**Disclosure: I received the soap for free from a recent contest ran by The Handmade Soap Co.**
I received a medicinal pack of 3 soaps from the Handmade Soap Co. yesterday and tried it this morning. I liked the vintage look of packaging and enjoyed the scents. Not too overwhelming but definitely there and pleasant. Their witch hazel soap had slight medicinal scent to it but was enjoyable as well.
As for shaving, now, I don't consider myself an expert of any kind as I'm relatively new, but I do enjoy wonderful lather from Tabac, P. 160, RR artisan soaps and Arko sticks. So I was rather surprised to see that I could not get this soap to lather like I do with my other soaps.
Best way I could describe it was that the lather felt 'inadequate' to shave with, with thin lather and small bubbles that dried up quickly. I load my brush quite heavily (brucered's ABC method), resulting in lather flying everywhere but I had to reload the brush mid lather to whip up enough to cover my face.
Overall, it was a bit disappointing despite great scent, packaging and what seems like good, natural ingredients, I couldn't shave with it and had to use another soap for the second pass.
I'll try again tomorrow, so if someone else tried their soap and made it work, let me know what I'm doing wrong.