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The Perfect Shave


14 July 2020

The perfect shave is mere legend to many but at Newton Wood we’ve discovered a ‘shave-changing’ secret…  Epsom salt!  We understand how shaving can leave your skin sore, itchy, red and full of ingrown hairs.  So, we’re going to share our ideas for the perfect shave with Epsom salt.

First things first you’ll need some of our all natural, highest quality, Newton Wood Epsom salt.  How you use it is then up to you:

Pre shave soak
Run a bath with a generous amount of Epsom salts and soak for at least 20 minutes.  This will help soften the skin, making for a smoother closer shave, with hopefully less irritation.

Pre shave scrub
We’re big fans of scrubs at Newton Wood. What better way to prepare your skin for hair removal than a good scrub?  Scrubs release dead skin from around the hair follicles, allowing for a closer shave, while also preventing ingrown hairs. We recommend partially dissolving Newton Wood Epsom salts into your favourite shower gel or face wash.  Then scrubbing gently in circular motions.

Close shave

Post shave spray
The Epsom Salts will help to condition the skin post shave.  Simply dissolve a handful of salts into some warm water, add to a spray bottle and spritz the appropriate areas.  This is refreshing and soothing and will help maintain the appearance of the skin post shave.

Post shave rinse
After shaving it’s important to remove all residue of shaving lubricants and creams.  If these are left on the skin, it could cause irritation and itchiness later on.  We recommend dissolving Newton Wood Epsom salt into a bowl of warm water and then gliding the water over the area.  Gently brush the skin with your hands to help loosen and wash away any residue.  The Epsom salt in the rinse will help to condition and soothe the skin for the perfect post shave glow.

lady shaving in bath

Where to buy
We know times have been tough, so we’ve introduced our Essential packs for just £2.00. Click here to order yours today and experience the perfect shave.


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NB: We recommend you always seek professional advice from a healthcare professional if you are pregnant, breast feeding, taking medication or have any medical conditions before using new products.  Always perform a patch test before using any new products.  If you have a health or wellness concern consult with a healthcare professional in the first instance. 


I love the many benefits of these Epsom Salts by Newton Wood. I’ve found that my sleep is a lot deeper and uninterrupted as well as softer skin and hair, stronger nails and less bloating in the stomach. I also really love the colours on the packaging.