Shikoku Shave Soap

85 g / 3 oz    |    88 ml / 3 fl oz

Encounter the rare citrus of Shikoku’s steep tropical mountainside with this vivid fragrance.

Introducing a Japanese-inspired scent showcasing unique citrus grown in the Ehime prefecture on Japan’s smallest main Island: Shikoku.

Featured prominently is the sweetness of a mandarin variety grown high in the hills of Japan for over 400 years: the mikan. Their growth is enchanted by the ocean breeze from the Uwakai Sea below and the sun above, before they are tenderly hand-picked from their terrace of trees by local farmers.

The brilliant visual displayed on the mountain-faces of Shikoku is one of green and orange, sprinkled with ripe yellow yuzu. A lush tree bears flavourful fruit with intense tanginess, the colder temperatures high in the Kochi mountains entice the refreshing acidity of the golden fruit to bloom.

Blended to enhance the exotic sweetness of the mikan and the bitter yuzu is the sour amanatsu - another of Japan’s well-respected brightly coloured citrus hybrids.

Closing the citrus fusion is iyokan - a tangerine / mandarin cross, with its fragrant subtly tart but deeply poignant fragrance - known to any who peel back its shiny thick skin. The tart hallmark of iyokan rounds out a stunning blend of rare citrus hand-delivered to North America straight from Japan.

This intense citrus blend is unified by the warm spice of Japanese shoga (ginger), the uplifting notes of sencha (green tea), and some very soft woodsy notes from two varieties of cedar: hiba and sugi.

Shikoku is an illuminating fragrance that ignites the sweetness of these striking citrus, presented in our fourth unique Japanese scent.

Mikan (31%) | Yuzu (24%) | Amanatsu (20%) | Iyokan (12%) | Hiba (5%) | Shoga (3%) | Sencha (3%) | Sugi (2%) | 100% natural aromatic extracts from botanicals.

Shave Soap: Handmade using the highest quality organic ingredients, including tallow - which we render in-house from local, pasture-raised suet.  Our shave soaps are easy to lather using all types of shaving brushes. Plenty of water is required when lathering to achieve optimal cushion and slickness - apply the lather to a wet face for best results.

Aftershave: Water-based splashes that soothe and invigorate the skin from irritation, dryness and razor burn. They are full of nutrient rich organic ingredients that will leave your skin feeling soft, and can be used as a daily moisturizer. Highly concentrated - apply to a wet face for best results.

Shave Soap Version 3: Stearic Acid + Water + Organic Argan Oil + Organic Glycerin + Organic Castor Oil + Organic Safflower Oil + Potassium Hydroxide + Tallow (Pasture-Raised) + Organic Coconut Oil + Bentonite Clay + Sodium Hydroxide + Vitamin E + Silk + Natural Fragrance (Botanical Extracts)

Aftershave Version 2: Organic Witch Hazel + Organic Aloe Vera + Water + Organic Glycerin + Organic Quillaja Extract + Organic Rose Hydrosol + Organic Calendula Hydrosol + Alcohol + Organic Willow Bark Extract + Organic Cucumber Extract + Organic Licorice Root Extract + Organic Rosemary Extract + Leuconostoc / Radish Root Ferment Filtrate + Lactobacillus + Coconut Fruit Extract + Natural Fragrance (Botanical Extracts)

Our aftershaves are water-based and can be shipped worldwide.

Handmade in Winnipeg, Canada