Gear

Best Shaving Soap Molds Under $12

If you've just started making shaving soap, you might be content to slop it into a mug or bowl from around the house for testing purposes. But sooner or later, you're going to want a shaving soap mold. You can get a specialized soap mold like this one from Brambleberry, but after shopping for ingredients…
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Basics

How to Personalize Your Shaving Soap Recipe: Fragrance, Fats & More

So you have a shaving soap recipe that gives you a good shave and a rich, stable lather - but that's it. For now, it's unscented and far from extraordinary. This is part of the process, though. It's easier to establish a foundation and manipulate one or two things at a time in subsequent batches. When…
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Basics

Melt and Pour Shaving Soap

You want to start experimenting with shaving soap, but you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. Locating, buying, and handling lye and a myriad of oils can be confusing. If you just want to experiment with different fragrances and/or superfats, melt and pour soap can be a great way to go. In this post, I’m going to…
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