Yesterday, I wrote about why we use coconut oil and avocado oil in our handmade soap. And those are just two of the four oils we use... but it was late and I was tired... so here's part two: olive oil and castor oil!
Pretty slick! We decided to use olive oil because I don't like having too many bars and tubes and bottles in the shower... and I wanted Outlaw soap to double as shaving soap!
(for those of you keeping track, our soap is good for skin, good for clothes, and good for hair... and it's good shaving soap. Is there anything Outlaw can't do?)
Since I don't have facial hair the consistency of a scrub brush, I can't tell you what it's like to use on facial hairs. But for regular lady hairs, it works great!
For those of you with facial hairs, have you used it for shaving? How'd it go?
And in addition to being slick, it's also good for your skin and cleansing and all that stuff... probably no surprise there. You're getting the picture of our ingredient philosophy by this point: Every. Thing. Must. Be. AMAZING.
And last but not least is the little powerhouse of castor oil. I love you, little brother.
Combined with avocado oil and olive oil, castor oil creates that dense, creamy lather (also super for shaving). And it's quick-absorbing into the skin for extra moisturizingness (that's a word, right?).
We don't use a lot of castor oil because, as everyone knows, when you add too much castor oil to a bar of soap, it gets kind of gross and sticky. So we use just a little bit.
LOL... that reminds me of a good joke I heard:
What's brown and sticky... A STICK! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Bet you thought I was going to say "castor oil," but it's not brown and it's not sticky all by itself (though it is kind of gooey).
So there you have it! All the four oils in Outlaw handmade soap!
If you haven't given 'em a try, please do: https://liveoutlaw.com/collections/handmade-western-inspired-soap