Well firstly, I’ll answer the question you’re probably thinking to yourself. No, you won’t end up smelling like a brewery. On the contrary, your actual smell can vary, as many beer soaps can contain other ingredients such as bay-leaves, bramble-berry or orange.
The Natural Benefits of Beer Soap
Did you know that the natural components of beer such as hops, yeast and barley not only make a great beverage, they can also help your skin and hair. So think about this, beer can actually make people’s appearance much better! I knew it. I kept telling my mates this and I’ve been justified.
Now seriously, the antioxidants mixed with the vitamin B in beer can strengthen and thicken damaged hair. Especially for those that love to spend copious hours in the hot sunshine, beer shampoo will nourish you hair and possibly bring a glow back that’s been missing in recent years. Some even use it on their beard!
Beer is also full of sucrose sugars which is a natural type of sugar, and has been used in beauty products for years. It contains hygroscopic properties which acts as a natural exfoliater. This is beneficial as it helps to restore the balance of the skin’s natural oils.
So, who’d have thought there’s another use for your home brew!
Varieties of Beer Soap
I know somebody that makes beer soap and you’ll be surprised at the different flavours she makes. She makes a Raspberry Stout which involves black raspberry vanilla fragrance oil and Merlot Sparkle Mica.
Then there’s the Green Apple Ale soap, made with tart apple fragrance oil and green mica. Essential oils are blended in with these which also helps reduce the amber aroma. These oils can included pine, cedarwood, rosemary, patchouli, lavender or litsea.
Where can you buy Beer Soap or Shampoo
There are many different beer soaps, shampoos and body washes over at Amazon. Here’s some of the better products I’ve found.
Beer Soap 6-Pack Gift Set
The aromas are various with some soaps smelling spicy, roasty, fruity, sweet, and fresh depending on the variety of soap. These beer soaps also lather well and can be used as shampoo or for shaving!
Duke Cannon Beer Soap For Men
It’s been made with Premium American Lager Old Milwaukee Beer and has a pleasant Woodsy, Sandalwood scent. This is such a manly soap, it’s 3x bigger than feminine soaps.
Duke Cannon Ultimate Man’s Bundle
And you can’t beat the 6oz Bottle of Anti-Monkey Butt Powder! This will reduce friction on irritated skin from excessive sweating. Oh, and the 3.4 oz tube of Fresh Balls will help keep your private parts dry and chafe free.
Red Wine and Beer Handmade Soap
Obviously for beer and wine lovers, the Essential Oils act as a moisturiser providing nutrients and flexibility to the skin. You’ll get one beer soap bar and one wine bar of soap.