07-05-2013, 03:30 PM
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If this has been previously asked/posted, I apologize for any inconvenience.

Has anyone milled a La Toja stick in to a mug? If so, how did it work out?

Also, the scent is captivating. Any thoughts on what it smells like? Floral, perfume/aftershave. It is a wonderful scent, to me.Number_one

Thanks much,
Ed

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 07-05-2013, 04:17 PM
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  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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I used it primarily as a stick but milled the last quarter inch or so into a mug to make it easier to use and it didn't change the performance any. The scent is nice, if you like it you may want to look into the aftershave too.

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 07-05-2013, 05:24 PM
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  • sgtd
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Why would you want to destroy such an awesome piece of shaving product? In all seriousness though, La Toja is my top stick. I love the scent and performance.

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 07-05-2013, 05:29 PM
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  • Johnny
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Can't speak for La Toja, but I grate my Speick Sticks. I use a small grater then press the soap in to my container.

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 07-05-2013, 05:35 PM
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  • sgtd
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(07-05-2013, 05:29 PM)Johnny Wrote: Can't speak for La Toja, but I grate my Speick Sticks. I use a small grater then press the soap in to my container.

I've grated quiet a few Speick and Palmolive sticks. I've found that the revolving cheese graters (the kind they have in restaurants like Olive Garden) work very well.

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 07-05-2013, 05:41 PM
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  • Johnny
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(07-05-2013, 05:35 PM)sgtd Wrote:
(07-05-2013, 05:29 PM)Johnny Wrote: Can't speak for La Toja, but I grate my Speick Sticks. I use a small grater then press the soap in to my container.

I've grated quiet a few Speick and Palmolive sticks. I've found that the revolving cheese graters (the kind they have in restaurants like Olive Garden) work very well.

They do work well. When the wife is not looking, that is what I use. I try to tell her it's just soap and will wash out.

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 07-05-2013, 05:45 PM
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I don't grate any of my soaps. I either slice a piece off and press it into the bottom of the scuttles or use my Suribachi . It keeps the original stick or puck fresh and in its original container.

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 07-05-2013, 05:54 PM
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I have milled la toja and speick sticks and think they work great that way. It may be psychological but grated soaps seem to load more quickly. If your at all concerned about impacting the performance or scent by grating don't be.

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 07-05-2013, 06:00 PM
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  • sgtd
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(07-05-2013, 05:54 PM)heatshave Wrote: I have milled la toja and speick sticks and think they work great that way. It may be psychological but grated soaps seem to load more quickly. If your at all concerned about impacting the performance or scent by grating don't be.

I think you're right; they do seem to load much more quickly.

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 07-05-2013, 07:52 PM
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I usually mill my Palmolive or Volabra but I don't remember milling La Toja. I think it's a mental block because I always have it in my Ditty Bag ready to go.

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 07-06-2013, 05:09 AM
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  • Striky
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(07-05-2013, 05:29 PM)Johnny Wrote: Can't speak for La Toja, but I grate my Speick Sticks. I use a small grater then press the soap in to my container.

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Just grate and press? Nothing else? You can press the soap grain into a solid soap?

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 07-06-2013, 06:26 AM
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  • Johnny
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Yes sir you certainly can. Be sure your fingers are dry before you start. Then when you're through just rub a wet thumb or finger on top while pressing lightly to smooth things out.

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 07-06-2013, 07:48 AM
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(07-06-2013, 06:26 AM)Johnny Wrote: Yes sir you certainly can. Be sure your fingers are dry before you start. Then when you're through just rub a wet thumb or finger on top while pressing lightly to smooth things out.

Thank you Johnny. I have a few hard soaps I plan to grate into containers, and thought grating them would be the way to go. Thanks alot for the advice.

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 07-06-2013, 08:42 PM
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I have milled a La Toja stick and it works very well. Of course it works quite well as a shave stick too.

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 07-07-2013, 04:48 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I think I'll use it for a while as a stick and see how that goes. Once milled, it is a done deal.......

Ed

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 07-07-2013, 08:20 PM
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I grated a La Toja stick into a plastic Mama Bear soap tub. I used the rotary grater, which makes nice, fine shavings. Works just as well as the stick.

Dave

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 11-23-2013, 03:09 PM
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I like to leave my sticks as sticks. Something about the fact that they made it as a stick makes me want to use it that way.

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 05-01-2014, 09:48 AM
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I found the La Toja soap very good as a stick, but I am not a fan of the stick medium. A most excellent stick shave two days ago had me thinking how this soap should be in permanent rotation. I just finished a tub of Proraso green, so with such a nice container there was little excuse left.
Out came the grater and viola.

Not it is not just very good - it is excellent. Truly top notch in my opinion. Good thing I bought two stick on that trip to Barcelona two months ago.

On the next trip to Spain I am coming back with two extra suitcases: one filled with sticks and one with the after shave balm.

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 05-01-2014, 12:39 PM
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  • CMur12
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Like some others, I don't find soap in a stick useful, so I have milled a number of soaps, including the La Toja stick, always with good results.

- Murray

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 05-02-2014, 02:04 PM
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when in doubt, mill it out

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