Saturday, September 24, 2016

Review - Dr Bronner's Peppermint Organic Shaving Soap

Company: Dr. Bronner
Product: Dr. Bronner Peppermint Organic Shaving Soap
Founder: Dr. Bronner
Location: Vista, CA
WebSite - Dr. Bronner

If you ever had the pleasure of using Dr. Bronner’s pure castile liquid soap, then you know the experience to be amazing. Especially when you use the peppermint it’s what I use all summer. Dr. Bronner has been around since 1858 and making soap in the USA since 1948. They pride themselves on being organic and I mean truly organic. But as I found out being great at soap making doesn’t always translate into being a great shaving soap maker and this is true with Dr. Bronner Organic Shaving Soap.

I purchased the 16-ounce tube and when opened I was real surprised at how runny it was. This dark brown liquid runs out so fast that you have to tilt it ever so slightly into the palm of your hand in order to control the flow.   


I wanted to try two methods of lathering first with the bowl then face lather. During the bowl lather everything was going well I used my Razorock synth brush which made a great lather and as soon as I applied it to my face the disappearing act started. I created a time laps of 1:22 seconds to show the difference. I next cleaned up and started again following the instructions on the tube and did a face lather working it onto my already wet face. This yielded better results at first. I had a great looking lather going on. As I bent down to washed my hands which only took 20 seconds I glanced at the mirror and the same thing happened again no lather it had all disappeared.

I made up my mind to shave with it anyway and proceeded to use my German 37 Slant. When I was done I did get a close shave but had to go over the same areas many times to achieve it. Furthermore, I didn’t like the tacky feeling the soap left my skin. I could place my hands on my face and see in the mirror how my skin was sticking to them as I pulled them away. Since I cut myself during the shave I didn’t really trust it to do under my lip in fear I would cut myself again. I was going to use a different product to complete the job.    

Sadly, I didn’t have a good shave and can’t recommending this shaving soap. I think the good Dr. should take a look at how a real shaving soap lathers and feels then go back and make the changes to the formula otherwise you can just call this a soap. Case in point take a look at the “Suggested Uses” and let me know after watching my YouTube video did you happen to see a good lather.

 Our Organic Shaving Soaps are great for both men and women. Squirt a little bit of Shaving Soap onto your hands (about the size of a nickel) and rub them together for a good lather.!”


For Your Information:
Company: Dr. Bronner
Product: Dr. Bronner Peppermint Organic Shaving Soap 7oz $8.99
WebSite - Dr. Bronner