Ask Aaron Q/A: The best ways to lather Mitchell’s Wool Fat Shaving Soap

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Aaron is asked a question about the best ways to lather Mitchell’s Wool Fat Shaving Soap

Luke Cressey, from the UK, asks:

“Hello, could you please give any tips on how to use Mitchell’s wool fat. I hear some people find it difficult to use and any tips on someone new to using shaving soap. Thank you for your time and help.”

Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap and Ceramic Bowl (120g)
Mitchell’s Wool Fat Shaving Soap and Ceramic Bowl (120g)


“Mr Cressey,

Yes! Mitchell’s does have the reputation of being a little difficult to lather. For MWF it helps to soak the puck in water while you shower to help soften the soap (roughly 5 minutes or so).

Soak your brush and shake it out well before lathering, the drier bristles will help pick up a bit more soap. Load the brush well with soap, swirling on top of the puck for a good 15-30 seconds.

Try loading the brush upside down as well: hold the soap above the brush and load with the bristles up.

Loading upside down helps to feed soap into the middle of the brush where the lather making magic happens.

For these tips and some great visuals, check out my friend Mantic59’s video on this exact subject.

Happy Shaving!


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