Wild Sage & Co - Lemongrass + Tea Tree Shaving Soap
Use with a traditional bristled shaving brush to create an incredibly creamy lather and apply. We have formulated this recipe with a base of Olive oil, Coconut oil and Shea butter to moisturize and leave the skin feeling naturally soft. We have also included some French yellow clay in this soap for its clarifying properties, as it helps to draw out toxins from the pores.
Lemongrass and Tea Tree essential oils are both refreshing and uplifting as well as being antifungal and anti bacterial.
This is a great shaving soap for a present or anyone who’s looking for a natural and invigorating morning shave.
All of Wild Sage + Co's soaps are made with 100% natural, Vegan ingredients and lovingly crafted at their cottage in the Herefordshire countryside. They use the cold process method when making all their soaps and also a process called super-fatting. Doing this allows them to keep the free oils and the naturally occurring glycerin. This is what makes them so exceptionally moisturising.
- No Palm Oil
- No Preservatives
- No Parabens or Artificial Fragrances
- Packaging: brushed aluminium screw top jar
- Product Size: 150ml
- Care + Usage
How to use
The first thing you need to do, is soak your shaving brush in warm water for 30 seconds. You can put it in a container of warm water (like a mug or) or fill your sink with warm water and soak the brush in that.
Soften the soap by puting a little warm water (say, a tablespoon’s worth) on the surface of the shaving soap and let it soak for 10 or 15 minutes.
Pour off the excess water. Lots of people will put the warm water on the soap just before entering the shower.
Squeeze the excess water out of your shaving brush. If you have too much water in the brush, it’ll make for thin, frothy, lather. Not enough water and it will be hard to develop lather at all.
How wet the brush should be will vary by what brush you’re using. Load the brush, you do this by gently swirling the brush around on the surface of the soap for a minute or two — until you notice a good creamy lather start to form. You alternate the swirl direction (between clockwise and counter-clockwise) every few moments to help work the lather into the brush’s bristles.
Paint your wet face with the lather using the shaving brush. You can use back-and-forth strokes, up-and-down strokes, swirly strokes, or a combination.
Full usage guide and hints & tips comes with the soap purchase.
Other important information. As with any skin care product, if irritation develops discontinue use, and, as with any soap, avoid contact with eyes.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil)
Olea europaea (Olive Oil)
Ricinus Communis (Castor Oil)
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil)
Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter)
Yellow Ultra Ventilated Argiletz French Clay
Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass Essential Oil)
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Essential Oil)
Mentha piperita (Peppermint Essential Oil)
(*Naturally occurring in Essential Oils)
Attractiveley packaged, but lather thin and ineffectual, despite loading brush with a generous amount of soap. What lather there was dried quickly, causing razor drag and soreness. Very disappointed.
Very poor quality - doesn't generate a decent lather. Another example of a brand being pushed for environmental/social reasons without being backed up by a product that works. Reply from The Plastic Free Shop: Hi Luke, Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts about the shaving soap. We wanted to reply here (as we don't have any way of contacting you otherwise) because we hate for our customers to feel they have been cheated. Wild Sage have been making natural vegan shaving soaps for a few years now, and while they are very different to what people are used to, once accustomed to the product, people do tend to become fans! One of the biggest differences with a natural shaving soap compared to a 'standard' foam that you might buy in an aerosol is how you go about creating the lather. It does take a bit more time and effort, and potentially a bit of experimentation, but once you get the hang of it, you should find it worthwhile. (going off on a ramble here) I guess that going plastic free does often take a bit of getting used to - the things that make modern life so very convenient are often the very things that are part of the plastic problem. Take, for example, the simplicity of using disposable cups which are just chucked away after one use - no cleaning required. Swapping to a reusable cup seems really simple - after all, it's just a cup - but you also have to consider the fact that you need to take it home with you, so need to find a way to carry it. And then you have to wash it when you get home ready to be used the next time. All those things make a reusable cup a lot less convenient, but they are worth doing anyway if your aim is to reduce single use cups. Likewise with natural shaving soap. What it lacks in instant foamy lather, it makes up for in natural, skin nourishing ingredients and plastic free packaging. We do have full instructions on how to create a good foam on the 'Care and Usage' listing under the product, but if you still feel unhappy with your product, please do get in touch with us directly and we will happily refund the cost of your purchase so that you aren't left feeling disappointed.
I gave this a whirl for shaving my legs and seemed to work great. I would only lather small areas at a time otherwise it would be kind of dry by the time I’d rinsed the razor. Would buy again but I’d like to try out the different fragrances for fun.
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