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Shaving soaps and the cost per shave- Data mined from the 3017 thread.

ackvil

Moderator Emeritus
Contributor
B&M Seville 57 shaves Cost Approx. $20 shipped. Cost per shave $.028
 
Figaro Monsieur Gold is done...

Start
End
Soap/Cream
Weight (g)
# of Shaves
g/Shave
Cost
$/Shave
Perf.
Scent
Additional Comments
11/14/2013
01/05/2014
Barrister & Mann Nocturne Soap
106
30
3.53
$12.00
$0.40
*****
***

01/07/2014
06/17/2014
The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream
150
114
1.32
$25.00
$0.22
****
*****

06/18/2014
07/30/2014
RazoRock XX Soap (White Tub)
103
48
2.15
$10.00
$0.21
****
**

07/31/2014
08/22/2014
Stirling Soap Blue Sample
52
21
2.48
Free
Free
*****
**

08/23/2014
09/01/2014
Stirling Soap Sport Sample
22
10
2.20
Free
Free
-
**
Allergic reaction
09/02/2014
10/09/2014
C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream (Partial Tube)
75
38
1.97
$6.67
$0.09
****
***
$/Shave was extrapolated
10/10/2014
02/18/2015
Truefitt & Hill Rose Shaving Cream
156
114
1.37
$30.00
$0.26
***
****

02/19/2015
05/11/2015
Barrister & Mann Bay Rum Soap
109
65
1.68
$10.00
$0.15
*****
*****
Perfect soap
05/12/2015
07/21/2015
RazoRock XXX Tallow Soap (White Tub)
108
64
1.69
$10.00
$0.16
****
****

07/22/2015
10/04/2015
Ian S. (SliceOfLife) Orange Geranium Soap
123
68
1.81
$6.00
$0.09
****
***

10/05/2015
11/24/2015
RazoRock New York Soap
107
48
2.23
$10.00
$0.21
***
****

11/25/2015
01/21/2016
RazoRock Don Marco Intense Bergamotto Neroli Soap
125
45
2.78
$9.00
$0.20
***
****
Very good shave but left my skin very dry
01/22/2016
06/02/2016
Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
161
81
1.99
$33.00
$0.41
****
***

06/03/2016
07/26/2016
Queen Charlotte "Queen Charlotte" Soap
94
50
1.88
$17.00
$0.34
***
***


07/27/2016
09/25/2016
Dr. Jon's Hydra Soap V1
120
49
2.45
$15.00
$.31
***
****

09/26/2016
05/14/2017
RazoRock Santa Maria del Fiore Soap
167
174
0.96
$20.00
$.11
****
****

05/15/2017
09/01/2017
Mama Bear's Il Siciliano
101
73
1.38
$12.00
$.16
***
***

09/05/2017
09/26/2017
Stirling Soap Executive Man Sample
25
13
1.92
Free
Free
***
**

09/27/2017
02/19/2018
Stone Cottage Suede de Kashmir Soap
100
86
1.16
$12.00
$.14
****
*****
Nice strong scent
02/26/2018
05/16/2018
Figaro Monsieur Gold
98
52
1.88
$10.00
$.19
***
***

 
Grooming Dept Clarus lasted 58 days. $17 shipped, $0.293 per day. The label said 4 oz but actual weight was 146.3 g (5.16 oz) for an average of 2.52 g per day.

As I mentioned in the 3017 thread, I conducted a side-by-side experiment of bowl vs stick and found that using a soap stick uses about 4/5 as much soap as loading my brush from the tub.
 
Grooming Dept Clarus lasted 58 days. $17 shipped, $0.293 per day. The label said 4 oz but actual weight was 146.3 g (5.16 oz) for an average of 2.52 g per day.

As I mentioned in the 3017 thread, I conducted a side-by-side experiment of bowl vs stick and found that using a soap stick uses about 4/5 as much soap as loading my brush from the tub.
I have also found that rubber inf a stick on the face uses less soap. So far, I use for example half the weight with la toja stick on the face than MdC on the bowl...
 
I suppose we all load a bit differently and have different water, but Castle Forbes cost me around 30 cents a day. When I did a longevity study for a little over a year it cost almost half a cent more per day than Proraso.
 
My 2¢:

Three-ish years ago I 3017'd a puck of Williams. 99¢ / 28 shaves = 3.5¢ / shave.

This February / March I 3017'd a puck. $1.19 / 60 shaves = 2.0¢ / shave.

Most were three- to four-pass shaves.
 

ackvil

Moderator Emeritus
Contributor
A while back I bought two pucks of Haslinger Schafmilch for $8.5 each. I ground them up and put them in one container. I did four face and neck pass shaves and two pass shaves for my head. A total of 179 shaves which amounts to about .09 per shave. That was one great soap.
 
A while back I bought two pucks of Haslinger Schafmilch for $8.5 each. I ground them up and put them in one container. I did four face and neck pass shaves and two pass shaves for my head. A total of 179 shaves which amounts to about .09 per shave. That was one great soap.
I must overload the brush to much. As I get a bit less per haslinger puck. I seem to generally get nearly 60 shaves a puck.
 
Start
End
Soap/Cream
Weight (g)
# of Shaves
g/Shave
Cost
$/Shave
Perf.
Scent
Additional Comments
11/14/2013
01/05/2014
Barrister & Mann Nocturne Soap
106
30
3.53
$12.00
$0.40
*****
***

01/07/2014
06/17/2014
The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream
150
114
1.32
$25.00
$0.22
****
*****

06/18/2014
07/30/2014
RazoRock XX Soap (White Tub)
103
48
2.15
$10.00
$0.21
****
**

07/31/2014
08/22/2014
Stirling Soap Blue Sample
52
21
2.48
Free
Free
*****
**

08/23/2014
09/01/2014
Stirling Soap Sport Sample
22
10
2.20
Free
Free
-
**
Allergic reaction
09/02/2014
10/09/2014
C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream (Partial Tube)
75
38
1.97
$6.67
$0.09
****
***
$/Shave was extrapolated
10/10/2014
02/18/2015
Truefitt & Hill Rose Shaving Cream
156
114
1.37
$30.00
$0.26
***
****

02/19/2015
05/11/2015
Barrister & Mann Bay Rum Soap
109
65
1.68
$10.00
$0.15
*****
*****
Perfect soap
05/12/2015
07/21/2015
RazoRock XXX Tallow Soap (White Tub)
108
64
1.69
$10.00
$0.16
****
****

07/22/2015
10/04/2015
Ian S. (SliceOfLife) Orange Geranium Soap
123
68
1.81
$6.00
$0.09
****
***

10/05/2015
11/24/2015
RazoRock New York Soap
107
48
2.23
$10.00
$0.21
***
****

11/25/2015
01/21/2016
RazoRock Don Marco Intense Bergamotto Neroli Soap
125
45
2.78
$9.00
$0.20
***
****
Very good shave but left my skin very dry
01/22/2016
06/02/2016
Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
161
81
1.99
$33.00
$0.41
****
***

06/03/2016
07/26/2016
Queen Charlotte "Queen Charlotte" Soap
94
50
1.88
$17.00
$0.34
***
***


07/27/2016
09/25/2016
Dr. Jon's Hydra Soap V1
120
49
2.45
$15.00
$.31
***
****

09/26/2016
05/14/2017
RazoRock Santa Maria del Fiore Soap
167
174
0.96
$20.00
$.11
****
****

05/15/2017
09/01/2017
Mama Bear's Il Siciliano
101
73
1.38
$12.00
$.16
***
***

09/05/2017
09/26/2017
Stirling Soap Executive Man Sample
25
13
1.92
Free
Free
***
**

09/27/2017
02/19/2018
Stone Cottage Suede de Kashmir Soap
100
86
1.16
$12.00
$.14
****
*****
Nice strong scent
02/26/2018
05/16/2018
Figaro Monsieur Gold
98
52
1.88
$10.00
$.19
***
***

05/28/2018
10/27/2018
TOBS Eton College Shaving Cream
131
91
1.44
$17.00
$.19
***
***

 
I must overload the brush to much. As I get a bit less per haslinger puck. I seem to generally get nearly 60 shaves a puck.
Every time I use Haslinger after an extended break I use too little water for my soap loading. I use less Haslinger than Valobra (AoSt). However, going off memory, I seen to recall guys getting 45-90 shaves per puck so I'd say you're right in line.
 

ackvil

Moderator Emeritus
Contributor
Grooming Department Dapper Mallard soap. Cost $25 and 30 shaves (four pass face and neck, two pass on head) at a cost of $.83 a shave.
 

ackvil

Moderator Emeritus
Contributor
Murphy + McNeil Claddagh. Bought at $19.99. Got 65 four pass face shaves and two pass head shaves. Average cost per shave: $.31.
 
A penny for my thoughts.

I've been working on a puck of Williams since Feb 3, 2019. I have completed 183 shaves. I should reach 200. The cost was $2.05 a puck. I'm close to a penny a shave. (Total passes: 285).
 
Finished a tub of Wholly Kaw Fougere Bouquet (tallow)awhile back. 90 shaves. Purchased for $25.99 for $0.29 per shave and worth every penny in my opinion.
 

BigJ

Ambassador
Finished a tub of Wholly Kaw Fougere Bouquet (tallow)awhile back. 90 shaves. Purchased for $25.99 for $0.29 per shave and worth every penny in my opinion.
Congratulations!! “Worth every penny,” is a great recommendation!
 

Start
End
Soap/Cream
Weight (g)
# of Shaves
g/Shave
Cost
$/Shave
Perf.
Scent
Additional Comments
11/14/2013
01/05/2014
Barrister & Mann Nocturne Soap
106
30
3.53
$12.00
$0.40
*****
***
01/07/2014
06/17/2014
The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream
150
114
1.32
$25.00
$0.22
****
*****
06/18/2014
07/30/2014
RazoRock XX Soap (White Tub)
103
48
2.15
$10.00
$0.21
****
**
07/31/2014
08/22/2014
Stirling Soap Blue Sample
52
21
2.48
Free
Free
*****
**
08/23/2014
09/01/2014
Stirling Soap Sport Sample
22
10
2.20
Free
Free
-
**
Allergic reaction
09/02/2014
10/09/2014
C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream (Partial Tube)
75
38
1.97
$6.67
$0.09
****
***
$/Shave was extrapolated
10/10/2014
02/18/2015
Truefitt & Hill Rose Shaving Cream
156
114
1.37
$30.00
$0.26
***
****
02/19/2015
05/11/2015
Barrister & Mann Bay Rum Soap
109
65
1.68
$10.00
$0.15
*****
*****
Perfect soap
05/12/2015
07/21/2015
RazoRock XXX Tallow Soap (White Tub)
108
64
1.69
$10.00
$0.16
****
****
07/22/2015
10/04/2015
Ian S. (SliceOfLife) Orange Geranium Soap
123
68
1.81
$6.00
$0.09
****
***
10/05/2015
11/24/2015
RazoRock New York Soap
107
48
2.23
$10.00
$0.21
***
****
11/25/2015
01/21/2016
RazoRock Don Marco Intense Bergamotto Neroli Soap
125
45
2.78
$9.00
$0.20
***
****
Very good shave but left my skin very dry
01/22/2016
06/02/2016
Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
161
81
1.99
$33.00
$0.41
****
***
06/03/2016
07/26/2016
Queen Charlotte "Queen Charlotte" Soap
94
50
1.88
$17.00
$0.34
***
***

07/27/2016
09/25/2016
Dr. Jon's Hydra Soap V1
120
49
2.45
$15.00
$.31
***
****
09/26/2016
05/14/2017
RazoRock Santa Maria del Fiore Soap
167
174
0.96
$20.00
$.11
****
****
05/15/2017
09/01/2017
Mama Bear's Il Siciliano
101
73
1.38
$12.00
$.16
***
***
09/05/2017
09/26/2017
Stirling Soap Executive Man Sample
25
13
1.92
Free
Free
***
**
09/27/2017
02/19/2018
Stone Cottage Suede de Kashmir Soap
100
86
1.16
$12.00
$.14
****
*****
Nice strong scent
02/26/2018
05/16/2018
Figaro Monsieur Gold
98
52
1.88
$10.00
$.19
***
***
05/28/2018
10/27/2018
TOBS Eton College Shaving Cream
131
91
1.44
$17.00
$.19
***
***
10/28/201810/11/2019Vintage Art of Shaving Sandalwood Tallow95135.70--**********NOS obtained through trade.
 
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