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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. 

  • Declaration Grooming & Chatillon Lux Collaboration Shaving Soap, 1904-West Coast Shaving
    $24.49

    Declaration Grooming & Chatillon Lux Collaboration Shaving Soap, 1904

    Tallow-based, traditional lathering shaving soap Scented with coffee, cardamom, jasmine, lime, and sandalwood Also available in a matching afters...

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    $24.49
  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Chaotic Neutral-West Coast Shaving
    $23.49

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Chaotic Neutral

    1 review

    Artisan shaving soap Milksteak base Scented with a warm, soothing aroma like a cup of tea Scott Stewart of Declaration Grooming has been turning ...

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    $23.49
  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Apogee-West Coast Shaving
    $23.49

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Apogee

    Artisan shaving soap Milksteak base Scented with a clean, confident, masculine aroma From his home state of Michigan, Scott is turning on product...

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    $23.49
  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Albizia-West Coast Shaving
    $20.99

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Albizia

    1 review

    Artisan shaving soap Milksteak base Scented with a clean, confident, masculine aroma Scott Stewart is turning out phenomenal wet shaving products...

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    $20.99
  • Declaration Grooming & Chatillon Lux Collaboration Shaving Soap, La Petite Praire-West Coast Shaving
    $27.49

    Declaration Grooming & Chatillon Lux Collaboration Shaving Soap, La Petite Praire

    Tallow-based, lathering shaving soap Scented with a collaboration aroma from Chatillon Lux Also available in a matching aftershave splash Scott ...

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    $27.49
  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Daemon-West Coast Shaving
    $23.49

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Daemon

    NEW Artisan, Milksteak-base shaving soap Scented with a fabulous, year ‘round, all occasion aroma Also available in a matching aftershave splash ...

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    $23.49
  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Cuir Et Epices-West Coast Shaving
    $23.49

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Cuir Et Epices

    2 reviews

    Artisan shaving soap Exceptionally slick Scented with "leather & spices" Declaration Grooming is the sweat and toil of Scott Stewart. Formerl...

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    $23.49
  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Perigree-West Coast Shaving
    $23.49

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Perigree

    Artisan shaving soap Milksteak base Scented with Himalayan cedar forward aroma For years, Scott Stewart has been in the wet shaving business. H...

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    $23.49
  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Contemplation-West Coast Shaving
    $23.49

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Contemplation

    1 review

    Artisan shaving soap Tallow-based Scented with a seasonal aroma perfect for summer, lazy days, and thinking deep thoughts Home-based in Michigan,...

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    $23.49
  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Unscented-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $19.99

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Unscented

    2 reviews

    Traditional lathering shaving soap Tallow-based Unscented for those with allergies and sensitives Scott has been crafting phenomenal shave soa...

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    $19.99
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  • Declaration Grooming & Chatillon Lux Collaboration Shaving Soap, Rose Santal-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $23.49

    Declaration Grooming & Chatillon Lux Collaboration Shaving Soap, Rose Santal

    Traditional, tallow-based shaving soap Scented with sandalwood and rose Also available in a matching aftershave splash When you want fabulous per...

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  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Bangarang-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $24.49

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Bangarang

    1 review

    Artisan, Milksteak-base shaving soap Scented with the aroma of childhood afternoons in the woods Also available in a matching aftershave splash D...

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    $24.49
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  • Declaration Grooming & Chatillon Lux Collaboration Shaving Soap, Confluence-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $23.49

    Declaration Grooming & Chatillon Lux Collaboration Shaving Soap, Confluence

    Traditional, tallow-based shaving soap Scented with a confluence of aromas: incense, woods, elemi, & benzoin Also available in a matching afte...

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    $23.49
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  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Darkfall-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    Original price $25.49
    Current price $17.84

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Darkfall

    5 reviews

    Autumn Seasonal Scent Artisan shaving soap in Milksteak base Scented with a spicy oriental aroma Also available in a matching aftershave & EdP...

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    Original price $25.49
    Current price $17.84
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  • Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Cygnus X-1-West Coast Shaving Sold out
    $20.99

    Declaration Grooming Shaving Soap, Cygnus X-1

    Tallow-based shaving soap Scented with an aroma for every occasion Also available in a matching aftershave splash Declaration Grooming has estab...

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    $20.99
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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.