Since there was no shave for me today, I thought I would go out and enjoy the gorgeous weather we are having today and buy some glycerin. This has an unknown number of uses and NOT just in the shaving world either. Some auto manufacturers use it to make anti freeze and various other automotive chemicals. It's also used in the medical world, vaping, and it's also a by product and used in the soap making world as well. So if you have a shave soap or cream that's having trouble lathering, add 2 drops of glycerin to the soap or brush and you have a lather monster on your hands. I will be using it with my new soft Arkansas stone instead of the usual honing oil:
Basically what you do is add water to your stone like normal and add 2 drops of glycerin to the stone and work it in and you will have a nice and ultra slick honing stone that will NOT ruin your water stones. It will be like using an oil stone but will still allow you to use water. Once you use honing oil on a stone, that is all you can use with that specific stone.