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Behind The Brew: The Building of the Handbrewed Soaps Studios

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Sometimes there needs to be a separation between soap and family. In 2014, my awesome Father came up with a brilliant idea.  This idea was spurred by the fact that he couldn’t distinguish where my kitchen and living room began and where my soaping ventures ended.  Everything was mixed together.  “Hey Alyson, have you ever though of getting a soap studio?”             Of course I had, but our business was not making enough money to pay Bay Area rent.  Though we had an extra bedroom, our family was expanding, and we needed it for a bedroom! Instantly, we both looked...

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Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016

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Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016

If you are anything like me, you just realized Mother's Day is next weekend and you got nothing. Now it's Monday and it's getting down to the last minute gifts.   Shopping local is important to you, and supporting indie businesses is even better! Why shop indie you ask? Well, shopping at a small business is saying yes to the one of a kind and the custom-made.   You know that the owner of a small business is not using your money on their third mansion, but is using it to put food on the table for their family. Most importantly, money spent...

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WHY IS A BATHTUB HANDBREWED SOAPS LOGO?

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WHY IS A BATHTUB HANDBREWED SOAPS LOGO?

When you first think of the bathtub and soap you kind of go, “Yea right! Soap gets you clean so of course they have a bathtub for a logo.” But that wasn't exactly what we were going for. OUR bathtub stands for ‘bad-ass-ness’, innovation, and a ‘sock it to the man’ attitude!!! We’re not a pamper yourself kind of soap company; we’re a get your hands dirty, DIY kind of people. We find solutions and ‘work arounds’ when we are told you can’t do something. Our logo pays homage to the original innovators, ‘the forefathers and foremothers’ of the liquor...

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HOW TO RUN A KICK ASS BUSINESS WHILE WATCHING YOUR KIDS (AT THE SAME TIME)

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HOW TO RUN A KICK ASS BUSINESS WHILE WATCHING YOUR KIDS (AT THE SAME TIME)

Running your own business and watching children at the same time definitely DO NOT go hand-in-hand. However, many of us business owners do because we are BADASSES. The reality is that by the end of the day, we are frustrated because we did not accomplish our work goals or we did not spend quality time with our children. So I want to let you in on a few ‘creative’ secrets I use to get the quality time I need for both my business and my children. 1) PANDORA RADIO IS YOUR FRIEND! Turn on the ‘Kids Bop’ station on Pandora...

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Our Wine Soaps Have a New Look

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The time is here: The launch of our wine soap!  “But you already have wine soap, so what gives?” you might be thinking. Yes, you are right, but they have a completely new look!  I’ve been AGONIZING about rebranding our wine soaps for the past year. I’ve been struggling with finding the right scent and look for these soaps. About 6 months ago, with the help of many “testers,” I was able to hone in on the right scent. But the packaging wasn’t 'poppin’ for me. I was using our tried and true cigar bands that all of our soaps have...

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