We love our beer & wine over at Old Town Suds. Every market without fail, I get asked a ton of questions about why we put it in our soaps – besides it being fun.
Grapes are filled with great properties, which is why many people enjoy a glass of red wine every so often. They contain the antioxidant quercetin, flavonoids, resveratrol, minerals, and vitamins Resveratrol is thought to have anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. When wine is added into the soap making process, you get all of these properties topically. Plus, the natural sugars also create a stronger lather.
Beer, like wine, is made of several skin-loving ingredients. Sometimes I relate it to oatmeal. Beer is primarily hops many of this herb’s properties and benefits become a skin cleansing asset when added to soap. Oats, barley and wheat are mineral-rich grains that contribute an array of health promoting benefits to everything they touch, including soap. Other great benefits to hops are: it soothes irritated skin, and contains polyphenols thought to account for its antibacterial effects, and also it contains skin-softening amino acids. Beer makes a near perfect skincare addition to soap!
There you have it! So who is ready for a some wine or beer soap?