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Sudsy Soapery

This artisan couple, Jonathan & Kaycie, has been making soap since 2011. Like so many they were ready to kick the commercial soaps and washes to the curb. After their first batch of soap, they were hooked and thus began The Sudsy Soapery Natural Products out of St. Louis, MO.
  • Sudsy Soapery Shaving Soap, Twisted Rose-West Coast Shaving
    $16.99

    Sudsy Soapery Shaving Soap, Twisted Rose

    Traditional, lathering shaving soap Tallow-based Scented with a rose aroma twisted with menthol and peppermint Jonathan and Kaycie are the owners...

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  • Sudsy Soapery After Shave Splash, Twisted Rose-West Coast Shaving
    $15.69

    Sudsy Soapery After Shave Splash, Twisted Rose

    After shave Splash Non-alcohol based Scented with rose & geranium twisted with menthol & peppermint Jonathan & Kaycie began making s...

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  • Sudsy Soapery After Shave Balm, Twisted Rose-West Coast Shaving
    $9.99

    Sudsy Soapery After Shave Balm, Twisted Rose

    Soothing aftershave balm With mango butter and beeswax Scented with a twisted aroma of rose and menthol Natural, homemade products that nourish ...

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  • Sudsy Soapery After Shave Balm, Bayberry-West Coast Shaving
    $9.98

    Sudsy Soapery After Shave Balm, Bayberry

    Alcohol-free, soothing, non-greasy aftershave balm Scented with a fresh, woodsy aroma This balm has a matching aftershave splash and shaving so...

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  • Sudsy Soapery Shaving Soap, Bayberry-West Coast Shaving
    $16.98

    Sudsy Soapery Shaving Soap, Bayberry

    Vegan-based shaving soap with mango butter & blue & green clay Scented with warm evergreen spicy pine This shaving soap has a matching ...

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  • Sudsy Soapery Tallow Shaving Soap, Unscented-West Coast Shaving
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    $15.69

    Sudsy Soapery Tallow Shaving Soap, Unscented

    1 review

    Traditional shaving soap Tallow-based Unscented This artisan couple, Jonathan & Kaycie, has been making soap since 2011. Like so many they we...

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  • Sudsy Soapery After Shave Splash, Bayberry-West Coast Shaving
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    $15.70

    Sudsy Soapery After Shave Splash, Bayberry

    Non-alcohol based, aftershave splash Scented with fresh pine and warm spice This after shave splash has a matching aftershave balm and shaving ...

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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?

IMany 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.