All Natural or Minimal Chemical Shaving Creams or Soaps?
04-08-2013, 02:17 PM #6
(04-08-2013, 01:29 PM)Moe Wrote:
As mentioned above, Calani is great. Also great is Mikes Natural Soaps.
Hi tonsorius, moe,
Thanks for the recommendations. Calani might have a few too many ingredients for my tastes. I'll check out Mikes Natural Soaps.
04-08-2013, 02:20 PM #7
Saponified tallow, water, saponified castor oil and shea butter, glycerin, saponified stearic acid, cocoa butter, and coconut oil, essential oil(s), saponified avocado oil, palm oil, and olive oil, aloe vera extract, kaolin clay, lanolin, vitamin E
04-08-2013, 02:48 PM #9
I haven't tried one yet but the RazoRock Artisan soaps have fairly simple ingredients and get rave reviews.
You may already know this but you can't truely make soap with out chemicals like Potassium Hydroxide or Sodium Hydroxide to saponify the fats/oils. If done correctly, the saponification process will result in soaps that are fantastic for shaving and mild on your skin. The vendors mentioned above seem to have have nailed it.
04-08-2013, 03:49 PM #13
Aqua, Potassium Cocoate, Potassium Palmitate, Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Cocoate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Palmitate, Sodium Stearate, Cocos Nucifera, parfum.
04-08-2013, 05:19 PM #16
(04-08-2013, 03:51 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Do any of the names we usually throw around not use natural ingredients? Just wondering. I'd hazard a guess that some use preservatives.
In addition to preservatives, some people who are interested in natural ingredients don't like to use soap w/ stearic acid, as it's already been processed from palm or tallow.
04-08-2013, 06:00 PM #17
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(04-08-2013, 01:35 PM)david1201 Wrote: Mike's Natural Soaps hands down! Mystic Water, Stirling Soap as well. First two offer samples on the cheap!
Thanks for the recs! Looking at Stirling Soap...
I was floored that they made Bacon Shaving Soap! LOL That's awesome. I wonder how it tastes... er, smells?
(04-08-2013, 03:01 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Cella?
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera Oil, Tallow, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Aqua, Potassium Carbonate, Parfum.
Hi SharpSpine (and All),
Does anyone know if the "Parfum" (Perfume) in Cella is all-natural Essential Oils? Or synthetic?
04-08-2013, 07:25 PM #19
Thanks so much for the great suggestions! I've noted them all down and started doing research on them (price, ingredients, etc.). I'm so glad to see that there are quite a few All-Natural / Minimal Chemical Shaving Creams & Soaps.
For Round 1 (1st Try) at one of these All-Natural Soap / Creams, I've narrowed it down to:
* Mike's Natural vs. Mystic Water vs. Martin de Candre vs. Queen Charlotte
For anyone who's tried these, can you chime in with your experience on Quality of Lather, Lasting Power, Moisturizing / Feel, and Scent?
Thanks for the help!
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