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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. 

  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Executive Man

    38 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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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Margaritas in the Arctic-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Margaritas in the Arctic

    31 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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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Sharp Dressed Man-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Sharp Dressed Man

    23 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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  • Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Deep Blue Sea-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Deep Blue Sea

    10 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with a clean, fresh aroma with vanilla, mint, ...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Ramblin' Man-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Ramblin' Man

    7 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with a masculine blend of citrus, sandalwood, ...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Ozark Mountain-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Ozark Mountain

    15 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow-based with glycerin, lanolin, coconut oil, almond oil, and shea butter Scented with a woodsy, spicey aroma...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Bay Rum-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Bay Rum

    10 reviews

    Artisan, small batch shaving soap With tallow, glycerin, lanolin, coconut oil, almond oil, and shea butter Scented with a classic, spicy Bay Rum a...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Baker Street-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Baker Street

    13 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with bergamot, patchouli, juniper, and jasmine...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Coniferous-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Coniferous

    9 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with pine, fir, cedarwood, and lichen esssenta...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Hipster-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Hipster

    1 review

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with deep notes of musk, leather, wood and lig...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Stirling Gentleman-West Coast Shaving
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    Original price $14.00
    Current price $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Stirling Gentleman

    6 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with a truly refined aroma of a gentleman St...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Sandalwood-West Coast Shaving
    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Sandalwood

    4 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with sandalwood Stirling Soap Company began ...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop-West Coast Shaving
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    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Barbershop

    103 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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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Mountain Man-West Coast Shaving
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    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Mountain Man

    12 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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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Island Man-West Coast Shaving
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    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Island Man

    4 reviews

    Limited, seasonal scent for Summer 2018 Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with b...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Lime-West Coast Shaving
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    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Lime

    3 reviews

    Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin, artisan shave soap from Stirling Scented with lime This shaving soap also has a splash and balm Stirling Soap C...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Iced Pineapple-West Coast Shaving
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    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Iced Pineapple

    3 reviews

    Limited, seasonal scent for Summer 2018 Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with s...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Satsuma-West Coast Shaving
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    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Satsuma

    4 reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with mandarin and spices Rod & Amanda cre...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Glacial Satsuma-West Coast Shaving
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    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Glacial Satsuma

    4 Reviews

    Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with mandarins and spice Stirling Soap Compa...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Coconut Lime-West Coast Shaving
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    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shave Soap, Coconut Lime

    7 reviews

    Limited, seasonal scent for Summer 2018 Artisan shave soap from Stirling Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin create a thick, slick lather Scented with s...

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  • Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Weekend in Malibu-West Coast Shaving
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    $13.75

    Stirling Soap Company Shaving Soap, Weekend in Malibu

    4 reviews

    Seasonal scent for spring/summer 2020 Tallow, glycerin, and lanolin, artisan shave soap from Stirling Scented with citrus, vanilla, sandalwood, 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.