August 12, 2012
I’m happy to announce shaving soap refills have been added to my little online store, www.realmsbathandbody.com.
The men’s is in my Jaffna scent, a great Sandalwood — and the women’s is in my Vinaerys scent, a delicate Sweet Pea. But there’s really nothing gender specific about these 🙂
I use a Bentonite clay in my soap recipe, which gives the razor extra glide.
The refills fit a wide-based mug, 2 5/8″ in diameter, so please measure your favorite mug before ordering.
March 10, 2012
When I was a little girl, I remember sitting on the bathroom counter, watching my Dad shave. He had a substantial ceramic shaving mug. He would get the water steaming hot before he soaked his brush and then work the soap into a thick lather.
It made an impression on me. A few years back, I began making men’s shaving soap in my Jaffna scent (a great sandalwood). My husband Kev, who has a heavy beard, was my tester. I finally came up with a winning recipe where I add Bentonite clay, which allows the razor to glide easier. He swears by it, saying it gives him the smoothest shave he’s ever had. Even around his Adam’s Apple, the razor never gets hung up. One day, I tried it and was so pleased, that I ended up putting a mug in the shower permanently.
It got me wondering if other women might like it.
So, I am pleased to announce the debut of my new rose colored shaving mug for women. The set includes a thick boar bristle brush and my own shaving soap in a brand new scent: Vinaerys, a delicate sweet pea. The set is now part of my Realms family.
August 4, 2010
Been making lotions, shower gels, foaming handsoaps, shaving soap, etc. for weeks now, prepping for the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival (coming up Aug. 14 & 15).
I’m gettin’ pumped and feeling that nervous, am-I-going-to-forget-something-big feeling. But I am several deep in every scent, so the display will look full. Now, please do a sun dance for me.
July 17, 2009
This humble craftsperson is proud to announce the launch of Realms Shaving Soap. It’s old fashioned shaving soap in a mug. The package comes with wood-handled bristle brushes from Germany. I think the printing on the ceramic mugs came out beautifully. I scented the soap with my Jaffna scent, which is a light sandalwood. And, I overcame the problem I was having with adding clay to the recipe (a necessary ingredient which makes the razor glide smoother). It was clumping, but I came up with a two step process of mixing that alleviates the clumps. I’m very happy with the result.