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A lemon shave

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SOTD 26 Mar 2015

Perhaps influenced by the recipe I’m making today, I latched onto a lemon theme.

The brush is by Brent’s Brushes, and I like it a lot. It has a soft fluffy knot, and the handle is nice to hold. I easily worked up an excellent lather from Shaver Heaven Sweet Meyer Lemon shaving soap, then set to with the Above the Tie R1 on an Atlas handle. This time the 3″ length didn’t bother me so much, so perhaps I’m getting accustomed to it—or, in other words, learning how to use it effectively. A lot of shaving is learning how to get the best from the tools (the brush, soap, razor, and blade) that you have.

Three passes, the BBS finish that the R1 usually provides, and a splash of Thayers Lemon witch hazel with aloe vera. This one is an astringent, so 10% alcohol. (The toners are alcohol free.)

Good way to start the day.

Written by LeisureGuy

26 March 2015 at 10:45 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. Just to throw out a suggestion that I learned from a comment on Amazon by a Thayer purchaser. If you buy Thayer’s UNSCENTED witch hazel, take about 4 oz and add 1/2 – 1 oz of your favorite cologne and you will create a wonderful after shave for very little cost. I had samples of Chech & Speake Cuba, Paradise, and “88” cologne (which sell for $140 for a 4 oz bottle). So I purchased a set of 3 blue glass 4 oz atomizer bottles, divided the 12 oz Thayer’s into the 3 bottles, and now I have 3 very inexpensive high end after shaves.

    Dr. Robert Levine

    26 March 2015 at 11:05 am

  2. Excellent idea! And witch-hazel-based aftershaves are very nice for your skin.


    26 March 2015 at 11:32 am

  3. Kiss My Face Unscented cream shave, and Nivea sensitive after shave balm can likewise be used as vehicles for custom scened shaving products, from any cologne, to any oil (EO or FO). KMF has no discernible odor, and Nivea’s Sensitive ASB’s smell is so mild as to be overwhelmed by an added odorant! Cured my SCAD/BAD


    26 March 2015 at 4:49 pm

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