I had to do it. You can’t have a soap called Yeti Snot and not expect me to jump on the bandwagon and review it. So here we go.
So I ordered a sampler pack from The Shaving Yeti, and was pleasantly pleased to see a package of a few cubes of soap arrive in the mail. Kind of cute, as these are easy to put into your own containers. Get yourself a set of pyrex glass containers, drop a cube of your choice in, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds, and you’re ready for your shave. This is a glycerin-based soap, meaning that its safe to microwave for a few seconds, which is enough to fully liquefy the soap so it perfectly fits your container.
One word of warning tho, if you’re doing this with Yeti Snot, don’t take a sniff while it’s still warm. HOLY SIBERIA!!! Yeah you know that sensation when you sniff a scotch and the alcohol blasts out your nasal passages? Same deal X 1000. Mentholated Menthol from Mentholand. And it’s scented simply with peppermint, which enhances the frigid blast that you get when you sniff this stuff. Scentwise, for me, I really like the scents of soaps. I get into soaps when I know the crafter has put a lot of effort in the lab to create a really awesome scent. And I get that this is about the menthol and not the scent, so yeah, it is what it is. But it would have been nice to see a little more complexity in the scent. Or maybe not, what do i know?
As for the lather, I feel it’s ok. As a glycerin-based soap, I wasn’t expecting to be blown away. I have tried the soap with both a badger brush (Simpson’s Duke II) and a boar brush (Semogue Owners Club), and I got the same result, which is a middle-of-the-road lather. One thing is that it is very slick, which would be impossible not to be as it’s got a heart of glycerin. But it doesn’t provide as thick a lather as more traditional soaps do. More of that meringue-type lather with small bubbles, as opposed to that thick, cushiony, yogurt-like lather that I really prefer.
However the lather does last through the shave, allowing me three full passes without thinning out too much, or at all, actually. And each pass was even colder than the previous.
One last thing to mention is that I do love the sense of humor of this company. Their products are humorously named and I really appreciate that. It’s a breath of fresh air. And the other soaps in their arsenal smell really nice too.
- Scent – 2
- Lather Performance – 3
- Lather Life – 4
- Overall – 3
If you really like menthol, and wan’t a real icy kick in the face while you’re shaving, give this stuff a try. It’s also very economical. The price is really competitive. At the time of this writing, you’ll shell out only $6 for a decent 4.2 oz of this stuff. So it’s worth a shot. As they say in the shaving world over and over, YMMV, or Your Mileage May Vary. Maybe this inexpensive, slick, icy soap is right up your alley. Wouldn’t hurt to find out!