Benefits of A Natural Shaving Soap

Hewitt shaving with goat milk shaving soap

Are you looking to enhance the quality of your shaving experience? Well, going natural is a great start! Besides involving fewer artificial ingredients, natural shaving soap is gentler than commercial shaving creams and less likely to irritate your skin.

While there are many natural shaving soap options, none match the effectiveness of Goat Milk Shaving Soap. It enables you to get a cleaner cut, a closer finish, and an ultimately more comfortable shave.

Greyden using shaving goat milk soap
"Very rich and creamy lather and gentle on the skin. Pleasant scent (Oatmeal Milk & Honey) and leaves skin feeling moisturized, not dry. No scary ingredients like what we get in canned shave cream either!" - Randi A.

Read on to discover how you can benefit from this natural shaving soap...

6 Ingredients to Avoid in Commercial Shaving Products

Even though most commercial shaving products claim to hydrate your skin and leave it moisturized, they may contain harmful ingredients. So it is important to read label ingredients so you know exactly what you are buying.

Here are six ingredients that you should avoid if you want your skin to be as healthy as it can be:

1. Triethanolamine (TEA)

TEA is a common ingredient in shaving products that increases foam. Recent studies have illustrated that this chemical may be absorbed by the skin and could cause a disruption in your hormones.

When used for a long time, it make your skin more susceptible to cancer-causing compounds such as nitrosamines and nitrates.

2. Sulfates

Sulfates, as the name suggests, come from sulfur. This element can be corrosive and harsh on your skin. Sulfates are a popular ingredient in many skin care products and are meant to work as a cleansing agent.

However, they can irritate your skin, cause dryness, hinder healthy hair growth, and cause rashes.

4. Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)

Commonly abbreviated as BHT, butylated hydroxytoluene has been ranked as one of the most harmful chemicals. This is as stated by the Federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. It may make your skin vulnerable to liver, lung, and kidney issues.

5. Isopentane

Although manufacturers use it to assist other chemicals in dissolving, isopentane is believed to have several side effects. It may cause headaches, skin irritation, dryness, dizziness, throat irritation, and dermatitis in the extremities.

6. Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) and Glycols

PEG is incorporated in cosmetic products to act as a moisturizer, softener, and solvent. Though it may not be directly harmful, its manufacturing process makes it susceptible to contamination with dioxane and ethylene oxide, which can be dangerous to the skin.

These glycols could make your skin drier and more likely to get rashes. When glycols are used in high amounts, they may cause dermatitis and kidney problems.

7. Polytetrafluoroethylene

Many people use non-stick pots and pans to cook their food. Well, unbelievably, polytetrafluoroethylene is used to make these pots. It is also an ingredient in most shaving products.

Recent studies show that this chemical may make you susceptible to breast cancer, heart disease, early menopause, and osteoarthritis.

A Healthier and More Natural Alternative

Now that you know what to avoid, the question you're probably asking is "How can I avoid these ingredients?"

One of the best ways is to make the switch to a natural goat milk shaving soap.

Hewitt using Shaving Cedarwood Vanilla Goat Milk Soap
"Within a week of (my brother) using it (Shaving Cedarwood Vanilla), the rash that would always break out lower on his neck after shaving was gone. He can't get over how gentle it is and non-irritating and that there's no rash anymore that he always thought was just a byproduct of shaving. But now he knows it was a byproduct of those chemical shave creams." - Salena

At Goat Milk Stuff, we dedicate our time and resources to ensuring you can get quality soap at the most affordable rates. We make three Goat Milk Shaving Soaps that are available all year.

Each shaving soap is made with the same amount of raw goat milk which keeps your skin hydrated and well moisturized. Your skin will enjoy a gentle and nourishing shaving experience. And you may even notice a decrease in razor burn and skin irritation when you use a natural shaving soap from Goat Milk Stuff.

Shaving Cedarwood Vanilla

As the name suggests, we make the Shaving Cedarwood Vanilla Goat Milk Soap with cedarwood essential oil and a hint of vanilla fragrance oil. This gives it a warm, woodsy, natural fragrance that reminds you of the outdoors.

Its clean and natural scent makes this shaving soap a wonderful unisex option.

Shaving Cedarwood Vanilla Goat Milk Soap
"My legs used to be itchy after shaving with other shaving gels and soap, but using this (Cedarwood Vanilla Shaving) has completely taken care of it. My legs are smooth and calm after shaving now!" - Laura

Shaving Oatmeal Milk & Honey

Who doesn’t like the sweet nutty aroma of Oatmeal Milk & Honey? This shaving soap has a smooth fragrance and a thick, full lather. Our most popular scent is ideal for everyone and is a great addition to your shaving routine.

Fletcher using shaving goat milk soap
"I really like the Oatmeal Milk & Honey Goat Milk Shaving Soap bar. It lathers well, smells good, and provides a good close shave." - John V.

Shaving Unscented

Do you prefer an Unscented Shaving Soap? We’ve got you covered. The unscented soap is a perfect option when you are looking for a smooth and clean shave without any added fragrance.

Our Unscented Shaving Soap may still smell like soap, as all our ingredients are natural. These ingredients include raw goat milk, jojoba oil, palm oil, shea butter, clay, and vitamin E. Whether you prefer unscented, have sensitive skin, or have an allergy to fragrances, this is the perfect choice.

Shaving Unscented Goat Milk Soap
"I get a closer shave than previously AND I'm spending less per shave using it (Unscented Shaving). My skin feels great! (I never thought I'd hear myself say that!)" - Joey F.

How to Use Goat Milk Shaving Soap

Have you already purchased our Goat Milk Shaving Soap but are wondering how to use it to shave? First things first, there are two major ways to shave:

  • Dry shave: This is when you use a razor without water.
  • Wet shave: As the name suggests, it involves something wet - a lubricant, such as a natural shaving soap, and water.

We do not recommend dry shaving. This can cause skin irritation and razor burn. Your skin will benefit much more when you use a moisturizing Goat Milk Shaving Soap when you shave.

Here are the steps we recommend for using Goat Milk Shaving Soap:

For Men

Use Warm Water

Getting your hair wet and moist is a great starting point for a wet shave. This makes your hair soft and your skin less susceptible to razor burn. The best way to wet your hair is using a shower or a warm and moist washcloth.

Simply let the water moisten your skin for a few minutes. This will ensure that your pores are open and the hair is wet, thus reducing irritation.

Get the Right Products

What products do you use when shaving? Besides using natural Goat Milk Shaving Soap, you must also ensure that you have a good quality shave brush, razor, and bowl.

Our Goat Milk Shaving Soaps are made from natural ingredients and are safe for sensitive skin. They provide a full, thick lather so your skin is fully lubricated and moisturized before and after shaving.

Use the brush to lather the soap in the bowl and then work the lather onto the area you want to shave. Then shave with a good quality razor. Rinse with cool water when you are finished.

Lathering shaving soap with bowl and brush
"He loves it (Cedarwood Vanilla Shaving). It foams nicely and his face feels great." - Bambi M.

The Technique Matters

Regardless of the area you are shaving, you must use safe techniques. This should involve using short strokes and following the direction in which your hair grows. Apply soft pressure to prevent razor burn.

Rinse Your Razor Frequently

After every few strokes, make sure to rinse your razor with hot water. This removes any hairs that could be stuck in the blades and makes them more effective in the next passes. When touching up, add more lather and be very careful with difficult areas.

Give it a Wet Finish

Are you satisfied with the shave? Well, it is now time to rinse the area with cool water. Cool water fosters the closure of pores and soothes any irritation or minor nicks. Remember to pat down the area with a clean towel.

For Women

The procedure outlined above suits both men and women. The only exception is that women can lather the Goat Milk Shaving Soap directly on their skin or use their hands to apply the lather. Proceed to follow the procedure for a razor burn-free shave.

shaving legs with goat milk soap
"I use a really thick tallow based deodorant that makes it difficult to wash off and get a close shave, but this (Oatmeal Milk & Honey) shaving soap has a wonderfully rich lather that efficiently washes it off and provides a great shave! I absolutely love it." - Kayla R.

Follow Up With Lotion

And there you have it! That is how easy a wet shave is with our goat milk shaving soap. After a successful shave, use our Solid Goat Milk Lotion to soothe your skin and give it much-needed moisturization.

Using Oatmeal Milk & Honey Solid Goat Milk Lotion on hands
"I have been using the lotion stick after shaving my face and head and I use it for my hands. It is non-irritating and smells great (Oatmeal Milk & Honey)." - Charlie B.

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Shaving doesn't have to be a chore. Goat Milk Shaving Soaps make the job easy and keeps your skin healthy and happy. You can actually enjoy your shaving routine and feel confident that you are protecting your skin when you use a natural shaving soap.

2 Responses

Goat Milk Stuff

Hi Francine – I’m so happy to hear that you love the shaving soap! :) Erin

Francine Dikes

I used the shaving soap for the first time last night on my legs and underarms. It’s WONDERFUL!!! So much better than anything I’ve ever used. Great stuff!

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