Who should use this product?
Love to b’s natural Lemongrass shaving soap is super mild and cured for a long time to ensure it is suitable for sensitive skin.
How is this product made?
We use a traditional way of soap-making called ‘cold process’, a method that has remained essentially unchanged for thousands of years. Firstly, hard oils and butters are gently melted and mixed with the soft liquid oils. Natural colours and botanicals are added at this point which gives each soap its unique, Love to b style. A lye solution (derived from sea water) is mixed in with the oils resulting in a gradual thickening of the mixture. This process is called saponification which completely neutralises the lye.
The mixture is poured into moulds and hardens over a couple of days until it is ready to be unmoulded, hand-cut and placed on a rack in our humidity controlled curing room. After one week, soaps are stamped with the Love to b logo and beveled to make them easier to hold in your hand. Soaps are turned frequently to ensure that they stay the correct shape and dry in a uniform way.
Shea butter: Shea butter is packed with vitamins and fatty acids. Because of this it is an excellent skin moisturiser. It adds moisture without feeling oily or greasy on the skin. Also, it has amazing healing and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter hydrates and moisturises while using its many antioxidants to fight off the signs of aging. It is thought to have healing properties and calms redness and irritation. It also smells wonderfully chocolaty!
Castor oil: Castor oil is highly moisturising and promotes overall skin health. As well as this, it has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties making it a good choice for those with acne.
Grapefruit: Grapefruit essential oil has a zesty, fresh scent. It helps to balance the mind and assists in achieving a meditative state. It is thought to be good for treating acne or other minor skin conditions because it is an excellent anti-bacterial oil.
Lime: Lime essential oil has a fresh, sweet, citrusy and slightly tart smell. It is useful to lift your mood and can bring on feelings of euphoria when inhaled. Lime is thought to be useful for balancing oily skin and is also a great skin healer.
Lemongrass: Lemongrass essential oil has a distinctly citrusy, lemony scent. It has hundreds of uses but is particularly good at reducing inflammation, easing headaches and healing acne.
How to use this product
Rub our natural lemongrass shaving soap with a shaving brush to create a rich, bubbly lather. Apply to your skin and shave as usual. The green clay that we use in this soap will allow your razor to slip over the skin with ease. Rinse well with fresh clean water. For your bar to last as long as possible, we recommend keeping it dry between uses. You can do this by storing it upside down so water can drain away.
Super handy for travelling, just pop the lid on and it’s ready to go!
If you’d like to buy our shaving soap as a gift set which includes a natural shaving brush and cotton flannel then you can find that here.
The Love to b Promise
-We don’t test on animals here at Love to b, and never will. Therefore, all our products are personally tested by our friends and family before being taken to market.
-We say NO to palm oil. We’re keen to protect the endangered species that call our world’s rainforests home.
-Everything we make is 100% vegan. We rely on plant power to enrich and nourish your skin.
-Love to b continues to make conscientious plastic free choices where possible when it comes to our packaging because we like to be eco-friendly here!
-Each product is lovingly handmade in our Hampshire based skincare kitchen.
Beautifully poured into an aluminium tin and then packaged in a recyclable box.