Packs are back as the primary product, with updated weight information to reflect a more accurate description. As bars cure, the water inside evaporates and the weight drops. We went back and retook the averages after an overkill 10 week cure.
Cost per ounce of the more accurate weight is now a feature under a given listing, underneath the total price of the product. This gives the customer an at a glance comparison to other artisan competitors, spoiler: on average AVSC is roughly 36% less expensive than your average animal fat based soap maker, and 63% less expensive in shaving soap average as of August 2023.
Our new mailer packages are much, much sturdier than ever before for maximum protection. This was applied to the final stock of Eau De Parfum, and will be applied to the upcoming shaving cream and when shaving soap packs return as well. Castile soap is coming back soon, if it hasn't already been added under small soap packs. This introduces another round of brand new scents: Alpha, Omega, and Classic. All three are all-natural blends of essential oil.
Lard and Tallow
Animal fats sourced from pigs or cows, these fats have tremendous skin compatibility and are rich in vitamins and nutrients. Lard has a more hydrating and moisturizing nature when saponified, whereas tallow has a slightly stronger lather. Both last incredibly long in the shower compared to seed oil based soap recipes.
Fragrance is a synthetic blend of aroma chemicals designed for scent retention and specific scent ranges that can't be found in nature. We always use phthalate free fragrance oils, and never exceed IFRA recommended concentrations to ensure safety.
EO is a natural oil derived from plants and resins, usually through steam distillation. EO's are very fragile in the soapmaking process, and do not transfer to the skin hardly at all. EO's can sensitize the skin, especially under constant exposure. Avoid while pregnant and keep away from pets and children.
This oil comes from the "meat" of coconuts, and is used to bolster the lather in shaving soap.
A naturally occuring fatty acid derived from animal or plant fats. Used to stabilize the lather in shaving soap.
Used as a distributor and diluter in Eau De Parfum. Without dilution, fragrance is too aggressive and concentrated to apply directly to the skin.
Herbs and Powders
Used primarily as an aesthetic. Peppermint powder, lavender powder, etc. These herbal powders add color and character to soap bars, with very little added to the scent of the bar.
While clay is a natural exfoliant and light cleanser, we primarily add clay sometimes to protect essential oils and fragrance. Clay acts as a suit of armor for scent in the saponification process.
A blend of mica silicate found in granite and other rocks and colorful oxides. Not all mica powders use exclusively naturally occurring oxides, and occasionally use lab-made mica mimics like fluorphlogopite.
A cold pressed oil with strong skin compatibility and moisturizing power. True Castile Soap uses only olive oil as its entire recipe, with no help from other saponified oils. Castile soap is one of the oldest soap recipes in the world still used by millions today.
A naturally derived compound used to gently raise the pH level of deodorant to discourage bacteria proliferation.
A natural wax produced by one of natures hardest workers. Beeswax is used in deodorant to provide a naturally high melting point ingredient, a skeleton if you will.
Purified charcoal powder acts as a natural sponge and deodorizer, pulling toxins from the skin and absorbs body odor.
Pine tar is carbonized pine wood, with a distinct woodsy scent similar to asphalt with a classic pine note.