Experimental is a shaving soap project rather than a product. Each soap is handmade in micro-batch quantities of around 5 tubs. The batches represent a change in formula - sometimes large and sometimes small. All Experimental soaps are tested for performance and only those with great performance are released.
We are proud of the performance of all Experimental soaps. We know that there are several unknowns when buying one of these soaps so they are priced accordingly. At $8.99 these soaps are punching WELL above their weight class!
Formula 19.1 is similar to 17.1 & 17.2 but with noteworthy changes to the superfat ratios (the fats leftover after saponification has occurred). Cupuacu butter has some interesting and beneficial properties so I wanted to create a soap where cupuacu takes center stage in the superfat. Cupuacu has replaced Shea in this formula with a high overall superfat percentage.
Both lanolin and cupuacu can hold a tremendous amount of water (lanolin 2x its weight, cupuacu 4x its weight). This is a thirsty soap, ESPECIALLY if you overload the brush. It loads very easily (deceptively easily) so I recommend loading a little lighter than you normally would.
Formula 19.1 is scented with 100% EO & CO2 extracts including Bergamot, Coriander, Lavender, Cedar & Vanilla. It is lightly scented - slightly spicy and warm.