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Shaving with Dr. Bronner's

Shaving is a personal ritual that can significantly impact the health and appearance of your skin. Dr. Bronner’s offers a range of products that provide a superior shaving experience that will leave your skin nourished, smooth, and free of any irritation. In this guide, we delve into the unique aspects of shaving with Dr. Bronner’s!

How Are Dr. Bronner’s Shaving Soaps Different?

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Compared to the long history of the Bronner family’s soap-making, our Organic Shaving Soaps are relatively new. Ingredient-wise, the shaving soaps are similar to the Organic Sugar Soaps. They have a high concentration of Shikakai powder, making them effective, mild, and nourishing. This also gives them a distinctive dark golden brown color. In addition, they are also blended with a coconut, olive, and hemp Castile soap base. The result is a shaving soap that produces a rich, creamy foam that provides a close shave. And don’t let the name fool you – it can also be used to wash head to toe!

Using Coconut Oil Pre- and Post-Treatment

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While the Organic Shaving Soap alone is enough for a great shave, adding in these extra steps will take it to the next level. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Coconut Oil can be used as a pre- and post-shave treatment, especially for those with super dry skin, coarse hair, or needing to shave more frequently. Coconut oil prevents the skin from becoming scaly, ashy, or suffering from razor burn.

Coconut Oil Pre-Treatment

A few minutes before shaving, massage a thin layer of pure coconut oil onto the areas to be shaved. Wash off the oil with soap and water, then lather up with some Shaving Soap and begin your shave.

Coconut Oil Post-Treatment

Coconut oil can also be used after a shave to enjoy its benefits. Massaging a little coconut oil into the skin, especially when it’s still slightly damp, provides long-lasting smoothness and softness. This post-treatment can make the shave last longer and leave the skin feeling exceptionally smooth.

Shaving with Castile and Sugar Soaps

Our Castile and Sugar Soaps are also excellent choices for shaving. The primary difference is that the Shaving Soaps provide more of a lather and are a bit more moisturizing. The coconut oil pre- and post-treatment listed above will also work with these soaps. Outside of our Shaving Soaps, the best option for shaving is the Organic Sugar Soaps, followed by the Castile Bar and finally the Liquid Castile.

Beard Washing & Styling Tips

Beard Washing

The choice of soap you choose for beard washing depends on the moisture needs of your beard, which can vary widely among individuals.

For those with oilier skin, Dr. Bronner’s Castile in Tea Tree or Peppermint is ideal. Available in both liquid and bar forms, the Peppermint Castile invigorates and wakes you up, while the Tea Tree variety helps balance the skin.

For drier skin, Dr. Bronner’s Organic Sugar Soaps are recommended. The Shikakai powder in these soaps, a ground tree bark traditionally used in Indian hair care, gives them a distinctive dark brown color. Additionally, the sugar acts as a natural humectant, drawing moisture into the skin. These soaps are excellent for both skin and hair.

For maximum nourishment, Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Soap is an excellent choice. It not only lathers beautifully for shaving around the edges but also works well as a beard wash, leaving the beard soft and the skin soothed. One of the best advantages of these products is that they can be used from head to toe, eliminating the need for multiple bottles on your shower ledge.

Beard Styling

For smoothing and styling, Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Organic Magic Balm is a fantastic beard balm. It moisturizes the skin, eliminates itchiness, softens coarse beards, tames unruly beards, and styles limp beards. Being unscented, it won’t interfere with any other scent you might want to wear.

To use, rub the balm on your hands and work it through your beard. If desired, brush with a wide-toothed comb.

Shaving with Dr. Bronner’s ensures a smooth and nourishing experience. Incorporating these techniques into your grooming routine will not only enhance the quality of your shave but also promote healthier skin.

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