FAQ

Why Beer Soap?

Well for one, we LOVE beer!   My husband brews many different styles of beer, from wheats to ales to stouts… and each beer gives the soap a unique character, from color to their own scent. What I’ve noticed is that they all have a great lather and moisturizing effect! The jury is still out on some of these ideas (I think these are fun factoids) but beer is reported to promote:

Skin Care: Brewer’s Yeast, an ingredient found in beer, is thought to help keep the skin smooth and diminish discoloration. (Ancient Romans and Egyptians are reported to use it in their beauty regimes)

Relaxation: Hops, an ingredient found in beer, itself is known for its relaxing properties. Hops contains poly-phenols thought to account for its anti-bacterial, preservative effects; and it also contains skin-softening amino acids. (Beer Spas are popping up all over Europe)

Hair Care: Beer is extremely rich in amino acids, which help improve hair follicles and coat and repair each strand of hair. (Beer is a home remedy for dull and frizzy hair for ages)

 WILL I SMELL LIKE BEER?

Now you may be thinking to yourself, am I going to smell like beer when I get out of the shower? Don’t worry, you won’t. Our soaps are made from many different styles of beer, including wheats, ales and stouts (depending on what my husband decides to brew). Each beer gives the soap a unique character including color, scent, and texture. They have a rustic look!

 The “beer smell” and the alcohol both disappear during the soap-making process. However, the esters produced by ingredients in the beer, like banana (Bavarian Hefeweizen), clove/bubble gum (Belgian Saison), chocolate (Chocolate Stouts), for example DO contribute to the scent of the soap. Your skin will thank you for a bath in beer! And by the way, there is no alcohol in the final product.

 What’s the best way to store handbrewed soap?

As with all cold processed soaps, please keep this soap directly out of water so that it does not become soggy. A well-drained dish or shower shelf is ideal! Like all skin care products, Handbrewed Soaps products do have a shelf life. For best results I recommend using most products within one year from the date you receive them.

 Do you take Custom Orders?

Handbrewed Soaps loves custom orders and will gladly do one for you!  Whether it be for Weddings, Birthday Showers, Party Favors, Special Gifts for Men, Soaps for guest rooms, you name it, we can do it!  We can also make soap out of your own homebrewed beer if you are interested. Wholesale inquiries are welcome! Please email Alyson@handbrewedsoaps.com for more information.

 What are your shipping policies?

GENERAL INFO: I ship all orders to the address provided through this website. If you would like your package sent to a different address, please be sure to make a note in the "Message to Seller" section when you are checking out or send me an email letting me know. Handbrewed Soaps cannot be held responsible for packages that go missing through the postal system. Customers, that have had issues with non-delivery in the past, please contact us to add Insurance on to your order! We cannot be held responsible for a missing package *if our delivery confirmation number confirms that your package was delivered*

US SHIPPING: Depending on their weight, all orders are shipped by either USPS First Class or Priority Mail. Orders are generally shipped within 2-3 business days after payment is received, and always include free delivery confirmation within the US. (**Handbrewed Soaps packages and ships orders every day of the week except Saturday and Sunday**). If you would prefer Priority or Express Shipping, you can contact me before placing your order for a shipping upgrade. If you have ordered several heavy items with higher shipping rates, Handbrewed Soaps will automatically ship your order in a flat-rate USPS Priority Mail box to cut down on shipping costs, and refund the difference to you.

EXPEDITED PROCESSING & SHIPPING: If you're in a rush and need your order by a certain date, please contact me *before* checking out for time estimates and expedited processing fees.

ADDITIONAL INFO: The shipping charges shown reflect the actual shipping cost as nearly as we can estimate it. If shipping has been overestimated by a notable amount, we will always refund the difference to you. To cut down on waste, invoices are not generally sent with orders, but can be included upon request at the time of purchase. If you would prefer your order packed "Green" (i.e. sans the extra paper and ribbon, and packed with reused boxes and wrap), please just let us know!

 Are their refunds or exchanges?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of these products, Handbrewed Soaps cannot accept returns. It is important to me that customers are satisfied with their order, so if there is any issue, please contact me to discuss a replacement or credit.

 How is Handbrewed Soaps with sensitive skin?

Handbrewed Soaps is a proponent of truth-in-labeling, and each item description contains the full ingredient listing. If you are unsure of allergies you may have to any of the ingredients, please consult a physician before using. If you have any serious health conditions, please consult your physician before using any product containing essential oils.

Please be aware that Handbrewed Soaps products are not medications, and should not be used to prevent or treat any medical conditions. And although they may look and smell tasty, all Handbrewed Soaps products should only be used topically and should never be ingested. Handbrewed Soaps will not be held responsible for any injury due to the use of our products. Placing an order with us constitutes your acceptance of our terms and policies.