What Ale's You? is a luxurious cold-processed beer soap made with fragrant pumpkin ale. It has the rich scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and a touch of sweetness from the pumpkin.
I love both pumpkin beer and pumpkin soap, so this selection was a slam-dunk in my book! The design for this soap is a muted dark swirl of brown and dark orange, much like the colors on a baked pumpkin pie. The top of the soap even has a slightly crust-like appearance! This soap is only colored in the dark orange portion, the remainder of the soap color is the natural caramel color of the beer coming through as the soap cures.
It looks beautiful, it smells beautiful, and it lathers like a dream!
A NOTE ABOUT BEER SOAP:
When making cold processed soap, a liquid is needed as part of the base. Typically, my soaps will use distilled water, aloe vera juice, or coconut milk. In the making of beer soaps, the liquid portion of the soap base was replaced with beer. The beer was boiled down to reduce the liquid, burn off the alcohol, and remove the carbonation. The result is a lovely caramel beer reduction that creates a beautiful soap base. The natural sugars in beer produce big, fluffy bubbles in the finished bars. Using a beer soap is truly a wonderful experience, and this combination of pumpkin and spices is warm and decadent.
Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, water, RSPO palm oil, sodium hydroxide, beer, castor oil, sweet almond oil, fragrance, beer powder, mica