Tobacco | Vetiver | Coffee | Activated Charcoal & Clay
Hypothesis behind the bar:
I originally wanted to make a bar called Violence to go with one of my husband's art enamel pins. It had more of an aggressive style, we came up with a good drippy looking logo for a ski-mask, and planned to drop the bar in October for Halloween in 2021. So the question then was: "What does Violence smell like"?
After gathering some ideas about Violence, it seemed only fitting that tobacco be included in this scent. Afterall, what says Violence more than cigarettes, black coffee, and a musty smell in the air *queue Rob Zombie playing in the background*. In order to tamper down the sweetness of the tobacco, I needed to add something earthy and something a little more astringent. Enter: CO2 extracted coffee oil. The delicious and rich aroma of coffee, without any of the caffeine. A must. After the coffee was added, I was still craving more earthy-goodness. Vetiver and copaiba are my two go-to scents for adding a very grounding feeling to my blends.
Once the scent was complete, it was time to decide on additives! I wanted the appearance of the bar to match the name and powerful scent. We hadn't done a dual colored bar since Washy, so I thought to go along with the vibe of Violence, black and maroon would be excellent colors. Activated charcoal always creates a nice, dark color and a mixture of pink and purple clays created a cool, muted red that contrasted well!
Data & Conclusion:
Violence definitely packs a punch with it's empowering and warming scent. Activated charcoal helps attract and lock away extra dirt, while the clays add a softness to the lather and help hydrate skin!
This listing is for one, Full Size 4.5 oz bar of soap.
Designed for acne prone, sensitive, and dry skin | for use on hands, body, face, shoes, oil stains, & whatever else you use soap for!
External use only.
Materials used in these experiments:
Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, aqua, sodium hydroxide, sodium lactate, diatomaceous earth, rose clay, purple brazilian clay, activated charcoal, [Virginia cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana), copaiba balsam (Copaifera langsdorffii), vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), clove bud (Eugenia caryophyllata), tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), coffee (Coffea arabica), balsam fir (Abies balsamea), white sage (Salvia apiana)] oils.
I’ve been using Violence on my face and my skin and it really feels so clean and refreshed adterwards! I get a hint of sweet bubble gum smell too 😍 One of my favs!
Subtle scent, rinses clean and leave my skin feeling hydrated even after showering g multiple times a day after training
One of my top three favorite soaps. Lathers and cleans well and smells great. A fan if the musky smell of this one, that’s too overpowering like lat brands.