03-09-2014, 09:54 AM
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I'm new to soaps and want to know how you experienced fellas use them.

I've seen some come in containers (like the MWF, proraso, PFF, etc), but i've also seen just the refills for sale.

I'm assuming some of the old spice shaving mugs were intended for soaps, is this right? What do you guys use?

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 03-09-2014, 10:05 AM
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  • Harvey
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pretty much anything they fit in...not too deep (about 2" max)wide enough for a bit of room (3 1/2") and can be made of anything...pottery,metal or plastic...main thing is that you can hold it in your hand.

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 03-09-2014, 10:13 AM
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  • Johnny
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Harvey pretty much nailed it. The Old Spice mugs are great for just about any soap. I also use empty containers from other soaps I've used. For an example, I had an empty container of Mystic Water soap and put a puck of I Coloniali Mango in it and use it for traveling. Skies the limit on what you can put pucks in.

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 03-09-2014, 10:22 AM
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Cool. How about vintage holders that were specifically made for shaving soaps other than the spice mugs?

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 03-09-2014, 10:31 AM
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(03-09-2014, 10:22 AM)castrobabble Wrote: Cool. How about vintage holders that were specifically made for shaving soaps other than the spice mugs?

I have about 7 of these all in various stages of refinishing process. I pick them up here and there and finally got to work starting in refinishing them all. Some are amber shellacked and will be followed by spar urethane. Some are clear shellacked and will be followed by spar urethane. Some were already stained and im putting a coat on of a combination spar urethane, linseed oil and mineral spirits. I really look forward to finishing them time has just been very hard to come by lately. I also have some very nice vintage soap stick tins I need to polish up as well.

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 03-09-2014, 10:34 AM
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  • Harvey
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Nice if you want the "certain look" but more for filling up empty shelf space than actual "what works best"...pottery ones are a dime a dozen and you have to be careful you don,t drop them but they do look good!!!! also good for the economy to spend crazy amounts of money on pretty containers.Trust me I have many beautiful lonely cups that beg me to use them....quite sad actually....SadSadSadSadSad

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 03-09-2014, 12:08 PM
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These Pyrex 1cup/250ml glass containers work beautifully for any puck and provide ample room to load your soap without it running over the sides and they stack very well!


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 03-12-2014, 12:20 PM
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Ziploc XS snap-lid bowls work really well.

They're "extra small," but not the smallest. Just to keep things easy to understand. Smile

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 03-12-2014, 12:31 PM
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These work great and I get them at the dollar store. The stack nicely and all. 5 container for a buck. Cant beat it.
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 03-12-2014, 01:57 PM
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for safety and comfy to hold i use an old d r harris wooden bowl. (so far) i only need one because i always use up my soaps to the end before using a new one. that said - i wish for one slightly wider made of teak.

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 03-12-2014, 02:11 PM
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  • sm304
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I use these from the UK supermarket Tesco, I'm sure you can find the US equivalent.

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BUT every collection deserves a MWF ceramic soap bowl, very Victorian looking. Smile

Scott.

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 03-12-2014, 08:05 PM
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  • Lutebro
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I have used the pyrex dishes as well. I have also used these tins from Stirling. I'm sure you can find them elsewhere but this makes a good excuse to buy more soap!

http://stirlingsoap.com/shave.html

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 03-23-2014, 09:27 AM
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pyrex are great. there are also places online that sell plastic containers that are perfect for soaps. I'm trying to recall the name of the place that I ordered some from.

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