Lavender + Cedarwood Shaving Soap

£12.00

Use with a traditional bristled shaving brush to create an incredibly creamy lather and apply. We have formulated this recipe with a base of Olive oil, Coconut oil and Shea butter to moisturise and leave the skin feeling naturally soft. We have also included some French green clay in this soap for its clarifying properties, as it helps to draw out toxins from the pores.

Lavender essential oils is renowned for its healing properties and benefits for sensitive skin, it works to calm and sooth irritated areas whilst also aiding healing. Cedarwood works similarly for dry, itchy or irritated patches, restoring our skins natural balance.

Description

All of our soaps are made with 100% natural, Vegan ingredients and lovingly crafted at a cottage in the Herefordshire countryside.

We use the cold process method when making all our soaps and also a process called super-fatting. Doing this allows us to keep the free oils and the naturally occurring glycerine. This is what makes them so exceptionally moisturising.

The first thing you need to do, is soak your shaving brush in warm water for 30 seconds. You can put it in a container of warm water (like a mug or) or fill your sink with warm water and soak the brush in that.

Soften the soap by puting a little warm water (say, a tablespoon’s worth) on the surface of the shaving soap and let it soak for 10 or 15 minutes.

Pour off the excess water. Lots of people will put the warm water on the soap just before entering the shower.

Squeeze the excess water out of your shaving brush. If you have too much water in the brush, it’ll make for thin, frothy, lather. Not enough water and it will be hard to develop lather at all.

How wet the brush should be will vary by what brush you’re using. Load the brush, you do this by gently swirling the brush around on the surface of the soap for a minute or two — until you notice a good creamy lather start to form. You alternate the swirl direction (between clockwise and counter-clockwise) every few moments to help work the lather into the brush’s bristles.

Paint your wet face with the lather using the shaving brush. You can use back-and-forth strokes, up-and-down strokes, swirly strokes, or a combination.

Ingredients:

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil)
Olea europaea (Olive Oil)
Aqua (Water)
Ricinus Communis (Castor Oil)
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil)
Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter)
Sodium Hydroxide
Green Ultra Ventilated Argiletz French Clay
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Essential Oil)
Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Oil
*Geraniol,*Limonene,*Linalool
(*Naturally occurring in Essential Oils)

Other important information.
As with any skin care product, if irritation develops discontinue use, and, as with any soap, avoid contact with eyes.

As with any skincare product, customers with sensitive skin are advised to perform a test patch before using a new product for the first time. If you have any medical concerns regarding products containing essential oils (such as when pregnant, or with certain medical conditions), please consult your doctor or a qualified aromatherapist for further advice before making a purchase. We do not recommend using some products containing essential oils on young children.
Our products are handmade, so there will be slight variations between batches which may affect product appearance, aroma and viscosity.

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