Thursday, 19 March 2009

Beer Soap

Bet you didn't think anyone made Beer Soap? Well the Black Isle Brewing Co does. It is a small intensely independent organic brewery in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. They also make Beer. Their mission is to produce a range of top quality organic beers packaged in recycled materials. The barley and hops used are grown on organic farms, without artificial fertilisers or herbicides.

Their range of organic Beer Soaps are pure and natural soaps made with lavender and lemongrass and other deliciously scented things, including beer, spent hops and barley from the brewing process. Apparently they are also excellent as shaving soap for the one or two CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) members without beards and cardigans (their words not mine!)

You can choose from:

Lavender and Heather Honey Beer Soap
Sweet Gale, Alpine Perle Hops and Blonde Beer
Lemongrass and Black Isle Scotch Ale
Orange, Marigold and Yellowhammer Beer
Grapefruit, Oregano and Yellowhammer Beer
Lemon balm and Black Isle Wheat Beer.

There is an old wives tale that says that washing your hair in Beer makes it shiny and full – and there may be some truth in it as organic beers tighten the hair shaft and give the hair a beautiful shine. Beer is also great as a setting lotion as it holds the hair in style and gives it body.

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