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Wet Shaving Articles - Articles about wet shaving which includes tips, insights and information about how to get a perfect shave.

Bristle Grade and Brush Information - There are several types of bristles and grades that affect price and performance. Includes brush care and other related information.

Information About Shaving Soaps and Creams - Article that talks about the main differences between a lather soap and cream and includes some "tips" for use.

Anatomy of a Shaving Brush - Pictures and information about the craftsmanship and making of a shaving brush.

Bristle Styles and Additional Information - Additional information about shaving brush types and sourcing.

Metal Items, Care and Cleaning - Information about how to clean and care for metal sets, shaving brushes, razors, bowls and other related items.

Head Shaving with the HeadBlade® - Information about the HeadBlade® system of head shaving that provides for a fast and convenient method.

DOVO Brochure - Brochure from DOVO about their straight razor operation.

Futur Razor Brochure - Information and visual of the Futur brochure from Merkur.

Merkur Brochure - Brochure from Merkur about their double edge safety razor operation.

About Wet Shaving with a Brush by Em - Information about how to use a shaving brush and make warm lather for a more comfortable and close shave.

The Vicious Circle - Information about why shaving on a regular basis is a good idea. Includes helpful tips on how to get a better shave.

Razor Types and Blade Information - Talks about the blade loading styles of the Merkur line of razors and the styles of blades over the years from the straight razor to the current five blade cartridge razor.

Double Edge Razor Blade Angle - Photos and information about how to determine blade angle when using a DE safety razor.

Whisker Study Pattern - Information about the grain of whisker growth and why it is important.

Brush Razor Measurements - Helpful information about what to measure or consider when purchasing a stand or holder for a shaving brush and/or a razor.

Wet Shaving for Women - Article by Em that discusses why wet shaving with a brush is beneficial for "her".

What you need to consider before a Straight Razor Purchase - Talks about the types of blades, sizes and grinds for assistance in selecting a first time straight razor.

DOVO Straight Razor Use and Care - Includes razor and shaving tips for using a straight razor.

Straight Razor Strop Use and Care - A straight razor is "stropped" before each use. Contains information about the use and care of a strop.

Adding Essential Oil to Unscented Shaving Cream or Glycerin Soap - Adding your own essential oils video and info to fragrance unscented shaving cream or soap is a good way to enjoy a variety of different scents that are not offered otherwise.

How to Clean a Shaving Brush with Vinegar and Borax - Narrative info and video demonstration about taking care of a shaving brush and cleaning soap residue that can build up on the bristles over time.

Internet Video Resources - Handy reference for internet videos by third parties with experience in traditional wet shaving with an emphasis on the use of a double edge or straight razor. A good way to expand your knowledge...

Wet Shaving Essential Concepts - Tips and overview of concepts for getting a smooth, close wet shave using a shaving brush, warm lather and your razor of choice.

Overview of Merkur Adjustable - Short video clip that shows the three models of Merkur adjustable razors available. The Progress in polished chrome, the Futur in satin chrome, polished chrome or polished gold and the Vision in satin chrome.

Creating Lather with Shaving Cream - Overview and video demonstration about using a shaving cream to create warm lather.

Inferior Shaves? Q and A - Video of shaving longer stubble and thoughts for getting a better, more comfortable shave.

About Head Shaving - Head shaving video link from YouTube and information for using the HeadBlade®

Online how-to guide for men
Online how-to guide for men

History of straight, double edge and cartridge razors
About the evolution of razors

Rosemary used to make essential oil



Information About Body Care and Toiletries - Overview of the Em's line of toiletries and answers some Faq's about naturally based body care products.

Standard Classifications for ratio of perfume oils to base products - Cologne and scent ratios discussed.

Uses for Essential Oils - A table of ideas for using essential oils for aromatherapy and fragrance.

Safety Precautions and Hazards for Essential Oils - Things to know or consider when using essential oils.

Essential oils, Absolutes and Concretes - Information about the properties and origins of the essential oils stocked at Em's.

Frequently Asked Questions about naturally based body care products - About what is a "patch test" and othernatural and fragrance Faq's.

Spritzer Formula and Use Ideas - Ideas for using essential oils as a spritzer for scent or body care.

Glossary of terms - Definitions for some of the terms used when talking about essential oil properties or uses.

Table of Weights and Measure - Chart for US and Metric standard units of measurements.

Base and carrier ingredients - List of ingredients that you may find in body care products and information about those ingredients.

Em's Cologne Ingredients - Information about the essential oils used in Em's colognes and ideas for use.

Additional Ingredients - Further ingredients you may find in body care and information about them.


Rosemary used to make essential oil


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