Best Shaving Soap Under $15, With A Link To A Vendor.

Discussion in 'Shaving Soaps' started by Chan Eil Whiskers, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor


    I wonder if there is any agreement on some of the best inexpensive shaving soaps?

    Seems to me an inexpensive soap should be $15 or less for a full sized puck not including shipping. Of course, if the shipping is very high and the soap can't be obtained without paying very high shipping even a cheap soap would be expensive, so a soap like that shouldn't count as inexpensive.

    Many soaps can be combined with other essential items (another brush, an aftershave, a new razor handle, and a hundred blades) to get free shipping. Still, my idea here is to find and discuss soaps which are outright inexpensive.


    I'll start with one I like which is inexpensive. In my view of them, which is very limited, the Fine shaving soaps are excellent performers. Whenever I use Fine L'Orange I am amazed at how nicely it lathers, how good the residual glide is, etc. The scent is very pleasant but perhaps on the subtle side.


    Here's a link for the soap.

    I grated my puck and put it into a nice aluminum screw topped tin. I bought several of these tins on eBay for a good price.

    Any other contenders for good inexpensive shaving soaps?

    Happy shaves,

  2. Under $15 from my personal experience:
    Uncle Jon
    Catie's Bubbles
    Reef Point
    LA Shaving
  3. Hi,

    All kinds of them. From Williams, ($.89) to VDH, ($4) to Ogallala Bay Rum ($7). Those are just ones I've used. Excellent lathers can be had for very little money.
  4. rockviper

    rockviper Moderator Emeritus

    St Charles Shave
    Mama Bears
  5. I think $15 is high end luxury where you begin to pay for presentation , not just performance.

    $10 is a better target.
    For that you can get a puck of perhaps one of the best soaps ever made and still have enough change for a McDs burger and coffee

    Mitchells wool fat shaving soap
  6. Stirling
    Chiseled Face
    Have heard good things about Haslinger
  7. Esox

    Esox Ambassador

    The best inexpensive soap here in Canada is a cream.


    $3.50 at Walmart.

    Proraso White and Green at Shoppers Drug Mart for ~$15.
  8. I have very limited experience with different soaps, but I haven't paid more than that for any of them.

    My favourites remain unchanged:

    Mitchell's Wool Fat £6.95 including UK delivery (125g)
    Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap Refill – Free UK Delivery – Shave Lounge

    Palmolive shave stick 50p from your local Tesco, Wilko or Asda (50g)

    Notice how I included weight. This is a relevant factor. I haven't tried Cella yet, but I can get a 1kg brick for less than £20 over here, which exceeds Jim's limit, but makes it even cheaper than the Palmolive stick on price per gram.
  9. Proraso is a nice croap I e only tried the green, but have heard good things about the red.
  10. The best soap that I have ever tried in the "Under $15 (including shipping!)" price point?
    Lisa's Natural Herbal Creations Premium Artisan line of soaps.
    She sells through her own site and via the giant auction site.
  11. Mikes Natural
    Mystic Waters
    Pre de Provence
  12. pbrmhl

    pbrmhl Contributor

    Very good choice. I would add Stone Cottage. (Although I think he quit selling the 3oz tubs, which cost $9. The 6oz version is a bit above the price point at $18.)
  13. No it doesn't make it cheaper than Palmolive! Maths fail. :blink: :a52: :out:Sorry. It's still cheaper than most other soaps if bought that way though.
  14. I've never even seen Stone Cottage. Any particular recommendations?
  15. Williams, Arko, Palmolive. Doesn’t get any better then these, everything else is hockum IMHO.
  16. pbrmhl

    pbrmhl Contributor

    I think Hesperide is king of the hill. The Musk is also very good. I’ve had a bunch of samples (which are cheap), and they’re all simple and forthright, though not mild. If you’re near western New Jersey, drop into his brick and mortar. (I did so in May while visiting in laws in Allentown.) He’s a really nice guy who studies this stuff (as you might expect). By the way, he has both soap and cream.

    P.S. I mixed up the cream and soap. The soap is $12 for a 3.5oz tub.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2018
  17. Found Proraso for $4 / tub at TJ Maxx

    Arko shave sticks sell 12 sticks for nearly $12 on US Amazon.
  18. VDH Luxury, Speick, Palmolive, Imperial Barber.... All work great for me.
  19. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor



    Okay. Sold me (well, I read a bunch of reviews, too). Got the Coconut Oud.

    Happy shaves,


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