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The Little Hop Shop produces luxury bath and home products from natural hops and quality ingredients
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We have been recycling hops from brewing for a little over half a year now, and are here to Kickstart our endeavors to the next level! 

We all know that hops are damn delicious in beer, but our appreciation for the little cone should extend far beyond just this beverage. Hops are an incredible flower with a multitude of antiseptic and calming properties, and they can produce wonderful bath and home products when properly combined with quality ingredients.

The idea behind these products emerged as a way to reuse hops that were used in the brewing process, and eventually morphed into a full-fledged project to create a line of hop products that could be appreciated by all. The resulting items are designed to accentuate the marvelous properties of some favorite varieties, while simultaneously matching scents with complementary natural fragrances such as cedar, bergamot, and pine. 

We need Kickstarter to buy more materials, get our brand out there, build a website, and help people learn just how great hops can be (beyond badass beers of course). If you don't see the reward that you're looking for, just shoot us an email, and we'll be happy to combine products or stylize scents to your favorite hops. 

All Little Hop Shop products are handmade, vegan friendly (all fats are from vegetable oils), and never tested on animals. 

Why Hops?

  • Hop flowers have antiseptic properties, which is why there were historically added to beer - not only do they create an intense fruity, herbal, and bitter flavor, but they also prevent the beer from spoiling. This property translates beautifully to bath products - the hops in our products naturally fight bacteria, help cure blemishes and ingrown hairs, and soften rough skin
  • Hops are medicinally used as a sleeping aid - although the hop scents in our line of products is fairly mild, they do release calming oils that are relaxing and perfect for a soothing bath or shower
  • Hops smell great and aren't just meant for drinking - the aroma of a freshly poured IPA is pretty hard to beat, and we want to bring that experience to your shower, to your hand-washing, and to your daily routine. Even if you're not a big beer drinker, the aroma is a unique and natural twist on chemically scented bath products found in the local supermarket. Little Hop Shop products have fragrances ranging from fruit, to pine, to herbal - and will complement any shower or bathroom. If you're not sure what sort of hop you're into, check out the fragrance chart at the bottom of the page!
  •  Hops pair perfectly with other scents - there are over 50 different types of hop varietals, and each has a unique and powerful aroma and flavor. Many beer related products on the market today list "hop flower" in the ingredients, but few companies are actually focusing on the myriad of different types of cones. Luckily for you, we've decided to change that - we take popular hops, and design products to accentuate the unique and fabulous aromas - ie. by pairing Lavender with the herbal notes of Willamette, or Bergamot with the citrus characteristics of Summit. Have a favorite varietal that isn't listed in our products? Let us know, and we'll design a custom scent. 

The Beard Oil

Find yourself daydreaming about IPA's and stroking your [unruly] facial hair? We've got the solution. Our beard oil is designed as a leave in conditioner for the modern mountain man. The product has a subtle floral and citrus aroma from the hops, and helps to soften hair and tame frizz, while simultaneously fighting ingrown hairs or blemishes. Smells like beer, feels divine, and looks even better. Cheers to that. 

Fragrances:  

  • Lemon and Citra 
  • Cedarwood and Mosaic
  • Bergamot and Summit
  • Lavender and Willamette

Fun facts about hoppy beard oil:

  • The Base Oils: Apricot Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Golden Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Vitamin E Oil
  • The Fragrance: Hop essential oils with subtle hints of complimentary fragrances
  • The Use Time: Approx. 60 beard applications (a little goes a long way - no one wants a greasy beard)
  • The Size: 1 oz glass bottle 
  • The Directions: Massage 6 to 8 drops into facial hair, starting at the roots and working downwards. Breathe deeply and high five the mirror. 

The 'Stache Wax

The Little Hop Shop Mustache Wax is a vitamin and hop packed product designed to give you strength and control on your upper lip. Even if you're not going for the full on Williamsburg handlebar (which we certainly support), this product will provide the styling and smoothing properties of your dreams. Plus it smells like a fresh pint, so its hard not to groom proudly.

Fragrances

  • Grapefruit and Sorachi Ace 
  • Pine and Chinook
  • Earl Grey and Saaz

Fun facts about hoppy mustache wax:

  • The Base Product: Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil
  • The Fragrance: Hop essential oils with subtle hints of complimentary fragrances
  • The Use Time: Approx. 50 'stachplications 
  • The Size: 2 oz shallow metal tin
  • The Directions: Warm up wax by placing in your pocket for a few minutes. Once toasty, scoop out a chunk and apply until epic results are achieved.

The Soap

Our soaps use a combination of whole leaf hops, pellet hops, milled barley, and natural oils to produce an exfoliating and soothing bar. Unlike most supermarket brands, our soaps are produced through a process known as saponification, where fats (in our case natural oils) react with lye to create actual soap - more akin to the way soap was made thousands of years ago, and much better for your skin than the harsh chemicals found in many bars today. 

Fragrances:  

  • Pine and Chinook 
  • Cedarwood and Mosaic 
  • Lemon and Citra
  • Rosemary and Columbus 
  • Lavender and Willamette 
  • Grapefruit and Sorachi Ace
  • Earl Grey and Saaz
  • Bergamot and Summit
  • White Tea and Warrior

Fun facts about hoppy soaps:

  • The Base Oils: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Oil, Shea Butter, Canola Oil, and Castor Oil 
  • The Fragrance: Real fresh hops combined cracked barley, light beer, and all-natural essential oils in a soapy union of hop perfection
  • The Suds Time: Approx. 50 showers worth (varies depending on how sudsy you like to get - this is around 150 hand washes)
  • The Dimensions: Rectangular bar measuring approx. 3.75" x 2" x 1.25" - approximately 4.3 oz
  • The Directions: Place in your shower or on your sink and soap away with hoppy pleasure

The Candles

Our hop candles burn long and clean (thanks to the natural soy wax), and will fill a household with the scents of brewing, and the herbal, floral aromas of hop flowers and their friends. The calming properties of the hop oil comes through in the aromatherapy of the candle, and the natural braided wick burns with a vengeance. Please enjoy, don't drink the wax, and always remember to burn responsibly.

Fragrances

  • Lemongrass and Perle
  • Cedarwood and Mosaic
  • Chamomile and Citra
  • Pine and Chinook
  • White Tea and Warrior
  • Bergamot and Summit
  • Rosemary and Columbus
  • Earl Grey and Saaz
  • Lavender and Willamette

Fun facts about hoppy candles:

  • The Wax: 10 oz of 100% natural soy (burns cleaner and longer than traditional paraffin candles, and is non-toxic and renewable)
  • The Fragrance: Real fresh hops combined with all-natural essential oils in a happy union of hoppy bliss
  • The Burn Time: Approx. 45-60 hours of magic
  • The Dimensions: Circular vase measuring approx. 3" diameter by 3" tall - fits snugly just about anywhere on a shelf or tabletop, and looks downright fantastic
  • The Directions: Burn baby burn

The Body Scrub

Ever have visions about invigorating massages with hop pellets? Now its possible. Our sugar scrub leaves your skin feeling soft, moisturized, and smelling like a herb and hop garden. The scrub is suitable for exfoliating the face or the body. The cleansing effects of hops help fight against ingrown hairs and blemishes, contributing to a smoother shave for men and women, and leaving skin noticably brightened. The sugar softens as it scrubs away dirt, dead skin, and blockages, and the base oils help to hydrate and refresh.  Each product contains both whole leaf, pellets, and essential oils in order to accentuate the scent and feel of the scrub. 

Fragrances:  

  • Pine and Chinook
  • Rosemary and Columbus 
  • Lavender and Willamette
  • Bergamot and Summit 
  • Chamomile and Citra
  • Lemongrass and Perle

Fun facts about hoppy scrub:

  • The Base Oils: Apricot Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E Oil
  • The Fragrance: Real fresh hops and hop essential oils combined white and brown sugar and natural fragrances
  • The Use Time: Approx. 30 solid scrubs
  • The Size: 7.6 oz flip-top container
  • The Directions: Scoop up some scrub and apply to damp skin. Use a circular motion to exfoliate and refresh area, then rinse thoroughly with water and pat dry. 

Not really sure what type of hops you like? Check out our fragrance descriptor chart!

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the process for making each item, rewards, or hops in general! Thank you so much for you support. Cheers.

Risks and challenges

Using hops to make bath products can be a tricky process some times, but we've got our formulas down, and never ship anything other than hoppy perfection out the door

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    Hop soap of your choice [~4.3 oz]. Choose from:

    - Pine and Chinook
    - Cedarwood and Mosaic
    - Chamomile and Citra
    - Rosemary and Columbus
    - Lavender and Willamette
    - Grapefruit and Sorachi Ace
    - Earl Grey and Saaz
    - Bergamot and Summit
    - White Tea and Warrior.
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    Hop sugar scrub of your choice [7.6 oz]. Choose from:

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    - Pine and Chinook
    - Rosemary and Columbus
    - Lavender and Willamette
    - Bergamot and Summit
    - Chamomile and Citra
    - Lemongrass and Perle.

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    Hop candle of your choice [10 oz]. Choose from: - Lemongrass and Perle
    - Cedarwood and Mosaic
    - Chamomile and Citra
    - Pine and Chinook
    - White Tea and Warrior
    - Bergamot and Summit
    - Rosemary and Columbus
    - Earl Grey and Saaz
    - Lavender and Willamette.
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    - Pine and Chinook
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    Hop scented beard oil [1 oz]. Choose from:
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    - Cedarwood and Mosaic
    - Bergamot and Summit
    - Lavender and Willamette.
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    The Shower Kit - soap and hop scrub. Choose your favorite scent for each. US shipping costs included.

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    Duo of hop candles with fragrances of your choice [10 oz each]. Choose from: - Lemongrass and Perle - Cedarwood and Mosaic - Chamomile and Citra - Pine and Chinook - White Tea and Warrior - Bergamot and Summit - Rosemary and Columbus - Earl Grey and Saaz - Lavender and Willamette. US shipping costs included.

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    The Classic Kit - candle, soap, and hop scrub. Choose your favorite scent for each. US shipping costs included.

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    Trio of hop soaps and a candle. Choose your favorite scent for each. US shipping costs included.

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    The Beard Kit - soap, hop scrub, and beard oil. Choose your favorite scent for each. US shipping costs included.

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    Trio of hop candles with fragrances of your choice [10 oz each]. Choose from: - Lemongrass and Perle - Cedarwood and Mosaic - Chamomile and Citra - Pine and Chinook - White Tea and Warrior - Bergamot and Summit - Rosemary and Columbus - Earl Grey and Saaz - Lavender and Willamette. US shipping costs included.

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    The Man Kit - soap, 'stache wax, and beard oil. Choose your favorite scent for each. US shipping costs included.

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    The Jumbo Kit - candle, soap, hop scrub, beard oil, and 'stache wax. Choose your favorite scent for each. US shipping costs included.

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    The Double Classic - two candles, two soaps, and two hop scrubs. Choose your favorite scent for each. US shipping costs included.

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    Hop of The Month Club - Can't get enough of our products? Sign up for a year long "Hop Club", and we'll send you a unique soap and candle each month (beginning December 2014). US shipping costs included.

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