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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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


Bacon and Beer Classic – Mile High Stadium

In mid May, FSW is attending the Bacon and Beer Classic at Mile High Stadium.  We are so honored to be one of a very few vendors (non-brewery or non-restaurant) invited to attend.

This event has given us an opportunity to collaborate with brewers who are participating to create soaps from their best-selling beers and from the beers they are highlighting at this event!

Our most exciting collaboration is with Breckenridge Brewery of Littleton, Colorado.  They have worked with us to create the signature soap for the event.  We have created a soap from the beer Breckenridge  is featuring, Vanilla Porter, and their Farm House Restaurant, furnished us with lard from the bacon being featured.  We had the most fun creating a soap that will be fabulous, mild and moisturizing using these ingredients!  We haven’t forgotten about our vegetarian and vegan friends, we created a Vanilla Porter Soap with all vegetable oils too!  The little pig peeking out from the soap indicates the lard soap.



Our staunchest supporter, Avery Brewing Company, has collaborated with FSW since our very first year.  The loyalty and support of the great folks at Avery have been so inspiring.  Over the course of collaboration, we have created so many beer soaps, El Gose, Vanilla Bean Stout, Out of Bounds Stout, Raspberry Sour, Coconut Porter, White Rascal, Liliko’i Kepolo, Real Peel, Tangerine Quad, Apricot Sour, Perzik Saison, Chai High and Rumpkin!



Kokopelli Beer Company of Westminster, Colorado has trusted us with several of their best brews and we have created fun soaps to complement their fabulous brew list.  Razzmataz, Berryana, Blarney Stone, Day of the Dead and All About Spice



Left Hand Brewing Company of Longmont, Colorado gave FSW a chance to produce soaps for their top of the line brews, Milk Stout and Juicy Goodness!



Another Brewery we collaborated with for this event is Odyssey Beerwerks of Arvada, Colorado.  We let our imagination run wild with their new offering, Eye of Ra!  Psycho Penguin Vanilla Porter is a big star at the Beerwerks and we loved creating our take on their signature porter.  Oh Snap is Odyssey’s winter ale and is scented with winter spices.



Sanitas Brewing of Boulder, Colorado also joined with us to create something exciting for the Bacon and Beer Classic.  The trusted us with their Saison and the mysterious Black IPA.  We try very hard to capture the essence of the brew and the thoughts of the brew master as each brew is created.



Fate Brewery of Boulder, Colorado has joined FSW to create three soaps from their favorite Brews, Uror Gose, Apollo Tsai and Coffee IPA.



Zephyr Brewing has joined our collaborative venture with their delicious and divine smelling Peanut Butter Porter

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Some of our favorite brews come from very small companies who produce their brew with passion.  Mama Bear of Boulder is one of those breweries.  The combination of sweet tea and pale wheat ale is to die for!

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One of our favorite collaborations was with Strange Craft Beer Company of Denver, Colorado.  They shared their Breakfast Grapefruit IPA.  Our customers love this fresh grapefruit scented soap!



Industrial Revolution Brewery of Erie, Colorado furnished us with their new and wildly popular Blonde Stout to create a soap that represents their awesome product.

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Upslope Brewing Company of Boulder, Colorado furnished FSW with its Premiere pour, Citra Pale Ale



Ska Brewing of Durango, Colorado has a fabulous pour, Autumnal Molé Stout, spiced with south of the border peppers.



Nothing is better than a coffee stout and Horse and Dragon Brewery of Ft. Collins, Colorado produces one of the best – Sad Panda Coffee Stout.  We all love how the soap turned out with its cute little coffee bean topper!

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Something Brewery of Brighton, Colorado has imaginative brews and even more imaginative brew names!  We especially love the Plum Walker with the Zombie on the label and we made a fun Zombie looking soap!

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Another tons of fun brewery is Big Choice Brewing of Brighton, Colorado.  The soap we made for the is one of our favorites (we love the name),  Tarts and Crafts!  Lime ale with a cherry on top!



For those who have gluten issues, we have not forgotten you!  We have a Hard Cider soap from Wild Cider  of Firestone, Colorado.  The scent is heavenly and it looks good too!

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Denver Beer Company of Denver, Colorado is working with FSW on a trial basis.  This is our version of their awe-inspiring Pretzel Assassin.

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4 Noses Brewing Company of Broomfield, Colorado was reluctant to share their Logo for our soaps but they have been very supportive and have allowed us to name their brewery and beer name, El Jefe and Bareback Blonde in the description on our label.  We love these soaps!


Fun soaps and mysterious brewers.  There are a few breweries who chose not to collaborate with any soap maker for their own mysterious reasons and we respect that but we did have such great fun making the soap!

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We are preparing for this event every day.  We have the best beer soaps and we are ready to travel!









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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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:

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Bath Bombs Suitable for Men??

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Who says men don’t need bath bombs??  FSW has created 3 bath bombs in beer scents.  Now don’t worry, you won’t smell like a stale beer, these are bright clean scents that remind you of your favorite craft beer.  The bombs come in a beer mug sporting our FSW logo.  The scents are Amber Spiced Ale – the fragrance starts with a fresh citrus top note and has a warm, exotic finish and the base is a wonderful synergy of pine, clove, honey and vanilla.   Honey Ale – this sweet beer type fragrance is a fruity and sweet mixture of Ripe Strawberries, Sweet Apples, Grape Concord, Sparkling Citrus, Honey and Spiced Vanilla.  Oatmeal Stout -it’s a full bodied and smooth beer fragrance blended with Creamy Oatmeal, Orange Peel, Butterscotch, Farm-fresh Milk, Nutty Almond and Rich Vanilla.   By the way, women love these smells too!  Match these bombs with you favorite beer soap for a total bathing experience – and the perfect gift!

Beer Soap and More Beer Soap

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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

Men’s Gifts

Don’t forget!  Men need Valentine gifts too!  FSW has many ideas for the man in your life.  The Shave kit includes pre-shave oil and after shave lotion in our signature Flatirons Fresh scent – clean and citrusy!  The Beard Kit is Beard Oil and Beard Balm in our signature Flatirons Fresh scent.  A real treat for those who sport lovely beards. our silk infused beard wash – tame that facial hair!  Men also suffer from dry skin during these winter months – try Ooo La La super Shea butter body wash scented with vibrant Bergamot and fresh basil leaf are complemented by earthy notes of Oakmoss and white patchouli.

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What can Activated Charcoal do for ME??


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.