How to Lather Shaving Soap

There are three ways to use and lather a shaving soap. You should choose the method that’s most convenient for you. However, to get the most out of your shaving soap, we recommend building the lather in a bowl or mug before application, as it yields the maximum amount of lather per shave, which is best for a large area of shaving needs. Below is a video that demonstrates the lathering in a bowl or mug method.

 

Watch the soap melting video to fit into any bowl or mug. 

 

3 Ways to Use and Lather A Shaving Soap

 

Steps To Follow When Using A Shaving Brush With The 3 Methods

  1. Let the soap soak for few minutes in your shaving bowl with a little bit of warm water.

    Our soap is hard and needs to be softened before lathering for maximum yield. Hard soaps also last much longer than softer soaps.

    Soak shaving soap with warm water for a few minutes, also known as blooming.

  2. Soak your brush in sink or mug with warm water for a few minutes as well.

    A well-hydrated brush will build lather quicker and richer. This step is not necessary, but depending on your brush type—natural hair or syntactic—lathering feel may be different.

    Soak shaving brush in warm water for a few minutes.

  3. While the soap (and brush) soaks, wash your skin with warm water thoroughly to soften the hair and to hydrate the skin.

    If you’ve just taken a shower—preferred—consider this step done. If your shave is not preceded by a shower, please take your time on this step. It’s super important to take care of your skin before applying a blade against it.

    Shaving soap and shaving brush soaking in warm water.

  4. By now the soap (and brush) has softened. Pour most of the water out from the bowl or mug, only leaving a few drops.

    Pour most of the water out of the shaving bowl, only leave a few drops.

  5. Make sure the shaving brush is well soaked but damp. Squeeze out most of the water from the shaving brush.

    Squeeze out most of the from the shaving brush.

  6. Load the brush by rubbing it briskly in a circular motion on the shaving soap.

    When lather starts to form, continue rubbing for about 30 seconds making sure the brush picks up ample soap.

    Load the shaving brush by rubbing on shaving for for 30 seconds.

 

Method 1: Lather Shaving Soap in a Bowl or Mug with Shaving Brush

Then,

  1. Continue lathering in a bowl or a mug in a brisk, circular motion until desired lather is formed.

    Continue building the later in a shaving bowl or mug.

  2. Depending on your water type, you may need to put drops of water to activate the soap more effectively.

    Add drops of water as needed.

  3. Apply the lather in a soft circular motion, coating the skin evenly.

    Bowl full of creamy luxurious shaving lather made from shaving soap.

  4. Finally, shave with your favorite razor.

  5. Follow the three steps in this section for additional passes, if necessary.

 

Method 2: Lather Shaving Soap Directly on Skin with Shaving Brush

Then,

  1. Continue lathering directly on the skin in a brisk, circular motion, until desired lather has formed, coating the skin evenly.

  2. Wet the brush tip just a bit or add drops of water as needed to build up to the desired lather.

  3. Shave with your favorite razor.

  4. Follow the two steps in this section for additional passes, if necessary.

 

Method 3: Lather Shaving Soap in Hands with Shaving Brush

Then,

  1. Continue lathering in your hand in a brisk, circular motion, until desired lather has formed.

  2. Wet the brush tip just a bit or add drops of water as needed to build up to the lather.

  3. Apply the lather from your hand and shave with your favorite razor.

  4. Follow the two steps in this section for additional passes, if necessary.

 

Lather Shaving Soap in Hands without Shaving Brush

This method came directly from customers who use the shaving soap refill pucks. You may employ this method if you don’t have a shaving brush or bowl/mug, but we do not guarantee its effectiveness. Surprisingly, some customers even use the shaving soap as their face wash. Again, not intended to be used that way, but we appreciate that our customers find the soap as a multipurpose product and love the results.

  1. Wet your hands with the soap and rub it in the hands until a thick layer of soap has transferred over.

  2. Put aside the soap and rub your hands together in a circular motion until the desired lather has formed.

  3. You may need to add drops of water to activate the soap effectively.

  4. Apply the lather from your hands and shave with your favorite razor.