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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

    121 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
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop-West Coast Shaving
    $14.99

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop

    129 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

    70 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
  • 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
  • Oaken Lab Shaving Soap, Serious Moonlight-West Coast Shaving
    $29.00

    Oaken Lab Shaving Soap, Serious Moonlight

    Limited-run, special edition scent  Tallow-based, lathering shaving soap Scented with pomelo, tea, coconut, jasmine, wood, oud, vanilla, leather, ...

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    $29.00
  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Beaudelaire-West Coast Shaving
    $23.49

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Beaudelaire

    27 reviews

    West Coast Shaving Exclusive Omnibus Base A handcrafted, tallow-based shaving soap Loaded with tallow, glycerin, and Kokum Butter Scented with fou...

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    $23.49
  • Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap Refill-West Coast Shaving
    $15.99

    Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap Refill

    120 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
  • Col Conk Shaving Soap, Almond-Small (2.25 oz)-West Coast Shaving
    from $3.99

    Col Conk Shaving Soap, Almond

    7 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Soap Refill, Sandalwood-West Coast Shaving
    $18.99

    Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Soap Refill, Sandalwood

    26 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 Shaving Soap, Electric Mayhem-West Coast Shaving
    $19.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Electric Mayhem

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

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    $19.99
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man-West Coast Shaving
    $14.99

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man

    44 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
  • SFWS/ Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, Citricuya-West Coast Shaving
    $23.49

    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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    $23.49
  • Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage & Cedar Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $7.99

    Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage & Cedar Shaving Soap

    28 reviews

    Who would have thought to combine Bay Rum with sage and cedar? Ogallala, that's who! You might think of it as the 'surf and turf' of grooming produ...

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    $7.99
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Margaritas in the Arctic-West Coast Shaving
    $14.99

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Margaritas in the Arctic

    42 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
  • Noble Otter Shaving Soap, Rawr-West Coast Shaving
    $20.99

    Noble Otter Shaving Soap, Rawr

    6 reviews

    Traditional shaving soap Tallow-based also available in matching aftershave Scent Notes: Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Neroli, Dandelions, Atlas Cedarwo...

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    $20.99
  • 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
  • Talbot Shaving Shaving Soap, Cade's Cove-West Coast Shaving
    $20.99

    Talbot Shaving Shaving Soap, Cade's Cove

    2 reviews

    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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    $20.99
  • Central Texas Soaps Shaving Soap, Mr. Pepper-West Coast Shaving
    $13.49

    Central Texas Soaps Shaving Soap, Mr. Pepper

    27 reviews

    Traditional shaving soap Great slickness and cushion Scented with an aroma created exclusively for WCS Greg Smith is the artisan behind Central ...

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    $13.49
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Mountain Man-West Coast Shaving
    $14.99

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Mountain Man

    14 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with a fresh crisp aroma of the mountains St...

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    $14.99
  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Sharp Dressed Man-West Coast Shaving
    $14.99

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Sharp Dressed Man

    27 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Loaded with tallow, glycerin, lanolin, and more Scented with a fresh, green, masculine fragrance You're never f...

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    $14.99
  • Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $7.99

    Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood Shaving Soap

    46 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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    $7.99

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.