WestMan Shaving - (Desas)Sossego - Artisan Shaving Soap - Made in Portugal
Yuzu, Neroli, Lavender, Vanilla, Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood, Patchouli
(Desas)sossego is a Lavender-foward fragrance with the soothing embrace of nature and a an edgy twist. It offers a moment of relaxation from everyday life.
The subtle top notes of zesty Yuzu and sweet Neroli are reminiscent of a gentle breeze on a field of purple blooms. At the heart there is a strong note of Lavender, which makes up about 40% of the entire fragrance, is obtained primarily from natural essential oils with a sliver of synthetic materials to enhance its fragrant properties.
Lavender's timeless appeal is enhanced by a soft and creamy note of Vanilla that enhances the feeling of comfort. Just a dab of Ylang-Ylang acts as an exotic layer of an acute and unfamiliar aroma. Notes of Sandalwood and Patchouli provide a warm and grounding base.
The inspiration for the theme of this collection is the book "O Livro do Desassossego" by Fernando Pessoa. We are certainly proud of his legacy and this is perhaps his most important and profound work. A collection of experiences and reflections recorded in loose texts in no particular order. Similar to a diary with confessions that oscillate between restlessness (Desassossego), boredom, anguish and such great lucidity and analytical capacity.
The Nirvana Soap Base
The Nirvana soap base is nothing but a natural evolution of Westman's original soap base and what we learned from the old formula. The modifications result in greater rentability, improved lather consistency, slickness, as well as a comfortable, skin-loving post-shave feel.
Changes include new ingredients such as broccoli seed oil instead of apricot kernel oil for better absorption by the skin. The inclusion of dimethicone due to its excellent lubricating properties. In addition, the simplification of the formula, which contains fewer saponified fats, allows us to increase the concentration of the really important fats such as kokum butter and mango butter to obtain a denser and shinier lather. Other key ingredients include tallow, lanolin, jojoba oil, avocado oil and many more.
Experience a superlative shave.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Potassium Tallowate, Glycerin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Mango Butterate, Parfum (Fragrance), Dimethicone, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Tallowate, Lanolin, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Mango Butterate, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Lactate, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Castorate, Caprae Lac (Goat Milk) Powder, Xanthan Gum, Kaolin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Styrax Benzoin Gum, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Coumarin, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxycitronellal.
Swirl a damp shaving brush on the dry surface of the soap in circular motions from 30 seconds (if using stiff brush) to 60 seconds (if using a soft brush). Aim to create a thick paste on the tips of the brush. A little pressure is good. It may be helpful to add a few drops of water to the surface of the soap halfway through.
Take the loaded brush and start "painting" the soap paste onto the area that you want to shave. To begin lathering, add a few drops of water on the tips of the brush and apply to the area in a circular motion. Repeat this process - add water/swirl - as many times as desired to achieve your prefered lather consistency.
When you are finished shaving, rinse the excess suds from the surface of the soap and allow it to dry. After a few hours, you can close the lid and store the soap in a cool, dark and dry place.