Good morning! I wanted to write a quick review of BTRC soap and all. Let me first say that over the years I have used soap and razor, electric razor and the disposable razor w shaving cream. When BTRC started I said heck I'll give it a try. I have shaved for years in the shower with a disposable and never felt that I was getting a close shave. So when one of the owners said just try and tell me if you aren't getting a close shave or are unhappy. So I did and here goes. First of all, I ordered a starter kit. It came with a brush, razor, soap, bowl, shave oil and a variety of razors. Wow it was like Christmas. I set up the razor with a blade the owner recommended and put the soap in the bowl and fired up the hot water. I found it rather easy to create a nice thick soap. I should mention that this is a bit of an art and I keep getting better at it with every shave. The razor itself is weighted right and feels solid while using. The oil has a pleasant scent, and I am excited to see what new scents come along. Now, the shave was good the first time. Human error! I have since gotten much much better and do now find the shave close, smooth and amazing. I also shave more often as I look forward to it. So I am super happy I tried and look forward to years of using the soap. Many thanks.