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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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