Em's Essential Oil Scented Glycerin Shaving Soap Rounds

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3 oz. regular size glycerin shaving or cleansing round in your choice of unscented or with our Em's essential oil blend is great for use with a shaving brush, and is the refill size for our shaving sets (or use your own container). 2 3/4" approx. diameter. Enriched with extra glycerin. Can be used for a gentle face or body cleansing too! No artificial colors or fragrance for sensitive skin. What could be more convenient. Please note: soap shades can vary from batch to batch due to the essential oils used in the blend and other factors of nature, which is normal.

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Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Elaesis Sp. (Palm Oil), Ricinus Communis (Castor Oil), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Oil), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Aqua (Water), Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitol, Sorbitan Oleate, and Vitamin E from Glycine Soja (Soybean) and essential oils as applicable. (It is the reaction of Sodium Hydroxide with oil and liquid that makes soap.)

Why does Em's promote glycerin soap? Our glycerin soap is made using only the finest ingredients and essential oils for a masculine scent and beneficial for skin care. It lathers well and provides a nice shave while rinsing clean. We have had a lot of positive comments on this soap formulated for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. Not only is it a good shaving soap, you can bathe and shower with it too!

FAQ: How to keep soap from sliding around in an oversized mug/bowl? For our glycerin rounds there are several methods suggested.

A) Having a second one that can be cut/grated and then used to pack down between the soap round and the inside of the bowl. That way it expands the diameter of the soap via this added soap and it works great.

B) You can take the container with soap in it and put in a microwave (if microwave safe like ceramic) and just melt a slick (not the whole thing) until it puddles on the bottom like a melting ice cube. When it dries it will hold things in place.

C) You can put the container with soap in a little pan that has water on the bottom, place soap container in the pan/water and melt a little slick on the stove top (for example if the container is metal and not microwave safe).

D) Some of the palm bowls we sell are sized for the rounds. In that event, after a few uses soap sliding isn't really an issue anymore and needs no special adjustments.

To use a shaving brush: Moisten area to be shaved with warm water to soften hairs, thoroughly wet brush, shake off some excess water if necessary, rotate and lather the bristle tips over shaving soap (like stirring a cup of coffee, for example) to coat with top part of the brush head with lather, then apply in a back and forth and slightly circular motion to the shaving area - the lather is further created on your face.

It's all about the water - too much and you get bubble water, too little and you get dry film and insufficient lather. Generally speaking, it is not a thick interfering foam like what is found in store brand shaving canisters, but rather a layer that allows the razor to slide along the face without too much foam to get in the way of a close shave. You can control the amount of lather created by how much water remains in the brush, how much soap or cream is applied to the bristles and the scrubbing motion used on the shaving area. Experiment and you will find what works best for you. Soap or Cream? More info... Also visit the FAQ for more information.

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  • 5
    Easy to use

    Posted by Fred Holt on Dec 3rd 2022

    Smells good and easy to use. I lather on my face with a brush and it doesn't take long.

  • 5
    Outstanding Quality and Value

    Posted by Steven Gorenbergh on Nov 8th 2018

    I have been using these shaving soaps for over 15 years and I am very pleased. I actually look forward to shaving as part of my morning routine. I use German-made twin edge blades on a Merkur razor handle, a badger shave brush and Em's glycerine rounds soap. Highest recommendation.

  • 5
    New to straight edge shaving... Best Soap

    Posted by James Wodke on Mar 12th 2017

    Your soap, my Dovo, strop and everything I needed has been past my expectations. I used an English soap last and ran out. There was some left in your container so I used it. It is far and away a better product than my last soap. I like how it makes the soft creamy bubbles, and how long they stay on my face. I get a warm lathering and with my Dovo, I get a really nice shave. So, thank you Em, you're the best. It lasted a long time too.

  • 5
    Surprised me

    Posted by Michael D Gardner on Mar 31st 2016

    First I am a tallow man. Tried two of the best rated glycerin and tossed them and was not trying another. Looking in my shaving soap box, enough for 10 years :) I forgot l purchased this from Em's. Since never a disappointment here, I broke down and put it too work. Does everything as good or better as what is in my box. No names but all top soaps and I give my money to the small hard working local US shops. I toss what isn't up to my standards. This is a fast shave, in fact the fastest. All you need is distilled water, brush and shaver. Brush loads at light speed with thick lather. Face lather that works for once. Face lather, milk some thick cream off my brush to put over that. Shave. Glides fast and no nicks. If in a hurry there is nothing faster or easier. True working man's soap. One pass if you want. Plus the price is right. Will this be my only soap, no as I love to switch around. But the rest have a hard act to follow. And this will be used a lot.

  • 5
    Shave soap

    Posted by john tomcho on Oct 9th 2015

    I ordered the round shave soap and I am very pleased with the quality. Simply the best I have ever used to shave. I have even tried the British high end brand and Em's product is tops. Great lather, long lasting and leaves my face smooth.

  • 5
    Great feeling on the face

    Posted by Robert Herrick on Dec 10th 2014

    I have put off trying a hard soap for a while because I felt that building a lather on my face (as recommended on the soap wrapping) was kind of rough on my skin. At least, I have had troubles with skin irritation when I did face-lathering with some creams that I own. But I just now tried Em's soap and my face feels great! I paired the soap with the pre-shave oil and my skin felt completely protected from the blade. The razor felt like it really glided against my face. Even the trouble areas on my neck are smooth and free of irritation. I have to admit, I'm impressed. This is good soap. I almost wish that I could shave again today just to feel the quality a second time. Unfortunately, my face is so glass-smooth that I might have to wait a while to use this soap again! In summary, I was skeptical, but now I am a convert. Emily has a good system going here.

  • 5
    shave soap

    Posted by mike on Sep 26th 2014

    I received the minty menthol shave soap a few days ago. The scent should be named double mint because it smells very similar to double mint gum. I can say the shave soap is very good. It gives enough glide during the shave and it leaves my skin moisturized post shaved. Now you can either buy this soap or spend your money on the name brand stuff.

  • 5
    Thank You

    Posted by scott schmitz on Jul 18th 2013

    Hi Em, First I would like to thank you for how quickly I got my shave soap from you. I heard a good review on it and just wanted to give it a shot. I have to say I am more than pleased. I've used everything and this product stack up with the best. My understanding is this is your own blend so you must be very proud. Thank you for an amazing product, and very fast and easy service. You have a new, and happy customer in me.

  • 5

    Posted by John Brent on Jan 12th 2013

    One of the best soaps. Be sure to shake out your brush of excess water, it is one of most over-looked items for making leather. A drop of water makes alot of difference. Just put one or two drops on your brush and will leather nicely on your face. It just works well either on face or in mug. I do all my own scenting. Have been buying from em's for years. GREAT place to do business.

  • 5
    Em's glycerin rounds

    Posted by John on Aug 26th 2012

    I've tried most of the popular and top-rated creams and soaps. Em's glycerin rounds provide a rich moisturizing lather that is as good or better than any other soap I've tried. And you can feel good about supporting an American business that makes healthy, eco-friendly products. If you prefer a cream, Em's are also top notch.

  • 5
    Refreshingly Good

    Posted by Jeremiah Donie on Jul 1st 2012

    I ordered the Lime Citrus and it is so nice to shave with something that smells so very good and goes on and comes off smooth. I can hardly wait to try some of the other scents. Also, I've recently switched to using shaving soap and I hope to get a double edge safety razor soon.

  • 5
    Em's Glycerin Shaving Soap Rounds

    Posted by Richard King on May 22nd 2012

    I've been using Em's glycerin shaving soaps for years and have never been disappointed with their superior composition nor her prompt service.