Firstly, i would like to apologize to the moderators since i just realized i posted in the wrong place. Since i'm a moderator too, i'm double-ashamed ! =P Sorry 'bot that, i would kindly ask to move my post to the right place if you please. Sure thing! ill attach a picture of last weeks shipment of products. It was a group buy of my forum. And some lather pics of my soaps too =) BTW, ill leave the forum link here if anyone wants to pay us a visit. Of course it is in portuguese, but...youll never know =P https://www.barbeartradicional.com.br/forum/portal.php Wow, that sounds lovely! Last year my lady and i decided to make it official and get married. This place was one of my first choices, but i called there and they did not have an date for the next three years! Of course i did not have three years. If i gave my wife three years to think about it, she shure would realize her mistake, so we married last May :mrgreen: It was great, my wife arranged the whole thing, and i never thought it could be this awesome, we picked a nice little cozy church on the top of a hill, and man... i dont remember much because of all the champagne going around, but people keep telling me it was awesome =P As for your question, my thoughts of it are: Stearic acid should ALWAYS be on a shaving soap, so you are in the right spot there. Coconut oil is great to help gives the lather a "kickstart", but its very "foamy" , making large bubbles, and its very "cleanser" too. Both characteristics are not very appreciated in the wet-shaving community, and i have always preferred to use Palm kernel oil, castor oil, or babassu oil in its place. You CAN make a great soap using it, like WSP (Wet Shaing Products) do, but i would avise you to keep it around 20-25% and compensate the cleansing with a nice butter like cupuaçú, shea butter, or simply adding glycerin. Tallow on the other hand its like a magical word for wet-shavers. It does have really nice effects on the lather, making a dense and stable lather, besides great gliding on the razor too. But it does not really help on the "bubbly" effect, making a slow-forming lather. SO, it would not hurt adding some, but not much, "bubbly" oil like castor, coconut, PKO, babassu, etc. Be aware that both coconut oil and tallow hardens a shaving soap a lot, so you should also consider beforehand what kind of shaving soap you want to make; Soft shaving soap like italians do, or hard shaving soaps like english ones. I try to please everybody and i make four different types of shaving soaps; Tallow-based, vegetable only, harder ones and softer ones. I hope this was useful, if i could hbe of any help, please let me know.