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Orange for Thanksgiving

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A Sunday shave because it’s Thanksgiving weekend and today is Dinner Day, so I wanted to look sharp. Still got the pleasure of shaving a two-day stubble by skipping yesterday’s shave.

Mystic Water’s Orange Vanilla shave stick produced an excellent lather, thanks to the Rooney Style 3 Size 1. The Mystic Water site notes:

All of our shaving soap is made with tallow, which contributes to an exceptionally dense, slick lather.  Combined with stearic acid, unrefined shea butter, sustainably sourced organic palm oil, avocado oil, aloe vera, bentonite clay, silk protein, allantoin, and extra glycerin, Mystic Water shaving soap offers exceptional protection, glide and post-shave skin care, excellent for even sensitive skin and tough beards.  Many of my shaving soaps also include lanolin, and I use both botanical essential oils and high quality fragrances in my soap.  See the descriptions of individual soaps below for more details.

And the description on that page of Orange Vanilla shaving soap:

Sweet orange and tangerine peel essential oils blended with Madagascar vanilla.  The soap turns brown due to the vanilla content.  Essential oil, fragrance and lanolin.

My soap has turned a sort of tan, and (as I said) the lather is excellent. She also offers an orange spice shaving soap—I’m thinking Constant Comment tea.

The iKon X3 is an excellent razor for me, here mounted on a UFO handle, and three passes achieved perfect smoothness, to which I applied a good splash of Royall Mandarin.

Great way to start the day. Now I’m putting in 4.5 lbs of yams to roast for Bourbon Yams, my contribution to the dinner.

Written by Leisureguy

7 October 2018 at 11:00 am

Posted in Shaving

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