Love, Loyalty, Friendship
Claddagh rings have been produced for hundreds of years near the town of Galway in Ireland. The design features two hands clasping a heart, which is wearing a crown. The heart symbolizes love, the hands to mean friendship, and the crown representing loyalty. Often how the rings are worn, facing either towards the wearer (or away) and on which hand, is meant to represent the relationship status of the individual.
Released near Valentine's day 2019. Murphy and McNeil's Claddagh uses a base of tallow, duck, and other premium ingredients to provide excellent protection and glide during your morning shave.
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As the latest edition of our Eisteacht line of soaps, and the season of love, 50% of the profits of Claddagh soaps and aftershaves are donated to Autism Care Today.
In 2018 the CDC estimates that 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a spectrum, individuals diagnosed with ASD can have a range of difficulties, from hypersensitivity to sounds or smell that can make life in public challenging, to self-injuring behavior or seizures.
Autism typically appears within the first three years of life, and early diagnosis and intervention through therapy such as ABA (applied behavioral analysis) are one of the most proven ways to help prepare children and their families for life with Autism. Not a cure, but specialized learning to improve communication, development, coping, and social interactions.
As a parent, one of the greatest challenges is access to care. Often the most effective therapies are expensive, with limited coverage by insurance. There is no harder scenario as a parent than to know resources exist to help your child's quality of life but to not be able to afford them.
50% of the earning of this edition of Claddagh will be donated to ACT: Autism Care Today. They exist to provide financial assistance to families to help them with access to the care their children need.
- Scent Strength: Medium
- Top: Bergamot, Mandarin
- Middle: Green Tea, Blackcurrant
- Base: Musk, Sandalwood
- Note: Some may recognize this fragrance as an homage to "Silver Mountain Water" (no affiliation).
- Soap Base: Aon
- Stearic Acid, Water, Beef Tallow, Duck Fat, Potassium Hydroxide, Kokum Butter, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Coconut Milk, Kaolin Clay, Lanolin, Tocopheral, Fragrance, Tussah Silk
Video Reviews for Murphy and McNeil: Claddagh
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Claddagh is excellent
Fantastic soap, low later, but super slick.
Fantastic Scent and Performance
Two thumbs way up for this product. As good or better than most other artisans in the traditional shaving community. Wonderful customer service and impeccable packaging. A clear winner!
I am trying to baseline top artisan soaps against what I currently have in my rotation and M&M came highly recommended. Pulled the trigger on a 5.50z tub of Claddagh and am very glad I rolled the dice. Scent is indeed very light, but I usually need to be bludgeoned with scent strength as my sense of smell is not great. What I could smell of it I liked but scent is not even in my top 5 soap criteria unless it just completely disagrees with me and I have yet to find any such soap. As many of alluded to, consistency is more like a cream than a soap. Based on some sage advice in the forums, I ended up not taking wet brush to tub but rather gathered a light dusting of soap on a dry brush and ran it under the facet to hydrate and then just face lathered from there. All 3 shaves so far have been fantastic, the lather literally has a sheen to it. No rash/cuts/nicks at all with a nice post shave feel. I am not a cream guy and prefer hard soaps, but I will definitely purchase more M&M soaps in the future. It was easy enough adapting the load process to accommodate its softer properties and the difference in performance is well with the alteration in technique. One other thing to note, I use probably a quarter pinky nail amount of soap, well less than the recommended almond size and still have more than enough for 3 full passes. At this rate, I may see the bottom of this tub of Claddagh x-mas 2030 lol.
This is a tallow base soap along with duck fat. The soap has a light scent not strong. I would rate the scent strength as a 4/10. It is based off Creeds Silver Mountain Water. As for the performance the soap has elite slickness both primary and residual. I have had no irritation in my trouble areas what so ever. My trouble area is the left side of my neck. The soap is a softer soap that produces a low structure lather. If you’re not sure order some samples but you’ll be back to purchase the full tub.
Claddagh shave soap is the scent of Silver Mountain Water cologne which is Bergamot, Mandarin, Green Tea, Blackcurrant, Musk, and Sandalwood. This soap is extremely soft, in my opinion, I would call it a thick cream. It takes a great deal of water. However, I would not recommend blooming this soap, but rather just adding a little bit of water at a time to find that sweet spot. The soap also a very good post shave and very nice slickness as well.