Shaving Soap: Ingredients with Purpose

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Distilled Water

Distilled Aqua - Pure H2O

Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score - 1/10

Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid (vegetable derived) - a common ingredient in shaving soap which helps create a thick, stable lather

Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score - 1/10

Castor Oil

Castor Oil - provides "bubbliness" and moisture to lather; commonly used in the treatment of mild acne, and other mild skin conditions

Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score - 2/10

Lye

Potassium/Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) - required for saponification (chemical reaction with oils/butters which creates soap). The final product contains no lye (all of it chemically reacts creating a new, and very safe product)

Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score (BEFORE it saponifies - i.e., reacts with the oils/butters) - 3/10

Illipe Butter

Illipe Butter - similar to Kokum Butter, added to provide "creaminess" to the lather; known for its ability to restore elasticity to the skin

Origin: Southeast Asia || Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score - 1/10

Palm Oil

Palm oil (sustainably harvested) - used in replacement of tallow (animal fat); known for its anti-aging qualities

Origin: Southeast Asia || Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score - 1/10

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil - a highly moisturizing oil known for its anti-aging properties

Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score - 1/10

Kokum Butter

Kokum Butter - added to provide "creaminess" to the lather; known for its ability to restore elasticity to the skin

Origin: India || Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score - 1/10

Hemp Seed Oil

Virgin Hemp Oil - a highly moisturizing oil well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties.  Ingredient is added during saponification, as well as after saponification to ensure your skin benefits from the oil's many nourishing qualities

Origin: Canada || Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score - 2/10

Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin - odorless product known for its anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties

Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score - 2/10

Essential Oils

Various Essential Oils - all-natural oils used for scent (no synthetic or "fragrance oils" are used)

See Our Scents page

Silk Protein

Bentonite Clay - added for its silk-like quality which increases "slickness"

Skin Deep Hazard Assessment Score - 2/10

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