Cromwell and cruthers shaving oil

Cromwell and Cruthers Shaving Oil
So as some of you know, this year I converted to a more traditional wet shaving routing. This includes using a brush, traditional soaps/cream, a Double-Edge (DE) safety razor, and even a straight razor on occasions. I’ve been meaning to try and use a shaving oil. It is exactly what it sounds like, an oil that you rub onto your beard, and use as a lubricant to shave with.

This is the first shaving oil that I have tried, and to be honest, I can’t say i’m impressed. Now this may have nothing to do with the product and all to do with me not liking shaving oils, but without having anything to compare with(the only one available around here), it happens to reflect against the product for me.

My experience with the shave oil, is that is protected enough when I shaved immediately after stepping out of a steaming shower, but as I usually shave in the evening during the week, I tend to use a hot towel. When doing this, I noticed i needed SIGNIFICANTLY more oil, and it provided less protection while shaving. I noticed more razor burn after using the oil then either soap or cream. I will try it a couple more times, but so far, Shaving Oil isn’t for me.

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Tim Voet has been in the IT industry since 1997. Tim started his career doing tech support and network administration at a large Pharma company. He then spent the next 12 years doing development, leading and managing development teams, mostly in Java, but also some PHP, and Ruby on Rails. Tim has always hands on, and loves challenges that make most people cringe. When he isn't at work, he's spending as much time as he can with his wife and 3 boys. Life can be a busy time with that many young kids. He is currently open to new consulting opportunities, please feel free to contact him with your project information tim - at - timvoet dot com


  1. Well, I guess you win some and lose some, lol. I haven’t really tried many types of shaving oil. About a year ago I tried some that I got from a sponsorship at the local college, but other than that, I don’t have much experience with it. However, I can say that I don’t enjoy razor burn, so maybe I’ll just stick with what I’ve been using.

    You should try something that is homeade. Lately, I’ve been getting into making homeade creams, and they seem to be working quite well. I have two different types that I use regularly and no razor burn to speak of, LOL! Who knows — maybe someday you’ll find some shave oil that works for you. lol.


    • I have found a pre-shave oil ( eShave ) that I really enjoy, but as you said, i think i will stick with what works.

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