RustHaus Cascade Beer Soap

RustHaus is my husband’s carpentry business and so, since our hops shade his workshop, I’ve taken to calling anything related to my hop growing and beer brewing efforts RustHaus Brewing in sweet affection. He fixes all the things and I brew us tasty beer to drink to celebrate each home repair victory.

img_20161004_141741This soap is a cold processed variety and the recipe includes a bottle of our homebrewed RustHaus English Pale Ale, fresh homegrown Cascade hops, local beeswax, coconut and shea butters, olive and almond oils, and a blend of lemon and clary sage body safe oils. This is a recipe I’ve made before but with minced sage leaves and water instead of beer. It yields a beautifully hardened bar after six weeks. It lathers nicely, leaving you feeling clean but never dry.

img_20161005_13481724 hours to harden, cut, then 6 weeks to cure.

img_20161005_13500824 bars of soap, heading down to the pantry for a six week cure.

img_20161118_103037Beer in a bar, of soap.
The lather is fantastic! It smells so good and my hands are super clean.