Category Archives: Non-Soap

Face Mask Experiments – Part I: Baking Powder

One of the many things that one can read about online in numerous blogs are the benefits  of face masks.  Deep pore cleansing, skin balancing, blemish reducing – there are a lot of different types with different uses and, of course, different ingredients.  But as we all know, not every thing online is totally reliable.  Some things work better than others and some things are out-and-out bad for you, so I thought I’d try out some of the options and see if there are some good, easy, and effective DIY face mask options out there.

Besides, we all need a little pampering now and then………………….. Continue reading

Moisturising Bars – And Introducing The Admirable Lady

When on holiday in England, visiting the family, my sister gave me a recipe for something that is proving quite popular here in Austria.  It’s a moisturising bar made from Shea and Cocoa butters.  My lady wife was so impressed with it that we decided to also make products aimed not only at gentlemen, but also ladies.  From this moment, The Admirable Lady range was born!  This range will be used for all things made specifically for the fairer sex, who often require different formulations or scent combinations. Continue reading

Pre-Shave Oil & Bay Rum Aftershave

Still playing catch-up on posts for products that I’ve already made.

Not only do I make soap but I also other items that a gentleman should have in his bathroom.  Here are two products that I made while waiting for my first batch of soap to cure.

First of all I made a pre-shave oil.  Opinions are mixed in the shaving community as to whether or not they are effective Continue reading