Cold Process or Hot Process Shaving Soap?

Hello, shavers & soapers! In this post we're going to discuss the two predominant methods of small-scale soap making: cold process and hot process. As you'd guess, the difference between the two is the temperature the fat and lye react at. We're going to cover the differences between hot process and cold process, the benefits of each, and which…

Types of Shaving Soap: Hard, Soft, and Cream

Last time, we looked at the most important criteria for a great shaving soap. Of course, there's more than one way to shave a cat! (It's more politically correct than skinning them, OK?) Today, we're going to examine a few different types of shaving soap out there, and take a look at the differences between the ingredients and…