Going to make my first shaving soap today. Thinking of adding a bit of honey. How would this affect the bars? My recipe contains castor, coconut, olive, palm, tallow, cocoa butter, plus clay. Any suggestions welcome! Thanks
Shave soap requires enough stearic acid to produce the right kind of lather. You didn't give a recipe, so I have no idea if you've formulated the proportions to get high enough stearic acid levels. The list of fats reads more like the ingredients for a nice bath soap, not a shave soap.
Have you read Songwind's thread about shave soap? Lots of good info in there.