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Tame your beard | Valor Organics

Tame your beard

Whether you’re rocking a luscious lumberjack beard, or you pride yourself on keeping a clean jawline, it’s important to value the health of both the skin and whiskers to tame your beard. Valor includes a range of organic, artisan-made beard and skincare products for the man who values not only a healthy face but also a healthy planet. PLUS they've just had a little grooming themselves ;) Made from the finest organic macadamia and hemp oils, as well as an array of other essential oils, Valor Beard Tamer (formally known as Beard Balm) moisturises the skin and prevents dryness. The...

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In the war on bacteria, Are all soaps equal? | Valor Organics

In the war on bacteria, Are all soaps equal?

IN THE WAR ON BACTERIA, ARE ALL SOAPS EQUAL? As we know, short of a vaccine, hand-washing with soap and water is the number one way to prevent infection. And yes, this applies to all soap (as long as you're washing for minimum 20 seconds). This is because, at the molecular level, soap breaks things apart including microbes such as the corona-virus. The motion of vigorous scrubbing with soap and water is what removes these microbes from the skin, which is partly why hand-washing is more effective than sanitizer. Alcohol-based sanitizer is a good backup when soap and water are...

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Taking (self)care of you | Valor Organics

Taking (self)care of you

Many men, and their significant others, believe that they could dedicate a little more time to their self-care and grooming routines. Sometimes getting out of bed, splashing your face with water, and putting a hat on can do the trick; however, most would agree that some of us could be putting a little more work into our physical and mental health through self-care. Small efforts like moisturising, shaving and styling your hair can go a long way in improving your day-to-day well-being and raising your confidence. There are ample ways to improve your self-care and grooming routines through attainable, affordable...

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The dirt about Soaps | Valor Organics

The dirt about Soaps

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOAP  Historically, soap was made from vegetable oils, such as olive oil, aromatic oils (such as Thyme or Laurel oil) and lye (al-Soda al-Kawia) and was first produced by Muslim chemists in the medieval Islamic world. Some theories maintain the Romans first discovered Soap when the fat from the roasting meat trickled through the ash from the fire into the river, making foam. Either way, the basic formula for soap hasn’t changed since then. Get the dirt about soaps and everything you need to know about Olive Oil Soaps. Olive Oil Soap is the...

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What's the Fuss About Palm Oil? | Valor Organics

What's the Fuss About Palm Oil?

Here at Valor, its a Palm Oil Free Zone!   We are committed to NEVER using Palm Oil or Palm products and their derivatives. It's Easy! However... Palm Oil Tree plantations are a massive industry. Particularly in Malaysia, Borneo and Indonesia. Millions of hectares of rainforest habitats have been cleared and continue being cleared by bulldozing and burning. You may have seen the images taken from space showing dark clouds of smoke over vast areas of Asia & South America caused by burning off native Rainforests, in order to plant more Palm Oil trees. Many species, including Orangutans, are either...

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How to Shave with Valor | Valor Organics

How to Shave with Valor

How to Shave with Valor First up, we know every man develops his own unique Modus Operandi for shaving, but here is a tried and proven methodology for the cleanest shave, and a good place to start. We endorse the old fashion wet shave with a brush and safety razor. It is still the most painless and efficient way to achieve the cleanest shave! And multiple blades and turbo pivots aren’t going to change that. Start with a good quality stainless steel razor (you won’t find anything sharper) and it’s going to be a lot cheaper and environmentally friendly, than replacing those disposable...

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