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Nettles + Clay Natural Shave Soap

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  • Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • Sulfate Free
  • Sustainably Harvested
  • No GMO
  • Vegan
  • Handmade
  • Made in the USA

Paraben Free

Parabens are synthetic chemical preservatives, commonly used in beauty products like shampoo, lotion, and deodorants. Parabens can accumulate in your body, and have been linked to hormonal disruption and reproductive problems. In studies of breast cancer patients, parabens have been found in the tissue of cancerous tumors–yikes! If you want to avoid Parabens in your beauty products, keep an eye out for methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben in the ingredients list.

Phthalate Free

Phthalates are found in toys, electronics, personal care products, plastic wraps, containers, and more. These petroleum based chemicals help soften plastics, and bind fragrances to perfumes, deodorants, creams, and other personal care products. Phthalates are are not chemically bound, meaning they can easily get released into the air, water, or your body, just by using the products as intended. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system, which can cause reproductive damage, hormonal imbalances, infertility, mood changes, metabolism changes, and more.

Sulfate Free

Sulfates are synthetic chemical ingredients commonly used in beauty products and household cleaners, like shampoos and dish soaps. You can usually identify sulfates in an ingredients list by looking out for the most common types: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLC) and Sodium Laureth Sulfates (SLES). These chemicals, often derived from petroleum, are used to help form the “lather” we’re used to seeing in our beauty and cleaning products. When used in the shower or sink, these chemicals can flow through the pipes and into our waterways. Synthetic sulfates have been linked to allergic reactions, eye and skin irritation, and hair loss, and some studies suggest they contain carcinogenic ingredients.

Organic Content

Organic materials and ingredients are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, farm workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Choosing organic materials eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

Sustainably Harvested

Some or all of the ingredients or materials used to produce this item have been sustainably harvested. Sustainable practices involve managing land in ways that prevent overharvesting, preserve the natural ecosystems and animal habitats, and ensure a sustainable harvest for the future.


This product is made without the use of Genetically Modified Organisms. The process of using GMO’s involves manipulating the DNA of plants, animals, and other organisms to produce benefits such as an ability to tolerate herbicides or produce their own pesticides. GMO’s have been deemed as unsafe by many developed nations.


This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.


We support small businesses and craftspeople who create each of their products with care. Handmade products are generally produced on a small scale, without the use of large energy consuming factories and production facilities. Buying handmade helps support art, communities, and people’s livelihoods.

Made in the USA

This product was made in the United States. Buying locally made items helps to reduce harmful emissions that result from transportation during and after the production process. Purchasing products made in the United States also ensures that the items are produced in ways that meet strict safety and labor standards.

Stop nicks and irritation with ease thanks to the Nettles + Clay Natural Shave Soap from Plum Brilliance. Handcrafted with botanicals from cedarwood, cocoa butter, bentonite clay – this product comes without any extra plastic packaging or nonsense for your most minimal experience. Great for use before shaving, this natural shave soap bar creates a slippery lather to reduce cuts and irritation while shaving, and nettles act to tighten and tone skin to stop bleeding from razor nicks. Plus, it coRead Morentains no sulfates, parabens, chemicals, or additives!

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Sustainability Features


  • Handcrafted in small artisan batches in the USA


  • Fully saponified oils of Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sustainable Elaeis guineensis (palm) oil,Olea europaea (olive) oil, Rincis communis (castor) oil, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, wild harvested ground Urtica Dioica (nettles), Bentonite clay, proprietary blend of essential oils


  • Plum Brilliance has high social and ethical responsibility goals, and their palm oil supplier is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that supports sustainable palm oil production and harvesting!


  • Soap bar comes package free with only a recyclable paper sleeve
  • Ships in recycled and recyclable shipping materials or boxes with tissue paper (from recycled clothing pattern paper from thrift stores) or reused shredded papers

Made Without

  • Contains no preservatives, parabens or synthetics
  • Ethically wildcrafted from chemical and pesticide free botanicals and oils

Product Specifications

Additional Features

  • Handcrafted shaving soap bar with natural, chemical-free ingredients that are gentle for all skin types
  • Made with wild harvested nettles, cocoa butter, cedarwood essential oils, and lavender
  • Creates good lather and slip for a close and irritation free shave


  • Personal care products are not eligible for return


  • 5oz / 141g

Shipping Info

  • Ships within 2 - 3 business days

About the Company

Plum Brilliance

What is Plum Brilliance? Well, in the words of founder Apryl Martinez: plant magic handcrafted in San Diego. With mindful, plastic-free product packaging, and wildcrafted and sustainably harvested ingredients with no chemical additives, Plum Brilliance products are kind to our bodies – and for our Earth. Unlike many skincare companies that rely on harsh additives like preservatives and parabens, the body butters, oils, soaps, bath products, and skincare essentials from Plum Brilliance use only natural ingredients that are both grown and manufactured with love in small batches.

Our skin absorbs everything it touches. So infuse your skin with the power of nature with Plum Brilliance products!

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  1. laurene2016

    Shaving Soap

    laurene2016 (verified owner)

    Gives a good shave and does not dry out my skin, and it seems like I cut myself on accident less while using it. I also like the scent, it is very reminiscent of the woods. My only complaint is that I wish it gave a closer shave; I find myself still having to shave very frequently, such as every day or every other day. (for context, I’ve been using this shave bar with Albatross razor blades)

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  2. Brittany


    Brittany (verified owner)

    This soap stings! Compared to the soap I was using before, it leaves my skin feeling burned. I wouldn’t recommend for anyone with sensitive skin.

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      Hi Brittany! We are so sorry that this soap isn’t as you were expecting! You may enjoy a gentler shaving soap like this or this to make shaving more soothing. We are always here for product suggestions via Live Chat or at!

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  3. ashley.breedlove2016


    ashley.breedlove2016 (verified owner)

    I’ve been using a safety razor for 6+ months but sometimes my skin would be irritated after shaving & was becoming desparate for a solution. After a little bit of research I got this shaving soap. It lathers up so well & my skin is so much smoother afterwards. I’ve only tried it a couple of times but I’m much happier with this versus regular soap.

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  4. vegangirl1982

    Great product!

    vegangirl1982 (verified owner)

    Much better than shaving cream which is so wasteful! My skin was so smooth afterwards with much fewer knicks/cuts!

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  5. meaves2000

    meaves2000 (verified owner)

    not my favorite scent but it gets the job done very nicely and leave my skin very soft and moisturized

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  6. klolau


    klolau (verified owner)

    It actually worked! Love the packaging and how easy it is to recycle. My skin is soft after every use!

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  7. heather.n.bruns

    Nice soap

    heather.n.bruns (verified owner)

    Lathers well and the scent is nice and not overpowering. It seems to last awhile- although I don’t use it daily. Would buy again.

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  8. fritz540

    Great Product!

    fritz540 (verified owner)

    Lathers up wonderfully. Makes shaving far more comfortable, and smells great (not too overwhelming)

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