I like to think that I make the best handmade bath, body and shave products around. My family and friends seem to agree, but I'm always psyched to hear when total strangers like what I make. A sample of their comments is below
If you'd like to let me know what you think, please contact me.
If you'd like to let me know what you think, please contact me.
Shaving Soap Testimonials
Recently purchased a tub of Haymarket Vetiver from Maggard's and just wanted to tell you how impressed I am. Vetiver is one of my favourite scent bases and i love the rotten swampiness of it (and hate it when the Tom Fords of the world try to domesticate it). Yours is the very best vetiver I've tried, and the performance of the soap is stunning; truly second to none. And your prices are reasonable to the point of ridiculousness (ridiculosity?). Anyway, i will certainly be buying more from you in the future. In the meantime, thank you and well done!
- Chris B.
I’m an average Joe who started traditional wet-shaving over a year ago. As a daily face and head shaver, I was fed up with the cost and irritation associated with mass market products. A few vintage Gillette razor acquisitions and highly touted artisan soaps later, I eventually found Shannon's Soaps on a wet-shaving gear website. Several YouTubers had already gleaned SS’s praises as a top-notch soap that often was not getting the recognition it was due. I love sleeper hits and any underdog story, so I was happy to try it blindly. My first puck was the Barbershop shave soap as I am a sucker for that nostalgic stink. Upon arrival, I noticed how clever the container was packaged. The riveted label on the side makes identifying and stacking your software easy. It is a generous sized tub and the crisp basil and white patchouli struck me right away. I hail from the Deep South so my olfactory memorIes of the barbershop experience tend to go down that Clubman Pinaud/hair clipper oil/worn vinyl chair/Barbicide with a heavy dusting of talc thrown on top. A huge mashup that probably would gag you each on their own! Shannon's Soap’s Barbershop offering is more refined and better blended. It is very clean and well rounded with superb lathering qualities. I mean this is as rich as you want it to be with little effort. I've used both a synthetic and natural hair brush, and the results are the same. This is not a fizzy, bubble maker. This a yogurt bomb and the post shave feel and scent is as good as any artisan soap touting their next great base or formula out there right now. I read that Shannon is a chemist by trade so she is lending her expertise to this art of soap making and elevating the craft. It’s a clean ingredient list and I am enthusiastic to try the complimentary Barbershop splash as well. Her offering range should inspire almost everyone in their pursuit of the ideal gear. I have got to try the Fig & Apricot next.
Thank you, Shannon’s Soaps, for bringing such an exceptional product line to this growing community who likes their gear unique, distinctive, and brilliantly made. You are a top-shelf artisan in my eyes. Best wishes and good health.
- Wilson B.
Just a quick note to let you know your soap is one of the best I've ever tried.
All the usual qualities of a top-shelf soap are present; slickness, protection, lather quality, post shave feel, etc. But what sets your soap apart from the rest is the slickness coupled with the amount of water the soap retains without breaking down. This allows me to enjoy a super close, comfortable shave. No nicks, no problems - a true BBS.
Anyway, after 30+ years of wet shaving, I've rarely been this impressed.
Thank you for this great product. I'll be buying a lot more!
I just wanted to tell you that I think your soap is fantastic. It lathers beautifully, has great protection and post shave feel! I get a closer shave than I do with the major soaps and most of the other artisans. Best of luck and continued success!
Easy to lather, very slick, and I mean very slick (which is awesome!), and provides outstanding cushion/protection; and the post shave moisturizing component is quite nice as well. I had an excellent shave using a Gillette Flare Tip razor w/Feather blade. I've tried close to 100 different shaving soaps, and this is a great performing soap, at a reasonable price, and a very attractive ingredient list.
Well I must say u make the best soap I have ever tried. Which is a lot! ...Very well done on an AMAZING product line. U have my business. Don't change a thing!!
I’ve gotten a chance to use Silk Pajamas and wow, I’m impressed. The lather is exceptionally rich, creamy and protective. The shaves have all been spectacular, but the post-shave feel is something else! My face feels incredibly soft for hours after the shave
Hey, Shannon! I picked up one of your Vetyvyr shaving soaps at the Inspired by Nature fair yesterday and I used it this morning! VERY nice!! I loved how the scent came out when I lathered up, and the soap provided perfect lubrication for my double edged safety razor! Can't wait to try out some of your other shaving soaps!
Bath & Body Testimonials
Got the soap yesterday! Thanks for shipping SO fast. I used it today and it is absolutely fabulous!! No more itchy skin. I couldn't be more delighted with your product!
- Nancy S.
I have been a huge fan of LUSH products for a long time because of the natural ingredients and handmade quality...
...Right now I'm looking at your peppermint swirl soap... If you really only use 7 ingredients than i can say this is probably one of the most natural soaps I've ever encountered!
- Keith L.
I did use the bath fizzies over the weekend and I love them. Great product!
Thanks so much.
- Janet T.
My friends loved their gifts! Also, the freshly made bath bombs made the whole house smell fantastic!
- Walt M.
Bath & Body Press
You like me! You really like me! Well, you like my products anyway. Looks like you're not the only one: Beauty bloggers seem to agree.
Tropical Coconut Lotion
I think my favorite product of all is the Tropical Coconut Body Cream. I am a real lover of coconut scents, and this one did NOT disappoint. The lotion is thick and creamy, it’s a shea butter-based lotion that also has sweet almond oil and olive oil. And the fragrance? Deep, rich, gorgeous coconut. It’s so awesome I find myself standing in my bathroom with the open jar, just inhaling for a few minutes. It is soooooo good.
Chocolate Marble Soap
I love this soap, it has such a beautiful, thick lather and it’s just fun to wash with it!
Beach Baby Exfoliating Salt Bar
...this bar is awesome, the scrubbies work great and aren’t the least bit scratchy.
Island Breeze Bath Salts
They are full of minerals that are so good for you, it’s a perfect way to relax sore muscles.
...The bath salts leave your skin lightly scented and beautifully smooth thanks to the sweet almond/grapeseed oil.
I tried the Fruit Punch scent and it was nicely subtle, not too sweet, and the fizzies made my bath water soothing. My skin was super soft afterward as these are made with lots of sea salt and conditioning oils like shea butter.
Not only is this balm fantastic at healing your skin, it also smells flipping amazing. I am not kidding. It is the best jasmine scent out there. I put this in my purse and find myself taking it out just to take a big whiff every so often. It also works as a great
hair pomade/wax, and a tiny bit smoothed over fly aways makes them disappear.
Tropical Coconut Soap
And my final must-have summer item from Shannon’s Soaps is the Tropical Coconut Soap. Her soaps are terrific – they foam up perfectly, moisturize the skin, and have just enough scent to be heavenly. This one is a six oil soap with macadamia nut oil, palm, coconut, olive, castor, and sunflower oils. It’s the perfect summer scent and my go-to summer soap.
Sun & Sand Soap
The scent smells just like the beach- a mix of coconut, suntan lotion, and sea air It actually reminds me of Bobbi Brown's Beach fragrance. Even without the macadamia oil, this one is still extremely moisturizing and leaves the skin soft.
Cocoa Butter Love Lotion
This lotion in a jar is made with cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, and jojoba seed oil, and smells absolutely amazing! The scent isn't overpowering, but it literally smells like a Hershey bar- yum!
Lavender Mint Balm
I've tried other balms in the past, and they always left a greasy residue on my skin that took forever to sink in. But I was totally blown away by Shannon's Balm, because it soaks right in and isn't the tiniest bit greasy. Not to mention that the Sunflower Seed Oil and Shea Butter are the perfect treat for my dry, flaky skin.
Vetiver Shaving Soap
This super hydrating soap gave the razor amazing glide, and my legs felt moisturized the whole time. Afterwards, I didn't have any redness or itching that I usually get with shave gel. When I was finished, I used a body lotion, like I always do and viola! I have the smoothest legs ever!
Honey Oat with Goat's Milk Soap
It is luxuriously creamy, it smells divine, and the ground oatmeal is very effective as a gentle exfoliant. The combination of the saponified oils (palm, coconut and canola), the goat's milk, and raw honey also make this an unbelievably non-stripping moisturizing soap. I keep it in my shower and use it daily-- it's that good!
this handmade soap is rich and creamy, and it effectively moisturizes your skin while cleaning it. All of the glorious oils in this soap prevent it from stripping the skin and leaving it dried out. One of the most satisfying things about this gorgeous creamy soap is the lovely and delicate scent of lilacs. Once the bar is wet- the fragrance is released, and it really rouses the senses! I
keep this bar in my shower and it makes my entire bathroom smell of lilacs for a while.
Vanilla Bean Soap
It has a spectacularly rich and creamy lather, and the vanilla scent is so deliciously decadent that you will enjoy every single moment of using it! I highly recommend using it in the shower since the warm steam accentuates the scent and really is a treat to the senses.
Bergamot Mint Shaving Soap
Simply stated, it leaves your skin unbelievably soft, smooth and remarkably moisturized. The rich emollient lather will encourage an unprecedented close shave that will leave the skin baby soft and silky smooth.