I'm a newbie to all of this, and this is also my first post on the forum. I am wanting to try making shaving soap for my own use. LOL, I think my wife has concluded that I have finally lost my mind I read the long thread recommended in this forum that had the shaving cream recipe with 48% coconut oil and 52% stearic acid at (http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=34264) I'm hoping to achieve more conditioning than that recipe though. Also, I wanted to use oils from vegetables (no animal based oils). I welcome anyone's feedback on this recipe. Thanks in advance for helping me out, I appreciate it.