I am interested in learning how to make my own shaving soaps. I have done some research the past couple days to become familiar with the ingredients used, and in reading have found that making your own soap isn't an easy thing to do.
What I would like to try is to take a bath soap, melt it down and add ingredients that would make it into a decent quality shaving soap. Has anyone done this before? Is it possible?
Can you simply add some mixture of bentonite clay, castor oil, or some other compound to a soap and turn it into a good shaving soap? I realize this may take a lot of experimenting to get right.
I searched several resources for information on this, but didn't find anything satisfactory. If there is already a thread for this, please let me know.
Here are some of the soaps I currently have on hand (ignore the other stuff):
Grandpa's Oatmeal Soap
Yardley Oatmeal & Almond
Yardley English Lavender
Sappo Hill Aloe Oatmeal
Thank you in advance!