Lather Blaster 3000 Artisan Shave Soap - Ultra Premium Formula CK-6 Official Rich Man Shaving Group Scent
Scent Profile: Talc, Sandalwood, Bourbon, Tobacco Absolute, Peruvian Mirra Resin, Indonesian Brown Damar Resin, Strawberry Aldehyde
Some of you may recall a very special soap & splash we did for the Seattle Shave Con about 4 years back...no? Well then, maybe you remember a soap and splash we did for WCS called Rum Runner? If so, you will immediately love Lather Blaster 3000, a scent too good to lose! Fact is, this is that scent and then some...
BOOM! Meet our latest soap to get the Formula CK-6 treatment! [Learn more about Formula CK-6 HERE]
A Much Needed Tweak
The original accord was Sandalwood, Bourbon and Tobacco Absolute and man was it epic...but to be honest, a little rough around the edges looking back. *So I decided to take it back to the perfuming table and refine it even more, take off certain rough edges & corners if you will.
The kiss of Strawberry Aldehyde adds a nice touch of zing and plays really well with the tobacco note. The tree resins not only work as natural fixatives for the scent but also add a nice warm, vanilla-esque balsam and resinous note that wasn't there before. Lastly, the talc on top softened the Indian Sandalwood even more, making for a truly classic barbershop blend that melts like butter on the skin!
*What really inspired Lather Blaster 3000 was one of my favorite traditional shave dens on Facebook, The Rich Man Shaving Group! Not only is this group filled with great, friendly people, but it is pretty unique in the fact that at any given moment, you will find someone on there doing a live shave! That alone really makes them stand out in my mind. Then there is their leader, Rich Hansen, Youtuber & Brush Handle turner!
After building this humble little shave oasis and watching it grow for a little while now, Rich thought it was high time to offer an official group soap, and he approached me. As I mentioned above, I was itching to revisit this scent and this was just the reason I needed. So with a new muse I went to work on Lather Blaster 3000!
Once Rich caught his first sniff of LB 3K it was clear to us both that we needed to offer more than just a splash and soap...but an entire line! You need not be a member of the group to enjoy the fruits of it but I highly recommend you check them out...tell 'em Doug scent ya...I mean sent ya!
Because Rich's Youtube Channel, Shaving with Rich is a few viewers shy of 3000 subscribers! That said, let's get him there together! When you have a second, please click the link above and give him a sub, for without him, this scent would not be here...again! (but better!!!)
As you can probably gather by now, a lot of thought and time went into Lather Blaster 3000 on my part and Rich Hansen's. You will immediately feel & smell the difference every shave ever after! Shave On!
About the Soap:
Lather Blaster is made with our Ultra Premium CK-6 Formula!
Tallow is the Benchmark?
Some traditionalists think yes, though they really can't say why. I do admit however the number of Tallow or Bust purists is shrinking...but there is still this Animal Fat is the Best mentality out there, and I find it baffling...at least from the chemical end of things. Soooooo, sick and tired of all this Tallow vs Veggie talk, we thought we'd attempt to end it once and for all by delivering a soap that checks off all the boxes when it comes to all of tallow’s supposed mystical attributes: Better Glide, Better Moisturizing Properties, Better Post Shave Feel, Better, Etc. See what we were up against? Don't even get me going into the seemingly magical combination of Lanolin & Tallow! lol
Rather than try to find a new, yet to be used species of tallow or fat (Prairie Dog Fat?), we went deeper into the jungles of South America for a tallow alternative, or rather, a Superior fat!
Over the last several years Fran and I have carefully researched all the different butters the world has to offer, and have gone on a long, sometimes mysterious, sometimes frustrating journey to see where our experiment would take us. With much trial and error and careful note taking we believe we have arrived!
So Here we are, Formula CK-6...or what I like to think of as Ground Zero to a new paradigm. You folks decide if I am crazy. [*Fran says Overly Dramatic. Regardless, this stuff is something else!]
Introducing The CK-6 Formula: Fat of the Land
"Lather just explodes off the brush within seconds. Performance as good as the best tallow-based soaps. Exceptional post shave feel." ~ Mantic 59, Sharpologist
CK-6 is made up of some very Exotic Butters, Oils and Waxes from around the world: Kokum Butter, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba Wax, Bacuri Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Murumuru Butter! Can you guess which are the Brazilian Beauties? [Hint: they sound like lyrics in a samba!]
A Mystical Trifecta of Slick
Bacuri Butter: is very popular in the north of Brazil, it comes from the seeds of a beloved local fruit with a rich pulp, and flavor.
Bacuri butter has a high absorption rate, due to its high level of tripalmitin (50% to 55%), which penetrates the skin quickly. The high amount of fatty palmitoleic acid (5%), compared to other oils (less than or equal to 0.5 to 1.5%), makes the Bacuri oil a fantastic emollient, and a super moisturizing agent. Think killer post shave feel!
Capuacu Butter: is a close cousin to the cacao plant, the trees and fruits are similar, however, cupuacu has a richer pulp. Cupuacu butter is naturally softer than cacao, therefore easier to use, and offers more benefits than the cocoa butter.
Cupuacu butter has very high water absorption capacity (Over 200% Greater Than Lanolin)- Read that again. Due to its capacity for water absorption and the ability to obstruct the evaporation of moisture from the skin, Cupuaçu butter just might be one of the best moisturizing ingredients available. (take that Lanolin!) Fun Fact: Chocolate can also be made from cupuacu - it is called “cupulate".
Murumuru Butter: is a phenomenally slick butter that gives a most excellent skin feel and slip. It is called the "vegetable silicone" for its ability to rapidly replace mineral silicon in the dermis. It comes from the seeds of a palm tree that is very abundant in the wet regions of the Amazon forest.
Murumuru Butter is also rich in vitamin A and C and Omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9. The main fatty acid found in this butter is called Lauric acid (at an astonishing 47%) It also has myristic acid, oleic, palmitic and linoleic acids. When these 3 sisters combine with Kokum, Cocoa, Jojoba & Shea you get some serious Premium, Luxury, Fatty Lather; killer creamy, slick, buttery goodness that possesses Superb Residual Slickness and Earth Shattering Post Shave Feel! You will not even need to use a balm after and good luck keeping your hands off your face all day!
"This soap formula is a game changer. It's the best soap I've used. ~ Jason Bryan, Distorted Cheese Shaving
A few of our testers were straight up Tallow Worshipers but CK-6 left them confused and a bit shaken (*slight exaggeration...but only slight.) Many straight up thought we were playing a practical joke on them. Admittedly, I did tell them they would be testing our New Tallow Shave Soap. :) Only after they excitedly declared it exceptional and almost magical did I break the news. Hee Hee Hee, I live for moments like this. [Note: two did use the word "Magical" in their description...so take that Fran!]
Due to the unique/exotic ingredients used in the formula, it is priced slightly higher out of necessity. All our testers agreed this would be a more than fair price for 5 Ounces of such a premium recipe.
Enjoy Folks, It's A Shave New World!
All Soaps come packed in a reusable container.
5 oz Tub
Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Cocoa Butterate, Potassium Avocadoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Capuacu) Butter, Astrocaryum (Murumuru) Seed Butter, Platonia Insignis (Bacuri) Seed Butter, Parfum [Fragrance]
External Use Only, Discontinue Use if Irritation Occurs
Handmade In Arizona, USA