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by drmoss_ca
Fri May 18, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 135
Views: 4748

Re: "That Lather"

Done!

C.
by drmoss_ca
Fri May 18, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 135
Views: 4748

Re: "That Lather"

You name it, Tim. I'll fill it in.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Wed May 16, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 135
Views: 4748

Re: "That Lather"

fallingwickets wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:02 am
i have something so say about a square bar of shaving soap but i'll keep quiet lest i get banned!! :D :D :D

clive
Well cut it the other way. :D
by drmoss_ca
Wed May 16, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did you discover wetshaving?
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: How did you discover wetshaving?

Ms Brown has been posting spam ads for students to employ someone to write their college essays for them. She is gone.

There seems to be a new trend in spammers with western female names, an IP spoofed to appear to come from AZ or NY, and dreadful English.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Wed May 16, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1105
Views: 107242

Re: What are you reading?

The above has been banned for spam about student essay writing services. I doubt she can read by the quality of her own English.

C.
by drmoss_ca
Wed May 16, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: How to write a perfect essay
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: How to write a perfect essay

Well, blow me, that's cheeky, not to say unintelligent, to go and add your own spammy advert to a thread where your predecessor has been caught. Bye bye "Katherine".

C.
by drmoss_ca
Wed May 16, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

I had a breakfast FaceTime with the boss who is on her monthly session up in Sydney, NS this morning. She mentioned that she had been getting a lot of pressure from the local autism association to approve the use of cannabidiol (she's a child psychiatrist), so while we chatted I did some googling. S...
by drmoss_ca
Tue May 15, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Cannibidiol CBD - what's up with this stuff?

Our problem is that the trials done have been with small numbers or are of poor quality. There is a JAMA review of published trials , and it's pretty disappointing. Some evidence for pain relief, and for reduction of spasticity, but little else. On the other hand, there are many unsupported claims o...
by drmoss_ca
Tue May 15, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Choux Pastry
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Choux Pastry

Tried it out for the first time, and it's not hard! This is the stuff used for profiteroles, chocolate eclairs and the dreadfully decadent croquembouche. http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_0311.jpg With cream cheese, fresh figs and cream: http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_0313.jpg With whipped cream,...
by drmoss_ca
Sun May 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 135
Views: 4748

Re: "That Lather"

It might be my water, which is hard, but nowhere near the really hard water I grew up with on the Marlborough Downs, where all water came from bore holes deep in the chalk, but I have never had a satisfactory shave from the French soaps that some people love. To whit: I have, and have failed to enjo...
by drmoss_ca
Sun May 13, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 135
Views: 4748

Re: "That Lather"

I know just what you mean - Palmolive lather has a tendency to resemble a slimy cream (think brushless shaving cream, but more voluminous). Working in extra water is the answer, but best to do it as you go along, as too much wrecks it.

Chris
by drmoss_ca
Sat May 12, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 135
Views: 4748

Re: "That Lather"

PS I looked up the current Palmolive ingredients, and they are: Potassium Hydrogenated Tallowate, Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Cocoate, Aqua, Glycerin, Parfum, Olea Europaea, Elaeis Guineensis, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, BHT, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Coumarin, Hydroxyisoh...
by drmoss_ca
Sat May 12, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 135
Views: 4748

Re: "That Lather"

I've been inspired to do a couple of things by this thread. Firstly I tried using my batch of olive oil to shave with. I was surprised that it actually lathered (there was some stearic acid, coconut and castor oil in it in small percentages), though the lather was a bit translucent. Very slick for s...
by drmoss_ca
Fri May 11, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: What's The Origin of the Face Shaving Map?
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: What's The Origin of the Face Shaving Map?

I believe that same map was used by Charles Roberts, the inventor of Method Shaving. I don't know if he borrowed it (as he did with most of his 'inventions') or whether he actually came up with it himself. Method Shaving was like the Scientology of shaving - you'd go into his shop Enchantè (nb the i...
by drmoss_ca
Tue May 01, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Seven Blade Razor???? (and - Gillette compatibility chart)
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Seven Blade Razor???? (and - Gillette compatibility chart)

In the days when I used multiblade razors (yes, there was such a time, but it was long ago*) I was quite happy with three blade Sensor, and found it better than the Trac II. They should bring back the Sensor!

*I just had a flashback to the intro to Noggin The Nog from 1959:

by drmoss_ca
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Back to the Hart razors
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

Re: Back to the Hart razors

I finally managed to raise Tim, and a giant ¼ hollow in 01 steel will be made. I've suggested 8/8 or 17/16, and I'm hoping he will treat it to a hardness of 63. There's a lot to be said for not going for harder steels, principally ease of honing, which might have to be done a little more often than...
by drmoss_ca
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Vetiver
Replies: 17
Views: 624

Re: Vetiver

LeLabo? Is that the same rubbish my wife keeps bringing home from Fairmont Hotel bathrooms? Rose 31 is the label. Basic fake rose scent and barely functional product (maybe there are restrictions on downtown hotels as to how much actual soap and detergent they can put into the non-existent Toronto s...
by drmoss_ca
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 135
Views: 4748

Re: "That Lather"

As it always does - nicely. After using them back to back, I don't think they are the same. Maybe the old chatter about them was wrong, or maybe it was another pairing of soaps?

C.
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Homemade Face Tonic/Aftershave

I had a friend in Toronto who was strongly interested in blending colognes. I have a bottle of a mix of incense and oudh scents that he created that is quite stunning. Sadly, he drowned in the Turks and Caicos islands earlier this month, so I can no longer ask his advice on such things. He proved th...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Lavender
Replies: 128
Views: 22921

Re: Lavender

Welcome, although starting out by asking for a follow-up to a 12 year old thread is wonderfully optimistic! Atkinson's of Vancouver continue to offer the things that pass for Plisson brushes these days, and some Edwin Jagger soaps and creams. No more Joris/Plisson soap. No English Lavender either. H...