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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobaloo View Post
    Been thinking about adding lanolin to the mix and maybe another emolient, maybe dimethicone. Really want to get a thick creamy lather that softens those whiskers.
    We try to avoid Dimethicone to our soaps/creams and you will use it in your face?
    After long time of use you will have problems with the "pores" of your skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyZ View Post
    I just ordered a bottle since I cant find any local.... I am interested to see the results once it comes in. Even though the proraso cream is glycerin based, I think the hard water here in CO just seems to fight it, but we shall see!
    Cory, Walmart pharmacy dept.

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    I'm weighing in way late on this thread, but I've found that adding 10 drops of glycerin to my Ogallala Bay Rum soap make the best lather of any I have tried. I have Proraso, Cella, Razorock, St Charles and several Mama Bears. They are all good, but the OBR/glycerin combo is the best (for me).

    Shave on.
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    glycerin is great and cheap thing, I was using for my hands long time ago when work in canada, and had problem with skin on my hands (cold)

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    I usually add a few drops of liquid glycerin to my mug every now and again when mixing up a lather. IMHO it makes a world of difference to my skin and to the smoothness of my shave
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    I too use sometimes glycerin in my lather, what you would usually call überlather and I love it: it really makes a difference, at least to me. Not only a smoother, compact and richer lather, but also a good protection for the skin.
    When I make überlather I usually go beyond that and, besides 8-10 drops of glycerin, I also add 8-10 drops of Extravirgin Olive Oil and I find this to give an incredible super smooth and rich lather. A joy for the skin, a joy to brush!

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorguy View Post
    ...I also add 8-10 drops of Extravirgin Olive Oil and I find this to give an incredible super smooth and rich lather. A joy for the skin, a joy to brush!
    How long have you been adding the EVOO? Have you noticed any negative impact on your brush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazarus View Post
    How long have you been adding the EVOO? Have you noticed any negative impact on your brush?

    I regularly add one or two drops of geranium oil, sandalwood oil or tea tree oil; no harm to the hog brush, but a slight detrimental effect on the lather volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazarus View Post
    How long have you been adding the EVOO? Have you noticed any negative impact on your brush?
    drops.... recall that soap helps clean oil from the skin.

    When in doubt use an inexpensive brush.... Perhaps
    an "Omega Professional, Art. 10098"

    When tinkering finish with a sacrificial brush cleaning lather using
    a puck of Williams or equivalent then rinse well.

    I am not a EVOO man but I am willing to tinker as long
    as I can contain the cost. I would not recommend some
    tinkering with a fine silvertip. The Omega above was a recent
    discovery and has eclipsed my previous budge VDH boar brush
    recommendation. It is a first class boar brush and for the price
    it is hard to beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazarus View Post
    How long have you been adding the EVOO? Have you noticed any negative impact on your brush?
    It is now six years I do that and my brushes never had a negative impact for that.

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