Conventional shaving creams contain toxic, cancer causing and endocrine disrupting ingredients such as:
Triethanolamine (TEA): TEA has been linked with hormone disruption, and can form cancer-causing nitrates and nitrosamines. They can also be readily absorbed in the skin.
Fragrance: Fragrances are one of the most common allergens, and have also been linked with headaches, dizziness, rashes, and skin irritation.
Palmitic acid: Used as an emulsifier—which keeps formulas evenly mixed—this ingredient has been linked with contact dermatitis, an allergic reaction in the skin.
Isopentane: A solvent that helps some ingredients dissolve into others, isopentane can also cause dry skin, contact dermatitis, dizziness, headaches, and nose and throat irritation.
Glycols: These chemicals include things like propylene glycol, butylene glycol, and ethylene glycol. They’ve been with dry skin, rashes, and dermatitis, and high levels may contribute to blood and kidney disorders.
Sulfates (or sulphates): These are harsh, corrosive products, but they’re present in a number of personal care products. You’ll see them listed as sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, or ammonium lauryl sulfate, or by the abbreviations SLS or SLES. They have been linked with dry skin, rashes, dermatitis, and impaired hair growth.
Polytetrafluoroethylene: This is the same chemical used to make Teflon, the non-stick stuff in cookware that has been linked with a number of health problems including osteoarthritis, heart disease, early-onset menopause, and breast cancer. You’ll find it in some shave gels (often as “PTFE”).
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene): This chemical is a toluene-based ingredient (toluene was rated 37th most toxic chemical by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in 1992) used as a preservative in personal care products like shaving gels. It’s been linked with skin, eye, and lung irritation, hormone disruption, and has been shown to be potentially carcinogenic in animal studies.
Our all natural shave soap contains none of the toxic ingredients listed above and provides a close shave while moisturizing the skin. Just wet the shave brush and lather with shave soap.
Ingredients: Avocado butter, castor oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, palm oil, rice bran oil, sodium hydroxide lye, water, sodium lactate, ebonite clay, peppermint essential oil and patchouli essential oil.
Packaging and Shipping
8 fl. oz. painted glass mason jar and shave brush.