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In college, my best friend and roommate was a vegetarian. As a member of a strict Hindi family, he did not eat any meat. I, on the other hand, was from a family of carnivorous, Italian-American, ball breakers from Rhode Island. When my friend came back to RI with me, my mother often threatened to put meat in his food without him knowing, just for a laugh. “Ma, no!” I’d say. “Oh come on…he won’t even know it’s in the sauce!” my mother would reply. Maybe he wouldn’t have known, but I never let her put meat in the sauce.

This morning was my first experience with Grooming Dept’s Janus vegan soap base. I have a fellow wet shaving friend who is a devout tallow soap user. After trying Barbershop, the first thing I thought was, “I should give Kevin a sample. He’ll never know it’s not tallow.” Really, I don’t think he would notice one bit.

So, unless Mo is actually “putting meat in the sauce,” the Grooming Dept Janus vegan base is likely the best vegan base out there. It’s probably one of the best soap bases out there period. I have read some reviews and thought they were a bit hyperbolic. They were not. The Janus vegan base is that good.

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(This post was last modified: 04-26-2019, 07:26 PM by Mr_Smartepants.)
Before using the new Janus vegan soaps ("Soap" & Barbershop), I was a firm tallow "believer". >90% of my soap stash is tallow and the only vegan soaps I have are either rare or have scents I love which can't be found in a tallow base.

This GD Janus vegan base has me pulling soaps from my stash and making a very large "sell" pile.
It is easily THE BEST vegan soap I have ever used, and better than some of my favorite tallow soaps.

Quote from Mo:
Quote:The vegan formula is now in Germany, France and the UK for lab testing. Hopefully 2020 will be the year GD goes native in Europe

My favorite non-tallow soaps are:
#1 Grooming Dept, Janus-vegan base (by a VERY wide margin)
#2 Nuavia Green
#3 Wickham 1912

All of my other vegan soaps (and a good portion of my tallow soaps) will be listed on BST soon.

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If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas. -Benjamin Franklin
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