Mitchell’s Wool Fat Shaving Soap was first produced in the early 1930’s by Bradford chemist Fred Mitchell who realised that the natural lanolin content of wool fat, which kept the hands of local sheep shearers and wool sorters so exceptionally soft, could also be beneficial to delicate complexions and sensitive skins. A simple product without the multitude of additives and harsh chemicals present in modern formulations of shaving cream, Mitchell’s Wool Fat Shaving Soap is still made to the original formula it was based on. The recipe was formulated during the turn of the century and incorporated lanolin from the wool fat as the key ingredient to soothe skin and soften facial hair for shaving. It has been by far the best shaving cream I’ve used.