Castor oil is used in shaving soaps for its ability to create and hold a lather. With antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, castor oil works wonders for blemished or acne prone skin. It has astringent qualities that clear away excess dirt and old skin.
Shea Butter is a brilliant moisturiser. Packed full of essential fatty acids it helps to lock in moisture and improve skin’s elasticity. It is often used in skin care routines to improve the appearance of stretch marks and scaring, and for its deep moisturisation and natural anti-oxidant content.
Sunflower Oil is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, making it an effective oil to combat skin problems like acne and redness.
Green clay gently draws out and readily absorbs impurities in the skin, allowing them to be washed away. It stimulates the blood flow leaving skin feeling soft, supple and revitalised.
Soften the soap with a tablespoon of warm water. Using a warm wet shaving brush gently swirl the surface of the soap for a minute or two until you notice a good creamy lather start to form. Use brush to apply the lather to your skin and start shaving!
These hand-crafted soaps have no chemical preservatives so they need a little bit of extra care to prolong their lives. These soaps contain a high percentage of natural glycerine, which is great for your skin as its incredibly moisturising, but it also attracts water. So, it’s really important to keep them somewhere dry. When you’re not using your shaving soap it’s best to keep water out of the tin, allowing it to dry between uses. This will help keep your soap happy and you feeling naturally fresh and fragrant for as long as possible!
Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil)
Sodium Olivate (Olive Oil)
Sodium Castorate (Castor Oil)
Sodium Sunflowerate (Sunflower Oil)
Sodium Shea Butterate (Shea Butter)
Green Ultra Ventilated Argiletz French Clay
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Essential Oil)
Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood Oil)
(*Naturally occurring in Essential Oils)
Glycerine (Naturally occurring in the soap making process)