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!

 

A New Adventure for FSW!

Today we set up our mini-shop in a new space at Cherry Creek Mall (Denver) called The District Shops.  This is a space for hand crafted items created by artisans from the greater Denver area.  FSW will be located on the Main Floor –  The Marketplace!  This area will be broken into 5 “Districts”.  Each district will have a unique background, unique look, and unique products.  Districts include Food District, Vintage District, Boutique District, 5280 District (Colorado products), Little District (Kids products), Spa District, and Gentlemen’s District.  FSW will feature all of our gentlemen’s products, beer soaps and little gentlemen’s products.  This is our first foray into a brick and mortar enclosure.  As you are probably aware, we have our Shopify web page and we participate in many weekend shows, but now we will have a permanent outlet for many of our products!

The District Shops will open officially on June 1.  Please drop into this new facility inside the Cherry Creek Mall and check out our products and other products created by our fellow Colorado artisans

 

Fun with Beer Soap!

Here in Colorado, one of the most vital and innovative industries is the Craft Beer industry.  We at Flatirons Soap Works love to make beer soap because it is sooooo good for the skin and the process is challenging plus great fun.  Flatirons Soap Works has been selected to be one of the few vendors at May’s Bacon and Beer Classic in Denver.  We have teamed with Breckenridge Brewery to create a signature soap for the Classic.  We have combined Breckenridge’s Vanilla Porter with the bacon lard from the signature bacon and created a wondrously luxuriant bar of soap!  We also created a vegan version of this soap for those who don’t like bacon.  Although I can’t imagine who that would be!

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Beer and lard soap 1beer vanilla porter

To avoid confusion, we added a cute little pig to the top of the bar made with lard.

Other fun soaps we are creating include:

Fun Soaps

Beer Soap and More Beer Soap

new beer soap 1

Flatirons Soap Works makes the best beer soap.  This week we made more.

Using beer instead of water to make soap, beer will offer a light scent with all natural ingredients.  The beer in beer soap has some added health benefits. Beer soap has ingredients that moisturize, fight acne, repairs hair.  Beer is made up of hops, barley, malt and whatever herbs, fruits, spices and grains the brewer choose to include.  Hops contain polyphenols which are thought to account for its anti-bacterial and preservative effects. Hops also contain skin -softening amino acids and are known for their relaxing properties.  Beer soap has a much better lather than soaps made with water.

The taste of beer translates to a much lighter scent in the soap, so FSW adds a few fragrance oils or essential oils into the soap mix. For instance, if a chocolate stout is used for soap making, a touch of vanilla and or cocoa powder is added as a compliment to the chocolate undertone.  Shop Store

2018 Valentine Gift Box

VALENTINE BOX

The perfect valentine gift.  Sweetheart Bubble Bath Scoops, Valentine cupcake bath bomb, Shea Splendor gift size body butter and Falling in Love Valentine soap!

Falling in Love Artisan Soap scented with gentle sweeps of peony are the first to bloom in this delightful bouquet. Pure elegance! Ingredients:  Coconut oil, Palm oil, Olive oil, Castor Oil, Sodium hydroxide, body safe fragrance and colorant.

Valentine Cupcake scented with a  juicy blend of orange, cherry, peach, pineapple and vanilla.  Ingredients: Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Cornstarch, Kaolin Clay, Grapeseed Oil, Cocoa Butter, Milk Powder, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, isopropyl alcohol, Glycerin, Tapioca Starch, Safe Color & Fragrance.

Sweetheart solid Bubble Bath Scoops scented with modern rose and lily brightened with hints of orange, lime and ozone. Ingredients: Baking Soda, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate ,  Citric Acid, Kaolin Clay, Glycerin, Cocoa Betain, Cocoa Butter, Isopropyl alcohol , Polysorbate 80, Body Safe Color & Fragrance.

Love Me Body Butter scented with a juicy blend of orange, cherry, peach, pineapple and vanilla.  This luxurious body butter base is full of skin moisturizing oils such as Shea, avocado, and rice bran. As if that wasn’t enough, we also included calming chamomile extract and vitamin E for even more skin conditioning benefits! This body butter leaves skin hydrated, without a greasy feel.

What can Activated Charcoal do for ME??

WHAT IS ACTIVATED CHARCOAL?

As you know, Flatirons Soap Works has products containing activated Charcoal and you should know what these products can do for you!https://flatirons-soap-works.myshopify.com/collections/all/charcoal

Activated charcoal is carbon soot that’s been treated to give it a sponge-like structure, with lots of holes. If you enlarge an image of activated charcoal, you will see it’s very jagged and irregular, giving it a larger surface area  This enlarged surface area is particularly handy for soaking up substances.

In skin care, there isn’t anything on your skin that you want to stay on there when you’re ready to wash your face (except maybe good bacteria, but they multiply quickly), so it’s OK to use it regularly.   A normal cleanser removes surface dirt and oil through the use of surfactants like synthetic detergents, syndets (synthetic products) or soaps .  But these cleansers don’t really get into pores.  A side note here – yes, almost all commercial soaps and cleansers are synthetic detergents (imagine washing your face with Tide!)

Activated Charcoal Cleansers and masks are able to draw dirt and oil from the pores. Thus keeping the skin clear and healthy.

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Beer Soap for Dad on Father’s Day!

Try any of these Beautiful Beer Soaps for Fathers Day:

Oatmeal Stout a rich blend of Creamy Oatmeal, Orange Peel, Butterscotch, Farm-fresh Milk, Nutty Almond and Rich Vanilla, topped with Oatmeal

Tangerine Quad a rich blend of Tangerine, Plum and Apricot blend with smooth notes of Tonka Bean, White Oak, and Sandalwood topped with dried Tangerine Peel.

Coconut Porter a rich blend of Coconut, Caribbean Chocolate blended with the scent of Kentucky Bourbon.

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