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Oaken Lab V3 Shaving Soap - Sanctum


" Dusty Light, Blank Paper, Sandalwood, Stillness"

Oaken Lab's new take on traditional shaving soap creates a slick, rich lather, with natural conditioners that will leave your skin feeling soft. Each variation is scented with its very own skin-safe fragrance, designed in-house.

Swirl a damp brush for 20 seconds, build lather in a bowl or directly on the area to be shaved In

Scent Profile
Translucent Jasmine, Dry Bergamot, Rose, Paper, Sandalwood, Benzoine, Virginia Cedarwood and Patchouli

Stearic Acid, Aqua, Tallow (Beef), Yogurt, Glycerol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Potassium Hydroxide, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Fragrance, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter (Illipe Butter), Sodium Hydroxide, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Lanolin, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Sodium Lactate, Xanthan Gum, Kaolin Clay, Allantoin, Beeswax, Tocopheryl Acetate

Net Weight

For external use only. In case of adverse reaction, discontinue use immediately.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Alan G. (Australia)
Excellent !

I've written about the Oaken Lab's Far Afield so this the same product performance (lush, thick, silky but does not get in the way of the blade) but a different fragrance...and WHAT a fragrance it is. Subtle, soft, slightly musky and now to be top of my rotation list.

A.G. (Australia)

You might be looking at this soap and wonder if the scent profile is just marketing fluff... I mean "Paper" are you kidding me?! but let me tell you folks this actually does have a scent note of paper. It's hard to understand how the scent arrives to such a note and why but it just does and it works. I was a little worried that it was going to be a punch of jasmine to the face but it was well balanced and complex.

The soap base itself was very easy for me to load and lather. I was able to build a nice glossy hydrated lather in no time and upon working it in my face I was richly rewarded with a nice smooth lather the resulting affect was wonderfully slick lather that had enough protection to serve my shaving needs. The post shave feel was top notch as my skin felt well hydrated and smooth.
The scent remained on my face for a fair few hours but it's not one that is offensive at all. I would say that paper note really does stand out once you hit it but it goes well with the rose and sandalwood scent. I would say this one is more a woodsy scent but very much a pleasant one for my nose.

This being my first outing with an Oaken Lab soap and I must say it was a good one. If you're on the fence about Oaken Lab soaps then don't be. The biggest hurdle is finding a scent profile that agrees with you.
If there is anything I can take away from these soaps its the complexity of the scent which makes it difficult to choose but make no mistake these soaps are magnificent.

You can't go wrong ordering from The Stray Whisker. Thank you for bringing such great items to our shores and for being a great ambassador for our hobby Con.

Thank you for your extensive and well considered review Alfred. I’m sure many people will benefit from your experience. All the very best, Con | The Stray Whisker