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.