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Mike's Natural Soaps - Bay Rum

Next up for the roadshow edition of my soap reviews is Mike’s Natural Soaps’ Bay Rum.

The lather is, well, absolutely luxurious. Use plenty of water (and I mean plenty!), and you’ll yield a thick lather with plenty of glide, which leaves your face feeling soft and wonderfully moisturized after the fact.

The scent was a nice and spicy bay rum. A fine blend of bay, cloves, etc, it’s definitely one of my favourites. Strength-wise, it’s almost spot on, the only issue being some slight fading near the end of each pass with the razor.

  • 9/10 Scent Pleasantness
  • 9/10 Scent Strength
  • 10/10 Lather Quality

Definitely near the top of the list. 9/10. For bay rum soaps specifically, right now I can’t decide if I like this one more than Al’s Shaving Products Calypso, I’ll get around to doing a side-by-side comparison one of these days! Anyways, at this point I highly recommend trying a sample of everything that Mike’s Natural Soaps produces.

Gear used (Roadshow edition!):

  • Brush: Wee Scott
  • Razor: Bic Comfort Twin
  • Scuttle: A empty tub that formerly contained the Body Shop’s Maca Root shaving cream.

Ingredients: Distilled water; saponified tallow and stearic acid; vegetable glycerin; saponified kokum butter, avocado oil, and shea butter; lanolin, essential oils; saponified coconut oil;  kaolin clay, vitamin E.