A soap recipe that uses beer in place of water is wonderful because of the rich lather the beer produces in soap.
This homemade soap recipe is made with Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale (though any beer will do), all vegetable oils and is palm oil free.
Citrus scents blend particularly well in beer soap so I scented it with sweet orange, lemongrass, palmarosa and litsae cubeba essential oils.
Be sure to read the instructions through before attempting this recipe as it requires some initial preparation a day or two before you make the soap.
Have some fun experimenting with different types of beer. Ale, Lager, Stout and Malt will all produce soaps with different looks.
Add in the fact that those types of beer also come in different styles such as amber, dark, honey, cream and blonde to name a few and you've got endless possibilities for fun experimentation with handmade beer soap!
Avocado Oil - 180 gr. | 6.35 oz. | 20%
Coconut Oil - 270 gr. | 9.5 oz. | 30%
Castor Oil - 45 gr. | 1.59 oz. | 5%
Olive Oil - 270 gr. | 9.52 oz. | 30%
Shea Butter - 135 gr. | 4.76 oz. | 15%
Flat Beer - 326.07 gr. | 11.5 oz.
Lye - 126.28 gr. | 4.5 oz.
Beer as % of Oils = 36.23
Super Fat/Discount = 5%
Orris Root Powder - 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Carrot Root Powder - 1 Tbsp. (15 ml)
Sweet Orange E/O - 3 tsp. (15 ml)
Lemongrass E/O - 3 tsp. (15 ml)
Palmarosa E/O - 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Litsae Cubeba E/O - 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml)