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Shave soaps

Shave soaps are not necessarily used for the same purposes as bath or facial soaps--that is, removal of dirt is less important than providing a good shave. There is no agreed-upon definition for what differentiates a shaving soap from other soaps.

All soaps could be used to build a lather and lubricate one's face while shaving, but the need for a durable, moist, and lubricating lather leads to customized soaps produced to provide such qualities (qualities not necessarily needed in bath or face soaps). Shave soaps are therefore made to provide moist, low-friction lather that allows razors to glide across the skin's surface without skipping or catching on the skin, two common sources of nicks and irritation. Shave soaps may also contain products intended to soothe the skin or provide antiseptic qualities, as well as fragrances that have no effect on the shave but are pleasing to the user.



At Alafoss in Mosfellsbær you can get our soaps. Álafoss is located in the old factory house by the waterfall Álafoss that was used to drive the mills of the old factory, which for decades were the leading manufacturer and exporter of Icelandic wool products.


Handcrafted in Iceland

All our Soaps are handmade out of oils and butter. All vegan, all natural. We also offer Certified Organic Soaps that are triple milled. When we mill the soap through heavy duty extruder machine for three to four times before we change the head ( Nose cone ) of the machine and make the soap on a professional scale. Triple milled soaps are much harder and are offer more range in our variety. When we use machine and handmade soap base ( Soap-noodles ) we talk about Hand-crafted Soaps as there is a combination between the handwork and machinery.  

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