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5 Ways To Love Yourself in 2016

Brew Your Best Life Brewtiful Thoughts

  To welcome in the New Year, we have a candle lighting ceremony. It's a way for us to acknowledge and say goodbye to the previous year and a big hello to the up and coming one. As a person lights a candles, he/she says what they are thankful for in 2015 and what they inspire to be/ do in the coming year. In past years, this has been a jovial experience where you get to listen to your friends talk about past accomplishments and future aspirations in a very "Facebooky" type of way. This year however, was refreshingly different....

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Why We Went from Brewing 10 Gallon to 5 Gallons of Beer!

Brewing Beer

Why We Went from Brewing 10 Gallon to 5 Gallons of Beer!

Eric walked into the house from our backyard proclaiming, "I'm not going to brew 10 gallon of beer anymore, I'm only going to brew 5!"  Hum, I thought.  What does this mean for Handbrewed Soaps?  I mean, I need beer (twitch, twitch!) You'd think I would have started screaming, "What the hell are you thinking? We'll drink that beer before I can make soap out of it!!!!" But I didn't want to come off as desperate.  So I took a moment before I replied (this COULD BE a pivotal point in our business) and calmly ask, "Why?"     "Because it's freakin' cold...

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Dear Self Letters Really Do Inspire!

Brewing Up a Business

Dear Self Letters Really Do Inspire!

   We are back at it this week! It feels so good to back in the soap studio! Today, we are putting some intentions down on paper for the 2016 year! I started by writing a letter to myself expressing how proud of myself I was ( how often do I do that? ) "Dear Self, Happy New Year!  You have accomplished most of the things you set out to do in the beginning of last year all while being pregnant and having a baby.  I know you have more things you want to do, but I just wanted to take...

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Meet the Team Behind Handbrewed Soaps

About Us Brewing Up a Business

Handbrewed Soaps is a family operation! As we have expanded, we've enlisted more family members and friends to help! As they say, to raise a business, it takes a village! Beer Brewmaster: Eric Swihart: The talent behind the homebrewed beer.  When he's not brewing, you can find him teaching middle school band and orchestra here in Oakland!   Eric enjoys the outdoors, playing with his kids, and playing in his band Fast and Vengfully. He is also the mastermind behind many of our slogans, video ideas, and other Handbrewed Soaps shenanigans!  Soap Brewmaster: Alyson Swihart:  That's me!  I'm the soap maker!! When I'm...

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Get 10% off All Handbrewed Soaps Nov. 28 - 30

This Plaid Friday weekend (Nov 28 - 30) all of Handbrewed Soaps are 10% off. The sale starts on Small Business Saturday and run through Cyber Monday! We will have free gift wrapping and free shipping over $50!  So start shopping now by adding soaps to your cart now and use CODE: 10 THANKFUL at checkout!   Get 10% off All Handbrewed Soaps Nov. 28 - 30

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