Finally we've introduced a soap formulated especially for wet shaving!
Our first test recipes for shaving soap go right back to 2009 so this has been a long time in the pipeline. With the growing trend away from disposable razors and fake foam in a can we thought it was high time we shared our own unique formula with our clients.
When formulating this wet shave soap our focus was, as always, on people who prefer a genuinely natural product and those who might be sensitive to many of the additives commonly found in commercial products. Our batches are small and artisanal, meaning real hands working thoughtfully with real ingredients.
This soap is a fusion of liquid and solid soap making methods, resulting in a soap that loads easily onto the shaving brush. Many shaving soaps are made with manufactured stearic acid derived from palm oil, however our soap is made with hand rendered (by us) tallow from local, organic, grass fed stock. The stearic acid naturally present in tallow, cacao and shea butter make for a lovely stable, creamy lather.
Our shaving soap also contains coconut oil, avocado oil and castor oil for a long-lasting lather that doesn't dry delicate facial skin.
We offer two essential oil blends for your shaving pleasure, as well as an unscented lanolin version for those (like me) who dig its earthy scent and skin soothing benefits.
Saponified Tallow (hand-rendered, local), Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Essential Oils of Lemongrass, Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum, Lime, Lemon Myrtle
Moisten face with warm water to soften whiskers. Load wet brush with soap and lather in shaving mug or directly onto face. Experiment with amount of water needed to produce a luxurious, thick later.