Mixing different soaps, yes or no?

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Omelmad, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    I dont know why they don't have something called that yet =P I want to go to there (Tina Fay quote from 30 rock)
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  2. imGrunt

    imGrunt Active Member

    I haven't had a problem yet. I cut into small pieces with a butter knife and start at 10 sec. at a time with a rest between. The rest lets the temp equalize and I stir it with the knife. Take your time!
  3. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    The only soaps you can microwave are whats called "melt and pour" soaps(ask the vendor before you buy he/she should know if the soap can be microwaved or not)....Another caveat with melt and pour soaps while melting them is ok, try not to bring them to a boil as that will tend to evaporate the scent....

    Although other soaps such as tallow,milled or hot/cold process soaps can be remelted they are usually harmed/ruined if you try to either microwave or remelt them incorrectly, best to just grate them up to either fit(by compression) a certain mug/bowl or to mix them with another soap...:)
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  4. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    If i mix i would probably grate the soap. But first I will try mixing by swirling the brush on them to test if they work together
  5. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    That should work and that way you can see how they lather together in a bowl without permenantly joining them together...:)
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  6. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    Exactly! What if I don't like the combination =P
  7. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member


    Why can't I get my lather to look like that on my brush ? :angry019: :angry021::shaver
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  8. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Patrick, that lather was a result of using the following:

    Into a bowl or scuttle...
    • a qtr-sized dab of shave cream (Pacific used here)
    • a tsp of vegetable glycerin
    • a brush well-loaded with a good soap (Tabac, in this instance)

    A good solid two minutes of vigorous brush work, with occasional additions of small amounts of water, should yield comparable results. Water hardness may impact some volume, but it simply require more time with the lather whipping.
    The end result should resemble a slick whipping cream....
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  9. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    Thats awesome!
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  10. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for posting this.
    I got almost a lather that looked like that on my VDH Badger Brush, and my VanDerWilliams soap mix that I mixed the other day.
  11. ohmysan

    ohmysan New Member

    Hi guys
    I have mixed arko with palmolive and get a great great lather ,
    And because palmolive is so much harder it seems to last for ages
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  12. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    I've been thinking about doing this=)
  13. CyanideMetal

    CyanideMetal Wild and crazy guy

    So I have a "healthy" supply of soaps, perhaps 15, give or take a hundred. Tonight as I scanned my den for the perfect soap for tonight's shave, I thought, "What would happen if Texas met Italy" (I know...A drunk shoemaker at a rodeo).

    I have Stirling Rose in a stick and RazoRock ABCBA in a tub. I ran the Stirling over my face and loaded my brush with the Roman almond soap and had a terrific lather and then shave with the Cobra. Next time, maybe MdC with Vintage Williams??
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  14. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    What ever trips your trigger. Sounds good to me. :happy088:
  15. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    Never tried those soaps so I have no idea =P but rose and almond sound nice =)

    And I'm glad this thread came to life again
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2014
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  16. jmsodpc

    jmsodpc Active Member

    I add a little captains choice sandalwood cream to my face before I use my AOS sandalwood soap for face lathering .
  17. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    If I am making a new soap by mixing two of them, I put chunks of each into a big bowl and use a fork to "cut" them into each other, like you would "cut" butter into flour. This way, I don't have to worry about heating a soap, whether it is a soft soap and a hard soap, or if it is a soap and a cream. It all mixes the same.
  18. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thus far as I proceed along with wet shaving, I can't imagine mixing two soaps together.
  19. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    To answer the OP.....no.

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    Holy thread resurection Batman!

    Have recently been thinking of mixing some soaps together, especially 2 scents from the same artisan (Mike's Barbershop and Vetiver sounds like a nice mix).

    Have uberlathered in the past but haven't done this in a long while. Will have to mix some scents up in the future, a small dab of each so if it doesn't work you don't end up ruining a whole tub.

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