Here is a YouTube comment from someone who has been using this soap for a long time and they are saying the same thing I am. Very little, very hot water. Try it.I think what he did right was skip blooming the soap and get most of the water out of the brush.
I think a lot of people’s difficulties come from mis information. A lot of people say “thirsty soap, water, water, more water”. I find the opposite to be true. Even a little too much water is the lather that dissipates. Less is better in my experience.
One thing is for sure, when you get it to work it works very well.
Unfortunate that it’s available locally for me anymore but for $1.50 from Walgreens delivered I can’t complain.
I agree with this most of the time. Less water doesn't always work, though. I never bloom.I think what he did right was skip blooming the soap and get most of the water out of the brush ... I think a lot of people’s difficulties come from misinformation. ... Even a little too much water is the lather that dissipates. Less is better in my experience. [edited]
I hear you but....I thought you had good luck with it and made a video?I don’t mind hot water during the Winter. But hot water during the Summer? Nah. I’d just use another soap that wasn’t so picky. And besides, like I’ve said before, I’m not going to go the extra mile to make a soap lather. Like boiling water, or adding pre-shave, or “blooming” the soap (whatever that is). I’ll just find another soap that works and there are plenty that don’t require a degree in lather science. That’s just me. IMO if a vendor makes a soap that requires the use of some fancy tricks or another product to make it lather....well that vendor needs to go back to the drawing board. I’ll try less water, more water, longer load time, longer lathering time, but that’s the extent of my experimenting to make a soap lather. To many other soaps get it right without the hassle.
Oh yeah it was good.I hear you but....I thought you had good luck with it and made a video?
Also, like I said I ran a boar brush under hot water (cold probably works too), loaded, face lathered. Took less than 30 seconds for the whole process.
It is a finicky SOB. I used a badger brush, same method and the results weren’t as good.
I mix my Williams and Arko 50/50, and add a dab of Cremo for the scent, makes great easy lather.If you want you can grate your Williams and then grate a little bit of Arko. 3 parts Williams 1 part Arko and you will get an easy lathering soap.
I’d like to try it but the price is just too high. If anyone goes to South Africa come back with a duffel bag full of these.