Shaving Soap

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It brings me great pleasure to once again be able to offer my shaving soap to the general public!

OSP shaving soap has been enjoyed all over the world since the brand was first launched way back in 2015. 

While I have experimented over the years, I keep coming back to the original base that wet shavers know and love. It has had one or two very minor tweaks, but those that aren't new to our shaving soap will instantly be reminded why it was so popular. 

This is a hard and thirsty soap that produces a thick, cushioning, moisture-rich lather with plenty of slickness. 

Still sold in the same 4 inch tubs you are used to, with plenty of space to load your brush. Each puck weighs 140 grams (approx. 5 ounces) and will last for months with careful use. 

The base ingredients are: 

Aqua, Sodium & Potassium Tallowate, Sodium & Potassium Stearate, Sodium & Potassium Castorate, Glycerin,  Sodium & Potassium Cocoate, Fragrance, Sodium & Potassium, Avocadate, Butyrospermum Parkii, Lanolin.

All ingredients (excluding some fragrance ingredients) are natural and as raw and unrefined as possible. Please note that while this means that the soap is as good for your skin as possible, the soap base does have its own slight fragrance. We are also restricted by UK/EU laws and therefore cannot use excess amounts of fragrance. 

There are usually allergens that need to be included in the ingredients list by law, but these are dependent on fragrance and will be included in more detail in the respective product description as when when applicable. 





Neroli - the flower from the bitter orange tree. A beautiful refreshing soft floral with faint base notes of woods and spices. 

Urban Viking - very similar to Dior Sauvage. Notes of bergamot, ambroxan, geranium, pepper, lavender, vetivert and patchouli. 

Dark Matter - Bergamot, verbena, caraway, pink pepper and violet top notes. Mid notes of black pepper, nutmeg, iris resin, Egyptian geranium, Bulgarian rose and clary sage, and a base of opoponax, amber, patchouli, vetiert, civet and vanilla - perfect for autumn!

Old Gold - inspired by Old Spice

Sandalwood - One of OSP's original releases - pure, unadulterated Sandalwood! An absolute classic.

No. 8 - Top notes are Green Notes, Freesia, Sage, Citruses and Mandarin Orange; middle notes are Carnation, Lily, Lily-of-the-Valley, Narcissus, Marigold, Violet, Rose and Jasmine; base notes are Heliotrope, Musk, Sandalwood, Amber and Patchouli

Herb Garden - Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, and a slight tickle of menthol make this a very refreshing fragrance, perfect for spring and summer!

Business Time - Top notes are notes are Bergamot and Pepper; middle notes are Sichuan Pepper, Lavender, Pink Pepper, Vetiver, Patchouli, Geranium and elemi; base notes are Ambroxan, Cedar and Labdanum.



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  • 5
    Great shaving soap

    Posted by Ian Gillam on 13th Aug 2021

    Great smell , with a little menthol kick but only a small amount . Soaps up great and will be trying the others .

  • 5
    Business Time Soap

    Posted by Marc Crossan on 15th Jul 2021

    Have to say this is now one of my favourites in my current rotation. As always the performance of the soap is top notch, but this is the first one where scent has really caught my attention. I do need to try more of the product line as I have mainly tried the collaborations, but with this experience under the belt I no doubt will be back!

  • 5
    Simply Fantastic

    Posted by Mark S. Willsher on 6th Jul 2021

    Since using OSP soaps I have stopped buying anything else. They are super easy to work with, absorb water like a sponge, and give me a great result every time.

  • 5
    Soaps, wonderful soaps.

    Posted by Andrew Barlow on 24th Mar 2021

    I've got five of James' soaps, so far & they've all had me having a sniff of the tub whenever I go in my bathroom. They all perform brilliantly, for me, lovely thick, creamy, cushioning lather every time, with great post shave feel. The Old Gold especially, very evocative of Old Spice. Many thanks James, I look forward to your next release.

  • 5
    Soaps & Splashes

    Posted by Andrew Barlow on 3rd Mar 2021

    So far, I've bought & thoroughly enjoyed Dark Matter & Sandalwood sets, tried some of the Neroli sample, marvellous fragrance & performance from all. I now know why James' original sets were so popular & sought after on the BST when he stopped making them for a while. I've received the No.8 set today & it smells wonderful, I fully expect the performance to be just as wonderful. The soap produces a thick, creamy & cushioning lather with great residual slickness, & the scent of the AS lingers for ages. Many thanks James.

  • 5
    Shaving Soap

    Posted by Darren Bayley on 7th Feb 2021

    That I own more OSP soaps than any other, should tell you how highly I rate James's soap,performance is top tier,and the scents are beautiful and well balanced.

  • 5
    Urban Viking soap

    Posted by Paul Collins on 7th Oct 2020

    So good to see OSP soap available again The fragrance is a nice, subtle scent. The soap is the best I've used. It's amazing how much water this soap will take. The cushion under the blade is excellent.