Alewyfe soaps are handmade small-batch artisanal creations. They are lovingly crafted with all-natural and organic ingredients, including homegrown herbs and botanicals. These handcut and molded bars and bath bombs are minimally packaged with reused and recycled materials. My soaps are gentle and mild, and look and smell good enough to eat! The blends are inspired by my culinary training, and the name Alewyfe is an homage to the female brewsters and tavernkeepers of the 15th century… woman-made, indulgent suds meant for sharing!
Alewyfe soaps are cooked up in my soap kitchen with a custom blend of organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic sustainably harvested palm oil, and may contain neem oil, grapeseed oil, hemp oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, or beeswax. All bars are vegetarian, and most are vegan unless they contain honey or beeswax. While the recipe is the same (although I am always tweaking and experimenting to try to make the best soap possible!), because of the nature of the process and the natural ingredients, no two batches come out exactly alike. Please allow for some variation in shape and color- this is part of their charm! Check back soon for more photos!
Current varieties include:
Tea Tree Tingle: Tea Tree, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Neem Oil, Green Clay, Alewyfe Farm Lemon Balm and Basil with a hint of Citronella. Cooling and refreshing outdoor soap… also great for problem skin and pets!
Lemon Lavender Poppyseed: Lemongrass, Lavender Flowers, Alewyfe Farm Lemon Balm, Poppyseeds, Green Clay, Lavender Oil and Lemon Peel
Dirty Biker: Bay Rum, Star Anise, Coffee Grounds, Stout, Grits, Cranberry Puree, Calendula, Honey and Spices… super scrubby, for big bad boys and babes- it’s a hot mess!
Orange Spice: Marbled Bar with Red Clay, Sweet Orange Oil, Star Anise, Cardamom, Anise Seeds, and Orange Peel
Mocha Brownie: Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Fair-trade Organic Coffee Grounds (fine grind for a very light scrub).
Hoppy Hippie: Hempseed Oil, Alewye Farm Zeus Hops, Hop infusion, Patchouli, Himalayan Cedarwood, and Mace oils (some unscented bars also available).
Lavender Love: Bulgarian Lavender, Lavandin, and Lavender Flowers
Mint Chocolate Chip: Peppermint, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Cocoa Powder, Chocolate, Fair-trade Organic Coffee Grounds (very fine grind)… this one looks and smells so yummy, someone took a bite. Really. He was fine (but surprised!). In fact, if your children have learned some words they shouldn’t, this might be the kindest rebuff.Bath Bombs: big hand-pressed heart-shaped fizzy moisturizing bath bombs. Put some love in your tub!
Orange Crush: Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Grapeseed Oil, Witch hazel, Red Kaolin clay, Sweet Orange Oil. Great way to start the day- have you had your OJ?
Lavender Luck: Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Grapeseed Oil, Witch hazel, French Green Clay, Lavendin, Lavender Flowers… ahhh, relaxing and stress-relieving!
Tea Tree Tingle: Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Grapeseed Oil, Witch hazel, French Green Clay Powder, Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Oils. Refreshing, uplifting, and tonic, great when you’re feeling under the weather or just need a pick-me-up!
Sounds amazing! Now how do I get some?
You can find my soaps here:
Or come buy locally at our open studios on the first Sunday of every month- check the blog for details and email to rsvp and get directions!
You can also email me (alewyfe at gmail dot com) about local pick-up by appointment at our studio in Garfield Park or at The Plant in Back of the Yards. Thanks!