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Mitchell's Wool Fat- not just for Shaving.

Discussion in 'Grooming and Style' started by MPF9, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. MPF9

    MPF9 Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Maidstone kent
    One of my favourite Shaving soaps is MWF, and as I have dry skin I thought I might try their Toilet Soap. Its arrival coincided with a visit by friends. Jane has bouts of psoriasis , so I gave her a bar to try and one for
    her daughter, who has dry skin too.
    Very pleased that all three of used has used it, and find it much superior to the High Street brands, in terms of softness of feel and moisturising the skin.
     
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  2. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Nice Matt! I am currently looking at soap bars and shampoo bars from some of our artisans due to rave reviews.
     
  3. MPF9

    MPF9 Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Maidstone kent
    Do not know much about artisan producers , but there are a number of small scale Spanish companies who make
    decent reasonably priced bath soaps. I have Alvarez Gomez on the go in the shower. Another source for soap is TKMAX who always have soaps from around the world.
     
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  4. Redd

    Redd A Right Member

    You can often find SV and Institut Karite at pretty good prices in TKMaxx, unfortunately you never see their shaving gear.
     
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  5. Gairdner

    Gairdner Legendary Member

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    Great Britain
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  6. Blackmass

    Blackmass Legendary Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    I know this is not going to be an easy question to answer but what is the scent of MWF?
     
  7. lloydrm

    lloydrm Veteran

    Location:
    MN
    Like a nice shave is coming
     
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  8. Cheesepiece

    Cheesepiece Gold Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    I can't smell it. I can just about keep my eyes open as the lather bubbles burst and evaporate to nothing.
     
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  9. johnus

    johnus Well-Known Member

    I've used their liquid hair shampoo. Nice product.
     
  10. KAV

    KAV Well-Known Member

    Location:
    California
    I'm resurrecting an older thread:blush:
    MWF only has limonene and linalool which are a common ingredient in most soaps with additional scents. As I understand it, they provide a lowkey base note to neutralize any odor from other ingredients. I cannot find any
    definite comparison except it's like biting an apple between wine tasting to clear you palate or asking for plain vanilla in a yogurt shop with 100 flavors from Kiwi to BBQ Chips. If you like the performance the subtle scent will become favourite too.
     
  11. bandito

    bandito Addict

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    MWF was my go to bath soap, but I find the fragrances and moisturising from Nesti Dante soaps to better suit my preferences
     
  12. pjgh

    pjgh Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Halifax, UK
    You're missing the magic, mate ... MWF sprinkle a little magic onto every soap and it performs miracles. Simples.

    As we know, a soap is more than the sum of the ingredients but I do agree, it is a rather generic soap in terms of ingredients list and very little stands it out as special in any way. There is lanolin, but it's listed in and amongst the stabilising chemicals so is likely a trace, just to say it's in nowadays (marketing).

    Great that it works in all sorts of ways. Certainly as a shaving soap, I still consider it pretty much the best and would be the one I still say is my outright favourite.
     
  13. KAV

    KAV Well-Known Member

    Location:
    California
    The magic IS it's simplicity. I swear I walked past my bathroom in the night and the ceramic container was hovering in the air slowly rotating.
     
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  14. chris.hale

    chris.hale Guru

    Location:
    Cumbria, England
    Look at it this way, if MWF wasn't truly special the tight gits in Yorkshire wouldn't buy it. :D
     
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  15. pjgh

    pjgh Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Halifax, UK
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