Not All Shave Soaps 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 shave with a fancy label and a nice bottle! 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 & Butters We Use and Recommend, And Why:
GRASS FED TALLOW - A good tallow based soap should give you a thick, dense, slick and creamy lather with a lot of cushion. Glycerin based soaps tend to give you a less dense, airy type of lather with no density. When you think beef, you think Texas. So, we searched for the very best grass fed tallow we could find in the entire state. Sourced from ranchers who have been in the cattle business for generations, our tallow comes from the finest steers in the world. We use tallow to make the best soap possible and to reduce waste by using the rest of an animal that was killed for other reasons.
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 beard oil blend. We use jojoba in our shave soap at this 5% concentration.
COCOA BUTTER - Easily and quickly absorbed by your skin and hair, and rich in OMEGA fatty acids. Cocoa butter is very similar to shea butter. We blend it with our mango and shea to normalize the scent profile of our base recipe and to create a super rich and thick lather that is great for your skin.
MANGO BUTTER - 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 moisturize the skin.
SHEA BUTTER - 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 skin, softens hair naturally, has many anti-inflammatory properties, locks in moisture leading to healthier skin, helps prevent razor burn, and reduces nicks and cuts, among so many other amazing benefits. We use shea at around 10% of all of our blends.
WHITE KAOLIN CLAY - Adds slip to your razor for the slickest, smoothest shave you've ever had. Our recipe uses the perfect amount of kaolin to increase glide without providing excessive razor wear.
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 soaps contain around 2% fragrance in our blends. And for the purists, we offer an unscented, fragrance free option.