About Us

Alyson and Eric Swihart

At Handbrewed Soaps, we are all about enjoying life and cherishing what brings us true happiness- our family, our friends, and the little things in life. There is nothing better than a walk through the forest on a crisp fall day, or watching a sunset on the beach. But more than that, it's enjoying the first sip of coffee in the morning, an ice-cold beer on a hot day, or a glass of wine with your best friend! 

 Handbrewed Soaps was born when my husband and I came up with the idea to “marry our passions” together. His passion for brewing beer and my passion for hand-brewing soap! I started making cold process soap 4 years ago out of the need to provide my family with a better alternative to commercial, store-bought soaps that tend to have questionable ingredients in them.Through the years, I have experimented with adding natural products (usually herbs, fruits, and vegetables) from my backyard. Then I made soap out of my husband’s beer. I was hooked, and Handbrewed Soaps was born. 

We make soap out of anything you can brew in order to create more of the “little things in life.” And we specialize in Homebrewed Beer Soap!  We brew for many reasons. We DO brew beer and make soap so that we know what ingredients go into it… but it’s more than that. The main reason we love brewing is because it takes us out of the daily grind and it connects us to what matters MORE... 

  • It’s the community that comes together for the event. We enjoy having family and friends over to brew with us. Many bring their own brew stands to have a brew-off.

  • It’s watching the kids mill the grains, and sneaking tastes of it throughout the day.

  • It’s smelling the aroma of the grain as it’s mashing.

  • It’s the hours spent smelling the variety of hops, spices, and fruit. Then discussing the perfect combination to add to the brew.

  • And while the brewing is going on, it’s the conversations of techniques people have used, the advice others brewers give, and of course drinking each others homebrew that have been brought over to consume from the last time we got together.

We add our homebrewed beer to our soaps with the hope that our soaps remind you of what matters MORE. For us, the aroma of our soaps reminds us of family, friends, and a great day of brewing every time we bathe. We hope that our soaps remind you to enjoy MORE!

Meet the team behind the Homebrewed Beer Soap!

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