Why Shogun shaving soap?
Aye, there’s the rub; our shaving soap is a treat for your skin. It contains a lot of moisturising Shea butter, olive oil and the antioxidant green tea, does not clog your pores and smells deliciously aromatic, and it is environmentally friendly. Plus, it is cheaper per shave thanks to the fact that it will last much longer. Shaving soaps will last several months, even if you shave daily.
Aromatic, nourishing, good value
Hard shaving soaps as we know them today have been in use since the early 19th century and have remained in high esteem with shavers who appreciate the traditional aspect of the wet shaving experience and who love its long lasting, good value, and the smooth skin it leaves them with.
Shave your legs, shave your beard....the soap won't know the difference :-)
Our shaving soap is based on the aromatic blend of cedar wood, mandarin peel and rosemary, well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This soap is black as it contains activated bamboo charcoal.
How to use Shaving Soap - it's easy
Start with a damp shaving brush. Charge your brush with the soap. Use more than you think you need; you want it to look soft and creamy. Create the foam on your hand, your beard, or in a bowl, not on the soap itself. Gradually add a bit of water and swirl for a heavy and dense lather, with tiny bubbles. Apply the foam to your skin and off you go.
How to make your shogun shaving soap last
Hand-made natural soaps require a dry place in between uses. Natural soaps are high in natural glycerin and vegetable oils that will break down quickly if sat in a soggy soap dish. Industrial soaps are mechanically compressed, natural soaps harden naturally through the saponification and curing process. Let your soap dry properly. Please store unused natural soaps in a cool and dry place. For travelling try not to wrap it in plastic and do not use a plastic soap dish, as natural soaps need to breathe.
How to store your shogun shaving soap
Take a look at our magnetic soap holders made from reclaimed timber. They are perfect on the wall next to your sink, and they can hold any of our soaps easily. Pop a crown (included) into the cleaning soap and the magnet will hold it safely in place. When you want to use your shaving soap, just slide it off the magnet, use it and pop it back on. It's really that easy.