Citra Royale Tallow Shaving Soap
What does it smell of? This scent is a fresh blend of lemon, lime, orange, litsea cubeba (a lemon like citrus scent), mandarin, bergamot, patchouli and cedarwood. It provides a light citrus experience and offers a refreshing shave that is wonderfully balanced out by the inclusion of cedarwood and patchouli. A favourite for the summer, but equally great for any time of the year. Please note that in terms of scent strength Citra Royale is a delicate and subtle scent that we place at the lighter end of the strength range.
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. Citra Royale is made up of eight (8) different essential oils and lime is the dominant note. As a suggestion if you'd like to boost your scent strength why not add a few drops of lime 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: lime, lemon, mandarin, cedarwood, bergamot, orange, patchouli and litsea cubeba.
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.