John Masters Organics Birch and Cedarwood Cleansing and Shaving Bar - 4.5 oz. (128 g)
John Masters Organics Birch and Cedarwood Cleansing & Shaving Bar is a multi-purpose soap that is an excellent all-over body cleanser and shaving bar. John Masters Organics Birch & Cedarwood Cleansing & Shaving Bar lathers into a soothing foam for a close and comfortable shave, for both men and women. John Masters Organics Birch & Cedarwood Cleansing & Shaving Bar contains organic palm and coconut oils, enriched with the antiseptic properties of essential birch and cedarwood oils, to create a rich soap with high glycerin content, leaving your skin clean and soft - with no irritation from shaving.
John Masters Organics Birch and Cedarwood Cleansing and Shaving Bar Key Ingredients and Properties:
- certified-organic palm & coconut oil - creates a highly-organic saponified soap base
- birch oil - purifies and detoxifies the skin
- cedarwood - balances & tones oily skin; antiseptic
- olive oil - high in antioxidants; anti-aging properties and extremely hydrating
- vegetable glycerin - moisturizes and protects
- balances & tones the skin
- locks in moisture and protects
- leaves skin feeling soft, clean and hydrated
John Masters is Eco-Friendly
John Masters haircare bottles are made of PET (1) plastic. This is the most recyclable plastic. Your community recycling will gladly accept it. The tubes are made of MDPE (2) plastic. This plastic is the second most recyclable. All of the amber glass used for the skincare and some of the haircare is fully recyclable. And the boxes used for the skincare are made from 100% recycled paper with 100% soy ink. They can be recycled wherever paper is accepted. All closures are made of HDPE and are often accepted for recycling. Packing "peanuts" used for shipping are made from sugar and will decompose.
How does John Masters decide which ingredients to use?
All ingredients must meet John's strict guidelines :
- All products must be made with 70-100% organic content
- No sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, DEAs, MEAs, or TEAs
- No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism)
- No petro-chemicals
- No animal testing
- No artificial colors, fragrances or fillers
- All plant extracts and essential oils must be certified organic whenever possible
- All essential oils used must be steam-distilled and not extracted with propylene glycol - which kills the effect of the oils
- All plant oils must be cold pressed, not heat distilled - which kills the therapeutic properties of plant oils
- All ingredients must be proven to be beneficial to the hair or skin
- All ingredients must be harvested in an environmentally-friendly manner (wild-crafted)
- All ingredients must be bio-degradable as possible
- Fair-Trade ingredients must be used when possible
Frequently Asked Questions
Who certifies John Masters ingredients?
John Masters Organics follows the USDA certified-organic food standards. These standards are the strictest in the world. The agencies they work with directly to help certify our ingredients and products according to USDA standards.
Are John Masters products certified organic?
At the moment the USDA organic seal is only approved for products that meet their acceptable edible food standards. New progress is being made everyday to help create a standard for the cosmetic industry. It is very important to John Masters Organics to have the seal on all of the products as soon as it is available.
Are John Masters products tested on animals?
As John's favorite pooch Maya knows, he believes in ethical treatment for all animals. Including humans. None of our ingredients or products are tested on any animals and John Masters Organics is endorsed by PETA .
Are John Masters products Vegan?
The entire John Masters line is vegan except for the following products: Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner (contains honey), Sweet Orange & Silk Protein Styling Gel (silk proteins), Hair Pomade (beeswax), Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor (honey), Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructing Shampoo (honey), and Lip Calm (beeswax).
Do John Masters products contain Parabens or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate?
No. John Masters Organics products are entirely free of all parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate.
Do John Masters products contain preservatives?
All products that contain water and are not pure distillates need preservatives to ensure they remain safe and free of bacteria. John Masters use the safest, most natural preservatives available and they are constantly updating their products as the newest preservatives become available.
What is the shelf life of John Masters products?
All products have a shelf life of 2 years unopened. Once opened, John Masters suggest using the product within 6 months.
John Masters Philosophy
Caring about yourself and caring about the earth don’t have to be mutually exclusive. For over 20 years, this has been the guiding force in creating Super Natural Beauty for your hair, your skin, and your home. John Masters Organics grew out of my desire to create a luxury beauty line that treats the earth with respect. The result is the culmination of the hard work performed by people all over the world. Their dedication to growing and harvesting organic and wild-crafted ingredients is honored at John Masters Organics.
Treat your body and the planet with the utmost care. John Masters didn’t want to deal with chemicals and synthetics everyday, and truly believed that when given the option, others would feel the same. Why use synthetics when natural products work better and are safer for the environment? This labor of love has yielded over 30 sumptuous products, and it gives then great pleasure to share this Super Natural Beauty with you.
John Masters is committed to partnering with local farmers who have a proven history of respect towards their environment in how they harvest their ingredients. It is truly inspirational to see how these multi-generational farms continue to employ age-old practices that produce ingredients in the most eco-sensitive way possible. With wild-harvested ingredients, cold-pressed and steam distilled extracts, and a strict ban of all petroleum or non- carbon based products; John Masters is able to provide unparalleled care for your hair and skin. Because only the world’s finest botanicals can make the world’s finest products
All of the organic ingredients I purchase are certified organic by EcoCert, Quality Assurance International, California Certified Organic Farmers, or Organic Crop Improvement Association. All are recognized by the National Organic Program for the USDA. Why use harsh chemicals in shampoos, styling gels, skin moisturizers and soaps? They were created as cheap substitutes for organic compounds that do a better job. It’s better for the body and the earth to simply return to the source: super natural botanicals.
At the moment the USDA organic seal is only approved for products that meet their acceptable edible food standards, however, new progress is being made everyday to help create a standard for the cosmetic industry. It is very important to John Masters to have the seal on all of their products as soon as it is available.
- Organic (adj.): 1.relating to or employing agricultural practices that avoid the use of synthetic chemicals in favor of naturally occurring pesticides, fertilizer, and other growing aids.
- Organic (adj.): 2.developing in a manner analogous to the natural growth and evolution characteristic of living organisms; arising as a natural outgrowth.
- Organic (adj.): 3.occurring or developing gradually and naturally, without being forced or contrived.
John Masters supports a simple and clean approach not just to how I create my products, but also in how they deliver them to their customers. You will never see artificial colors, or fragrances in their ingredients. In addition, all of my packaging uses the minimal amount of ink possible and is printed on 100% recycled and unbleached paper. By creating products that are biodegradable and packaging that is recyclable, you can rest easy knowing that what you put into the earth is as clean as Mother Nature intended it to be. Always natural, always earth-friendly, and always with your beauty and health in mind.
Who is John Masters?
With a mix of natural genius and simple human common sense, John Masters started making organic products 20 years ago, seeing the need for products that can deliver unsurpassed results using only natural ingredients.
Part basement alchemist, part organic innovator, John Masters began mixing organic essential oils and herbs in his kitchen sink. Today, John Masters Organics features more than 30 luxury organic products sold throughout the world.
A Niagra Falls, NY native with a natural talent for cutting and coloring hair, John Masters’ career skyrocketed in the 1970’s with jobs at top salons in Miami and New York. In the 80’s, even as recognition of his styling talent grew in fashion and celebrity circles, John became fascinated with organics in his personal life. He began to realize the serious health risks posed by inhaling and handling harsh salon chemicals day to day and became committed to creating a toxin-free salon environment. Eventually, John started to see clients in his NY apartment, where he used only ammonia-free herbal and clay based dyes from Europe and experimented with non-toxic forms of hair care.
In 1991, John created his first organic product, Dry Hair Nourishment and Defrizzer. Ongoing, extensive research and testing of essential oils, plant extracts, and other health-food staples led shortly thereafter to the launch of John Masters Organics, the first comprehensive, luxury-organic hair care line. Still working quietly from his apartment, John (and the products) managed to attract a large and diverse "conscious clientele," and in 1994, he opened his first Soho salon.
Under the name John Masters Organics, the salon quickly gained recognition as the only "clean-air salon" in Manhattan, meaning, they simply would not offer services - perms, manicures and many kinds of color - that require the use of toxic chemicals.
In ensuing years, the visionary John Masters Organics concept has continued to gather momentum. In 2001, the salon outgrew its original space and moved to the current Sullivan St. location. In the same year, John launched a line of paraben-free, organic facial skin care in response to overwhelming customer demand and in 2004, the brand was recipient of the coveted Soil Association Award for Best Organic Product Line in Europe.
Today, John Masters Organics is sold in 20 countries. John Masters splits his time between New York City and his country home in upstate New York. He continues to cut and color hair in the SoHo salon and, Maya, his treasured canine companion, is never far from his side. John remains dedicated to developing new products and updating the existing range as more advanced "natural product technologies" become available. His dream is still to provide the, "most organic, most natural product available on the market."