Wet Shaving, Luxury Grooming and Smiles
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Item Number: SS-MWF-002
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Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap was first produced in the early 1930's by Bradford chemist Fred Mitchell who realized that the natural lanolin content of wool fat, which kept the hands of local sheep shearers and wool sorters so exceptionally soft, could also be beneficial to delicate complexions and sensitive skins. A simple and natural product, Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap is still made to Mr. Mitchell's original formula, based on a recipe from the turn of the century and incorporating lanolin from the wool fat as the key ingredient. This gentle and soothing shaving soap is especially suitable for sensitive skin. Natural lanolin from sheep's wool keeps the skin soft.

Size: 125g/4.4oz; 75 mm diameter X 27 mm height

Made in England.

Product Reviews
This soap was a major letdown because it is so popular yet so mediocre in actual use. I really wanted to like this stuff. I shave exclusively with a straight razor. I need a lot of slickness and have heard that it doesn't get slicker. To my surprise, even after giving this soap at least 2 dozen tries in an attempt to dial it in I have yet to experience said slickness. The slickness is about average. The cushion is also well BELOW average. The only area this soap impresses is in the post shave which feels nice and natural, and even there I find that a number of other soaps do a better job. Overall I just don't get this stuff, but I would encourage anyone to at least try it like I did to develop their own opinion.
MWF - A Must-Have Soap
<p>MWF was my first soap, and after countless others - still one of my favorites. Nothing else I've tried provides quite the same face feel and moisturizing properties as this stuff. The scent is also unique; light and fresh. It provides a lovely lather (at least if your water isn't too hard) that's stable and slick and gives a nice, close shave. I will always have a puck on hand - it's one of the must-haves.</p>
It's a fine product. Like others better though.
Tried this soap on account of the high praise offered here. It's just OK. I've experienced some of the lathering issues others have cited, and find a boar brush produces a better face lather than a badger. I'm glad I tried it, but I'll stick with Proraso, which is slicker and more soothing to my face (51-year-old greying beard attacked daily with a SE razor). The Mitchell's hasn't provided a bad shave by any means; I just prefer other products.
My new favorite soap
I picked this soap because of the number of 4+ star reviews and I have to say it exceeded my very high expectations. Left my face nice and smooth and smells amazing. A lot of people say that they have trouble getting a good lather my trick with this is i brush a little water on the top then get all of my gear ready. I get leave my brush moderately wet and then work the soap somewhat gently and it works up a nice thick lather. Make sure you use this puck on a regular basis so it stays moist this will help you making a lather.
I like it. Great protection
This is my go to soap right now. I was into the scented stuff for a little while but you can only take so much smell! jajajaj. This is a wonderfully manufactured soap that offers top notch protection and it's truly unscented. It lathers real nice and feels good on my face. I was having problems lathering it at first but then i learned that you just turn the soap upside down and the brush gets REALLY loaded in a matter of about 20 seconds. I can't say i loved it at first or even thought it was special but slowly and surely this soap began to grow on me and now is the only soap i WANT to use. I still have others that i HAVE to finish so i use them, but the scents are sometimes too overwhelming where this one is a constant good felling and natural smelling soap with great protection.
Excellent Glide and Humectant Qualities
Mitchell's Wool Fat products are outstanding and I (our family too) uses many of their soap and skin care products. There emollient qualities get better with use and begin to nourish the skin immediately. As a wet shaver I frequently shave with my straight razor and having a good glide and smoothness is what this soap does so well. Also lanolin works as a natural humectant which seals in moisture (yet breathable) and works with naturally saphonified glycerin which draws moisture into the epidermis. While the fragrance is subtle it is wonderfully clean and sweet much like IKP shaving soap or Haslinger Sheep Milk & Lanolin or Myrsol Lanolin shaving soap. Too me a shaving soap can be too fragrant, and I have learned to really enjoy subtle scents, which heightens the sense of smell to cherish a scent-note that must be searched for and then found. Yes, it is a hard soap and it last very well and may take a little more time to load a brush with lather, so per-wet for a minute-- you might want to compare with Tcheon Fung Sing hard soaps which are super hard but water interacts surprisingly quickly for a very nice and thick lather. On the straight razor side of shaving many of us go for the quality of the glide. Emulsification characteristics rather than just a thick lather result. Tallow is another attribute which seems to aid this process as well as shea butter and allantoin. (IKP alternative) Everyone should try MWF shaving soap and buy a couple of their other rich lanolin products for I doubt you'll be disappointed and you are likely to have a new favorite soap to measure great shaving by.... It's really good stuff!