Savon à Raser (Shaving soap)
Here is a wonderfully crafted soap using the moisturizing benefits of soy wax (creates outstandingly creamy lather), coconut oil, castor oil & shea butter. I have also added bentonite clay which not only gives the soap and your skin a more silky smooth feeling, but helps glide the razor across your skin.
I have created my own scent with the help of grapefruit, spruce, rose geranium, eucalyptus, sage, patchouli and clove essential oils.
I 'superfat' this soap, which means I take out some of the lye, which in turn leaves more of the moisturizing qualities of the oils. Because of it's high amounts of oils, I added Vitamin E, which stabilizes the soap and conditions your skin.
The only other ingredients used in the making of this soap besides the above listed are water and lye. These two things combined with the oils create soap. No lye is present in my finished bars of soap.
Average size for this bar is around 4 ounces, and comes in a round shape (3" in diameter by 1" thick). People that use this to cut it in small pieces into their shave bowl & microwave in short bursts until it melts to conform to the bowl. You can also moisten the area to be shaved, and rub the soap itself to create a wonderful lather as well!
This is a fairly hard bar of soap and you will get your money's worth if allowed to dry out between uses.