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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. 

  • WCS Duck Fat Shaving Soap, Oriental, 5 oz-West Coast Shaving Save 20%
    Original price $25.60
    Current price $20.48

    WCS Duck Fat Shaving Soap, Oriental, 5 oz

    13 reviews

    A SPICED - ROSE WOODS SCENT The blending of smooth, warm, rich exotic woods and vanillic benzoin highlight a lightly spiced rose. This scent mus...

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    Original price $25.60
    Current price $20.48
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  • Ogallala Bay Rum Shaving Soap-Single-West Coast Shaving
    from $7.99

    Ogallala Bay Rum Shaving Soap

    119 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 $7.99
  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Bay Rum-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.99

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Bay Rum

    18 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 $3.99
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop-West Coast Shaving
    $14.99

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop

    122 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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    $14.99
  • $15.99

    Chiseled Face Shaving Soap

    64 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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    $15.99
  • Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap Refill-West Coast Shaving
    $15.99

    Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap Refill

    118 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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    $15.99
  • Tabac Original Shaving Soap with Bowl-West Coast Shaving
    $26.49

    Tabac Original Shaving Soap with Bowl

    78 reviews

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

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    $26.49
  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Amber-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.99

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Amber

    8 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 $3.99
  • Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Soap Refill, Sandalwood-West Coast Shaving
    $18.99

    Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Soap Refill, Sandalwood

    24 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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    $18.99
  • Barrister and Mann Omnibus Shaving Soap-Seville-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann Omnibus Shaving Soap

    31 reviews

    Artisan shaving soap Omnibus recipe for an amazing lather Choose your scent from the menu Barrister and Mann is an artisan soap maker making ...

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    $19.99
  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, 42-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, 42

    6 reviews

    Artisan shaving soap Reformulated for even better lathering Scented with petunias, ambergris, tea, and Pan-Galactic Gargleblaster (lemon sugar) 4...

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    $19.99
  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Laundry II-West Coast Shaving
    $27.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Laundry II

    Traditional shaving soap Kairos base Scented with the aroma of fresh air and laundry Soapmaker Mohammad is the hands behind Grooming Dept. Based...

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    $27.00
  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Almond-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.99

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Almond

    6 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 $3.99
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Margaritas in the Arctic-West Coast Shaving
    $14.99

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Margaritas in the Arctic

    39 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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    $14.99
  • Speick Shaving Soap Stick-West Coast Shaving
    $6.49

    Speick Shaving Soap Stick

    38 reviews

    Manufactured from extracts of the famed Speick plant, this shaving soap utilizes a creamy lather that is long-lasting and allows the blade to glide...

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    $6.49
  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Electric Mayhem-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Electric Mayhem

    Electric Mayhem is a seasonal scent with a limited production. A handcrafted, traditional shaving soap  Tallow-based  Scented with  yuzu, tamarind...

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    $19.99
  • Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Masquerade-Siero (Tallow)-West Coast Shaving
    from $23.49

    Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Masquerade

    1 review

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Scented with tobacco and incense Choose from a vegan base or tallow (Siero) base Wholly Kaw is committed to ...

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    from $23.49
  • SFWS/ Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Citricuya-West Coast Shaving Save 30%
    Original price $23.49
    Current price $16.44

    SFWS/ Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Citricuya

    4 reviews

    A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, and Kokum Butter Scented with blood orange, passionfruit, pink pepper, pear...

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    Original price $23.49
    Current price $16.44
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  • Barrister and Mann Reserve Shaving Soap-Waves-West Coast Shaving
    $18.99

    Barrister and Mann Reserve Shaving Soap

    11 reviews

    A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, & coconut oil Choose your scent Barrister and Mann is an artisan soap...

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    $18.99
  • Dr. Jon's Limited Edition Shaving Soap Vol. 3, Sakura Musk-West Coast Shaving
    $20.99

    Dr. Jon's Limited Edition Shaving Soap Vol. 3, Sakura Musk

    21 reviews

    LIMITED EDITION AROMA Artisan shaving soap Loaded natural butters and oils for a creamy, protective lather Scented with Japanese cherry blossom, w...

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    $20.99
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man-West Coast Shaving
    $14.99

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man

    43 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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    $14.99
  • Seaforth Shaving Soap, Fleur de France by Spearhead Shaving-West Coast Shaving
    $22.00

    Seaforth Shaving Soap, Fleur de France by Spearhead Shaving

    Traditional, lathering shave soap Tallow-based  Scented with a lime twist to a bay rum This small business is all about bringing back a classic w...

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    $22.00
  • Barrister and Mann Arctique Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann Arctique Shaving Soap

    Artisan, handcrafted shaving soap Icy-darkness-of-space mentholated cold Scented with floral and black pepper Arctique is a seasonal scent for su...

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    $19.99
  • Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap with Ceramic Bowl-West Coast Shaving
    $36.99

    Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap with Ceramic Bowl

    69 reviews

    Best selling soap in a ceramic bowl Exceptional lathering and protection Great for sensitive skin It was in the early 1930's that Bradford chem...

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    $36.99

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.