07-30-2013, 07:08 AM
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Just for fun, I've decided to try four different preshave oils from artisans on Etsy. So I've ordered from BadgerLather, BeehiveAlchemy, PuurBody, and thehomebody. All of them are less expensive than the regular commercial products. I'm looking forward to comparing them to Shave Secret and my own homemade frankincense & myrrh oil.
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 07-30-2013, 10:52 AM
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(07-30-2013, 07:08 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Just for fun, I've decided to try four different preshave oils from artisans on Etsy. So I've ordered from BadgerLather, BeehiveAlchemy, PuurBody, and thehomebody. All of them are less expensive than the regular commercial products. I'm looking forward to comparing them to Shave Secret and my own homemade frankincense & myrrh oil.
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I also recommend the Maggard Razors' pre-shave oil. I received a sample of the Cherry Vanilla Sandalwood and while the scent was a bit too sweet for me, it performed well, even for someone who doesn't generally go for pre-shave oils.

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 07-30-2013, 11:03 AM
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Very nice, I'm looking forward to your impressions of these.

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 07-31-2013, 04:31 AM
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I really like the unscented pre shave oil made by Prairie Creations. Krissy really does a nice job. She also offers one with Shea Butter.

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 07-31-2013, 07:03 AM
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Will monitor what you post about these products.

Sounds like it will be fun.

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 07-31-2013, 07:41 AM
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(07-31-2013, 04:31 AM)Johnny Wrote: I really like the unscented pre shave oil made by Prairie Creations. Krissy really does a nice job. She also offers one with Shea Butter.

I purposely avoided unscented oils this time, which is why I didn't use any from our artisans. I may try and compare some of them in the future.

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 07-31-2013, 08:23 AM
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Just make your own. It's a lot of fun, you can alter it to suit your personal tastes and best of all the recipes are on this site. For about $30.00 I have over 1 qt of product!

Give it a shot

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 07-31-2013, 04:53 PM
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1 Quart of Shave Oil.

Now that is a Stash.

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 07-31-2013, 06:16 PM
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Anxiously awaiting your results !

I've been alternating shaves with and without some Lloyd's shave oil for about 2 months and I tend to think I like it. I definitely like the citrus scent and notice more of an improvement with creams than with good soaps.

So I am looking forward to your reviewExclamation

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 07-31-2013, 06:27 PM
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(07-31-2013, 06:16 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: Anxiously awaiting your results !

I've been alternating shaves with and without some Lloyd's shave oil for about 2 months and I tend to think I like it. I definitely like the citrus scent and notice more of an improvement with creams than with good soaps.

So I am looking forward to your reviewExclamation

I don't have a lot of experience with different oils. But I've used T&H, Shave Secret, and my own homemade mix, so I'll have some basis for comparison. I'm not going to try to be scientific about this; it's mainly just for fun.

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 07-31-2013, 07:08 PM
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I, too, am looking forward to the results, John. As you stated, just have fun. Smile

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 08-02-2013, 08:03 PM
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Enjoy them, John! Boy, you sure like trying stuff! Like a kid in a candy store!Biggrin

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 08-04-2013, 09:30 AM
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Well, I've tried the BeehiveAlchemy oil now for three days, and my impression of it is favorable. It has a subtle (almost faint) but complex scent, and it provides great smooth glide, slightly better, I think, than either Shave Secret or my homemade oil mix. However, it may lack a little longevity: the glide is not quite as good by the third razor pass. It definitely is a bargain; at $13.50 (including shipping) for 3 ounces, it is 15 cents/ml, significantly cheaper than Shave Secret and much less than major brands like AOS and T&H. Next up is the one from thehomebody. When I finish the complete rotation of four, I'll start over to see if I get confirmation of my impressions.

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 08-05-2013, 07:16 AM
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I'll be watching this closely.

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 08-07-2013, 08:29 AM
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I have tried the homebody's Whitesky oil now for 3 days. It is probably the least likely of any of the preshave oils to gunk up your razor or brush, because it is water soluble. And it is described as virtually scentless, having a "faint herbal tinge," designed at least in part for military use - and that has been my experience, detecting very little scent. It contains almond oil, castor oil, shea oil, di-ppg myreth 10 adipate, tocopherol, amyris (balsam bark) oil, and rosemary oil. The oil comes in a squirt bottle, which makes control of the volume used each time less precise, but one squirt probably equals around 4-5 drops. I found that it definitely increased the smoothness of the razor glide for the first pass, but much less so - in fact not at all - for the second and third passes. However, it is a real bargain, the cheapest of all the preshave oils that I priced, at $6.84 (including shipping) for 60ml or 11.4 cents/ml. So if you want to trade effectiveness for cost and don't miss the scent, this may be your oil. Next on my list to try is Hombre by Puur.
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 08-07-2013, 09:04 AM
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Interesting John. Is it inexpensive enough to reapply between passes I wonder? Extra bother though.

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 08-07-2013, 11:28 AM
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The last of the preshave oils from Etsy, Beau Badger by the Badger Lasher Shave Company, arrived today. I'll try it in a few days.

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 08-10-2013, 08:21 AM
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I just finished three days of using Hombre preshave oil from Puur. It is described as smelling like "pure manly man." To me it smells like an old time barbershop, much like William Neumann soaps. It is a subtle scent, not strong. Although it seemed to improve glide more with a cream (vintage Trumper's Coconut Oil, which provides great glide on its own) than with soaps, overall it was not quite as good as the first two oils I tried from Etsy. But at $8.15 including shipping for 60ml, or 13.6 cents/ml, it also is very inexpensive.
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 08-10-2013, 08:33 AM
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Following with interest.......

Thanks,

Bob

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 08-10-2013, 07:39 PM
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John, I generally don't use pre shave oils. The only product of this kind that I have tried is the Sandalor by Floid. However, I'm enjoying your journey with these products and am keen to learn of your experiences with the Beau Badger as it has piqued my interest simply by name alone!

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