Hey Folks! I am a soapmaker and have a company called Stone Cottage Soapworks. I am currently developing a shaving soap and would like some input from you guys. I currently make soaps that are all vegetable but my research which includes books and manuals from the last couple of centuries indicate that tallow makes quite a nice shaving soap! What are your feelings about a tallow based product vs. a vegetable based one? (I can make both!) I would also like input on scents. Keep in mind, that there are quite a few scents that are normally found in shaving soap but I am not limited to using those and can make any scent you suggest! The soap is based on old formulas that include oils like tallow, palm and coconut and fatty acids like stearic acid and coconut fatty acid all of which combined make quite a nice soap for shaving with long lasting, creamy lather. Natural emollients like glycerin will be included as well as other additives like clays in these cold process soaps. My next project is what you guys refer to as "English" creams. Interestly, my research includes many American soapmaking book authors showing that these creams were indeed made here as well but as we know the English (wisely) continue to make these. I hope I am posting in the correct section as this is only an inquiry not a sale and I will be posting in the vendors section when the soaps are perfected and ready for sale in my store and on my website. Thanks in advance for any input and suggestions you can provide! David B. Powers, Pres. Stone Cottage Soapworks Inc.