Buffalo Plaid Shaving Soap
A quiet, competent blend of cedar & pine, tobacco, classic aftershave, worn leather, & bitter eggshell coffee
At the bottom of the garden, hidden in the trees, stands an old wooden shed. You find him there most days, pottering around in solitude amongst jumbled stacks of fragrant wood. You can stay, but you have to be quiet & keep out of the way, & be ready to hold a chisel or pass a tin of putty. The floor of the shed is littered with wood shavings, piles of which get fed into the tiny stove when the November chill sets in & the dented percolator needs topping up. He doesn't speak for hours on end, but grunts approvingly when you show him your first wobbly attempts with a borrowed whittling knife. Years later, you find your wonky little carved fox, lovingly stained & varnished, perched on the sill of the sooty shed window.
This listing is for a generous 4-ounce round of my luxurious glycerin soap, fortified with ultrafine bentonite clay for a smooth, comfortable shave. I use a hefty, round mold that sits handsomely in a shaving bowl, or you can lather up with your hands. The end result? Huge, stable lather, great slip & delicious scents to get you soft, smooth & ready for action. I hand cast in small batches with no SLS, propylene glycol, parabens, animal products or other funny stuff! Most of my fragrances are phthalate-free, too. My bars produce gorgeous, abundant lather & have unique scents that cling gently to your skin. You'll be left feeling clean & smelling fantastic.
I hand-wrap each bar in cellophane, with all ingredients clearly labeled for your peace of mind:
Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin (kosher, of vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer), Soy bean protein (conditioner), Fragrance Oil, Bentonite, Titanium Dioxide, Mica
Since I work in small batches, you may notice slight variations in color from bar to bar.
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