Frequently Asked Questions
All of our soaps are handmade (with love) in individual batches using the Cold Process method of soap making, including saponified oils, skin safe pigments or natural clays, and high quality essential or fragrance oils. They are then allowed to cure for four weeks on drying racks to ensure you get a harder and longer lasting bar of soap. Our balms, butters, and massage candles all include our hop infused oil. We take the time to make our own infused oil using the very same hops that are used to brew the PNW beer you love. See below for specific details on the process.
What is Beer Soap?
Whereas natural soap making uses distilled water to mix with sodium hydroxide, we use boiled down craft beer. This method rids the beer of alcohol and carbonation, while leaving all the beneficial components from the hops for skin greatness. Beer soap also has a great lather!
How Natural are Your Products?
A majority of our products are 100% natural, using only beer, saponified oils and/or butters, and essential oils. Others may add in high quality fragrance oil or a skin safe colorant. All soaps are paraben free. We use palm oil from a supplier that is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that supports sustainable palm oil production. For more information visit their website here.
More about Hop Infused Oil.
We infuse the oils we use in our balms, butters, salves, and scrubs with the same PNW hops used to make your favorite craft beer! Hops have been used for centuries to sooth irritated skin.
Where to Find Our Products
We have our beer and hop products available at these locations:
- Backwoods Brewing Company, Carson, Washington
- Backwoods in the Pearl, Portland, Oregon
- The Carson General Store, Carson, Washington
- Gator Creek Gardens, Carson, Washington
- Skunk Brothers Spirits, Stevenson, Washington
- McMenamins Anderson School, Bothell, Washington
- McMenamins 23 Avenue Bottle Shop, Portland, Oregon
- McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, Oregon
- McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge, Kalama, Washington
- McMenamins Elk Temple Bottle Shop, Tacoma, Washington
- Ben's Bottle Shop, Vancouver, Washington
- Hockinson Market, Brush Prairie, Wahington
- BottleBOX Craft Beer to Go, Norfolk, Virginia