Beer Soap - What It Is and Why You Want It
We all know that plant-based soap is good for your skin, but why would you want a soap made from beer? In addition to making every shower include a “shower beer,” hops are incredibly good for your skin!
If you are aware of brewing in beer preparation, you probably might know about hops. These flowers are used to impart flavor and taste to the beer. The benefits of hops are many, and they are not only mere simple flavoring agents. These female flowers of the hop plant were first discovered in the early 11th century and are grown in many parts of the world.
There are also various spices of hops, and each of them has a different purpose. These flowers are known for their unique aroma, and they have a distinct sour taste. They are the first choice for any brewer to impart a perfect flavor and taste to the beer. Also, hops are valued medicinally – and you do not have to consume beer to enjoy their benefits.
Why Are Hops Good for Your Skin?
Hops have incredible anti-inflammatory properties thanks to its rich concentration of tannins that help to soothe and calm the skin, as it also reduces painful inflammation. Hops also has a tonic effect on the skin, helping to flush bacteria away as it detoxifies the skin, and it may even help to reduce the appearance of acne scarring. Using Hops on your skin everyday will result in a smoother, clearer, more even complexion that feels wonderfully soothed and nourished with the ideal moisture balance.
Skin Benefits of Hops
These oils in hops have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory characteristics, which make them perfect for relaxing the body. Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C have antioxidant properties, which makes the immune system more active and less prone to diseases. Some chemicals naturally found in the body are also found in this herb, which help in balancing the functions of the body.
- Keeps Skin Young
Hops are a good source of antioxidants, which means that it helps the body fight against free radicals, giving the skin a radiant and youthful glow.
- Treats Skin Inflammation
It may be the main ingredient in beer, but also used in various cosmetic products for skin treatments. The oils and minerals in the plant provide an anti-inflammatory effect to the skin and are used to decrease the surface blood vessels thereby reducing the redness and irritation.
- Skin-Calming Hops in Face Care
In facial products, hops are a calming agent. They are high in tannins, which can help reduce inflammation. Plus, they promote detoxification and are beneficial as a natural remedy to flush out toxins.
That is excellent news if you are struggling with blemishes. Excessive fluid build-up can become stagnant. In addition, hops have a tonic effect that washes bacteria away. It can even help to fade old acne marks.
- Alleviates Cough and Congestion
Usually, inflammation and irritation are responsible for most of the common respiratory disorders. Using aromatherapy with hops essential oil helps reduce inflammation and soothe the irritated parts of your respiratory tract. Thus, it effectively reduces coughing and congestion too.
How Our Pub Crawl Beer Soap is Made
Head brewers from three local Orlando breweries lent their brewing expertise to inspire each slab’s unique scent profile. Each slab is “brewed” with the same ingredients featured in their signature beer.
First, the collaboration with Castle Church Brewing resulted in the Macand-ale American IPA Beer Soap. If you love hoppy beers, this bar is for you. With an infusion of four different types of aromatic hops (Azacca, Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic), you will notice scents of deep orange, citrus, passion fruits, and grassy, musky notes that will make you sing in the shower. The bar has a deep yellowish brown color as the base but the top is a frothy light creamy color, similar to the froth of the accompanying beer.
Next, the Persimmon Hollow collab is inspired by the brewery’s Gypsy Hiker IPA - thus the Gypsy Hiker Hazy IPA Beer Soap was born. Using the brewery’s signature patina copper green color, the beer soap has notes of grapefruit as well as hints of grain and barley. Interestingly, the soap has specks of caramelized malt that you see right in the bar to be used as an extra exfoliant.
Finally, the guys teamed with Tactical Brewing Co. and used their Reece E's Phone Home Peanut Butter White Stout to produce a caramel-colored beer soap that has a whipped green and brown top, to look like peanut butter fudge. It has notes of chocolate and coffee and has a deep oatmeal and spiced rum scent appropriate for the holidays.
What Is in Beer Soap?
Our Pub Crawl Beer Soaps only contain natural ingredients you can actually pronounce. In addition to the hops, each bar of beer soap is made with a Hop-Infused Blend of Coconut oil, RSFO Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Castor oil, and Vitamin E, Sodium Hydroxide (Lye), Essential Oils, Natural Fragrance, and Pumice. You aren’t going to find anything fake or phony in our soap!