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by Shafer Springs
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Cold River Soap Works
Replies: 9
Views: 1902

Re: Cold River Soap Works

It just seems the artisan soaps are not as dense as those made by big manufacturers. Oh well. There's nothing inherent about small batch, handmade soaps that make them less dense or not last as long as commercial soaps. The same basic process is used in both -- combining sodium hydroxide and/or pot...
by Shafer Springs
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shaving soap tin containers
Replies: 7
Views: 4153

Re: Shaving soap tin containers

I don't know if you're specifically after an aluminum tin, but Specialty Bottle does have a 8 oz. plastic jars that might work for you that are 3.75" wide and 2.1" tall at just over a buck each. They come in clear, white, amber, etc. with different colored lids. http://www.specialtybottle.com/plasti...
by Shafer Springs
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rolling My Own
Replies: 566
Views: 63143

Re: Rolling My Own

I think you are right about something with my skin chemistry that has changed. I used essential oils. Thanks for sharing your observations about this unusual experience. Let me ask you a question - if I had added some additional essential oils after I had made the soap, would that have triggered th...
by Shafer Springs
Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Rolling My Own
Replies: 566
Views: 63143

Re: Rolling My Own

Following up - I made 3 batches of my own shaving soap. Encouraged by this excellent thread, and others, I made my first and second batches in November 2013 and the third in March 2014. I have used them randomly since that time with satisfactory results, very good lather and performance. Just a few...