Shaving Preppers - What Soap(s) Do You Stock In Quantity?

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Why this adoration of tallow! I find them more difficult to lather consistently, clogs sink. Tallow versions of Haslinger are not nearly as good as their new versions. Some of the best soaps and creams have no tallow, SV, castle Forbes, etc. Love of tallow baffles me, and dont you guys with dozens of the same soap not get bored with them?! The joy of shaving is exploring the great variety of wonderful soaps and creams.

No offence, but just saying.
Agree with you Roy, Tallow was never used because it was the best ingredient , it was just a cheap by product.

As Chris says good soap is not determined by if it contains Tallow or not. For me personally I don.t use Animal products so as soon as something has Tallow in it is a no for me.
 
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Why this adoration of tallow! I find them more difficult to lather consistently, clogs sink. Tallow versions of Haslinger are not nearly as good as their new versions. Some of the best soaps and creams have no tallow, SV, castle Forbes, etc. Love of tallow baffles me, and dont you guys with dozens of the same soap not get bored with them?! The joy of shaving is exploring the great variety of wonderful soaps and creams.

No offence, but just saying.
...fortunately their is enough variety in soaps for shavers to indulge their own preferences and likes, wether they want to avoid palm oil soaps to protect primates; only use veggie soaps; use only tallow soaps or enjoy soaps based on performance only, the choice is available to us all. Some members have had the time to use many different soap bases and know what their preferences are and what is best for them whilst others are still exploring... :).
 
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...fortunately their is enough variety in soaps for shavers to indulge their own preferences and likes, wether they want to avoid palm oil soaps to protect primates; only use veggie soaps; use only tallow soaps or enjoy soaps based on performance only, the choice is available to us all. Some members have had the time to use many different soap bases and know what their preferences are and what is best for them whilst others are still exploring... :).
All good points. I’ve never understood what appears to be a moral panic when it’s learned that soaps are to be reformulated without tallow. Will there really be a drop in quality; or is it merely psychosomatic? On a blind test between tallow and non-tallow soaps, would we really notice the difference?
 
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All good points. I’ve never understood what appears to be a moral panic when it’s learned that soaps are to be reformulated without tallow. Will there really be a drop in quality; or is it merely psychosomatic? On a blind test between tallow and non-tallow soaps, would we really notice the difference?
...no doubt some can tell the difference when a soap is reformulated and some can not in the same way that some have exceptional sensitivity to scent notes and others do not. I find no problem understanding why a favourite soap that is reformulated may cause concern but also understand why others may not. That said the OP is about what soaps members are stocking not the merits or otherwise of reformulations...
 
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Sometimes they do ruin reformulation. I do not know about Haslinger as I’ve only used the tallow version, but they ruined Lea, poor substitute for what was once a great everyday tallow soap.
 
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I suggest that you stock some Valobra stick as well, because it has tallow and if I am not wrong brought by another company that makes tallow free soaps and in my opinion, in the very near future they may seize the production.
Yes, but the purchaser Proraso has never had tallow from its birth in the 1940's and not by some modern deranged animal activist belief.
 
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Due to its longevity I have about 4 years supply of MdC. In reality it’s only a small stash. I have 4 tubs of different scents, and if they decide to release anything else new this year (fingers crossed for Sandalwood) I’ll probably find myself with more.

I’d definitely bulk buy if MdC announced its closure
 
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