Albion Tallow Shaving Soap
What does it smell of? Like sipping a cup of Earl Grey tea whilst strolling through a lavender field, Albion begins with the citrus touch of bergamot and the crisp note of grapefruit. A floral and herbaceous middle is introduced with the inclusion of English lavender and patchouli grounds the fragrance with its depth and warmth. Albion provides a botanical experience and offers a clean and settling shave that can be enjoyed whatever your mood. Please note that in terms of scent strength we place Albion towards the lighter side of middle.
How strong is your scent? We wanted to err on the side of caution and reduce the risk of skin sensitisation and as a consequence we would say that (to us) our scents are light to medium in strength. Albion is made up of four (4) different essential oils and lavender and patchouli being equally dominant. As a suggestion if you'd like to boost your scent strength why not add a few drops of either essential oil to your lather? N.B. if you choose to do this please be certain to test the lather for sensitisation prior to application of the area to be shaved.
Attention to detail: Our enterprise is an intimate family operation where we focus on the detail, quality and aesthetic of our products and we focus on you, our customer. An example is how we use our own hands to blend each essential oil accord. These are carefully meted out recipes that are made one batch at a time and added to the just made soap. N.b. Our soap is a thirsty beast. For a better understanding please take a moment and watch my guide on how to lather our soap.
Ingredients: Potassium stearate, aqua, potassium tallowate (bovine), potassium castorate, cocos lactate, glycerin, potassium safflowerate, potassium shea butterate, lanolin, allantoin, tussah silk and essential oils: bergamot, lavender, grapefruit and patchouli.
Method: Each soap is hand made via the hot process technique and decanted in to wide neck 100mm diameter plastic jars. We fill each jar with approximately 4oz (115g) of soap and then let them cure for a minimum of 8-weeks. After this we hand clean the exterior jar (elbow grease only) before each jar has its sticker applied to its lid.