ALL ABOUT SOAP
Everything You Need To Know About Soap
Historically, soap was made from vegetable oils, such as olive oil, aromatic oils (such as Thyme or Laurel oil) and lye (al-Soda al-Kawia) and were first produced by Muslim chemists in the medieval Islamic world. Some theories maintain the Romans first discovered soap when the fat from the roasting meat trickled through the ash from the fire into the river, making foam. Either way, the basic formula for soap hasn’t changed since then.
Olive oil soap is the most famous of soaps – well known as Castile Soap in Spain and Italy and Marseille Soap in France. Traditionally soap could only called Castile if it was made from all or predominantly Olive oil.
Unfortunately, these days in Europe much of what is sold as “Castile” or “Marseille Soap”, has Palm oil added to it or is even mostly made from Palm Oil!
VALOR soaps contain a blend of around 72-76% Organic Olive Oil with added Cold pressed Organic Coconut Oil (from a single island plantation in Fiji, of wild grown coconuts) plus additions of Certified Organic Castor Bean, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Australian cold pressed Avocado Oil. Every recipe has slightly different ingredients and qualities of course. Our formulas provide a soap that is gentle on skin and the environment…oh, and it lathers beautifully and lasts as well!
Our criteria for a good shaving soap…
Easy to Lather: Using a good brush to gather up the soap and work it to a smooth lather is both a skill and a meditation for many men throughout history!
Pre-shave softening: Natural glycerine in Valor plumps those hair follicles up, lifting them ready to sheared off.
Glide Factor: creamy lather with a fine layer of creamy Kaolin, that prevents Razor Rash, caused by the razor dragging across the skin’s surface.
Stimulating aroma and texture: It has got to feel AND smell good.
Easy to wash off
Leaves skin soft, nourished: never red or irritated.
100% Natural! 97% Organic. Your skin is your largest organ – 1. The American Journal of Public health found skin absorbed 64% of contaminants in Water alone. 2. Another study showed 100% absorption for synthetic fragrance. No toxic chemicals for your body or washing down the sink!
And of course, a sharp Razor is essential!
- Cruelty Free
- Paraban Free
- SLS Free
- Palm oil free
- No artificial fragrance
- No artificial Colours
- 96% Organic Ingredients
We don’t want to contribute to the enormous waste management problem the Earth has. There are ‘continents’ of plastic floating in our ocean. At Valor Organics, we carefully consider the packaging of our products, and recycle wherever possible.