05-12-2014, 01:01 PM
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I was curious about these soaps after Big John mentioned them on one of his videos and gave em a shot. I have to say I'm impressed. Super slick, GREAT scents, although I had a little bit of difficulty dialing in the water needed. It uses a lot less water than my other soaps.

Here's a couple pictures of the lather. (I should note that I don't know how to resize these and they're enormous, so I just provided straight links for now.)

The haul
http://i.imgur.com/RqXbpc1.jpg


Hand lathering
http://i.imgur.com/P7aOx7Q.jpg

The brush
http://i.imgur.com/2XcShJj.jpg

What's in the brush???
http://i.imgur.com/O72oQma.jpg

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 05-12-2014, 01:57 PM
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Those looks like humongous versions of the Bald Frog samples you can get from Larry at Whipped Dog!

Is there an ingredient list available anywhere?

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 05-12-2014, 02:09 PM
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They're listed under the "Materials:" on the right hand side of the soap listing.

For example her Arabian Spice soap lists:

coconut butter, coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera, castor oil, jojoba oil, dead sea clay, rum, vitamin e, arabian spice, black pepper oil, orange oil, palm oil

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 05-13-2014, 02:47 AM
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I've tried a soap from her (Evanest) a couple of years ago. It was exactly that one, the Arabian Spice.

It didn't impress me... too many clay in the soap. So much clay that it accumulated on the base of the brush hairs, even after washing and cleaning the brush several times.
After drying the brush, if you pass your fingers through the knot, you could see a cloud of dust! There's no need for clay in a good shaving soap, IMHO...

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 05-15-2014, 03:03 PM
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(05-13-2014, 02:47 AM)oversaturn Wrote: I've tried a soap from her (Evanest) a couple of years ago. It was exactly that one, the Arabian Spice.

It didn't impress me... too many clay in the soap. So much clay that it accumulated on the base of the brush hairs, even after washing and cleaning the brush several times.
After drying the brush, if you pass your fingers through the knot, you could see a cloud of dust! There's no need for clay in a good shaving soap, IMHO...

That's interesting. I haven't used it more than once yet so I haven't noticed that issue yet. I'll definitely have to revisit and see if I have that same issue. I don't know much about what goes into soaps, or what makes them work well vs others. I just try them and if I like them I keep them, if not they go the way of hand/bath soap or off to someone else who can enjoy them.

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 05-19-2014, 01:10 AM
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Well, it was 2 or 3 years ago... who knows, perhaps the artisan changed the formulation of the soap since then, and it is better now. Smile

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 05-24-2014, 02:11 PM
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This listing discusses the ingredients in her soap: http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-GOAT-MILK-SHAV...4ac0ee7559

They work well and she is a nice lady to deal with. I used her Arabian Spice, which smelled like a tempting Holiday dessert. If I were to make a critical comment, it would be that the scent was too strong. I like a delicate and refreshing scent while I'm shaving but not something that's overpowering.

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 05-28-2014, 03:46 PM
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(05-24-2014, 02:11 PM)CaliforniaCajun Wrote: This listing discusses the ingredients in her soap: http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-GOAT-MILK-SHAV...4ac0ee7559

They work well and she is a nice lady to deal with. I used her Arabian Spice, which smelled like a tempting Holiday dessert. If I were to make a critical comment, it would be that the scent was too strong. I like a delicate and refreshing scent while I'm shaving but not something that's overpowering.

Another example of YMMV. I like scents that kick me in the face when I shave with them.

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