FAQ / Shipping
Are all your soaps vegan / animal product free?
Yes. They are made entirely from plant-based products, including plant-based essential oils and extracts.
Do you use fragrance oils in your soaps?
No. While using synthetic scents would be more cost effective, we prefer to use natural essential oils, extracts, and absolutes. We feel the qualities of the scents speak for themselves.
Are your products tested on animals?
All of our products are initially tested on the proprietor and follow up evaluations are performed by volunteers. No non-human animals are involved in the testing at any point.
What does “artisanally saponified” mean? How does this differ from “melt and pour” soaps?
“Artisanally saponified” means that the base oils for our soaps are saponified on site, and that our soaps are made by hand, on-site from the initial ingredients. “Melt and pour” is a term used to describe soaps made from a mass produced soap base, to which scents and other ingredients are added. There are many well-regarded melt and pour shaving soaps (and some are beautifully shaped, owing to the ease of molding these soaps), but The Los Angeles Shaving Soap Company prefers to make its soap from scratch using its own formulas.
I am not happy with my purchase!
I'm sorry to hear that. If you'll shoot the details of your displeasure to me in an email (hello at lashavingsoap.com), we'll get it sorted pronto.
Is this soapmaking company some sort of Fight Club / Project Mayhem thing?
Come on now; you know the first and second rules.
Your logo looks a lot like that of the Freemasons. Is this some kind of secret plot to take over the world via the manufacture and sale of fine handmade shaving soap and shaving accessories?
Please see the previous answer. (Seriously though, while we respect the goal of “taking good men and making them better”, we are not affiliated with any fraternity or political organization. Our sole goal is to help you get a good shave and hopefully build a successful business by doing so.)
Do you offer wholesale rates to retail establishments?
Yes. We are always looking for new stores to carry our shaving soap. Please send me an email (hello@lashavingsoap .com) and I'll provide more details.
Are you hiring?
Not at the moment. We have a crew of 6 part-time helpers (soaping work comes in bursts) and are not looking for any more at the moment. Ideally, the business will grow quickly enough that we need to put more Americans to work!
What about these amazing BBS-1 Razors?
They are sold out and discontinued as the artisan we were using lost interest in making them. But we are working on a BBS-2!
I have another question.
OK, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to answer it. Most likely the answer is 42