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
    Ok so far

    Posted by Darrell Baxley on Dec 10th 2011

    Been using this for about a week now. Lather is rich and incredibly hydrating for my beard. The only down side is that it doesn't seem to lubricate my skin very well.

  • 5
    A great product, hands down

    Posted by R. Capone on Aug 10th 2011

    Got round in Bay Rum - really a nice lather with a great scent. Will order larger size in the tub next time for better "containment" and convenience.