Shaving soaps are not the same as shaving creams but they often get interchanged. This is usually because they provide the same function of providing lather but they are different in several ways. When using wet shaving, it is best to use a badger brush for application. Before using your Vikings Blade, here's how to make a good shaving soap.
- Place your badger brush in warm water for about a minute. The longer it stays in the water, the better. This allows the brush bristles to absorb enough water.
- Remove the brush from the water and shake off gently. Do it gently to avoid displacing all of its absorbed water content.
- With circular strokes, use the brush to touch the surface of the shaving soap. With the absorbed wetness of the brush, the soap can easily attach to it.
- When you've been able to get enough thick clump of soap on the brush, paste it in the scuttle. Repeat this in circular strokes until you have enough soap paste in the scuttle.
- To get more lather, add few drops to the scuttle and keep mixing in a circular motion. When you start noticing bubbles, it means the water added is in excess. Try and even out the mixture by using the brush to add soap.
- Once the cream is made, apply to the face in a circular motion. This helps thicken and spread the shaving soap on the face.