FAQ / Shipping
How much is shipping?
We try to keep it reasonable.
Shipping for U.S. orders is $5 until order of $40 or more when it is free.
Shipping for Canadian orders is $12 for 1-2 jars of soap or a shaving kit, $22 for a midsized order (up to 4lbs., approx. 3-8 jars of soap) and $42.00 for orders up to 10lbs.
Shipping for most International orders is $17 for 1-2 jars of soap or a shaving kit, $26 for a midsized order (up to 4lbs, approx. 3-8 jars of soap) and $62.00 for orders up to 10lbs.
(If your country is not on our current list of nations being shipped to, or if you have any questions, or are interested in making a larger order for your retail establishment (we offer wholesale pricing), please contact me at hello at lashavingsoap.com.)
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 Californians to work. Stay tuned.
What about these amazing BBS-1 Razors?
They are currently sold out. Future details as we know them. For questions on the BBS-1 contact john at lashavingsoap.com
I have another question.
OK, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to answer it.