So, what's so special about Balbo's Beard Soaps?
Well, it's handmade using the traditional cold process method which involves mixing oils (Coconut, Olive Oil and Sustainable Palm Oil in our case) with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result of this chemical reaction is called 'saponification'. When this mixture has been poured into the soap moulds and solidifies, it is taken from the mould and left on the curing rack for up to 6 weeks. It's a long process!
We add some extra nutrients to our beard soaps to make them extra special for facial hair and the skin beneath, one of these extras is Bentonite Clay (pictured below). A clay which is composed of ash made from volcanos! This clay has been used in many historical remedies for healing, cleaning and detoxifying and continues to be used today.
So using Balbo Beard Soap's will help to replace the natural oils which may have been stripped away from blow drying and the elements in general, it will soothe and moisturise the skin beneath your beard due to the natural glycerine present within the soap. It lathers up a treat even in hard water areas. The soaps don't contain any nasty chemicals and preservatives, it is paraben and SLS free.
We have 2 different beard soaps available. The first is Sandalwood (essential oils), which has a lovely earthy scent and coloured with a dash of turmeric powder, and our most popular. The second is our Fragrance Free beard soap, no essential oils or colours added. This soap is perfect for sensitive skin as it is allergen free. The fragrance free soap is great for people who use different fragranced beard oils and balms, so you don't end up with mixed scents!