Shaving Soap Samples
Sometimes it's hard to commit to a full 4oz tub without knowing what you're getting yourself in to. That's where our 1/2 oz samples come in! Give them a try so thst you can figure out what you like.
When we decided to go with the name Summer Break Soaps it was obvious that we would need a fantastic apple scent. Teacher’s Pet is what came out of that idea. Much like a real teacher’s pet, it is sweet, with a touch of tartness. The apple (Macintosh apple to be exact) is firmly in the driver's seat here. Brown sugar and white musk contribute some sweetness while orange zest boosts the tart side of things. Patchouli provides the base.
History has always been a subject that I was passionate about. History 101 is the result of me asking myself, “what would history smell like?” That is a very broad and difficult question to answer (not to mention strange). History 101 is what resulted from me experimenting with this question in mind. It consists of a blend of individual notes that remind me of history, leather, gunsmoke, smoke, dirt, tobacco, and sawdust. Clary sage and allspice also are present as top notes.
Everyone has to look their very best for picture day, which may include a stop at the local barbershop. This is my interpretation of a barbershop style scent, which was developed with my barbershop in mind. It starts off with lavender and bergamot, which quickly fall in with the rest of the accord. Rosemary and black pepper are present as middle notes. The base is oak moss, patchouli, and tonka bean. The result is a fantastic scent that is both familiar and different at the same time. Picture Day will leave you not only looking your best, but smelling great too. Say Cheese!
Bell Ringer is meant to be that attention getter that snaps out of your sleep and gets you ready for the day. At the heart of this scent is Grapefruit and Mango which creates a nice balance of tart and sweet. Additionally, Orange, Lemon, Lime, Green Apple, Linden Blossom, Chamomile, Musk, and Sugar are present to round out this scent.
The depth of lavender has been something that has intrigued me since I started experimenting with scent making. Homecoming seeks to draw out an accentuate some of the darker elements in lavender. Scent notes include lavender, black pepper, neroli, coriander, vetiver, and cedar. Make no mistake, lavender is the star here, but the other notes bring earthy, spicy, and dark notes to the table resulting in a complex and versatile scent.
Cannonball! Is your chance to experience a tropical day at the pool from the comfort of your own bathroom. Not only will this soap leave you smelling great, but it will cool you off and give you the sensation of relaxing in a pool on a hot day. I spent many summers as a kid at the swimming pool nearly every day. I loved it so much that I worked as a lifeguard for many summers when I was older. The smell of a pool is something that will always brings back memories for me. Knowing that not everyone would probably want to smell like a pool all day, I decided to introduce some tropical fruits into this scent. The result is an initial burst of of Pineapple and Orange, but the sweetness is quickly cut by the scents of Water, Ozone, and Chlorine, creating a unique and complex scent that is truly perfect for summer. I’ve used a synthetic alternative to menthol in this soap. The result is a cooling sensation that will set in after a minute or 2 and last for long after your shave. If combined with the aftershave, the cooling sensation may last for 30 minutes + for some people.
Back to School:
Ah fall, I’m sure everyone remembers the sights, scents, and feelings of returning to school. Back to School captures that feeling of fall. It is a fresh take on a fall scent. Think of taking a hike through the woods after school is out for the day. The leaves on the trees changing colors and falling to the ground around you. Hay and leaves keep this scent fresh while cedar grounds them. Dirt is present in the background to round, but I would not describe this as a dirty scent. This is a very fresh take on a fall accord.
Winter Break, Holiday Break, Christmas Break, it doesn’t matter what you call it. What matters is the memories tied to this time of year. The goal of Winter Break was to make a scent that helps you take a trip down memory lane. The core of this scent consists of Balsam Fir and Evergreen. A touch of dark chocolate provides the base while Nutmeg provides a bit of spiciness. Finally, the scent is finished with the perfect amount of Peppermint, which rounds out the accord and makes it the perfect fit for this time of year.
Stearic Acid, Beef Tallow, Glycerin, Coconut Milk, Aloe Vera Liquid, Water, Potassium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kokum Butter, Yogurt Powder, Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance/Essential Oil, Lanolin, Jojoba Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bentonite Clay
Cannonball (Modified version of the new base):
Stearic Acid, Beef Tallow, Coconut Milk, Aloe Vera Liquid, Water, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kokum Butter, Yogurt Powder, Castor Oil, WS-23, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance/Essential Oil, Glycerin, Lanolin, Jojoba Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bentonite Clay
Please discontinue use immediately if skin irritation occurs.