This shaving kit, packed in an ivory organza bag, is a thoughtful gift that could work nicely as an overnight set. Perfect for people who don't think of themselves as “product users”, this set features every day body basics, rather than including spa-like items. It includes: one shaving solid, one mini facial moisturizer, one lip balm and a beechwood handled shaving brush by Omega (as per the second image). Please indicate your preferences using the menu below.
These handcrafted products are made without artificial preservatives. To protect their integrity and promote longevity, please store in a cool dark place and seal tightly between uses as heat and sunlight will cause premature deterioration.
Vegan shaving solid ingredients: SLS-free and propylene glycol-free melt & pour base (water, vegetable glycerine, sodium stearate and sodium oleate, sorbitol, stearic acid, lauric acid, sodium laurate, sodium myristate, pentasodium pentetate, tetrasodium etidronate) with shea butter, kaolin clay, vitamin e, and essential oils (where applicable). Please see listing for shaving solids for additional details.
Vegan lip balm ingredients: cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil, essential oil for flavour*, tocopherol (vitamin e). Please see lip balm listing for additional details.
Vegan facial moisturizer ingredients: distilled water, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, vegetable based emulsifying wax (ethoxylated sorbitan ester), aloe vera gel, vegetable glycerine, vitamin e + essential oils (where applicable). Please see facial moisturizer listings for additional details
Shaving soaps are quite different than conventional shaving cream in a can. As you know, cans use aerosol or other expellants to fill a petroleum base with gas and/or air to create a mousse. Just the Goods shaving solids, however, are made without sodium lauryl sulfate or other artificial foaming agents, so the trick to making them work is to use a shaving brush to create tiny bubbles.
To create lather, first saturate your brush with warm water then swirl it onto the shaving soap in fast and hard circles until tiny bubbles form. Next, using the brush, scoop up the bubbles and transfer them onto the area you wish to shave. A little goes a long way, so even the appearance of what is required is different than conventional shaving foam — all you need is a thin layer to help your razor glide. Please note that if you try to rub the shaving soap directly onto the desired area, you won’t get enough bubbles to reduce the friction of your razor across your skin. A shaving brush is therefore required to whip up the soap, introducing air into the mixture, and creating the bubbles needed to do the job well.
When you’re finished shaving, tighten the lid of the the jar to prevent the soap from drying out and shrinking. The brush should be rinsed out and, ideally, hung upside down so water doesn’t sit in the base, which may case the adhesive holding the bristles in place to deteriorate. A clean, dry brush also means less bacterial growth, which means a fresher, healthier shave.