10-02-2012, 10:15 AM
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i found some Softsoap Coconut Scrub soap very cheap at a " big box discount store...." i had read that someone on the forum here had used or was using Ivory Soap to shave with. i was wondering if anyone had tried Softsoap and if it worked for you. today is a off day for me, but i am going to try it in the am. will let y'all know the results.

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 10-02-2012, 10:25 AM
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  • beartrap
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I haven't... Why would you want to try that?

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 10-02-2012, 10:34 AM
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the ingredients read like a shaving soap tallow and glycerine among them and it was cheap some kind of special.if it don't work,it goes to bath and shower. i didn't like that Williams i had but it is great as a bath/shower soap.

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 10-02-2012, 10:40 AM
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  • Arcadies
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I haven't tried Softsoap but I have tried the plain old basic unscented Neutrogena clear glycerine facial bar soap (forgot to pack my soap when I went to my Father's for the holidays) and to be honest I was shocked. I left the brush fairly wet but not dripping and loaded for 30-45 seconds on the bar in my hand and then face lathered for about 1 minute and it made some pretty awesome slick, glossy and yogurt like lather that didn't dry out and disappear from my face..it was comparable to some of my favorite tallow based shaving soaps..the downside was it had no scent, which made it boring and despite being a glycerin soap it was a bit drying..I'd definitely use it again in an emergency situation.

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 10-02-2012, 12:14 PM
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  • Teiste
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Never seen that soap , but any soaps as pre shave work very bad for my skin , since they dry it out too much , even if they are tallow or contains lanolin.

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 10-02-2012, 07:35 PM
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Never heard of it. There are too many great artisan soaps to give that a go. Good luck and let us know what happens.

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 10-02-2012, 07:46 PM
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  • MickToley
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I think it's this one.

[Image: Softsoap2.jpg]

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 10-03-2012, 12:50 PM
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yes,mick that's it exactly. i found the lather to be comfortable, it did not dry out my face nor did it dry out during the shave. the lather itself was almost yogurt thick, but i am sure that that was due to user error. i just need to adjust the water amount. it lather fairly easy, and has a ,what i think, very nice and light coconut scent. it seemed to provide real good glide for my '58 gillette.i would not have a problem using this in a regular rotation of shaving soaps/creams. however, i have not as of yet tried Arko...... this could also be good for travel.it's cheap and if you didn't like it as a shaving soap, you could always use in the shower/bath.

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 10-12-2012, 09:36 PM
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Part of the pleasure of shaving for me are the high quality specialty products available to us. I can shave with shower soap and a Bic but that's no fun.

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 10-12-2012, 10:27 PM
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Why not try the Softsoap and let us know? Unlike most bath soaps, Ivory and its store brand copies make good shaving soaps. So do the Savon de Marseilles olive oil soaps. If the Softsoap does not work put as a shave soap, it can always be used as a bath or hand soap.

If you are simply looking for a bargain, try Van Der Hagen Deluxe shave soap. It is better than most, costs only $2.00, and is widely available in brick-and-mortar stores. Some online stores sell it, too.

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 10-14-2012, 05:53 PM
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i use VDH. it's ok, but i do like trying new things. i would like to try some of those 150.00 shaving soaps, but my budget just won't allow that.

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 10-14-2012, 06:33 PM
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Boris I've used Clearly Natural glycerine bar soap for shaving, just for kicks, and it works fine. Every bit as good (or bad) as VDH.

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 10-15-2012, 03:56 PM
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[Image: IVORYYYY.jpg][/quote]

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 10-15-2012, 06:45 PM
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(10-14-2012, 05:53 PM)boris007 Wrote: i use VDH. it's ok, but i do like trying new things. i would like to try some of those 150.00 shaving soaps, but my budget just won't allow that.

There are plenty of great soaps in the $10 range which will last you for months. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great shaving soap, one with excellent skin qualities for shaving.

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 10-15-2012, 06:48 PM
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Do they really sell $100 soaps?

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 10-15-2012, 07:11 PM
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(10-15-2012, 03:56 PM)razorx Wrote: [Image: IVORYYYY.jpg]

I remember reading somewhere that Ivory was developed by JB Williams and then sold to Procter and Gamble in the 1870's. It was orginally called Ivorine Soap or something like that.

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 10-15-2012, 08:05 PM
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(10-15-2012, 07:11 PM)vuk Wrote: I remember reading somewhere that Ivory was developed by JB Williams and then sold to Procter and Gamble in the 1870's. It was orginally called Ivorine Soap or something like that.

Thanks vuk,that inspired me to do some net research...
I learned a bit more about JB Williams,interesting stuff,one of his ancestors was a Connecticut signatory of the Declaration of Independence.Seems that before William's Mug Shaving Soap,his original shaving soap developed in the 1830's was called "Genuine Yankee Soap''

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 10-15-2012, 10:03 PM
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(10-15-2012, 06:48 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Do they really sell $100 soaps?

Only if you are woling to count the container. Czech and Speake's two soaps in the large 90g (yeah really not all that large) sells for £95. So roughly $150, that said the refill puck is under 50$. It is a lot, but I am thinking of asking my mom to get me the soap and AS splash for Christmas. I picked up the sampler from Phil and both No. 88 and Oxford and Cambridge are phenomenal scents.

Other than C&S I can't think of anything else in that ballpark. The most expensive I have is AdP which retails for $62 but goes on sale in very late fall for around $40 a jar.

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 10-18-2012, 11:17 AM
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  • savagejoerude
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I've tried Dove soap back when I got the itch to come back to wet shaving. It lathers up nice and works well.... Still use it sometime as a pre-shave soap..

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