Douglas Smythe: I’d Lather Be Shaving The Right Way

Join Patti Katter with Douglas Smythe as they talk about the right way to shave. Douglas is the co-owner of Phoenix Shaving, a company making artisan soaps and perfumes. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in this episode:

When Douglas started getting intrigued with the shaving gig The type of razor matters: how not to get cuts and bumps from shaving Why shaving should be open for discussion Tips on shaving safely for men and women How shave soaps and aftershaves work, their formulation, and their effects on skin And so much more!

About Douglas Smythe:

Douglas Smythe was first introduced to traditional shaving as a child watching his dad shave on the weekends. Fast forward to today and find him and his business, Phoenix Shaving, trailblazing on the forefront of the Traditional Wet Shaving revival currently seen crop up around the world.

Having created his first perfume at age eight with his chemistry set, and the die was cast. After college, he moved to Central America, where he lived in a hammock at the edge of the rain forest. While there, he developed an after-bite type solution that relieved the inflammation of bug bites. The product became popular with both locals and tourists alike, so much so, four years later, he was back in the USA producing and shipping his wares to Costa Rica.

Eventually, his passion for male grooming and traditional shaving became the focal point of his business, and Phoenix Shaving was born. Almost immediately, folks began to take notice of Phoenix Shaving’s daring scents and creative approach to all things shaving. Within two years, he and his business partner were featured in Forbes Magazine.

Douglas is also the co-host of the popular morning show I’d Lather Be Shaving and organizer of The Big Shave S’west, a yearly “Shave Festival” held outside of Los Angeles in sunny Mesa, Arizona. In addition, he is a lively online personality and a dynamic public speaker on all things male grooming with a concentration in the art and technique of traditional shaving.


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