This Cold Process Shaving Soap recipe creates thick and luxurious bubbles. The key is a combination of castor oil, combined with skin-loving butters like cocoa and avocado. It’s scented with a combination of spearmint and patchouli essential oils for a refreshing, yet earthy blend. Bentonite clay is added to give the soap “slip,” which helps prevent razor burn.
I poured this soap into short bail jars, which are the perfect size to use with the shaving brush. This recipe does contain a water discount to help the soap cure while in the jars. If you prefer, you can use a different mold or container. But, I don’t recommend skipping on a shaving brush. It’s crucial for creating a thick lather.