05-23-2016, 04:49 PM
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This is the current state of my CRSW Sandalwood soap.  All that remains is a thin sliver on the edges of the tin, making it more slightly difficult and time consuming to load the brush. 

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If this was a soap I didn't care for and was just trying to finish, I would throw it out at this point.  However, I like this soap, which is a v.1 and has not been released in v.2 yet.  What do you guys do in this situation?  Throw it out, keep using it, or scrape what's left and put it in another container with similar remnants from other soaps?

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 05-23-2016, 04:52 PM
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Scrape the edges and mash it into the middle where you can use it easier. Should be doable with your fingers for most soaps.

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 05-23-2016, 04:55 PM
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  • kav
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I always take soap remnants and reintegrate into a fresh puck of the same soap. You can grate it or chop into tiny pieces and press fit down the sides of a loose container or merely on top.

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 05-23-2016, 04:59 PM
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(05-23-2016, 04:52 PM)OnaBlueCloud Wrote: Scrape the edges and mash it into the middle where you can use it easier. Should be doable with your fingers for most soaps.
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 05-23-2016, 05:03 PM
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(05-23-2016, 04:49 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: This is the current state of my CRSW Sandalwood soap.  All that remains is a thin sliver on the edges of the tin, making it more slightly difficult and time consuming to load the brush. 

[Image: oUGRwwM.jpg]

If this was a soap I didn't care for and was just trying to finish, I would throw it out at this point.  However, I like this soap, which is a v.1 and has not been released in v.2 yet.  What do you guys do in this situation?  Throw it out, keep using it, or scrape what's left and put it in another container with similar remnants from other soaps?

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 05-23-2016, 06:00 PM
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(05-23-2016, 04:52 PM)OnaBlueCloud Wrote: Scrape the edges and mash it into the middle where you can use it easier. Should be doable with your fingers for most soaps.


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 05-23-2016, 06:00 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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I would mold the soap into a push up shaving stick tube and finish it as a stick.

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 05-23-2016, 06:45 PM
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(05-23-2016, 04:49 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: What do you guys do in this situation?  Throw it out, keep using it, or scrape what's left and put it in another container with similar remnants from other soaps?

Simple.  I just do not get into that situation any more, because — almost (but not quite) exclusively — these days I create lather using the Bloom Water Method (a technique that I have refined considerably since that post), with the effect that, when I get to the bottom of a puck of soap, I have only a very clean bowl.  The bonus is, that before I get to the bottom of the puck, I have enjoyed better lather throughout the life of the puck than I ever could achieve back when I was applying a brush directly to the surface of soap pucks.

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 05-24-2016, 12:15 PM
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  • Mouser
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I use "bloom" water myself for wetting my face before lathering up, I've tried something similar to what Mel describes but I didn't get a lather of a quality I need to get a comfortable shave. I did, however, come to my approximate method independently and perhaps if I tried it again exactly as Mel I'd have better results, so I will, try it again that is. But on topic,......I have nothing to add.

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 05-24-2016, 12:25 PM
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Looks like you need to get a few more back-ups of this soap so that this won't happen again.  Biggrin
Until then, you can just push the remnants into the centre of the tin to make if more accessible to your brushes.

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 05-24-2016, 12:40 PM
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What I do,

I scrape the edges also but instead I press them on the next soap that I am planing to use.

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 05-24-2016, 01:42 PM
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  • kav
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From a theological perspective you might leave the remaining soap out at night for 'the good nieghbors' or fairy folk of world belief. Many items of produce traditionally returned a small unused portion in thanks. I even do this with a few drops of Lagavulin- surely a test of faith. Try it. You may win Phil's next drawing in reward. Bow

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 05-24-2016, 03:36 PM
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I am not there yet, but I would scoop it up and dump it in a bowl.

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 05-24-2016, 08:14 PM
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I scrape out the remnants, roll the soap into a ball and use the ball as I would a stick.  I apply the soap onto my wet face and lather with a brush.

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 05-25-2016, 07:46 AM
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with all the soaps I have bought and continue to buy I don't think I have ever finished a tin yet.  a couple of tubes of cream and an xpec but not a soap.  But now I will be ready after this great thread.  gracias

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 05-26-2016, 05:46 AM
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Usually by then if I have a new soap in the wings that I have never tried and want to I clean the bowl out and start anew!  Otherwise, if frugality is your garden, then keep using it until there is no more.

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 05-26-2016, 05:58 AM
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I have not seen that site in about 4 years,  used to take the remaining soap and combine with a new puck.

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 05-26-2016, 03:39 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(05-24-2016, 12:15 PM)Mouser Wrote: I use "bloom" water myself for wetting my face before lathering up, I've tried something similar to what Mel describes but I didn't get a lather of a quality I need to get a comfortable shave. I did, however, come to my approximate method independently and perhaps if I tried it again exactly as Mel I'd have better results, so I will, try it again that is.

With apologies to Rodgers & Hammerstein (Street Where You Live), you have often looked at this puck before, but the soap always seemed to fill the bowl a bit more.  

2015 September:  See the second and third photos.

2016 April:  See the third photo in this post #11 in the linked thread; yet another photo from a different angle may be seen in post #1 of the same thread.

Unsullied by the touch of a brush, and losing her substance solely to the water dribbled onto her surface and then poured off to a hot mug, Miss Bergamot, Cedarwood, & Juniper is rapidly yielding to the inevitable and is ascending to Soap Puck Heaven.
 

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(The Omega bowl that holds the remains of the puck is chrome plated plastic; I learned that the bowl was not made of metal when, using the first puck it held, years ago, the plating on the inside of the bowl began to flake off, and continues to flake off to this day.  The white patches on the sides of the bowl are exposed plastic, and the green specks at the bottom of the bowl are flaked-off plating.)

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 05-26-2016, 04:07 PM
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If I like the soap I would order a refill.  If I did not, I would trash it and move on.

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 05-28-2016, 07:45 AM
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I use most of my pucks straight through. I press them into a cappuccino mug and the concave shape prevents this occurrence. It also is the perfect size in which to build lather.


The tins are always too small to prevent a mess and allow proper lather and loading. Which I also why I think a lot of guys don't bowl lather. It's a pain from the dish.

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