Wet Shaving for Women
Why let men have all the
shaving with a brush and quality lather can enhance the comfort and
enjoyment of the male shaving experience, but did you know that lathering
with a brush can be just as functional and fun for a woman.
Overview: Shaving with an electric razor can be especially uncomfortable for certain parts like under the arms, upper thighs or intimate areas. In addition, electric razor heads can dull over time making it even more difficult to get a good or non-irritating shave. And the older you are, the more sensitive to shaving those particular areas can become. On the other hand, wet shaving with canned foam or non-lathering shaving gel can go on cold and are often filled with harsh ingredients. If you are looking for an alternative or already wet shave with water and some form of soap or cream then shaving with a brush and quality lather my be right for you. The same reasons men like this style of shaving also applies to women, only females have more area to take care of.
As a female
and owner of Emís Place,
it only seems right that I bring up the fact that traditional wet shaving is
for us too! While the web site is geared toward men, I wanted to share my
personal story in hopes that some women can relate, or may be looking for
ideas about other shaving and body care alternatives.
Since I personally use, or market test, the products we sell
I discovered real quick how much more I enjoy shaving when using a brush,
and in my case, mostly the Em's
glycerin shaving soaps and once in a while the
lathering shave creams. Sometimes I will use the botanical bath
soaps, but the lather created from those don't last as long. Both,
however, provide a nice lubricating shave and smell really good. Plus you can use either
kind of soap to wash your face and body, thereby making body care simple
and skin friendly. And with the high proportion of natural ingredients, I
can feel good about what I am putting on my skin. While I wonít say exactly
how old I am, I confess that I'm part of the baby-boomer generation.
Products that donít strip natural oils and provide wholesome ingredients
seem to help Ė and factor in that I have dry, sensitive skin.
Finding products that didnít
cause a problem with my sensitive skin was difficult. I had to use unscented
mass-market products, and even then I would get break outs and irritation.
Since using our Em's brand toiletries I can enjoy scents again and donít have
skin issues like before. I will never really know why I can use our brand of skin care
formulas after having so many problems in the past with off-the-shelf items. I
suspect it may have been the synthetic colorants, synthetic fragrances or
other extenders, binders and harsh ingredients. Or possibly the larger
percentage or variety of preservatives. Most Emís brand products are made here in
Oregon and only contain food grade or natural preservatives. In addition,
aromas are from natural essential oils and contain no artificial colorants.
Emily Witherspoon, 2006, All rights
Em's Place has many products of interest for you too! Check out our body care items, shaving brushes and wet shaving produces.
It's not just for him...
Please Note: While naturally based body care products are good for sensitive skin and people who have had problems with other things in the past, an individual can still have a sensitivity to an item or ingredient, even in high proportion botanical products.