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by drmoss_ca
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 56
Views: 1369

Re: "That Lather"

I used my old Salter soap yesterday and I'd swear it is the same as T&H (or at least, as T&H used to be since that's probably changed too in the interim).

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by drmoss_ca
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 56
Views: 1369

Re: "That Lather"

Out of the mold and ready to firm up:
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by drmoss_ca
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 56
Views: 1369

Re: "That Lather"

Having been made to get on and do something, here is the result of my attempt to make a hard bath soap with (mostly) olive oil: http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_0304.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_0305.jpg http://drmoss.ca/Web%20Images/IMG_0306.jpg I'll let it cool overnight and then chop it...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 56
Views: 1369

Re: "That Lather"

I poked around in the shelves of shame today (I used C&E Sandalwood soap for the shave and was wondering what to go for tomorrow). I found one of my generic eBay wooden bowls labelled Cyril Salter soap with a barely used cake of what smells exactly like the old T&H soap. I must have been content to ...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 59
Views: 4615

Re: Kitchen knives

I gratefully accept your rebuke. Politics is generally dynamite to a forum, but some instances are just so stupid, I can't help but break my own rules. There's a lot more to be said about this issue, but I will refrain if you will (OK, even if you won't!)

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by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 56
Views: 1369

Re: "That Lather"

So 50% olive oil, 10% coconut, 10% castor oil and 30% stearic acid sounds good? All saponified with KOH? Shall I add the superfat after the cook, and if so what would you recommend? I don't mind the scent of olive oil and I'm a complete klutz at adding scents, so I probably won't try. I need a proje...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Can't reach site when using VPN
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: Can't reach site when using VPN

I don't know that Private Internet Access as a VPN does what it says. I'm currently connected as being in Montreal, but if I go to Google News it serves me District of Columbia as my 'Local News'!

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by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 56
Views: 1369

Re: "That Lather"

Tim, I was going to mention that the Salter soap does in fact smell very similar to the T&H Luxury soap. My first quality soap was indeed the Luxury soap, and no matter what, after many years I still can't get a good lather out of it. I had a few cakes and used them up as bath soaps. When the Salte...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 59
Views: 4615

Re: Kitchen knives

If you live in the UK you might want to stock up on knife sharpening supplies and maybe even a new set of decent kitchen knives before this nonsense plays out. No doubt only rubber knives will be on sale soon (which may not matter given the English tendency to boil all foods to death and the renowne...
by drmoss_ca
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 56
Views: 1369

Re: "That Lather"

Oh, and Chris, about "that lather" and hard water: I wonder if the combination of the old fatty acid profile and the presence of Tetrasodium EDTA is what really made the difference. There are not mineral chelators in most of the artisan soaps, and I understand their aversion to EDTA, but for really...
by drmoss_ca
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rolling My Own
Replies: 564
Views: 45573

Re: Rolling My Own

It is good to be back at SMF, and it's a bid odd to realize that the soapmaking thing happened about 5 years into my wetshaving journey, which in turn was a full 5 years ago. The last half-decade has flown by. The feeling is just the same when you realise you are looking back over multiple decades....
by drmoss_ca
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Worst scent ever
Replies: 58
Views: 6453

Re: Worst scent ever

Ah, a 'scrubber'. AKA a slapper, or a slag in UK slang. What it might mean in the US I don't know, but I'm probably letting my mind wander where it ought not to go.
by drmoss_ca
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rescuing my GFT Eucris
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Rescuing my GFT Eucris

Just be sure to leave a tap in the kitchen with unsoftened water, since soft water tastes terrible to those used to the hard stuff. The Eucris soap is from a younger generation than my other Trumper soaps, and it surely shows in the performance. It's sad to think they are probably all like that now....
by drmoss_ca
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "That Lather"
Replies: 56
Views: 1369

Re: "That Lather"

I have old formulation creams and tallow soaps from the big names from that era. Chris is absolutely right: they outshine the palm oil crap and don't come with a free, but dead, orang utan. I don't suppose Brexit will mean the reversal of the EU directives that have destroyed some of our favourites,...
by drmoss_ca
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 21
Views: 2040

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

Ingrowing hairs are generally caused by shaving too close to the skin, and having the tip of the hair retract just below skin level. If it doesn't exit the follicle correctly it can coil up inside the follicle. It might feel easier to shave with a DE as you don't have to press and the sharp blade wi...
by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: chin - problem with grain direction
Replies: 21
Views: 2040

Re: chin - problem with grain direction

Or you could simply hone that straight until it gives you the same degree of bliss you experience elsewhere. Many roads to Rome, and all that.

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by drmoss_ca
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Photo Guidelines, Hints, and Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 17894

Re: Photo Guidelines, Hints, and Suggestions

No problem!

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by drmoss_ca
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Photo Guidelines, Hints, and Suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 17894

Re: Photo Guidelines, Hints, and Suggestions

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Last time I checked, the time between Nov 2 and Jan 19 is about six weeks.

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by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: chronic pain relief
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: chronic pain relief

OK, I'll have to enforce it.
by drmoss_ca
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: chronic pain relief
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: chronic pain relief

Vince has asked me to close this thread as he sees the potential issues in promoting narcotics, even if naturally sourced, and even if they are still legal in some jurisdictions. Let's do that voluntarily rather than having it enforced.

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