Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Shaving Bar

Very excited with my new shaving bars...

One of my goals for the year was to create 3 great new products.  I think this is one of them.

  (Bar 1 - With goat milk, organic extra-virgin olive oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, avocado oil, coconut oil and fuller’s earth. Scented with essential oils of spearmint, patchouli, lavender and vetiver…)

Round works for me for a shaving bar as it fits so nicely in a shaving mug...

(Bar 2 - With organic extra-virgin olive oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, argan oil, coconut oil, fuller’s earth and silk. Scented with bergamot, cedarwood and frankinsence…)

I like both of the aromas, but I LOVE the Bar 2 aroma.

A question for those of you who either make or use shaving bars:

We always recommend a good, draining soap dish for our soap... so what's up with the shaving bar that sits in a non-drainable mug?  Do you recommend that users simply drain after each use?  If not, doesn't it get soft and mushy?  (This is what I do.... I pour out any suds or liquid after use, so that it stays relatively dry and hard.)

(Bar 2 on left)

Happy Soaping and Happy Shaving!!

xo
Jen

22 comments:

Valeria said...

Very nice.

Rose said...

Absolutely lovely, Jen.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

These are fantastic. I don't use a mug, just rub the soap on my legs and shave so no help to you...sorry...but still, love those bars!

Mika said...

soaps have been released!! I love thire colors, looks lovely :)
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Mika

Emma said...

Jen, I think these look great, expecially with the natural olive shade. Smooth ans simple. The scents sound good too... I think I would like the #2 better, also.
~Emma

Julia said...

No sabría qué decirte, no utilizo espuma de afeitar... En cualquier caso me gusta la composición de esas pastillas.
Saludos

Amy Warden said...

Neat!! They both sound wonderful! I've been wondering what to do with the bottle of vetiver that's been sitting on my shelf for nearly a year now!

Michelle Somers said...

Jen,

Both soaps look wonderful and I like the shape and thickness of the bars.

Michelle

Jennifer Young said...

Valeria & Rose, Thank you!!! xo Jen

Donna, Thanks! So you don't lather up with the brush? Rubbing on is definitely another option I guess, that way, you can keep the soap on a draining soap dish... xo Jen

Mika, thanks! Interesting, there was no added colour. The natural colours must have come from a combination of oils and the fullers earth! xo Jen

Emma, Thanks for your comment. Interesting how these colours just formed natually without intention! So glad you liked the photos. xo Jen

Julia, Muchas gracias!!! xo Jen

Amy, Thanks for your comment. Vetiver can be a wonderful addition to a blend... rather smoky... and mysterious... but just add a LITTLE. Too much takes over. How big is the bottle. Do you want to sell it to me? xo Jen

Michelle, Thank you! I have always loved a thick bar too. xoxo Jen

Anne-Marie said...

These are so beautiful, definitely something to be proud of! Great job!

Jan said...

Love the round shape and your logo looks fantasic on them. I'm another thats had vetiver sitting in my cupboard for years, one smell and I didn't go back, might have to have another try. I rub the soap on a loofah then my legs, then I get to exfoliate at the same time lol

Jennifer Young said...

Anne-Marie, Thank you so much!!! xo Jen

Jan, Thanks for your comment. Glad you like them!! xoxo Jen

Soaps and Bubbles said...

Jen,

your work is beautiful simply :)

Jennifer Young said...

Soaps and Bubbles, thank you for your sweet comment! xo Jen

Sonya said...

Now you have me completely curious about Fuller's Earth. I've never heard of that one, but want to order it ASAP!

Jennifer Young said...

Sonya, Thanks for commenting! The fuller's earth really works well in Shaving Soaps! Let us know how it goes for you! xo Jen

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Jennifer Young said...

Straight Razor, Thanks for your comment!! Perfectly okay that you bookmarked my blog. I should be posting, at some point, some photos of the shaving dishes that the cermicist is making for me. Your products look AMAZING. I have realized how important a GOOD shaving brush is. I purchased some cheap ones, to resell and they fell apart. So I will be looking for some high quality badger hair brushes. Do you sell wholesale? Are you located in Europe? xo jen

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