Artisan Shaving Soap
Release Date August 17, 2018
I am very excited and pleased to finally present my new shaving soap formulation. I spent more than six months researching and testing to bring it to you. This is the replacement for my premium shaving soap. My quest was to bring not just a better shaving soap to my customers, but offer an elite shaving soap. I am confident that my Artisan Shaving Soap is that.
What's different? You will find the lather to be dense and very stable, not airy or full of large bubbles. The slickness and residual slickness are leaps and bounds better than the "old premium" version. Post shave, well how about no aftershave moisturizers if you don't want because my artisan shaving soap will give you excellent moisturization post-shave.
This shaving soap is more of a thirsty type of soap, but don't start with a super wet brush. Shake off the water after you soak your brush and then start building the lather in the jar. Once you've acquired enough soap in your brush go straight to your face or build the lather in your bowl adding water. Once you're able to dial the lather in you will achieve a super slick shave and a super slick post-shave to clean up any areas that were missed in the previous passes.
Once again a tallow based soap, but this time featuring locally sourced sheep milk from Cedar Creek Sheep Dairy. I also chose cocoa butter, mango butter, lanolin, and meadowfoam oil, bentonite clay and organic herbal extracts to complete this luxury shaving soap. All the butters and oils used are non-GMO and my palm stearic acid is sustainably sourced. I do understand that this shaving soap is much more expensive than the previous premium shave soap, but I have spared no expense with many of it's ingredients and my recipe is very complicated.
4.5 oz jar (recyclable) Large shallow wide mouth jar with new updated waterproof labels.
Choose your scent from the drop list
Amber & Tobacco: Warm sensual oriental amber enriched with bergamot and citrus, velvety roses, lily of the valley, balsam, cedar, rosewood, and sandalwood mixed with Cuban tobacco, wine, spicy cinnamon, warm cloves, incense and earthy patchouli. (fragrance & essential oil blend)
Coconut Oud: Raw fresh coconut fused with cocoa bean, lemon leaf, citron, vanilla and hints of amber, oud wood, cedar, ambrette seed, green rosemary, baby orchid, gala apple, dark olibanum, black musk and earthy patchouli (fragrance oil blend)
Gentleman's Lavender: Lavender, clary sage, orange, patchouli, cedarwood and litsea cubeba. (essential oil blend)
Somali Rose: super subtle rose with soft chocolate, sandalwood, anise, musk and a twist of green moss. (fragrance oil blend)
Florida Freeze: SEASONAL (Mentholated) blend of grapefruit, orange, lime, lemon and litsea cubeba (essential oil blend)
Smoked Black Tea: Bergamot, Sicilian lemon, orange, black tea leaves, star jasmine, white cedarwood, amber, black musk, ambrette seeds, dark olibanum, patchouli, benzoin, oud wood, cade.(fragrance & essential oil blend)
Haute Leather: Leather, amber, tobacco leaf, oriental spice, red cedar, patchouli, tonka bean, musk (fragrance oil blend)
Irish Green Tweed: Sicilian bergamot, lavender, cyclamen, lemon, verbena, white eucalyptus, fern, red geranium, iris, violet, cedarwood, labdanum, musk, olibanum, sandalwood, ambergris (fragrance oil)
Doc Holiday: Lime, tangerine, patchouli, vetiver, spiced mahogany, oud wood, cedarwood, benzoin (essential & fragrance oil blend)
Tashmere: Orange, Black Pepper, Amber, Sandalwood, Oud, Geranium. (essential & fragrance oil blend)
Sweet Bay & Rose: Bay Leaves, Rose, Eucalyptus, Basil (essential & fragrance oil blend)
Pumpkin Oud: Seasonal limited edition. Smoldering woody notes, incense and spice add dark complexity to classic pumpkin. (fragrance oil)
more scents to come.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Palm Stearic Acid (sustainably sourced), Sheep Milk (locally sourced), Aloe Juice, Beef Tallow, Potassium Hydroxide, Lanolin, Meadowfoam Oil, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Safflower Oil, Bentonite Clay, Sucrose Cocoate, Castor Oil, Sodium Lactate, Babassu Seed Oil, Ivy Extract, Orchid Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Allantoin, Beeswax, Organic Olive Leaf Extract, Organic Sea Buckthorn Extract, Silk Peptides
Excellent cushioning and moisturizing
Very good product
This was one of the best soap bases I have ever used. The performance is second to none hands down awesome.
The performance is amazing. In particular, the slickness and post shave feel are both fantastic. This soap is top shelf and hangs with anyone. It is easy to whip up a creamy lather. the scent is nice; a combination of Irish spring soap and citrus.