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The Efficacious Gentleman

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Well, it is less than 24 hours old, but I am in love.

Sa, co, tallow and lanolin, with milk of the goat (I never know if it is goats milks or goat's milk) as 50% of the water and a superfat (post cook) of Shea butter, avocado oil and lanolin.

I don't think I need to use any aftershave after using this soap!

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Ok, EG, I have been pondering - for months - about the right shave soap recipe. If it is good enough for you, it is more than good enough for me :) I am going to try it. Would you be willing to be more specific on amounts? No need, of course, if you plan to sell, then you should save it and I will buy some from you!
 

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oh, that looks delicious. suddenly I'm craving marshmallow fluff....
 

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I want this. I have a new safety razor I'm trying to muscle up the courage to learn to use.
 

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Take the plunge, nogud!

As for the recipe, it was based on the variations in the songwind, so around 50% sa, with the remainder split between co and tallow, more co than tallow. 15% extra glycerine added and no clay
 

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That's lovely looking! My recipe sounds really similar, though I use jojoba instead of AO and use lard instead of tallow and do a 50/50 aloe/GM water sub. DH is of Scottish descent and has very course facial hair with sensitive skin that chaps/burns easily in the cold, dry air up here.
 

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Take the plunge, nogud!

As for the recipe, it was based on the variations in the songwind, so around 50% sa, with the remainder split between co and tallow, more co than tallow. 15% extra glycerine added and no clay

First I have to translate your abbreviations then I have to make the soap. Then I have to not die. I'm only afraid of the dying part. The lather looks sumptuous.
 

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Yummy stuff, Gent -- nicely done, sir!
 

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Nogud, EG was referencing the sort of go-to shave soap thread here, it is really long (I am still only about 75% of the way through it b/c I keep stopping to take notes), but there is a lot of really great information in it. Also, SA is stearic acid. Here's the link to the thread:

http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=34264

Thank you both. Very helpful. I guess I have some reading to do. (I act like its work but I love to read. )
 

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I don't use razors and neither does my husband but that looks so good! I want some just to play in the lather. Would it be any good as a regular body soap?
 

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nogud, save the abbreviations thread to your favourites and you'll have it when you need it.
 

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nogud, save the abbreviations thread to your favourites and you'll have it when you need it.

I was mostly kidding. SA was the only one I didn't know. The sound of it doesn't make me think something that I would put in soap lol. I'm new.
 

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J, some people have checked it out as body soap, but I don't think it really works that well for that purpose. I was going to make it for shaving my legs and for my more hirsute male friends :) A bunch of them are going to get shaving kits w/reasonably nice brushes and hand made shaving soap for Xmas whether they like it or not!
 

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J, some people have checked it out as body soap, but I don't think it really works that well for that purpose. I was going to make it for shaving my legs and for my more hirsute male friends :) A bunch of them are going to get shaving kits w/reasonably nice brushes and hand made shaving soap for Xmas whether they like it or not!

*wants to be her male friend* ;)
 
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