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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. 

  • Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Shiloh
    $16.20

    Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Shiloh

    2 Reviews

    Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with Sicilian citrus, Lavender, Rosemary, Verbena, Damask Rose, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Patchouli West Coa...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Sandalwood-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Sandalwood

    1 review

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with sandalwood West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, balm...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Wayoh-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Wayoh

    1 review

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with an homage to Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazin...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Morir Sonando-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Morir Sonando

    Shaving Soap with Duck Fat base Scented with creamy, dreamy orange Also available in a matching aftershave splash  Based out of Chicago, Vida is ...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Animal Crackers-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Animal Crackers

    The childhood scent of buttery Animal Crackers in our luxurious Canard Base A traditional hot process handmade shaving soap formulated especially ...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Lavender-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Lavender

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with lavender West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, balms,...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Sandalumo-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Sandalumo

    2 reviews

    Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with sandalwood, oud, & smoke West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving so...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, New City Back of the Yards-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, New City Back of the Yards

    Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with a complex leather profile with hints of raspberry West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazi...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Smoke on the Water-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Smoke on the Water

    3 reviews

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with Tobacco Flower, Tobacco, Pipe Smoke, Oud, Sweet Oakmoss, Pink Pepper, Honey, & Smoke W...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Treviso-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Treviso

    2 reviews

    Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with the aroma of tiramisu West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, ba...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Canaan-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Canaan

    1 review

    Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base No additional scent added West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, balms, and s...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Don Luis-West Coast Shaving
    $16.20

    Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Don Luis

    Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with fresh clean aroma West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, balms,...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Set, New City Back of the Yards-West Coast Shaving
    $29.00

    Oleo Soapworks Set, New City Back of the Yards

    1 review

    Artisan grooming set Includes shaving soap and aftershave splash Scented with a complex leather profile with hints of raspberry Oleo Soapworks i...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Frankie & Myrna-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Frankie & Myrna

    1 review

    Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with frankincense and myrrh West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, b...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, 40-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, 40

    2 reviews

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with Fresh lavender, Bitter Almond , Vanilla , Orris Root, Irris Flower, Leather West Coast Sha...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Boyd-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Boyd

    A classic clean scent from a famous bird in our bathtub that we all know and love in our luxurious Canard Base A traditional hot process handmade...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Caoba-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Caoba

    1 review

    Dark, warm, woody and masculine Scent notes: Bergamot, clove, cardamom, rose, incense, patchouli, amber, vanilla and mahogany A traditional hot p...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Grand and Union-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Grand and Union

    1 review

    Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with whiskey & leather West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, bal...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Shepherd-West Coast Shaving
    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Shepherd

    A spicy chypre for the fall. Reminiscent mens colognes from the 70s, this is a warm, spicy, woody fragrance Oriental in character, cool, deep, ri...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Windy City Barbershop-West Coast Shaving
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    $16.20

    Oleo Soapworks Canard Shaving Soap, Windy City Barbershop

    5 reviews

    Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Scented with a barbershop fragrance inspired by Chicago. West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing lin...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Classic Clean-West Coast Shaving
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    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Classic Clean

    1 review

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base scent notes: tobacco blossom, caramel, mandarin, rose, honey West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry ...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Unscented-West Coast Shaving
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    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Unscented

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Unscented West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, balms, and splash...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, No. 11-West Coast Shaving
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    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, No. 11

    2 reviews

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Barbershop scent inspired by Replica from Maison Margiela West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this ...

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  • Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Polar-West Coast Shaving
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    $18.00

    Oleo Soapworks Shaving Soap, Polar

    Lathering Shaving Soap With Duck Fat base Mentholated West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this amazing line of shaving soaps, balms, an...

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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.