Can’t decide what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day? Here’s an idea: beer soap. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect gift that is equal parts thoughtful and functional. Misti Morningstar is the owner and founder of Savage Soaps, a line of natural body care based in Frederick, Maryland. I was virtually introduced to Misti through my fiancé Curt (creator of Ferg Video), who produced a mini-doc featuring her soaps and a collaboration with a local brewery. It’s rare that my fiancé and I get to collaborate on a topic I don’t usually cover but for once, beauty and beer unite! I love supporting locally owned businesses and Misti is a genius for coming up with such a cool concept of combining handcrafted soap with craft beer!
Inspired by her love for fragrant scents and microbrewery beers, she came up with the idea to infuse the two to create a skin saving soap bar. Savage Soaps are olive oil based, wildly natural and packed with anti-aging benefits (thanks to essential oils and glycerin). With notes of cinnamon clove, Beersud, is just one of the many handcrafted soaps made with Brewer’s Alley (Monocacy Brewing Company) Nut Brown Ale and all-natural vegetable ingredients. So why is beer good for your skin? Beer sediment (brewer’s yeast) can help improve the symptoms of acne by slowing down sebum production and killing off the bacteria that triggers blemishes, thus revealing smooth and supple skin. Plus, what guy turns down soap that smells like beer? My point exactly. Shop the entire Savage Soaps collection here and check out the video below!