I have been using Zote bar laundry soap, in the shower for over a year now. Zote soap is a laundry soap made in Mexico. It’s a huge bar at 14.1 oz’s. It is made with a 66% tallow. It’s been fine in the shower, and works great. In Mexico, they use it for all kinds of cleaning. So this morning I opened up a new bar and thought to myself,maybe it could be used as a shaving soap? I grabbed a boar brush, to see how it would lather. Sure enough it lathered great. I was a little reluctant at first, but it hasn’t bothered my skin, using it in the shower, so I gave it a go. Actually I’m impressed, doesn’t work as good as Arko, but works as good or better than WILLIAMS or the Van Der soaps. No irritation at all. I’m actually going to use it again later this week, when I shave. So am I the only one, that has thought to do this?