Luxury Palm Free & Nickel Free Soap Base
Our soap base is Saponified oils of Kokum Butter, Illipe Butter, Virgin Red Raspberry Seed Oil, and Essential Oil Blend. All great skin food, but our real advantage is what we don't use. Take a look at your top 5 soaps. Chances are the first ingredient on the list says one of these three things: Stearic Acid, Potassium Stearate, or Sodium Stearate. They are just 3 differrent ways to say stearic acid.
Stearic acid is very important to shaving soap to suspend a lather that does not break down. Other soapers typically use 50-70% of this cheap ingredient in their formula. The problem is, there is no such thing as a stearic acid nut, tree, or flower. So th
at means it is synthetically produced with chemicals; most commonly leached from Palm Oil by using a toxic nickel slurry as a catalyst. This can result in trace amounts of colloidal nickel in the finished product. You can learn more about this process here.
Our all-natural product is formulated with copious amounts of luxurious butters naturally high in stearic acid, balanced with exotic skin loving oils to achieve lather with perfect cushion, slickness, & post-shave feel. We are all about purity! We belive artisan products should be more than copying mass produced products on a cottage industry scale. Chemically leached Stearic acid, petrochemical fragrance oils, and mass produced plastic packaging with poly labels does not seem very artisan to us. It is simply bad for the environment. We create products that are healthy for you and the earth!
Lather & Consistency:
Our soap has the consistency of slick sour cream. When properly bowl lathered, our soap goes from brush loading paste to a slowly expanding dense lather; bypassing the airy and foamy proto-lather stage common with many subpar soaps. Our soap is very soft and we recommend loading with a semi-dry synthetic knot for best results. Build your lather by adding water little by little; a few drops at a time..
Read about our Post-Shave Serum on the Home Page.