Not All Shave Oils Are Created Equal.
Have you ever been to the grocery store to buy olive oil? The price variations are huge, because the quality variations are huge. Unrefined, Virgin, and Extra Virgin are just a few of the classifications. The same applies to ALL OILS. Cheap, low quality oils just don’t do the job the way a nice, cold-pressed, high quality oil will.
Always research what you buy. Some of the biggest brands out there have inferior blends, but solid marketing. You don't put a fancy label and a nice bottle on your face! Make sure you’re not falling for the hype, and always do your own homework. It’s your money, spend it on a product that works.
All of our products are Hand Crafted, Cruelty Free, Natural, and Made in Fort Worth, TX USA.
Oils We Use and Recommend, And Why:
JOJOBA OIL - There is a huge amount of misinformation concerning this oil, and I’m gonna clear some of it up. The reason this oil is HUGE these days in skin and hair care products, is because it is believed that jojoba “tricks” your body into thinking that it is sebum, your body’s natural oils. Use of jojoba, though rich in fatty acids and nutrients that are GREAT for hair and skin, can actually make you an oily, greasy mess. Additionally, about 45% have experienced some sort of skin irritation related to the use of jojoba. It is recommended to use this oil at no more than 5% of your shave oil blend. We use jojoba in our shave oil at this 5% concentration.
CASTOR OIL - This is the anti-inflammatory master oil. Clogged pores, follicle inflammation, and itchy, irritated skin are the born enemies of castor oil. But Castor Oil really shines in a shave oil by commanding hairs to stand at attention. Castor's naturally thick and slippery consistency is perfect as a barrier between your skin and the cold steel of a razor.
AVOCADO OIL - Easily and quickly absorbed by your skin and hair, and rich in OMEGA fatty acids, this is the perfect base carrier for any other oil. It can be used up to 100% in any shave oil blend and still have amazing effects just on it’s own. If you can’t afford a bottle of great quality shave oil, go out and buy some of this.
APRICOT OIL - Rapidly absorbed by skin and hair, this oil quickly relieves itch, heals dry or chapped skin, and also reduces wrinkles. Adds amazing shine and penetrates deeply to both soften and strengthen the hair.
LIQUID SHEA - This is my “miracle oil”. Though it should be used in smaller amounts to prevent greasiness, shea has some of the most benefitial properties of any oils we use. It heals and prevents ingrown hairs, absolutely obliterates dry hair, straightens hair naturally, increases blood flow leading to faster hair growth, has many anti-inflammatory properties, locks in moisture leading to darker hair, prevents breakage, and reduces split ends, among so many other amazing benefits. We use shea at around 10% of all of our blends.
FRAGRANCE OIL – All of our scents are made from a blend of essential and fragrance oils. Our fragrance oils are high quality, made in the USA and phthalate free. Some people are scared of chemicals. Remember, water is a chemical. What you need to be concerned about its toxicity and is the product actually safe to use. The super trendy essential oil craze needs to remember this: 99% of all essential oils are not safe for direct skin contact and must be diluted with a carrier oil. Feel safer now? Just because something is natural does not mean safe. This is why you don’t stare at the sun! Our shave oils contain around 2% fragrance in our blends. And for the purists, we offer an unscented, fragrance free option.