12-13-2015, 06:47 AM
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was browsing eBay late last night and ran across a vendor selling Dr. Dittmar shaving soap made with Olive Oil.  Seemed to indicate that it was a new product .... Anyone seen this or used this yet?

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 12-13-2015, 07:11 AM
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I've used the regular soap, it was pretty good. 

The olive oil soap I'm excited about is the one from CRSW. I can't wait for this one honestly. Hurry up and get here!!!

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 12-13-2015, 07:30 AM
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(12-13-2015, 07:11 AM)jazzman Wrote: I've used the regular soap, it was pretty good. 

The olive oil soap I'm excited about is the one from CRSW. I can't wait for this one honestly. Hurry up and get here!!!

Agreed, I am anxiously awaiting Larry's as well!  But am curious if anyone has tried the Dittmar one? Their regular soap is a seriously underrated shave soap that is excellent so I have to hope and imagine that their Olive Oil version would be decent ... But only experience with it would be definite ...

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 12-13-2015, 01:46 PM
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Uh oh - olive oil in a shaving soap might mean trouble in getting a good lather...........I'm scared to take a chance with this soap.

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 12-13-2015, 03:16 PM
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(12-13-2015, 01:46 PM)JAYDEE Wrote: Uh oh - olive oil in a shaving soap might mean trouble in getting a good lather...........I'm scared to take a chance with this soap.


Yep, that's what I'm thinking especially after reading this from the ebay listing for it. Dr. Dittmar olive oil Styrax shaving acts as a shaving oil, but also has the Einweichwirkung a good shaving soap. Foaming is weaker than in the classic shaving - because you realize the high oil content.

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 12-13-2015, 04:32 PM
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A few months ago I purchased from eBay a 150 gr tin of Dr. Dittmar's Olivenöl Rasierseife mit Styrax.

The tin is excellent, the seller shipped the soap very quickly and well packaged.

Unfortunately, I failed to produce even remotely suitable lather. I tried different brushes, different techniques, and different water ratios...

But my wife liked it as a shower soap. Smile

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 12-13-2015, 04:35 PM
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Using just olive oil will produce a creamy lather without a lot of foam.

You would need to add other oils that have Lauric, Myristic, or Ricinoleic acids in them to make it foamy. 

This web site used to calculate recipes for soap has a good explanation of this topic.

http://soapcalc.net/info/SoapQualities.asp

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 12-13-2015, 05:13 PM
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(12-13-2015, 04:32 PM)ARGH Wrote: A few months ago I purchased from eBay a 150 gr tin of Dr. Dittmar's Olivenöl Rasierseife mit Styrax.

The tin is excellent, the seller shipped the soap very quickly and well packaged.

Unfortunately, I failed to produce even remotely suitable lather. I tried different brushes, different techniques, and different water ratios...

But my wife liked it as a shower soap. Smile
Thank you -- this ^ just saved me $30 Smile

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 12-14-2015, 03:25 AM
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Most welcome!

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