Skip to content
Save 25% Off WCS Shaving Brushes!
Save 25% Off WCS Shaving Brushes!

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. 

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

    Ogallala Bay Rum Shaving Soap

    106 reviews

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

    View full details
  • Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $6.26

    Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood Shaving Soap

    44 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...

    View full details
  • Ogallala Bay Rum and Orange Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $6.26

    Ogallala Bay Rum and Orange Shaving Soap

    42 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...

    View full details
  • Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage & Cedar Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $6.26

    Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage & Cedar Shaving Soap

    26 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...

    View full details
  • Ogallala Unscented Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $6.26

    Ogallala Unscented Shaving Soap

    2 reviews

    Sometimes, you just want to smell like you, nothing added. That's fine, no one says you have to be all woodsy or spicy or citrusy or whatever all t...

    View full details
  • Ogallala Bay Rum & Vanilla Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $6.26

    Ogallala Bay Rum & Vanilla Shaving Soap

    10 reviews

    Hard puck of shaving soap from Ogallala Loaded with coconut oil, palm oil, and safflower oil Scented with the iconic aroma of Bay Rum & Vanill...

    View full details
  • Ogallala Bay Rum, Limes & Peppercorns Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $6.26

    Ogallala Bay Rum, Limes & Peppercorns Shaving Soap

    25 reviews

    Do you appreciate a quality wet shave experience and not want a whole lot of chemicals in your soap? This Ogallala Bay Rum, Limes and Peppercorns S...

    View full details
  • Ogallala Bay Rum Shaving Stick-West Coast Shaving
    $6.71

    Ogallala Bay Rum Shaving Stick

    11 reviews

    This product brings years of tradition together with modern convenience ' it's Genuine Ogallala Bay Rum on a stick! You know that Bay Rum is the gr...

    View full details
  • Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood Shaving Soap Stick-West Coast Shaving
    $6.71

    Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood Shaving Soap Stick

    8 reviews

    Do you love a wet shave with the convenience of a soap in stick form? You want an outstanding lather and an incredibly smooth feel, but you don't w...

    View full details
  • Ogallala Bay Rum, Lemon Grass Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
    $6.26

    Ogallala Bay Rum, Lemon Grass Shaving Soap

    5 reviews

    If you're asking what lemongrass is, we're betting that you don't cook much and might not be overly inventive when it comes to food. Probably a bit...

    View full details
  • Ogallala Bay Rum, Lemon Grass Shaving Soap Stick-SS-OGA-007-West Coast Shaving
    Sold out
    $15.98

    Ogallala Bay Rum, Lemon Grass Shaving Soap Stick - 2 Pack

    2 Reviews

    It's here! In response to overwhelming popular demand, Ogallala has translated their very popular Bay Rum and Lemon Grass scent into a shaving soap...

    View full details

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.