There are many recipes for making shaving soap, but the basic ingredients are: tallow, lye, water and essential oils. Other skin care products that can be made for men include body lotions, aftershave balms and face creams.
Shaving soap has a high stearic fat/oil acid content and is more stable than regular soap. There are many recipes for making shaving soap, but the basic ingredients are: tallow, lye, water and essential oils. Other skin care products that can be made for men include body lotions and aftershave balms.
What Ingredients Are In Shaving Soap?
Shaving soap has a high stearic fat/oil acid content and is more stable than regular soap. The stable lather, slickness, and softer qualities of a shave soap are created by stearic acid. 
What Makes A Great Shaving Soap?
The triple milled hard soaps cost a little more, but they are usually the best shave soaps. 40 to 50% fat level is optimal for a good soap. Good lubrication and skin protection can be provided by a high percentage of fat. 
Can I Use Soap For Shaving Pubic Area?
To remove pubic hair, instead of using shaving cream, you should use a creamy soap or cream-based body wash. It doesn’t make your skin dull or dry. 
How Is Shaving Soap Different From Regular Soap?
One of the biggest differences between shaving soap and regular soap is the inclusion of high stearic acid content fat/oil. The stable lather, slickness, and whisker softening qualities are needed in a shaving soap. 
Frank Harmenstein is the lead editor of the grooming website Cut Throat Straight Razor, and has over 15 years of experience in the industry. He’s personally tested and reviewed over 200 different straight razors, and has written countless articles on the subject.