Description from Joe @BlackMountainShavin1g
Every year as a boy growing up, we would travel to our place in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Sometimes at spring, and others at fall, we would be greeted by a time where things moved slower. On rare occasions, my parents would let us break out the original Atari with the only game we had for it: Pong. It was just us, that endless forest, the streams, and the slate that bound us together as a family - these sacred lands once held by the Eastern Band Cherokee and more.
Along all the paths I have traveled and the adventures I have been a part of, I have been struck by the seemingly endless connectivity that holds even the most uncanny things together. There is a positive energy we all leave behind with each step we take. This is a realization that came to me during those moments underneath the thick canopies of the Nantahala forest, the land of the noonday sun.
Nantahala means "jumping waters" in Cherokee, and as water makes it's way through and binds slate, granite, and earth... so too does water shape and bind us together in the shaving community.
Nantahala is a dedication to and celebration of nature and the spiritual connectivity that binds us all. Clean streams, slate and rock, trees, woods, and the sweet sunlight on our faces. Every note in this fragrance carries a meaning for me and my time with family in the Nantahala forest. The sun is represented by citrus notes such as bergamot, pear, and lemon. Marine notes and pink pepper remind me of clean water running over stone, and the dark canopy of the forest is brought by notes such as wood, tonka, patchouli and lavender.
A portion of the proceeds of this set will be dedicated to The Nature Conservancy at nature.org in tribute to these lands. I encourage you to look at this group and find ways to get involved within your own communities to find ways to preserve our environment and product these places that bring us together.
We hope you enjoy your experience with Nantahala.
A Word from Murphy and McNeil
I'm very excited to present this product to you. Our limited edition KODIAK base is the result of a series of tests with some of our best friends in the community, and our first time incorporating ingredients such as jojoba, and bear tallow sourced from Canada.
Along with tallow, duck, and other amazing components we hope we've put together a shaving soap you'll think is awesome!
- Scent Strength: Medium
- Top: Bright Citrus (Mandarin, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Pineapple), Lavender, Melon, Rosemary
- Middle: Geranium, Rose, Pink Pepper, Aquatics
- Base: Woody base of Patchouli, Labdanum, Suede, Fresh Wood, Amber, Tonka
- Notes: This fragrance is in recognition of all the elements of nature. A complex yet fresh accord that we hope will remind of you a clear, cool day in the forest.
- Credit: This set features the art of the incredible Rafa of @xicano_design!
Shave Soap Ingredients:
- Soap Base: Kodiak
- Water, Stearic Acid, Duck Fat, Tallow Beef, Potassium Hydroxide, Tallow Bear, Castor Oil, Kokum Butter, Glycerin, Goat Milk, Sodium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Lanolin, Jojoba Oil, Fragrance, Kaolin Clay, Tocopheral, Tussah Silk
Video Reviews for Kodiak: Nantahala
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What an amazing scent. Very soothing, smooth, and well-balanced. The Kodiak base is superb, as good or better than anything else I have in my den. The limited supply clearly has created a huge demand for this soap, but hopefully, one day you can make this available for the masses. It’s that good!
This base is spectacular. Out of the many I’ve tried, this is at the very top in all categories, but especially in slickness. My oh my, this is one slick soap. Highly recommended.
This soap base exceeds everything else in my den. I love the scent; but the performance is simply unmatched. Well done, M&M.
Phenomenal soap! Hands down my favorite so far. The scent, cushion, and lather are absolutely amazing. I will definitely buy more in the future.
1st of all shipping was ****** fast , the scent I know is subjective but I really don’t see how anyone could not love this scent , it’s my new favorite ! Slickness , cushion both are top notch , as far as post shave feel,there is no other soap that will match the post shave feel . I’ve been shaving with a straight for over 20 years so I’ve used a few soaps , this is the pinnacle of shave soap !