OSP Shaving Soap
My shaving soap is the jewel in the OSP crown. Containing high levels of tallow, coconut oil and avocado oil amongst others, it is then crammed full of lanolin, shea butter, glycerin, and kaolin clay so as to ensure your beard and skin are fully prepared for the shave ahead!
All ingredients are natural, organic and unrefined where possible to ensure that as much goodness as possible remains in the soap.
Thirteen scents are currently available, all made with essential oils - I will never use fragrance oils in shaving soaps! All shaving soaps weigh 140g, and come in sturdy plastic screw lid containers.
The labels are no-nonsense and colour coded. The soaps are named so that you know what you are getting, you won't find any names like "Conscientiousness" or "Camaraderie" here! Just plain and simple soap that is 100% good for your skin. If it doesn't help your skin in some way, it isn't included, simple as that!
Bay Rum - Deep, spicy bay with fresh lime, with whispers of cinnamon and clove.
Lavender - A beautiful mixed species of lavender with crisp pure lavender notes, with a earthy herb base.
Sandalwood - Real Indian sandalwood. To my knowledge there is nothing else like it on the market!
Neroli - Beautiful floral scent from the flower of the bitter orange tree. This is stunning unisex scent!
Grapefruit & Menthol - Fresh white grapefruit with a chilling touch of menthol. Perfect for a hot day.
Barbershop - Bergamot, lavender, patchouli, cedar wood and a touch of basil to take you back to the roots of wet shaving!
Fougere - Notes of lavender, Bergamot, patchouli, jasmine, clove, sandalwood and cedar wood remind us of walking through a forest in spring.
Orange & Patchouli - Sweet orange top note with strong woody patchouli (not incense).
Lemon and Cedar wood - Strong hit of lemon followed by fresh cedar wood to invigorate the senses.
Peppermint & Rosemary - Strong peppermint opens this scent, with rosemary undertones to give a fresh wake up call.
Spice Road - A pungent blend of spices coupled with a good dash of sandalwood brings back memories from decades ago.
Eucalyptus & Menthol - Strong Eucalyptus with the face freezing power of strong menthol. This will really open the airways!
Lemon, Peppermint & Menthol - Fresh Lemon with a dab of peppermint and strong menthol to give you a serious wake up call.
Shogun - One of the OSP classics, with May Chang and Ginger essential oils. This is a refreshing oriental blast! WARNING! This Aftershave Tonic does give a mild burning sensation, so if you are adverse to this type of feeling on your skin, this may not be the product for you.
Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium&Potassium Tallowate, Sodium&Potassium Stearate, Sodium&Potassium Castorate, Glycerin, Sodium&Potasisum Cocoate, Parfum, Sodium&Potassium Avocadate, Butyrospermum Parkii, Lanolin, Kaolin (plus other ingredients depending on fragrance)
Seriously good shaving soap
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jul 2017
I've got 3 of the shaving soaps and they are all fantastic. Really easy and quick to bring to a rich lather. Great cushioning and give a really smooth, slick shave. The scents are beautiful and the after feel on the face is excellent. I would highly recommend OSP shaving soaps. Beautiful, all natural products at very good value for the quality.
Posted by Robert McFarlane on 14th May 2017
I've been meaning to buy an OSP soap for a while. I decided on Barbershop and I'm glad I did. It has a fantastic scent that even the wife likes and lathers up very easily. More importantly it performs very well. It is now my "go to" shaving soap. Very pleased.
Best soap I've tried
Posted by William Rose on 9th May 2017
I've been wet shaving for years and I can honestly say this is my favourite soap I've tried. A harder soap so will last a long time they are easy to use and look after your skin during and after the shave the only thing that will outperform the soap is the service from OSP.
The best Bay Rum Shave Soap anywhere.
Posted by Paul Andrew Crawford on 3rd May 2017
I bought more OSP Bay Rum Shave Soap because it's simply the best, I'm building up a stock of this wonderful soap because I wouldn't want to be without it should the worst happen and it is no more!
As with all of the OSP shave soaps it is outstanding and I highly recommend to anyone who wants a natural product full of great stuff for your skin.
Posted by Rob Nash on 25th Apr 2017
Absolutely loving this soap! Smells great, lathers so easily and is really slick! So much better than the mass produced soaps I'd tried previously! Will definitely buy again!
One of the best !
Posted by Neil Baty on 24th Apr 2017
I have several of James's OSP soaps, and they are all amazing quality. My latest soap is the UKWSS version, lovely lavender and herb fragrance with a touch of menthol, not one nick when shaving with the UKWSS. James makes top class soap, and is a top book, no hesitation in recommending OSP, it comes down to fragrance choice, of which it is hard to choose !
Posted by Stephen on 18th Apr 2017
Ive been shaving with the Sandalwood Soap and can't fault its performance. Armed with a nice Badger Brush, the soap will provide fantastic lather for a shave.
Will be buying more OSP soaps in future :-)
Posted by Shaun Wistow on 15th Apr 2017
I'm a newbie into DE shaving, I wanted a soap to cool my face specifically for my holiday. Got to say the scent & finish is awesome & it'll be going in the suitcase for sure. Thanks James
Posted by Unknown on 14th Apr 2017
What an amazing scent and the slickness and post shave feel one of the best! Do not ever stop making this barbershop i love the aftershave which i bough also.Cant rate it highly enough! will be back for more
Believe the Hype
Posted by David on 3rd Apr 2017
I had heard stories about how good James' soap was so I took the plunge and bought 2 soaps; sandalwood and Barbershop.
The initial scents of both soaps are intense and worried me a little but my worries were totally unfounded. Upon lathering the scents are both subtle and delicate but linger well on the face.
Both soaps produce huge amounts of a soft smooth lather in seconds be it in a bowl or directly to the face. The lather produces an exceptionally smooth glide and leaves the skin soft and hydrated.
This soap is simply brilliant and the rave reviews that I have read are completely justified.
Is this the best shaving soap on the market: I certainly think so.