We had three simple goals for Beeyoutiful's Shave Soap.
1) Provide a gentle, silky buffer between a razor and skin
2) Use all natural ingredients
3) Be easily portable and fuss free to use
It took a lot of trial and error, but we're finally happy with these beautiful cream colored bars.
A base of Rice Milk pairs beautifully with Meadowfoam and Rice Bran Oil. Lard provides the infrastructure for a firm, long-lasting bar. Diatomaceous Earth adds a silky glide. Castor Oil and raw sugar work together to allow the bar to generate just enough lather to create a gentle buffer. The essential oils of Cedarwood, Copaiba Balsam, and Orange add a lovely earthy aroma to your shave experience.
Wet bar in warm water and massage between hands to produce lather. Lather will be slick and dense with very few bubbles. The bar may require a few seconds of being worked between hands or against the wet skin in warm water to fully activate and begin releasing its silky protection.
The bar can be used directly against the area of skin to be shaved, or lathered in hands and fingers before transferring where it's needed. A natural sponge can be used if desired, to generate a foamier lather for faster spreading.
Massage into skin generously, re-apply over any areas if needed. After shaving, rinse well.
Store bar in a soap dish or shelf that allows it to fully dry out between uses to get the most uses out of the bar.
If you have very hard water, the lather may not bubble at all. This will not interfere with the performance of the bar as a shave soap. Just work the slick lather as described above and apply even if it does not bubble at all.
Beeyoutiful's Shave Bar is not intended to be used as a body or face wash.