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Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap and Ceramic Bowl (125g)Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap and Ceramic Bowl (125g)
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Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap and Ceramic Bowl (125g) Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap and Ceramic Bowl (120g)

Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap and Ceramic Bowl (125g)

(38 reviews)  

£22.39  including VAT

SKU SHMWF1 Brand: Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap Ltd Delivery: Get FREE UK delivery on all orders over £25.00

The perfect gift and probably the most sought after shaving soap!
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The perfect gift and probably the most sought after shaving soap!

Mitchell's Wool Fat Luxury Shaving Soap is renowned for its lather and its amazing skin softening qualities. A simple and natural product, Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap is still made to Mr. Mitchell's original formula, based on a recipe from the turn of the century and incorporating lanolin from the wool fat as the key ingredient.

Although no medical claims are made for it, this very gentle soap is particularly soothing to sensitive skins and has often been recommended by members of the medical profession to help alleviate certain skin complaints.

This is probably going to be one of the best soaps you'll ever use so stock up now and experience true shaving heaven!

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(38 reviews)  

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38 Most useful customer reviews (see all reviews):
Bill Holden
Jun 25, 2020
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This is the first proper shave soap I have ever used after making a decision to be more sustainable and switch to a straight razor etc. The soap lathers beautifully, has a great smell and looks like it has hardly been used after using for 6 months. I also really like the robust looking ceramic bowl. Looking forward to introducing my teenage son to the pleasure of shaving with the proper tools.
Mr Antony Naylor
Jun 21, 2019
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I'm a long term user of DR Harris and, more recently, Taylor's shaving creams. They're both great products and I've been happy with them. I thought I'd give the Mitchell's a go, just for a change, and it proved to be quite a surprise - I got the smoothest shave I've ever had. It's pricey at first, but as it's a hard soap I reckon it will last a lot longer than the creams, and refills are much cheaper, so there are long term savings.

It lathers quickly and well (I'm not in a a hard water area) and produces a lovely dense, slick lather. And there's plenty of it, easily enough for three passes with a relatively small amount of soap on the brush..

Very happy with the Mitchell's, it's the best yet.
Mr Lawrence Davis
Feb 3, 2019
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A great soap lathers easy after a soak in water for a little
Mr Andy Barham
Jan 7, 2019
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MWF shaving soap is the best I have used so far. It lathers up well for a smooth rash free shave. It has a pleasant scent to it without being too powerful, I doubt I would use another brand again. It's long lasting and before it runs out I've just ordered my third replacement soap for the ceramic bowl that came with my original order over a year ago.
Mr Dave Burrows
Nov 23, 2018
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Absolutely quality product - have used this before based on a friend's recommendation and a quick sample shave whilst on a stag-do, and one of the best products I've tried. You get what you pay for, hence my purchase now......!
Mr daniel clark
Jan 16, 2018
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I really love this soap, the more you use it the better it gets, and having a tendency to get razor burn this soap truly has put an end to that problem
Mr Alan Haydon Cooper
Apr 2, 2016
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I've been using this for a few months now and I Love it. lathers up great feels applies beautifully compleats the softening process and it's an absolute joy to shave with. I really Love the smell of it too classic.Great bowl looks the business so don't break it get the refills and you've got it for life.
Mr Matt Mckenny
Dec 31, 2015
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I find this lathers better than most creams I own. The first time you use wool fat, it may not lather well BUT, the more you use it the easier it becomes to lather.
I've used it for two weeks and it now lathers in seconds! (Not minutes)
As my brush is quite worn, I've decided to grate half the puck , it now lathers even quicker! This truly is a fantastic product.
If you have sensitiv skin then this product will work great for you. After each pass of shaving, you won't need to add more wool fat to your brush, just re-lather your face with what's on th brush....the soap becomes even more luxurious every time! I almost wanted to keep shaving but decided to stop afte 4 passes, by this time the soap was like rubbing fluffy clouds on my face...pure bliss.
Given its legacy, Mitchell's wool fat almost feels like it possesses mystical powers!
Go on....treat yourself.
Mr Michael Douglas
Oct 3, 2015
This product should have 5 stars. It is one of the best shaving soaps I've used. If you care for your skin and want a smooth shave, this is the soap for you. Enjoy....
Sep 9, 2015
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Great retro ceramic bowl , this was my first time using shaving soap and can say I'm pretty pleased left my skin feeling super smooth great product
Mr Nick Sorrell
Aug 19, 2015
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What can I say. Well, firstly, the lather that MWF produces is slicker and more cushioning than any soap or cream I've used. The scent is old school clean and really pleasant. The ace up MWF's sleeve in my honest opinion is the post shave feel. My skin always felt dry when using a soap previously, but my skin feels soft and supple when my shave has finished. It is a shaving revolution, and I use T&H, TOBS and others. MWF is a permanent fixture in my kit list. This is my favourite software bar none.
Mr Ryan Millar
Aug 3, 2015
The Shaving Shack verified purchase.
just used the mitchell's shaving soap for the first time very pleased with it
Mr Tony Seulanto
Mar 25, 2015
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Very good looking piece of ceramic bowl we have here! Like the retro look of the bowl.
Very hard to compare any other soaps because this is the first one of the hard soaps that i use, but had an very good shaving experience even with the first try.
Mr Simon Ghent
Dec 23, 2014
The Shaving Shack verified purchase.
I'm loving this soap, it's the best I've used. Great lather (you may not do so well if you live south of the Trent, if you do, use cream) and a lovely, subtle scent. Makes the razor just glide!

Great pot, will obviously last for ever (accidents aside) and I'll certainly be replacing with a refill once this is used up.
Jakob Elbæk Egegaard Pedersen
If I should chose to keep only one shaving soap, this would be it! The lather produced by this soap is without comparison the most comfortable and effective I have experienced.
The scent is discreet, classic and appealing - and doesn't interfere with your afterhave/cologne.
If considering whether to get this soap with or without the ceramic bowl, I say; get the bowl. Not only is it practical it is also classy and good looking, I wish more shaving soaps came ind bowls like this.
If you haven't yet tried this soap you are definitly missing out.
Daniel Kinlan
A soap that will enhance and wet shaving experience, Mitchell's Wool Fat soap is luxurious, smooth and incredibly kind to your skin. Creating a rich, foamy lather is child's play and once your brush has loaded it onto your face you will really appreciate the smooth glide of your razor.

The ceramic bowl is a nice touch that also seems to hold a bit of heat when you are mixing your lather, which is beneficial when you are making multiple passes during your shave and you want your lather to stay warm. It's also a good looking item to have in your bathroom.
Christian Oppermann
Everything about this soap is just amazing. When you get the hang of the soap/water ratio, this soap really gives a nice lather that makes the shave really smooth and comfortable. Another really important aspect of this soap to me, is that it is very mild and moistures a lot, which makes it perfect for my sensitive skin.

I find that the best way to use this soap is to lather directly onto the face, but lathering in a bowl works as well.
Jeremy Williams
Just moved from a shaving cream to MWF based on the good reviews here and elsewhere. I have also switched to lathering on the face, and this works really well with this soap.

When it initially goes on, it looks thin and incapable of turning into a rich lather, but with a few swirls of the brush the lather is as rich and thick as with the cream, and slippier too. What's more, the residue on the brush is plenty for several more passes, producing the same level of lather, which I DIDN'T expect.

The results are better than I've ever had before - smooth, comfortable skin and no nicks. Will definitely order again. MWF is superb!
Once I learned to lather this stuff it gave me the best shaves of my life! My skin had never felt the same after shaving. I didn't feel any need for aftershave balm even during the cold and dry winter in Finland. The lather is very rich and glides well providing an awesome cushion. Makes easily enough lather for three or even more passes if you cup lather. A must try for all wet shavers.
Andrew Moody
This soap I have used since I started. Lathering was really easy and the smooth texture is just simply the best base for a real clean, close shave. Nearest cream is Bluebeards!
Steven Saville
Quality product this one, it took me a few goes to create a nice lather but once I got the hang of it it works really well. It has a nice smell which is not too over powering but once you shave it leaves you feeling really clean. Looks like its going to last me a long time too.
This is a lovely shaving soap!
Initially I was having trouble getting a consistent lather, especially living in a hard water area. It is well worth the input though, with a little effort it is possible to make an excellent lather.
I prefer to use a slightly stiffer brush, and spend about twice as long making the lather compared to other soaps and creams.
It is well worth it though, I and get an amazing amount of thick, creamy lather, enough for more passes than I need to make!
I also love the packaging, it has that lovely traditional quality of days gone by that makes your grandfather go misty eyed talking about "the good 'ole days"

The Best!
The best soap I have ever used! A classic, clean and subtle scent.
Easily produced a perfect lather 1st time with just a few swirls of the brush. The lather is something special: Firm, lovely and soft with a cushioning and lubricating effect, softens the stubble up a treat and really moisturises and protects the skin. The lather seems to retain more water than other soaps without compromising its firmness so no worries of this drying out, it last and lasts!
This soap is especially suited to straight razor shaving.
Get the ceramic bowl, its a good usable size, retains heat, looks smart and you will definitely be getting a refill!
A real luxury.
Mr T
The whole packaging of this product is by far the best on the market! You have to get the ceramic pot, just looks so good.
I was slightly apprehensive about getting this soap as some people have a problem with creating enough lather (most problems seem to come from America, so not sure if this is down to water 'hardness'). I needn't have worried as I got a nice silky, smooth lather in double quick time that was enough for at least 3-4 passes.
Henrik Fredriksson
I have used MANY brands of soap and creams but in later years I so much prefer soaps. Tabac is (was) my favourite. I heard a great deal about this soap so I gave it try. After first use I was hooked. The lather feels like a soft cushion on the skin. I live in a dry and cold climate and often my skin requires added moisture after shaving. Not with this soap. I found myself smiling, patting my soft chin at work. This is due to the lanolin in this soap I gather. Excellent stuff. The scent is very classy and slightly addictive. One last advice. Go for face lathering for this soap- that is supreme. Would I buy again? Without hesitation..
James Carke
I'm more into the shaving creams but thought that i would give this a try. This is soap that is different to pretty much everything else out there. It seems to soften and mousterise the skin better than anything else that i've used. Many people have problems with getting the right consistency with it and it does take a bit of trial and error. Persevere with it and you will be rewarded with the slickest lather you can get. I believe it is best to lather on top of the puck itself or lather on the face directly rather than in a separate mug/bowl. The scent is subtle but very nice The Mitchells soap dish that it comes in is a quality ceramic dish.
Anthony Richards
Oh no! I was really looking forward to using this soap after reading the great reviews. It smells good (slightly old fashioned, very soap like, not overpowering, will work with any other fragrance) and the dish looks great in my opinion. I've been using with a Simpsons Chubby 1 brush but I've found that in hard water areas it just won't build up a lather. I'll keep trying to use it and I'll get a decent lather one day even if it kills me. I'm sure this is a great soap for normal water and an amazing soap for soft water. I really want to love this soap but for hard water it may be worth considering one of the other great soaps or creams on this site.
First soap i ever tried with the first DE i ever used... i was walking around with a grin on my face all day after my shave just marveling the smoothness and softness. Can't recommend more, just don't use much water when lathering and everything should work out well.
Shane Forster
I have been using this shaving soap now for three weeks with the Progress Vulfix 404 Grosvenor Mixed Badger and Boar Bristle Shaving Brush. My previous none safety razor shaving was always accompanied with shaving gel/foam which often left my skin feeling dry, definitely not a problem with the Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap!! It has always produced a very rich and creamy lather with very little effort and which leaves your skin with a soft, fresh, clean feel. This is without doubt the best shaving soap/gel/foam product that I have used and even my wife has noticed how different my skin feels.
The dish that the soap came in is also worth mentioning as it is a solid good looking piece of kit so much so that the wife has allowed it to be out on display in the bathroom!!!! This soap is the only one I will use from now on and is excellent value for money too as the soap will last me about 6 months!!!
Russell Jones
I use this soap with the Edwin Jagger best badger brush and it creates the most slick and beautiful lather ever. This is my first soap/cream that I decided I would get with my first wetshaving gear and I doubt I will use anything different. It smells great, a real fresh, masculine smell to and and the added lanolin helps my face fell great after every shave. Would recommend to anyone considering it.
Chris Maguire
I recently got this. I was abit worried as I read some reviews of people saying it dried out their skin also a couple having reactions to it.
But I am really glad I went ahead and purchased the soap. I have sensitive skin and I havnt had a problem. Used it for about a week and my skin feels really soft. I get a real close shave with this. I would definitely recommend this. And the dish is lovely too.
Rob Zabrocky
I received this for Xmas having never heard of it before, despite it being produced 5 minutes from my house. The soap produces the most amazing, creamy lather that gives a superbly lubricating coating to your stubble. This is easily the best shaving soap I've ever used, my first shave with it was a bit of a rush as I was excited to give it a go. I went in dry with no preparation barring a quick dowse with hot water. Despite this there was no irritation to be seen. Fantastic product
Simon Daniels
I have been meaning to review this combination since August 2013 when it was a birthday present. the soap provides an excellent thick slick shaving lather - providing one has a boar/ stiff brush. The smell is manly and the bowl screams 19th century gentleman. If this is to your liking then you are on to a winner.

Chris Theaker
I received this as a birthday present and it really is a very high quality product. I get a very close shave and have not had any issues in getting a fantastic and creamy lather. The dish it comes with is a real classic and looks great on the bathroom shelf.
Mark Pereira
I had previously been wet shaving with cartridge & tinned goo (for decades) and bought the MWF (with bowl) as part of my very first DE (Merkur 23C) kit.

Firstly, the smell is subtle yet very barbershop, and reminded me straight away of my granddad, which made me grin nostalgically. I've haven't quite got the lathering knack just yet - only on DE shave No2 so far - but have started using the (a) immerse the soap in warm water for a few minutes (b) inverted pick-up technique (with a stiffer mixed boar/badger brush) which seems to be working very well.

This is a monster quantum leap over using tinned goo, and even though my technique isn't quite there yet, it still feels much better and kinder on the face - very soft and smooth.

A definite must have.
Andrew Dempster
I'll buck the trend here, this soap lathers well, the pottery container is nice. No fragrance, no frills, does what it says, over rated "miracle" product by most reviewers which makes it expensive in my experience and opinion.
My least used soap.
Better options are out there for similar prices.
mark kelly
I live in a hard water area so was nearly put off buying Mitchells Wool Fat soap but I'm so glad I wasn't. This is an amazing shaving soap that provides wonderful cushioning and has a fresh, clean smell. I found that the best way to achieve a fantastic lather is to put a few drops of warm water onto the puck for a few minutes whilst I soak my brush. I then flick most of the water from my brush and swirl into the soap about 15-20 times then face lather adding more water when needed. I can easily get two great passes using either a straight or DE. Again an amazing soap that I would throughly recommend.
Good soap and good lather. Comes in a nice ceramic container (that I'm always afraid will fall off the sink and smash! I'm a klutz) No real fragrance like others but seems to leave my skin nice and soft after a shave.
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