Beer soap dream comes true for farming couple
By JAMIE MCGEE
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - James Ray was a homebrewer and his wife, Eileen Ray, a fellow beer drinker, so when the farming couple began brainstorming unique varieties for their fledgling soap business last year, beer was high on the list.
A year later, through a partnership with Jackalope Brewing Co., their beer soap dream is taking off. Beginning this month, they will offer three new soap varieties made with hops and grain from the Nashville brewery, along with goat milk from their Lebanon farm, Little Seed Farm.
The soap is made with goat milk, olive oil, coconut oil, milk and lye, and the scents are created with organic oils and no artificial fragrances.
The beer brand replaces half of the milk with Jackalope's original brews, using all-natural scents that highlight elements of each brew's flavor.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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