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Shaving Soaps

When you think classic shaving, there's nothing more traditional than lathering up with a quality shaving soap. Shop our Top 10 and Newest Shaving soaps or browse our wide selection from traditional brands and small batch artisans. 

  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop

    107 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with a traditional barbershop aroma Stirling...

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    $13.75
  • Ogallala Bay Rum Shaving Soap-Single-West Coast Shaving
    from $6.26

    Ogallala Bay Rum Shaving Soap

    111 reviews

    Traditional lathering shaving soap Loaded with skin nourishing ingredients Scented with classic bay rum From sailors to pirates, from cowboys to ...

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    from $6.26
  • Chiseled Face Shaving Soap
    $14.95

    Chiseled Face Shaving Soap

    59 reviews

    Artisan, tallow-based soap from Chiseled Face Loaded with moisturizing ingredients for a smooth gliding shave Choose your scent from the dropdown ...

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    $14.95
  • Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Soap Refill, Sandalwood-West Coast Shaving
    $15.99

    Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Soap Refill, Sandalwood

    22 reviews

    Refill puck for Taylor's exceptional shaving soap Scented with sandalwood Made in England If you like generating less waste than the average pers...

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    $15.99
  • Ariana & Evans Shaving Soap-Kaizen-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Ariana & Evans Shaving Soap

    25 reviews

    Shaving soap (formula current as of Jan 2020) with beef tallow, goat's milk, and more Scented with bergamot, pear, dried fruits, tobacco, tonka ...

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    $19.99
  • Barrister and Mann Excelsior Shaving Soap-Seville-West Coast Shaving
    from $15.99

    Barrister and Mann Excelsior Shaving Soap

    24 reviews

    A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, and Kokum Butter Choose your scent from the drop down menu Barrister and ...

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    from $15.99
  • Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap Refill-West Coast Shaving
    $13.00

    Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap Refill

    114 reviews

    Best selling soap from Mitchell's Wool Fat Exceptional lathering and protection Great for sensitive skin It was in the early 1930's that Bradfor...

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    $13.00
  • Tabac Original Shaving Soap with Bowl-West Coast Shaving
    $25.20

    Tabac Original Shaving Soap with Bowl

    71 reviews

    Classic shaving soap from Tabac Exceptional lathering & protection Scented with the original Tabac aroma: masculine & complex This might...

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    $25.20
  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Bay Rum-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.49

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Bay Rum

    8 reviews

    Non-tallow based, lathering shaving soap Scented with a classic bay rum Choose from small or large size Col Conk offers something here that reall...

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    from $3.49
  • Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $6.26

    Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood Shaving Soap

    45 reviews

    If you're a guy who knows the benefits of a wet shave, you'll really appreciate this superior soap. Ogallala Bay Rum and Sandalwood Shaving Soap is...

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    $6.26
  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Amber-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.49

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Amber

    4 reviews

    Non-tallow based, lathering shaving soap Scented with a warm amber Choose from small or large size Col Conk has a great reputation and people who...

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    from $3.49
  • Seaforth Shaving Soap, Sea Spice Lime by Spearhead Shaving-West Coast Shaving
    $21.99

    Seaforth Shaving Soap, Sea Spice Lime by Spearhead Shaving

    3 reviews

    Traditional, tallow-based lathering shave soap Scented with a lime twist to a bay rum Check out the matching aftershave toner Spearhead Shaving C...

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    $21.99
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man

    38 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow based with glycerin and lanolin Scented with a masculine aroma - smokey, fruity, compelling When you are...

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    $13.75
  • Ogallala Bay Rum and Orange Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $6.26

    Ogallala Bay Rum and Orange Shaving Soap

    44 reviews

    Do you like orange? We don't mean the color ' realistically, no one likes the color! No, we mean that delicious, sweet-smelling fruit, the one that...

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    $6.26
  • Talbot Shaving Shaving Soap, Cade's Cove-West Coast Shaving
    $20.00

    Talbot Shaving Shaving Soap, Cade's Cove

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Tallow-based  Scented with honeysuckle, dry grass with a green finish Chris says this about Cades Cove:“In ...

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    $20.00
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Margaritas in the Arctic-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Margaritas in the Arctic

    31 reviews

    Artisan, small batch shave soap from Stirling Tallow-based with glycerin, lanolin, coconut mil, almond oil, and shea butter Scented with lime and ...

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    $13.75
  • House of Mammoth Shaving Soap, Tobacconist-West Coast Shaving
    $25.00

    House of Mammoth Shaving Soap, Tobacconist

    Tallow-based, lathering shaving soap Scented with tobacco absolute, cedarwood, dried fruit, amber, spice, and more Also available in a matching af...

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    $25.00
  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Almond-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.49

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Almond

    4 reviews

    Veggie-based, lathering shaving soap Scented with a classic almond aroma Choose from small or large size Col Conk makes some of the best grooming...

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    from $3.49
  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Lime Small 2.25 oz-West Coast Shaving
    $3.49

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Lime Small 2.25 oz

    18 reviews

    Col Conk makes excellent quality shaving soaps and this one is no exception. This one has an avocado oil and glycerin base, contains Tocopherol Ace...

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    $3.49
  • Captain's Choice Shaving Soap-Bay Rum-West Coast Shaving
    $17.95

    Captain's Choice Shaving Soap

    12 reviews

    Rich, luxurious, lasting lather Veggie-based, non-tallow Choose your scent from the dropdown menu Captain's Choice has grown their brand slowly, ...

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    $17.95
  • Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Soap in Bowl, Sandalwood-West Coast Shaving
    $35.99

    Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Soap in Bowl, Sandalwood

    9 Reviews

    Exceptional quality shaving soap Sandalwood scented In a reusable bowl One of the great things about high quality products is that they are ofte...

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    $35.99
  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Oceana-West Coast Shaving
    $17.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Oceana

    1 review

    Handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with skin-nourishing ingredients Scented with a seasonal fragrance of the ocean If you spent any t...

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    $17.99
  • Barrister and Mann Reserve Shaving Soap-Waves-West Coast Shaving
    $17.99

    Barrister and Mann Reserve Shaving Soap

    10 reviews

    A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, & coconut oil Choose your scent from the drop down menu Barrister and ...

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    $17.99
  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Terror-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Terror

    8 Reviews

    A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, and Kokum Butter Scented with homage to the HMS Terror Barrister and Man...

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    $19.99

Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

Many artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.