A soap formulated especially for traditional wet shaving
Our first test recipes for shaving soap go right back to 2009 so this has been a long time in the pipeline. With the growing trend away from disposable razors and fake foam in a can we thought it was high time we shared our own unique formula with our clients.
When formulating this wet shave soap our focus was, as always, on people who prefer a genuinely natural product and those who might be sensitive to many of the additives commonly found in commercial products. Our batches are small and artisanal, meaning real hands working thoughtfully with real ingredients.
This soap is a fusion of liquid and solid soap making methods, resulting in a soap that loads easily onto the shaving brush. Many shaving soaps are made with manufactured stearic acid derived from palm oil, however, our soap is made with hand rendered (by us) tallow from local, organic, grass-fed stock. The stearic acid naturally present in tallow, cacao and shea butter make for a lovely stable, creamy lather.
Our shaving soap also contains coconut oil, avocado oil and castor oil for a long-lasting lather that doesn't dry delicate facial skin.
We offer two essential oil blends for your shaving pleasure, as well as an unscented lanolin version for those (like me) who dig its earthy scent and skin soothing benefits.
|Brand||Washpool Skin Wellness|
Saponified Tallow (hand-rendered, local), Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Essential Oils of Lemongrass, Eucalyptus Peppermint Gum, Lime, Lemon Myrtle
Fantastic5 May 2019Absolutely fantastic soap, with a refreshing zing that wakes you up! With only a small amount loaded on a brush, it creates an incredibly rich and fatty lather when coupled with a bowl or mug. The lather does not dissipate at all, making multiple passes easy. Haven't had any irritation on the face but if you have sensitive skin, the zing might get to you a bit! I also really like your branding, logo and label designs. I found Washpool on a search for a natural, locally made shaving soap and I'm so happy I did. I can't wait to try the Bergamot, Cedarwood and Patchouli scented soap! Thank you Melissa and Washpool team. - Owen
Great performance, nice scent27 March 2019I bought this because I wanted to try a tallow-based soap, and I wanted a lime scent. I have been impressed with both. The soap is slick and lathers quickly. I finish the shave feeling moisturised. The scent has that Aussie native flavour mixed with the fruitiness of the lime. It remains for a while, which is nice. Finally, there's more soap in the container than many other artisan soaps, so I consider it good value for money. I'd definitely buy again!
Wonderful lather, terrific scent6 March 2019I was recently given a tub of your shaving soap. Fantastic! Wonderful lather, fresh zing, terrific scent (almost no need for after-shave).For years I've been putting up with the lackluster creams and lotions that have become blander and softer - will be using yours from now on and telling all my mates.
Excellent Shaving Experience31 December 2017I bought this soap after a friend recommended Washpool to me, This soap has a great scent and the cushioning, glide and protection provided once lathered are excellent. The soap give off a great smell if you are a morning shaver, it does take a little bit of water during the later building stage but it's easy enough to figure out. I will be buying more soap from Washpool in the future.