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Scented Essentials: Mr. Spicy Shaving Soap

By Sandy Maine
October/November 1995
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Mr. Spicy Shaving Soap has a high percentage of cinnamon oil, which stimulates and lifts the beard for a close shave. This soap is tricky to make because the cinnamon oil must be dribbled in quickly while stirring or it will streak the soap. This soap also thickens unusually fast, so be ready to pour it into the mold as soon as you’ve stirred in the oil and the optional ground cinnamon.

•  12 ounces lye
•  32 ounces water
•  24 ounces coconut oil
•  38 ounces vegetable shortening
•  24 ounces olive oil
•  4 ounces cinnamon oil
•  1 tablespoon ground cinnamon ­ (optional)

Click here to learn how to make soap.

For the main article, Scented Essentials, click here.








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