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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. 

  • Phoenix and Beau Shaving Soap, Empress Rising-West Coast Shaving
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    $15.99

    Phoenix and Beau Shaving Soap, Empress Rising

    2 reviews

    Tallow-based, lathering shaving soap Scented with frankincense, rose, oakmoss, & cedarwood Also available in a matching aftershave splash

  • Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, O,Delight!-West Coast Shaving
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    $17.99

    Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, O,Delight!

    2 reviews

    Tallow-based formula in Excelsior base Scented with a seasonal aroma of Turkish delight Also available in a matching aftershave splash Since 2013...

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  • Noble Otter Bare Shaving Soap-West Coast Shaving
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    $15.50

    Noble Otter Bare Shaving Soap

    Traditional shaving soap Tallow-based Unscented Noble Otter is a Cody Wick and his wife. They began making bath soap years ago and soon branched ...

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  • Catie's Bubbles Shaving Soap, La Terre Verte, 4oz.-West Coast Shaving
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    $14.00

    Catie's Bubbles Shaving Soap, La Terre Verte, 4oz.

    4 reviews

    Handcrafted, French style soft shaving soap from Catie's Bubbles Glycerin and coconut oil provide moisture and protection in a rich, dense lather ...

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  • Grooming Dept Duck Fat Shaving Soap, Mallard Earl Grey Gelato-West Coast Shaving
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    $24.00

    Grooming Dept Duck Fat Shaving Soap, Mallard Earl Grey Gelato

    Traditional, lathering shave soap Duck Fat base Notes of Earl Grey Tea, Lemon Gelato, Waffle Cone This Northern California artisan, Mohammad, sta...

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  • WhollyKaw Tallow Shaving Soap, Merchant of Tobacco-SS-WHO-021-West Coast Shaving
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    $23.99

    Wholly Kaw Donkey Milk Shaving Soap, Merchant of Tobacco

    2 reviews

    Handcrafted With Donkey Milk NO parabens, chemical sulfates, or dyes Scented with deep, rich notes of tobacco, bourbon, oud, vanilla, honey, cocoa...

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  • Noble Otter Shaving Soap, Hamami-West Coast Shaving
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    $18.00

    Noble Otter Shaving Soap, Hamami

    Tallow-based, traditional shaving soap Scented with a clean fragrance with notes of saffron, bergamot, petitgrain, jasmine absolute, geranium, san...

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  • Grooming Dept Shaving Soap Veritas-West Coast Shaving
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    $23.00

    Grooming Dept Shaving Soap Veritas

    Traditional, lathering shave soap Lusso base Notes of cocoa, tobacco, leather, cognac, castoreum, tonka bean, osmanthus, & patchouli This Nor...

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  • Noble Otter Shaving Soap, Monarch-West Coast Shaving
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    $16.00

    Noble Otter Shaving Soap, Monarch

    2 reviews

    Traditional shaving soap Tallow-based Scented with lavender, face powder, cognac, coffee, orange, neroli, hyacinth, sandalwood, vanilla Noble Ot...

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  • The Goodfellas' Smile Shaving Soap, Stardust-West Coast Shaving
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    $11.99

    The Goodfellas' Smile Shaving Soap, Stardust

    3 reviews

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Veggie-based Scented with citrus, petit grain, basil, florals, amber & more The Goodfellas' Smile Stardu...

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  • Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap with Ceramic Bowl-West Coast Shaving
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    $35.00

    Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap with Ceramic Bowl

    68 reviews

    Best selling soap in a ceramic bowl Exceptional lathering and protection Great for sensitive skin It was in the early 1930's that Bradford chem...

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  • Fine Classic Shaving Soap in Bowl, Green Vetiver-West Coast Shaving
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    $16.00

    Fine Classic Shaving Soap in Bowl, Green Vetiver

    3 reviews

    Traditional shaving soap Triple-milled, tallow-based Scented  with a masculine, clean vetiver Retro, throwback, traditional. . . classic. Whatev...

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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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  • Sudsy Soapery Tallow Shaving Soap, Vetiver Vanilla LE WCS Exclusive-West Coast Shaving
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    $19.96

    Sudsy Soapery Tallow Shaving Soap, Vetiver Vanilla LE WCS Exclusive

    4 reviews

    Limited Edition Scent released exclusively with West Coast Shaving! Triple-butter, super creamed base Scented with an earthy vetiver and warm vani...

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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.