03-15-2015, 06:40 PM
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Hope this isn't a punishable offense... I combined a couple of creams to save space and remove near empty items from the den.  First, mixed a few Coates Sandalwood with a small bit of TOBS Sandalwood.  Next one was Coates Lime with TOBS grapefruit.  Last was Coates Rose and Lavendar with TOBS Avocado.  Each of the TOBS were nearly empty and I couldn't see throwing them out, so I solved a space issue.  Interestingly, the addition of the Coates made the resulting cream blends a bit softer than the TOBS usually is.  Tomorrow, will see how these work out.  Anyone else do this???  
  Huh

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 03-16-2015, 05:54 PM
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  • chazt
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I have mixed shave creams, but not as you've done. My blends have only been by the shave. If I want to use up a cream that doesn't excite me I will blend it with another that does. But that doesn't happen too often anymore as I'm presently using soaps almost exclusively.

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 03-17-2015, 06:14 AM
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The only times I've mixed is when the small amount of cream left in the tub or tube is not enough for a full shave.

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 03-17-2015, 09:18 AM
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I have never mixed, I can see why you would do it to make space but I like to enjoy the scents for what they are. I don't even super lather!

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 03-17-2015, 07:10 PM
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Update on shaves with the cream blends... Awesome lather Bombs!  Scents are slightly stronger as a result of adding the Coates.  I suspected that these would perform well, since The Coates performs very well for me.  Coupled with a nice badger or boar, the shave is superb.  Almost glad I ran low on the TOBS.  

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 03-19-2015, 12:28 AM
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I superlather 4 out of 5 shaves, mixing a cream and a soap. Gives me great shaves, the benefits of creams combined with benefits of soap. 

And I USE MORE PRODUCT  Biggrin

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 03-19-2015, 12:51 PM
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Sounds like a good way to cut down on the too large number of soaps and creams accumulated!

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 03-20-2015, 05:14 AM
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  • DaveL
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I've never mixed creams as you have but on occasion I'll combine a soap and cream to make a superlather.

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 03-20-2015, 08:10 AM
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I do this all the time.  I currently have a container of B&M and Cattie's Bubbles mixed together.  I get the best shaves.

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 03-20-2015, 09:06 AM
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I have used different creams together for a single shave as well but never for storage. 

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 03-20-2015, 04:40 PM
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(03-19-2015, 12:28 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I superlather 4 out of 5 shaves, mixing a cream and a soap. Gives me great shaves, the benefits of creams combined with benefits of soap. 

And I USE MORE PRODUCT  Biggrin

What is "superlather?"

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 03-21-2015, 06:59 AM
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(03-20-2015, 04:40 PM)David Wrote:
(03-19-2015, 12:28 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I superlather 4 out of 5 shaves, mixing a cream and a soap. Gives me great shaves, the benefits of creams combined with benefits of soap. 

And I USE MORE PRODUCT  Biggrin

What is "superlather?"

Mix of cream and soap to create luxurious lather with benefits from both combined in to one.

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 02-27-2016, 09:45 AM
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My Daughter grated and combined Mikes Natural soap and Mystic Waters...Those are my two top soaps and WOW. I have done this ever since.

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 02-27-2016, 06:00 PM
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  • SRNewb
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I have done this once or twice. But like Oli, found that I prefer to enjoy the scents just the way they are.
I can always find someplace to store some soap or cream, and I live in a trailer. Smile

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 02-28-2016, 09:23 AM
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i have and it works well, but i don't do it all the time. i have even used canned goo{ barbasol} and whipped it with a shave soap. that works good too.

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 03-01-2016, 09:05 AM
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i've never done this.. guess i'll have to try

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 03-01-2016, 09:13 AM
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  • Barrylu
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I super lather almost every shave. If the soap I am using does not have a glycerin base I add glycerin as well

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 03-01-2016, 10:21 AM
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I think I hear the soap police...better run...if you have not yet super lathered, +1 from me

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 03-01-2016, 12:04 PM
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(03-19-2015, 12:28 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I superlather 4 out of 5 shaves, mixing a cream and a soap. Gives me great shaves, the benefits of creams combined with benefits of soap. 

And I USE MORE PRODUCT  Biggrin

I am now hooked.  This is the way to go.  I get better shaves, and a better post shave feel on my skin.  Am already planning a purchase of Meissner with both the cream and soap of the same kind. So far, I have been using the unscented Pots of Milk soap with different scented creams.

And, I've started to use up some of my nice smelling but only average performing creams along with Pots of Milk soap to get a much better performing product.

Thanks for the tip!

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 03-01-2016, 04:32 PM
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(03-19-2015, 12:28 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I superlather 4 out of 5 shaves, mixing a cream and a soap. Gives me great shaves, the benefits of creams combined with benefits of soap. 

And I USE MORE PRODUCT  Biggrin

Old thread but timeless subject. 

+1

Although I don't keep track, I'd guess I super-lather close to 8 out of 10 shaves, usually combining a tallow-based soap with a non-tallow-based cream. 

Favorite combinations include:

Tabac with Peterman's 1903

Either old-enough-to-be-scentless P-160 tipo duro (the hard soap, now long unobtainium) or the original (tallow-based) scentless Art of Shaving soap most often with T&H 1805 or T&H Trafalgar

Tallow-based Art of Shaving Lavender soap with Castle & Forbes Lavender Cream

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