DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!Here it is folks! What you've all been waiting for and never even knew it... I've been working behind the scenes on this one for a while and finally I'm writing up the results! It all began a couple of months ago when I once again got asked the familiar question by a reader: "Do you know of any good shaving soaps made in Ireland?". After finding my usual reply of: "I haven't tried any, I'm very sorry" just far to lame for a blogger of my global fame (ok, so my mum thinks I'm cool - that counts, right?) I thought "Enough of this Barber Eile, let's see what's out there!"
A few e-mail conversations later with some awesome Irish soap makers, a few excited days waiting by the post box for little packages to pop through, and here it is...a review of the main 5 Irish-Made Shaving Soaps available (I'm open to expanding this if I've missed any!).
I'm going to post each review as a separate entry so as to make the products more searchable in this blog. In the interest of fairness I will review them in alphabetical order by company name.
Each review will be broken down into sections: Presentation, Ingredients, Scent, Lather & Shave, and Cost. I used my Gillette Super Adjustable DE razor loaded with a Shark blade and set to 4, and my Men-U brush for every shave for consistency.
- The Burren Perfumery - http://www.burrenperfumery.com/ (Click For Review)
- Crobally Irish Soaps - http://www.croballyirishsoaps.com/ (Click For Review)
- Dr. K Soap Company - http://drksoap.com/ (Click For Review)
- The Handmade Soap Company - http://www.thehandmadesoapcompany.ie/ (Click For Review)
- SunRose Garden - http://www.sunrosegarden.com/ (Click For Review)
So without further ado let us begin!
Click here for The Burren Perfumery Shaving Soap Review!
*please note that all products were received as a free sample for review, each supplier was informed that an unbiased review, without their edit, would be published in the interest of honesty and fairness*