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Shipping

Our shipping rates are automatically added with your basket when checking out, it is R100 for items up to 2 kgs (almost all orders are less than 1 kg) R110 for 2 to 15 kgs, and R180 for 16 to 24kgs. When you buy for an amount over R1800, shipping is on us, enter the words 'Free shipping' into the discount code box when checking out.

What does your Safety razor rating mean?

Safety razors are classified and described in many ways, for the purpose of keeping it simple to newcomers of this cool way of shaving we will not get into too much technical mumbo jumbo, you will very soon start developing your own preferences and opinions. a Very comfortable razor is 'mild', 'medium' would be mid-range comfort and aggressive would be the lowest level of comfort. At the same time it can be said that a mild razor leaves your stubble longest, and an aggressive razor gives you the closest shave. It takes a bit of experimentation to find your favorite razor, but its a fun road to travel, match that up with various blades, soaps and techniques and you'll soon be experiencing high levels of adjustability to find your perfect shave. I'll generally advise people to start with a good mild razor or one with adjustable settings/options, someone with heavy beard should go for an adjustable or aggressive razor. Don't be too sensitive to the 'aggressive razor' bit. I have medium beard, but this is my favorite type of razor and the one I cut my teeth on, and to date have never had a cut or nick with it.

 

Blade angle also plays a role in shave comfort, so an aggressive razor can be comfortable, and a mild razor less so.....its not rocket science, but understanding the basics helps you to use this shaving system to get to the shave that suits you best. To summarise most comfortable is generally 'mild', it has little blade exposure on your skin, and leaves your stubble longest. Medium is in between with everything, and aggressive cuts beard faster, closer and has more blade exposure on your skin, making it a good choice for guys with tough beard and skin that is not too sensitive. Each person's skin, beard and nerve endings differ, so don't read too much into others (and my) reviews, find the setup that suits you best by use and experimentation.   

How to use our soaps

Our soaps are made with biodegradable ingredients, and are as home in the finest establishments as in the veld, bush, or any other destination making use of septic tank and run-off draining systems. All ingredients are natural and sourced on the continent. It has been developed in this manner with good reason, our soap will degrade in as little as 30 days, making it the perfect option for people who cares about our environment.

Body soap 

Our body bar is used like you would any other bar of soap, but the moisturizing properties of glycerine and nourishment of raw coconut oil will go a long way in improving the feel and health of your skin, this is the first change I would suggest to any man who wants to make a simple change that improves quality of life. Don't forget your skin is your biggest organ, and treating it well is core to your well being

Shaving soap

Our shaving bar is a very economical option that will be hard to beat. It lathers quickly and offers great slip, comfort and nourishment for your skin. It rinses very easily from your brush and razor, and leaves minimal residue. If not already in one of our bowls, we advise you melt down your bar of soap and pour it into your container of choice, a quarter bar will last you approximately 3 months. Cut the bar into cubes using a knife and heat gently in a microwave or any other means such as a double boiler, be careful not to overheat the soap as you will lose some of the great properties of the virgin ingredients.

You can also chuck your stainless steel (or any metal) container on the braai grid and melt the soap to liquid form, while taking in some golden liquid yourself (this is the method we prefer, and highly recommend). Give it a quick stir every now and again to make sure it is fully molten, put aside and it will set in about an hour.

Don't worry about it if it seems all the clay have settled on the bottom, it is only the big particles, and most remain in suspension. We advise this method of use as a loose puck of soap in your favorite container is an irritation to work with, cavities between the soap and bowl also makes for less effective lathering, and excessive soap wastage.

Soak brush and shake excess water as you would with most other shaving soaps, now load the brush in the bowl and just keep going until you get the consistency you require. The first few lathers takes a bit more work, as the freshly set soap is glazed over, but after a few uses it softens up and provide quick, beautiful lathers. When you are done shaving remove remainder of soap from your brush and drop it back in the bowl, it makes for quicker lather the following day, and conditions the soap for a softer surface layer. You can also load your brush off the bar and lather up in a separate bowl, or directly on your cheeks, as many blokes prefer. One of the  reasons why we made the bar round and large is to accommodate the biggest and stiffest of brushes, don't pussyfoot around loading your brush. Use the soap in various ways to find which works best for you.

Our soaps will work well for some and less so for others, if you are not satisfied with the results we urge you to send us some feedback, our final aim is a range of products that covers the broadest possible spectrum of the population, and we will continuously add to our offerings.

Quick shaving soap recipe. One 100 gram bar of glycerine soap (clear or fragrance free). 6 grams of cold pressed virgin coconut oil, 2 grams of Bentonite clay, 4 grams of essential oil of your choice. ALWAYS buy the best ingredients you can find, certified if possible. Bring coconut oil and essential oil to heat in a double boiler, add the clay and stir until a smooth texture is obtained. Cut soap in blocks of approx 1 cm x 1 cm, add to boiler and heat slowly until soap is pourable. Give a rigorous stir for a few seconds and pour into a container of your choice. Set aside to cool. Ready for use in an hour or two.     

The following ingredients are used in our soaps; Cold pressed vrigin coconut oil, Bentonite clay, Rhassoul clay, Jamaican black Castor oil, Shea butter and a  Glycerine soap base, made up of the following; Glycerine, Sodium Stearate, Triethanolamine Lauryl Sulphate, Incromectant L Amea, Lanexol AWS, Crodasinic CAC, Propylene Glycol, Urea, EDTA Disodium Salt.

Shampoo bar

Our shampoo bar is one of my favorites, it is simply such a sensible choice for men who do not want to carry large bottles of shampoo and conditioner around with them, and sensibly so as you are effectively carting about soap with lots of water in a plastic container that is highly likely to go to landfill, or find its way into our waterways and oceans.  Apply by rubbing the bar over your head until enough soap has been distributed over the scalp area, massage as with any other shampoo. Leave the lather on your head for a few minutes before rinsing to give the oils some time to penetrate and do their work, alternatively rinse immediately if you are pressed for time. Use the bar for a few days to notice the results. Your hair will be strong, healthy, and have a shiny appearance. If you prefer to stick with the bottled stuff, we have some eco-friendly products on our site, please recycle responsibly when empty. Our bars weighs about 30 grams each, and I use around 1,2 grams per wash (short hair) making it a very economical choice. 

Here are some pics of me and my wife's hair at two different magnifications , I have been using our shampoo bar for about a year now, with no conditioner or any aftercare products, my wife uses a popular shampoo and conditioner available from large retailers, I am top, she is bottom, I was actually amazed to see the condition of my hair. I am not trying to discredit mainstream shampoo manufacturers, but only trying to illustrate that ours does a pretty good job!

 How to convert our shampoo bar to shampoo in a bottle.

  • Our bars weigh approximately 30 grams each. For bottled shampoo you will need around 300 ml of water (ratio 1:10) for every puck you use, 3 bars will make around 1 liter of shampoo. 
  • Measure 3000 ml of water and nuke for 90 seconds on high in your microwave, and pour into your container of choice, be careful when using plastic, water must not be at boiling point.
  • Nuke the shampoo bar for around 20 seconds on high, stir until the last bits of solids are dissolved. Be careful not to heat the soap to quickly as high heat will affect the natural oils negatively (what I am told) You will need to adjust these periods when making larger batches using more water and shampoo bars. Only clever people buy our products, so I have no doubts that you will figure out what works best for you!
  • Pour the soap into the water and swirl around until well mixed (around 20 seconds) try not to create excessive foam by working to rigorously. The result will be a watery mixture resembling the color of the shampoo bar used.
  • Set aside and allow to cool for about 2 hours
  • Rotate the container a few times whenever you walk past it to avoid the heavier ingredients settling at the bottom, about 5 or 6 times is every half an hour works for us. 
  • The mixture will remain watery for a while, but will thicken at the end.
  • Once thickened you can shake and handle the shampoo as you please.
  • I prefer a transparent bottle (for visual inspection) as the oil could seperate partially during longer periods of no use, in such cases, simply shake well and use.
  • Give the bottle a gentle shake before each use to ensure oils remain in suspension.