So I got my Mama Bear Rosemary and Mint and Rosewood soaps in the mail today (thanks, MB!). Naturally, I hopped into the bathroom ASAP to try out the now famous Rosemary and Mint. But I had a real hell of a time trying to get the soap to lather up to anything even close to meringue-like! I don't have too much experience in soaps (I'm a new wetshaver who has been using mostly creams), but basically I just swirled my (very wet) C&E Best Badger brush around in the soap cake for at least 20-30 swirls before going to the (warmed, wet) bowl.
All I was able to get were some weak bubbles and a foam that seemed both dried out and overly watery. I played a bit with different amounts of water, but to no avail.
Why am I so bad at getting a good lather out of this stuff? The shave was pretty nice, and I loved the scent (so strong!) of both soaps - I want to make this work!
Thanks in advance to Sue and all the other B&Bers...