View Full Version : Home made shaving requisites
02-04-2007, 11:27 AM
Is there anybody out there who likes to make their own shaving soap/cream and or aftershave balms etc? I have been making my own soap for a while now and find it works well and I get to avoid a lot of the nasty looking chemicals that I find are in the commercial brands.
02-04-2007, 08:14 PM
I looked into making my own soap and stuff. I'll bet I spent several days reading and learning about the craft. My conclusion was that unless you get really into it, you may as well buy products from an established soaper. Fortunately, we here at B&B have several accomplished ladies who will supply appropriate shaving requisites at modest cost. Since they've forgotten more than I'll ever learn or know, I happily acquire my consumables from them with confidence. For the modest costs involved, I recommend that you and others do likewise.
-- John Gehman
02-05-2007, 01:26 AM
Maybe I should explain more fully, when I say I make my own soaps I don't mean I start from scratch with fats and soda. What I do is start with ready made bar soap and convert it by melting with filtered water and pour into suitable containers after adding such as liquid castile soap. I shall be trying adding oils, maybe olive or sweet almond in an attempt to stop the soap from setting solid. It is a little trouble but very satisfying to make and use ones own shaving soap.
02-05-2007, 07:42 AM
While I was waiting on my SC sampler pack, I found myself getting low, and I put together an unholy concoction of Proraso green and Palmolive cremes, and scented it up with Old Spice and clove shaving oil. I used it once, and then my sampler came in, thankfully. That witch's brew stares at me each morning, though, daring me to try it again.:eek:
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