Cool No: 10 Natural Handmade Greek Olive Oil Soap – 85g-95g (£4.50)
Whilst at the Natural and Organic trade show recently, I’ve discovered a range of hand made soaps made on the Greek island of Aegina, using locally produced, cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil as their main ingredient. The bars are made in small batches, contain nothing artificial, so no synthetic colours, perfumes or preservatives. They don’t contain any chemical nasties and come in a range of varieties, focusing on different skin benefits and uses.
I was given the ‘Number 10’ bar to try from Wood-Knit-Bee, as it is particularly foamy and moisturising, so great for use as a shaving cream. I used my shaving brush to whip up some foam, which it did very easily. The foam stayed on my skin long enough to shave. I find some bars of soap that claim are suitable for shaving, often lose their foam quickly and have little or no slip and slide value. Which is never great when you’re about to slide a sharp blade across the skin.
This soap has a mild pleasant fragrance, nothing over powering or offence. Post shaving, I used the same bar to wash with. It lathers up well, cleaning the skin gently and thoroughly leaving no irritation or dryness.
The base of the soap is Greek Olive Oil, followed by Coconut oil, Palm Kernel oil, Caster Seed oil, Palm oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Water and Lye. That’s it!
The ingredients are excellent, fully Del Brown Approved! and beat hands down, a lot of the better known ‘shaving soaps’ with its list of genuine natural ingredients. So if you’re a gent who prefers to wet shave with a shaving brush, or a lady looking for easy shaving of your legs in the bath tub, I’d highly recommend giving this one a try!
Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Cocos Nucefera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aqua, Lye