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The sturdy-yet-supple horsehair fibers make this the softest (and latheriest— a word, we swear) body brush in our arsenal. When used wet, alone or with your favorite cleansing oil or soap, the bristles are an ideal combination of soft and pliable—perfectly suited to everyday use. When a little extra horse(hair)power is needed, we like to use as a dry brush—combing up the body in long strokes towards the heart—to more fully exfoliate and release toxins. Lather up.
Note: This brush is such a perfect combination of gentle and workmanlike that our cheesemaking friends down at Twenty Paces swear by this style of brush for cleaning the delicate rinds of their famous washed-rind cheeses.
Take Care: With a bit of easy maintenance, this brush can last for years. Clean the bristles with plain water or the soap of your choosing, shake out excess water, and allow brush to dry with the bristles down. Occasionally oil the wood with your preferred wood conditioner (we swear by Old Mill's All Natural Beeswax and Mineral Oil Wood Polish, available right here at The Foundry), being sure to allow enough time for the wood to absorb the oil before its next use.
Take note: As with all good things, the right body brush is all about feel. What feels like an invigorating scrub to one person might feel like ten lashes with a wet noodle to another. Since a body brush is so personal, we do not accept returns on them, so if you have questions about which brush is right for you, get in touch before you buy! That being said, if your brush feels stiff to you out of the box, bristles will start to soften after a few sessions in hot water.