Green Mountain Soap Company spent three years crafting a shaving soap recipe and a triple milled production process. They knew that the formulation would be significantly different from our other bar soaps. Shave soap must have different performance properties when compared to hand soap. Shave soap lather must be abundant, dense, long-lasting, protective, and it must have "glide" so that the razor will not skip or chatter across your skin. Each of these properties is controlled and affected by the choice of oils, the ratio of types of caustic used to react the oils, and how the soap is processed and triple milled as it goes from raw materials to finished puck.
Their formulation includes a generous percentage of tallow for a creamy, sturdy, slick lather. Oils were chosen that create a high glycerin content and enhance the moisturizing effects of the soap. The shaving soap contains no artificial ingredients or preservatives. The soap performs well in hard water, though like any true soap, very hard water can degrade its performance. We recommend using a badger hair brush. And the lather is thirsty so use more water then you are typically use to for best results.
Balsam Spice: This unique scent derived from pure essential oils evokes the spicy tang of fresh snow on fir trees. Top notes of Camphor, Fennel, Spruce and Spearmint are a pleasant mix of fresh mint and balsam. Middle notes of sweet spice come from Ylang-Ylang, Nutmeg and Clove, tempered by the fresh, woody, earthy scent of Siberian Fir. The earthy-mossy, leathery aroma of Oakmoss and the vanilla-like nuances of Peru Balsam ground this versatile addition to your rotation of shaving soaps. 4.25 ounce puck