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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. 

  • House of Mammoth Shaving Soap, Embrace-West Coast Shaving
    $25.00

    House of Mammoth Shaving Soap, Embrace

    Tallow-based, lathering shaving soap Scented with pink pepper, cardamom, coffee, berry, guaiacwood, labdanum, patchouli, and a range of musks. Al...

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  • Oaken Lab v3 Shaving Soap, Sanctum-West Coast Shaving
    $25.00

    Oaken Lab v3 Shaving Soap, Sanctum

    4 reviews

    Tallow-based, lathering shave soap imported from Jakarta, Indonesia Scented with Sandalwood, rose, dry floral, bergamot, & a creamy wood base...

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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Citric-West Coast Shaving
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Citric

    2 reviews

    Traditional, lathering shave soap Tallow base Notes of citrus, spice, and woods This Northern California artisan, Mohammad, started Grooming Dept...

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  • Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Scentropy-Siero (Tallow)-West Coast Shaving
    from $22.00

    Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Scentropy

    3 reviews

    Tallow-based or Vegan shaving soap, handcrafted with exceptional skin-nourishing Scented with leather, tobacco, oud, spices, sandalwood notes topp...

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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Maleki-West Coast Shaving
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Maleki

    9 reviews

    West Coast Shaving Exclusive Scent! Traditional, lathering shave soap Kairo Base Notes of rose, oud, & musk This Northern California artisan...

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  • Oaken Lab v3 Shaving Soap, Batavia Barber-West Coast Shaving
    $25.00

    Oaken Lab v3 Shaving Soap, Batavia Barber

    2 reviews

    Tallow-based, lathering shave soap imported from Jakarta, Indonesia Scented with a barbershop aroma Also available in matching aftershave splash...

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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Cedarwood-West Coast Shaving
    $32.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Cedarwood

    Traditional lathering shave soap  Made with the newest vegan soap base, Nai, packed with tons of nourishing ingredients Scented with cedarwood Mo...

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  • Zingari Man Shaving Soap, The Watchman-West Coast Shaving
    $28.00

    Zingari Man Shaving Soap, The Watchman

    1 review

    Tallow-based shaving soap Scented with a dark, stormy aquatic aroma Also available in a matching aftershave balm & recovery splash Zingari...

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  • Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Fougere Mania-Siero (Tallow)-West Coast Shaving
    from $22.00

    Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Fougere Mania

    9 reviews

    Tallow-based or Vegan-based handcrafted shaving soaps  Scented with a fougere with aromatic woody notes, neroli and vetiver dominating the top and...

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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Lemon Bay-West Coast Shaving
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Lemon Bay

    Traditional, lathering shave soap Donkey base formula: donkey milk, duck fat, lamb tallow Notes of Lemon, Bay Rum, Spices and Cedarwood This Nor...

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  • Martin de Candre Shaving Soap, Original-West Coast Shaving
    $35.05

    Martin de Candre Shaving Soap, Original

    1 review

    Traditional hot process soap Vegan-based Scented the original scent of lavender, mint, and rosemary Martin de Candre (MdC on many wet shaving for...

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  • Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Vor V-Siero Base-West Coast Shaving
    from $21.99

    Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Vor V

    4 reviews

    Traditional lathering shaving soap Scented with geranium, raspberry, nutmeg, saffron, oud, black tea, cashmeran, musk, leather, amber and vanilla...

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  • Saponificio Varesino Shaving Soap, Cubebe, 150g 4.3 in Aluminum Jar-West Coast Shaving
    $37.99

    Saponificio Varesino Shaving Soap, Cubebe, 150g 4.3 in Aluminum Jar

    2 reviews

    Artisan shaving soap Vegetable-based Scented with sweet, spicy, and woodsy notes Since 1945, Saponificio Varesino has been crafting traditional s...

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  • Oaken Lab v3 Shaving Soap, Earth of Mankind-West Coast Shaving
    $25.00

    Oaken Lab v3 Shaving Soap, Earth of Mankind

    1 review

    Tallow-based, lathering shave soap imported from Jakarta, Indonesia Scented with an exotic spicy, tobacco aroma Also available in matching after...

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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Charbon-West Coast Shaving
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Charbon

    6 reviews

    West Coast Shaving Exclusive Scent! Traditional, lathering shave soap Kairo base Notes of Sichuan pepper, pink pepper, juniper berry, cedar wood, ...

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  • House of Mammoth Shaving Soap, Almond Leather-West Coast Shaving
    $25.00

    House of Mammoth Shaving Soap, Almond Leather

    1 review

    Tallow-based, lathering shaving soap Scented with orange blossom, almond, frankincense, & leather Also available in a matching aftershave balm...

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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Chypre Peach-West Coast Shaving
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Chypre Peach

    1 review

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Tallow-based with lanolin Scented with a complex chypre with notes of peach, rose, spices Mohammad is the ha...

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  • Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, 1776-Siero (Tallow)-West Coast Shaving
    from $21.99

    Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, 1776

    2 reviews

    Vegan & Tallow-based lathering shaving soap Scented with a summery aroma of  freedom Also, available in a matching aftershave splash, balm, an...

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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Aether-West Coast Shaving
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, Aether

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Tallow-based with lanolin Scented with a peppermint, citrus, fennel, sage, ginger, clary sage, cedarwood, &...

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  • Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Valentynka-Siero-West Coast Shaving
    from $22.00

    Wholly Kaw Shaving Soap, Valentynka

    Handcrafted with exceptional skin-nourishing Scented with Canadian Fir, Leather, Orange, Jasmine, Sugar, Amber, Oakmoss, Saffron, Cedarwood Thi...

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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, L'Avventura-West Coast Shaving
    $26.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap, L'Avventura

    1 review

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Tallow-based with lanolin Scented with a complex aroma of citrus, florals, resin, saffron on a woody base Gro...

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  • Grooming Dept Nai Vegan Formula Shaving Soap, Aion-West Coast Shaving
    $32.00

    Grooming Dept Nai Vegan Formula Shaving Soap, Aion

    10 reviews

    Traditional lathering shave soap  Made with the newest soap base, Nai, packed with tons of nourishing ingredients strictly vegan Scented with a l...

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  • Declaration Grooming & Chatillon Lux Collaboration Shaving Soap, La Petite Praire-West Coast Shaving
    $26.00

    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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  • D.R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Soap in Beech Wood Bowl-West Coast Shaving
    $38.00

    D.R. Harris Marlborough Shaving Soap in Beech Wood Bowl

    3 Reviews

    If you're getting a lousy shave, it might be the products that you're using. Even a very good razor will underperform if you're not using the right...

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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.