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!
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.
Bay Rum - Deep, spicy bay with fresh lime, with whispers of cinnamon and clove.
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).
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!
Please note - Picture is for Illustration purposes only. Aftershave Tonic not included.
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)
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.
Love the Fougere shave sope
Posted by Jan Ove Thorkildsen on 8th Mar 2017
This is the first soap I have, and i love it. The scent last like forever. To me it is like walking in the Norwegian forest in the spring. I have to admit, often when I am in the bathroom, I have to put my nose in the soap and take a deep breath :-))
Easy to lather and it is a lovely lather that is giving a superb shave.
So James, I hope you well be the "OSP" for many years to come.
Immense quality lather
Posted by Chris Turner on 6th Mar 2017
Great soaps, ordered 2, lathers up fantastic and leaves nice moisturised skin, 5 stars !
Bay Rum, Fougere
Posted by Tom Jasper on 1st Mar 2017
I've a fair collection of soaps OSP Bay Rum has to be my favourite by far (please bring back Bay Rum, I beg of you). The Fougere is clearly a contender for second place…. As with all OSP shaving soaps, both are easy to lather, both stay moist (perhaps this means they are more forgiving of rushed morning brushwork?), cushioning, have a wonderful scent and are delight to use. I heartedly recommend.
Posted by Paul Andrew Crawford on 23rd Feb 2017
Another great soap from OSP but why wouldn't it be? every shave soap I have bought from James at OSP has been a first class product. I will be back!
Sandlewood scented shaving soap
Posted by Paul Crawford on 23rd Feb 2017
As always with OSP soap's this is fabulous, a wonderfull Sandlewood scent with rich thick lather, I cannot recommend OSP soap enough. I will be buying OSP shaving soap's for as long as James is producing it. 10/10