Friday, July 2, 2010

Tallow Shaving Cream (still in testing)

This is something that I have wanted to do for awhile now, but just haven't taken the time to do it.  Although I have dabbled with liquid soaps I had never attempted to make a cream soap before. 

My first batch didn't work out as well as I wanted.  In fact, I believe the whole lot will find a home in a trash bag and placed in my trash can outside.  The lather was lousy to say the least.  But it wasn't a complete waste because it did get me thinking to set me in the right direction.

My second batch was made up, and I'm actually quite impressed with it.   I've had a chance to play with it a few times.  It really likes water, but when you give it what it wants, or is that needs the lather just explodes before your eyes. 

Today I built up my lather and left it for awhile to see what it would do.   The kids are home, and lest to say I became distracted and it was forgotten.   When I came back a few hours later the lather was still in my bowl.  Not only was it in my bowl, but I swirled my brush around and the creamy lather was just as great if not even better.    So I'm hoping i get some good reviews from those that are going to test this for me. 

You can find the results here,

If not it's back to the drawing board. 

Oh and did I mention this isn't just a tallow shaving soap, but it also contains avocado oil as well as unrefined shea butter.   I know I've been asked about those two ingredients a time or two.

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