Used the sandalwood this evening - it's been a long time since I've used a shaving brush and soap - don't know why I stopped. Great shave, like the soap (although I agree with whoever said the smell was really light in the Sandalwood). I was right - the tartlet case shape suits the shaving scuttle perfectly - so I'll be asking for that when I order more - saves me having the 'why are you putting soap through my grater' argument.....Arrived today thanks! Unfortunately have tiger balm on my bruised ribs (injured in an unfortunate 'being an idiot' accident), so can't smell them, will use ASAP and feed back on them - the wee tartlet cases are a good idea though.
Think I might go for one of the old fashioned shaving scuttles - that shape will fit the top perfectly.
ha ha i don't think im a catalogue type, the wife did a quick snap on the iphone. when you do another batch of the sandle wood with a stronger smell you can put my name on it as it stood up to my shaving soap i bought from the states so i think you have done a super job as it coped with the full beard and straight razor in one pass. going to try tonight on a light stubble ,atb wayneHi Guys
Passed on the feedback to Mrs - here's what she had to say:
Thank you chaps for passing on your honest feedback - this is exactly what I was looking for. I've been making soap for ages but never offered the shaving stuff commercially before and really thrilled with how many of you have taken some and tried it for me. I'm really happy to have your feedback, this is exactly what I need as I want to make a really great quality product for you all that you will enjoy using and find value for money - it's really important to me to create something people actually want and to get the product just right. I was a bit nervous of using too much Sandalwood absolute as it's going on your faces but I agree there wasn't a long lasting scent from it so I'll increase concentration in the next batch. Please do keep letting me know what you think - all constructive comments are really appreciated and will help me to improve the product - and I loved the pictures Wayne perhaps you missed your calling - perhaps I should approach for permission to use them in my catalogue! ;-)
PS I will be very happy to supply the finished product in any denomination you like - I agree with your lady Rod I'd have to shoot GB with one of his own catapults if I ended up with soap in my cheese grater! haha xx
Now that sounds like a good idea as long as it lathers up well for my cold showers lol.Can you make a shampoo soap bar? That would be awesome. Saves on taking separate shampoo into the woods. If it is possible, I would buy many bars.
Its a simple enough thing to make a conditioning shampoo, shaving soap and clothes wash bar that fulfils all needs - needs to be slightly "superfatted" is all It can be made optimal for one purpose or a decent average for all.Can you make a shampoo soap bar? That would be awesome. Saves on taking separate shampoo into the woods. If it is possible, I would buy many bars.
Do you wash the rest of your hand drill or just lightly oil it?It's my bit's I wash when out and about, and only my bits. Save the shampoo for when you get back. Hair needs combed or brushed, it doesn't actually need washed, if you're happy smelling like a dog just go with it out in the boonies
My bit's include my feet, I just wash the bits that need washing. Most women would kill for the (can't spell the french blokes name) hair, wrap it in a towel for 6 weeks and Vera's yer auntie. The only reason I know it smells like dawg, is my pal Gordon told me thats how his wife's hair went when she tried it. He like itDo you wash the rest of your hand drill or just lightly oil it?
Most women don't like smelling like a dog or having long greasy hair even in the boonies! I must say I feel like death when I feel like I am rotting on my feet. I good shower is like resurrection.
I can't remember the last time I used product on my hair which is now quiet long, and I only use natural products on my body, when I have tried to or had to use chemicals my skin feels like it is on fire.
My daughter seems to have an allergy to washing up liquid too...
On a serious note I've been using the tea tree shaving soap for a couple of weeks now. Very good lather, scent is nice but as others have said the scent doesn't last very long.
Very pleased with the soap overall, always used gel in the past but think I'm converted to the soap now.