Conventional shaving creams carry with them a host of chemicals—some of which are being called into question. Why not try a safer approach? Consider a natural shaving soap and shaving brush!
As you consider a more natural approach to shaving, take a look at this partial list of ingredients for Barbasol, a popular men’s shaving cream:
WATER, STEARIC ACID, TRIETHANOLAMINE, ISOBUTANE, LAURETH-23, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, PROPANE, FRAGRANCE
The list of ingredients is actually much longer. The word fragrance covers about 14 chemicals (on average).
On the other hand, the use of a shaving brush with chemical-free soap is as natural as it comes!
Natural Shaving Soap and Shaving Brush
With a natural approach to shaving, you’ll not only forgo the harsh chemicals, you’ll also enjoy a closer, safer shave. The fibrous bristles of the brush hold more water. The more water, the more moist and rich the lather. The more lather, the less razor skipping and dragging.
The brush also helps release the hair from the shaft, which prevents uneven shaving. For all these reasons and more, it’s worth exploring the old-fashioned brush and soap method.
My husband, who has been using this method, says that while it takes a bit of extra time, it’s well worth the effort.
How to Shave With a Shaving Brush
1. Moisten bristles and swirl brush on top of hardened soap.
2. When you have enough lather, transfer to your hand and swirl brush again.
3. Keep swirling until you reach desired lather consistency.
4. Apply to face and shave. Rinse, dry, and enjoy the invigorating feel of an old-fashioned shaving experience!
Natural Shaving Soap
Wondering where to find all-natural shaving soap?
There are numerous options online, including one available at Just So Natural Products.
Just So’s Natural Shaving Soap features a combination of lard, coconut oil, castor oil, and calcium bentonite clay.
You’ll find the Natural Shaving Soap here.
Natural Shaving Soap Recipe
If you’re really adventurous, you can make your own! This is an advanced recipe but well worth the effort for those familiar with soapmaking.