I was running out of hand soap for my bathroom sink, so I decided to buy some Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap (Lavender). Anyone who grew up in the hippie generation knows Dr. Bronner's pure castile liquid soaps, and they remain quite popular in natural food stores, etc.
Well, this morning I had my shaving brush in hand and was about to reach for my D.R. Harris (Lavender) bowl. But then, I decided to give the Dr. Bronner's a try. The brush lather was foamy but thin, but I thought it still would be worth trying in combination with my Merkur HD. What a surprise! Thin though it was, the lather provided an exquisite lubricant for my blade! It was far better than those lubricant strips common on today's multi-blade razor heads. This became a luxury shave with very little effort.
Afterward, my brush rinsed-out well, and it retains a nice hint of authentic lavender. Also, the soap left my face smooth and invigorated. - So, how about that?!
I plan to shave with Dr. Bronner's soap every so often, because it seems to have cleaned away some of the fat build-up from traditional shaving soaps such as D.R. Harris.
I wonder how it will work with a Rolls Razor...my next experiment!