by Sort of Coal
Pure Char Essence (Oak Wood Vinegar)
Elaesis Guineensis Oil / Cocos Nucifera Oil
Aqua / Sodium Hydroxide / Potassium Hydroxide
Size: 85 x 55 x 25mm
An invigorating white soap with pure Char Essence for your face and body; especially suited for normal and dry skin types, yet gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
Char Essence is a natural byproduct from the traditional production of White Charcoal and long cherished in Japan for its purifying and PH balancing effect on the skin, as well as for its delicious woody and smoky scent.
SHIRO SOAP is handmade in Denmark, using only natural oils free from any harmful substances. And because we find that waste is such a waste, we also spent a great deal of effort on the packaging design. We hope you will find plenty more use for this fine little cardboard box.
Our White Charcoal is produced using the same methods and processes that have been used for centuries. In this ancient Japanese method, pieces of wood are baked in hand-built clay kilns, – low temperatures at first and then at extremely high temperatures with restricted oxygen. This allows carbon to be captured in the wood, a process called pyrolysis. Perfecting the difficult ritual of burning requires patience and dedication and the people who produce White Charcoal are artisans and often have a family history of being charcoal makers. Although many Asian countries produce Binchotan, Kishu Binchotan is superior due to the potent combination of the best quality Japanese Oak and the traditional unique craftsmanship.
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You will always find a broad selection of our furniture designs on display alongside our popular tabletop and desktop accessories as well alongside our beautifully curated selection of ‘Evergreen’ and seasonal products.
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You will find a map of our global stockists to help you find the nearest store to see and touch our products. Not all of our products are on display at every stockist. Please speak to us or to your nearest store to check before you visit.
Free UK delivery over £1500
Eligible for return within 14 days
Our products are made to order in our workshops in the UK and Portugal. Furniture items can take between 7-8 weeks to arrive with you (possibly longer before and after the summer holiday closure and Christmas), although some items are in stock and can arrive faster. This is indicated against each product as you select your option (this is also where we update the lead time). If you have specific requirements for delivery and would like to know if your order can be delivered sooner, please do contact us.
Our mission is to be a responsible, purposeful and useful company that is fit for the 21st century, and our ambition is to sell our sustainably made furniture to as many people as possible.
To do this, we strive to strike the right balance between craft and industry.