Mixing different soaps, yes or no?

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

  1. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I just grated, Haslinger and Snake Bite together; which is one step away from mixing lather.
     
  2. SHAVEWIZARD420

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    I recently mixed Mike's Barbershop with Mike's Vetiver. The 2 scents blended well together and it was fun to experiment.
     
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  3. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Unless one is ammonium nitrate and the other diesel, I say go for it.
     
  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Over the past five years I was given, (through PIFs, trades, and I don't know (they thought they were rabbits)) many pucks of soap that had lost 99% of their original scent. They work very well, but I like a little scent while I shave and not just the scent of Ivory soap. I consolidated the bunch in my wife's Hobart mixer and got them down to about four or five pucks of fine preforming soap. I later gave two or three away to new shavers, but still had a few on the shelf.

    Recently I recently I received in a pass around a couple wonderful soaps that had the scent of leather and tobacco, but the lather didn't last long. I decided to mix them with the scentless soap and ended up with some very nice lathering soap with great scent. I shall call it Rough Rider.

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  5. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    I've had good luck with a mix of Williams and Dove bath soap. Dove comes in different scents, so far I've tried Tangerine, Cucumber and Shea Butter. The result with New Williams/Dove mix is a wonderful rich, slick, hydrating, long lasting lather. I mix 1 puck of new Williams and half bar of Dove, Shave, mix and press into bowl using a bit of warm water to help blend and press into bowl.
     
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  6. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Very interesting!
     
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  7. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    I used shave sticks as my dominant soap for years. When they got too short to comfortably use, I would toss them into a mug. The resulting lather from the mixed stick ends was always good. I still like to mix soaps for fun. It is a good way to get some mediocre performers to improve. I also mixed a melt and pour bay rum scented soap with Arco, and created a great lathering and great smelling soap.
     
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  8. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    No it's not. Straight up molesting the williams. I am working on getting that outlawed around the world. It is already illegal across the street...
     
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  9. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    What about Frankensoap made from scraps, bits of samples, and leftovers?
     
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  10. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Fine if not mixing with the Williams.
     
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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    You're off to a good start. Across the street counts around the world.

    SLIMY IS THE NEW FUZZY-but that's only in animal talk :).
     
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  12. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    We do have members world wide!!...I am not changing my name to slimy.......
     
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  13. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    So you're a Mad Scientist here too, eh?(like me).
     
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  14. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Wouldn't want you to :).
     
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  15. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Those Soap Queens that require adherence to strict elite handling regulations should get the heave-ho!

    Life is too short. Go fresh, Go Stirling!
     
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  16. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    Mixing the old Vintage Williams I would agree and not mix at all, but even you must miss the Old Williams Mug Soap, I think my first puck of Williams was 10 cents, it worked up a fast, rich, hydrating, slick lather. The new Williams now days makes a fairly good lather but something is missing.
     
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  17. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    It is different no doubt. But..... it is itself a great soap. I have preached no blooming or molesting Williams for a long time. People do it...but then again people do a lot of silly stuff.
     
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  18. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    I guess you like Williams like I like Cella. Found Cella at Pastures while visiting family and old haunts a few years back, now on my third kilo.
     
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  19. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    I have a sample of Cella I have used. I really need to use it more. Nice soap.
     
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  20. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    "Nix"
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