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Post by javyn »

I have a question...

I am running dangerously low on the stockpile I had of Will G's shea butter shaving soaps that I had stocked up on right before his passing.

I was wondering whose soaps come the closest to his shea butter formulation, as I found them to be the best shaving soaps I have ever tried, hands down. Thanks.
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Shhh.... you hear that? That low rumble is the approaching stampede of Fatsos/Woolies/Fatboys/Mitchmen. You see, any type of "recommend a soap" message sets them off. Be prepared to be trampled. heh heh. :mrgreen:
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Post by drumana »

:lol: Haha. . . and here I am - a certified Fatso. . . yet, I'm not sure I'd recommend MWF/Kent because, to my knowledge, it doesn't have shea butter as an ingredient. . .

Have you tried Institute Karite? I hear good things about this one and it has shea butter content.
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Post by notthesharpest »

What are you after? Something with shea butter, or something with similar overall feel and performance?
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Van Der Hagen at Walmart has shea butter
Mmmm! Goddamn, Jimmie! This is some serious gourmet s**t! Usually, me and Vince would be happy with some freeze-dried Taster's Choice right, but he springs this serious GOURMET s**t on us! What flavor is this?
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Post by Hoos »

It might help if we had a little more info. Like how much shea butter are we talking about per puck?

Honeybee Spa offers a nice variety of shea butter shaving soaps. I've been very happy with them (have used both their lime and coffee mocha). But I have no idea of shea content.
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Post by javyn »

No, I want something made by one of the wonderful soapmakers present on SMF.

I don't want KMF, or Mitchell's, or anything else, I want Will G's shea butter formula.

If I remember correctly, sometime last year, or perhaps before, Sue, or another one of our soapers was working on attempting to clone this wonderful soap.

For anyone interested, I believe Joel at B&B did a review of it a time back. Quite frankly, every soap and cream has disappointed me after using Will G.
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John I was about to suggest you contact Sue, she has demonstrated a willingness to help in the past.
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"Sue" is a little ambiguous. That could be:

SaintCharlesShave Sue
Honeybee Spa Sue
Mama Bear Sue

But why not contact them all?
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Dear Lord so many Sues who make soaps! Thanks I'll try them all!
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javyn wrote:Dear Lord so many Sues who make soaps! Thanks I'll try them all!
Please update us with what you find. I'm interested as well...
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Yes, there are more than one but from conversations with John in the past I assumed he and I were referring to the same lady.
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Post by Dave_D »

Legend has it that the Honeybee Spa soaps were used by Will G at some point, but that is only what I can remember reading on forum lore. Having used Honeybee Spa's soaps (but not Will G's) I can vouch for their great quality, and great price.

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Send Mama Bear Sue a pm and ask her if she has any offerings that would work. Tell her I sent you. :roll:

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Scrapyard Ape wrote:Shhh.... you hear that? That low rumble is the approaching stampede of Fatsos/Woolies/Fatboys/Mitchmen. You see, any type of "recommend a soap" message sets them off. Be prepared to be trampled. heh heh. :mrgreen:
So - at least I gave it a couple of days before I recommend ...... you guessed it -- Mitchell's Woolfat. And if you get it with the ceramic dish, you gotta keep it protected or risk certain heartbreak.

http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewto ... 410#304410
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Why is nobody recommending Mitchell's Wool Fat to the poor guy?
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Michael -- as soon as you see a post from Wendell you
know that it's been recommended ;)

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Post by ScottS »

Bargepole wrote:Why is nobody recommending Mitchell's Wool Fat to the poor guy?
javyn wrote:I don't want KMF, or Mitchell's, or anything else, I want Will G's shea butter formula.
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