Genuine Ogallala Bay Rum, Limes, and Peppercorns Shaving Soap

Ogallala Bay Rum Shave Soap

The first thing to say about this Ogallala shaving soap is that it produces a lot of lather. We’re talking some serious volume here. And what lather is does produce is about as thick as you want it.

If thinner is more your style, just add water. Which you’re probably going to want to do, to get sufficient glide to your shave, which might have otherwise been lacking had you kept it as a super-thick lather. Still, I fairly easily able to find a good balance between cushion and slickness. As well, spots where it was left on for a while (over a minute) did start to sting, although I can’t say that it left my face irritated after it was washed off.

The scent is quite pleasant. The bay rum really stands out (which shouldn’t be surprising from a company that specializes in bay rum), with the peppercorns giving it a nice kick, although I can’t say I had much luck picking up much of the supposed lime scent. Over-powered by the other ingredients I suppose. Strength-wise it’s pretty spot on. It comes on strong enough, without fading much, while a the same time not being over-powering, or lingering after the shave.

  • 7/10 Scent Pleasantness
  • 10/10 Scent Strength
  • 7/10 Lather Quality

The full puck (4.5 oz / 127g) set me back $7.75. After the fact, I discovered that Ogallala also offers a sample pack of all 6 of their scents on their website, about 1 ounce of each goes for $6.25.

Overall, I’d say it’s a 7/10. I’d recommend at least giving it a shot, via the sample pack (especially if you’re a big fan of the Bay Rum scent). As well, I’ve heard reports that it’s especially good for those folks who have hard water, and might otherwise have trouble getting a good lather out of some other shaving soaps.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Castor Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerin, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitol, Shea Butter, Sorbitan Oleate, Soybean Protein, Titanium Dioxide, Bentonite Clay, & Fragrance

Palpz Palpz (35 Posts)

Royal Canadian Naval officer; amateur shave soap reviewer; political junkie


Comments

  1. Alan Eisenberg says:

    Hiya and nice to meet you!,
    I’ve been using this soap and other products from this good maker.I luv the aftershave/cologne in this scent too. Stays with me but doesn’t broadcast itself.I do wish they made a tallow soap, but in my rotation that belongs to Mike’s Natural Tallow. John(the owner of Ogallala) likes to throw in “extras” too. I’ve been a customer with him for about 5 years, so I’m a happy customer. Happy shaving!

  2. I purchased the sampler pack with all 6 scents because I had never tried a bay rum scented product; the company was very friendly and shipped the item quickly, plus included a sample of their aftershave and body soap. Unfortunately I discovered that I don’t care for a bay rum scent; the soap samples lathered quickly and provided mounds of lather, but it was airy and unstable (dissipating quickly). I’ve tried lathering it with various water ratios and brush techniques, but produced similar results. Perhaps it was the batch I received.

    • I’m starting to think one of my assessments needs to be how long the lather lasts when just left on the face. Since I’m usually doing so as part of the assessment of both whether or not it causes excess irritation and how much the scent fades. If I recall correctly, this is one of the soaps that needed the lather to be re-worked between passes. Mind you, I usually don’t mind doing so.

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