The easiest way to make shaving soap from a block of natural soap is to grate the soap into a bowl. Add water and stir until the mixture forms a thick paste. Apply the paste to your wet skin and shave as usual.

TL;DR

Shaving soap has a high stearic fat/oil acid content and is more stable than regular soap. 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.

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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 softened qualities are needed in a shave soap. [1]

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. [2]

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. [3]

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Sources:

  1. https://www.zingariman.com/blogs/zingari-blog/guide-to-shaving-soap-everything-you-need-to-know
  2. https://originalshavecompany.com/what-makes-the-best-shave-soap/
  3. https://www.westcoastshaving.com/blogs/wet-shaving-and-grooming-blog/how-is-shaving-soap-different-than-regular-soap

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