to compliment their favorite Brews!

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Black IPA Complexion Bar

Beer soap is so great for your complexion.  The brewers yeast is an antibacterial agent and the vitamin B aids in moisturizing and repairing inflamed skin.  FSW has added activated charcoal and complexion loving essential oils to this beer soap for a well rounded complexion bar.  Artisan beer soap contains no detergents – a strong plus for any complexion bar.   This soothing bar features Sanita’s Brewing Black IPA.  Click to Shop

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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.

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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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