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    Another Maca Root fan, been using it for years. I too use plenty of water and 2-3 drops of Glycerin for a rich, slick cream.

    Maca was my go to until I tried Sandlewood AOS… and up until last week when I tried MDC.

    Get some Glycerin, CVS 6 buck a bottle will last years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaCajun View Post
    This has been one of the most recommended creams for sensitive skin. I used it when I was struggling to learn how to use a straight. Definitely mix with water, I haven't seen a brush soap or cream that didn't require it. I remember one shaver who hated Maca Root for environmental reasons. Never pursued the reasons why he thought it was unethical to use. I didn't like the smell, but it protected my face while learning.
    Hey cajun, hope you are well, i think you may be talking about me, i dont hate maca root, in fact i like the product, but i dont buy it because TBS is owned by nestle, or last i heard it was, and they are ( again last i heard, i havent looked into it of late) somewhat unethical in the way that they promote their baby formula in developing countries. I am not posting this to garner support for any cause, just to clarify CC's comment.
    And i agree about the thread title, it is misleading, i cant imagine shaving with any sort of razor would be easy if you were using any shaving cream neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceni View Post
    yup, Get a cheap shaving brush, A boar one is ideal.

    Don't get the bodyshop brush it's awful.

    You soak the brush in hot water, in a cup.

    Then pick up some soap on the brush and mix it in a bowl. There are loads of video's.

    How to Lather a Shaving Soap - YouTube
    I have a WSP high mountain badger brush and loads of various soaps. I can whip up a nice lather with all of them. I just assumed maca root cream was not the type that was suppose to be whipped up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dash8guru View Post
    I have a WSP high mountain badger brush and loads of various soaps. I can whip up a nice lather with all of them. I just assumed maca root cream was not the type that was suppose to be whipped up.
    That sure would explain everything.

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    Maca Root is one of the standard parts of my super lather. Thirstier than a Saturday night drunk. As for the scent, I guess I've been "blessed" with one of the lousiest senses of smell around. It has to be stronger than a horse stable at noon on a hot Summer day before I'll even get a suggestion of aroma. But Maca good. Lack of water bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edhewitt View Post
    Hey cajun, hope you are well, i think you may be talking about me, i dont hate maca root, in fact i like the product, but i dont buy it because TBS is owned by nestle, or last i heard it was, and they are ( again last i heard, i havent looked into it of late) somewhat unethical in the way that they promote their baby formula in developing countries. I am not posting this to garner support for any cause, just to clarify CC's comment.
    And i agree about the thread title, it is misleading, i cant imagine shaving with any sort of razor would be easy if you were using any shaving cream neat.
    It definitely wasn't you, it was someone over at Badger and Blade and it was several years ago. I think we all boycott some companies when we don't agree with their business practices. I know I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaCajun View Post
    It definitely wasn't you, it was someone over at Badger and Blade and it was several years ago. I think we all boycott some companies when we don't agree with their business practices. I know I do.
    sorry, i didnt mean to sound confrontational or use the thread as a soapbox if that was how it sounded.
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    As it happens, I found a pot of the product in question this evening - i can only guess it was a gift, given quite some time ago. I really liked it - It gave a great shave and aside from the smell, I couldn't fault it. For giggles, i tried it without added water and it was certainly not optimal for shaving!

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