We finished processing the orders yesterday (May 13 ) from the May 6 orders. Today we got back to production. We are simply unable to cope with the high volume of orders without causing long term shortages. So we have arrived reluctantly at a decision to shift to fulfillment by Amazon. Everything we produce for the next couple of days will be shipped off to Amazon. Right now they are the only resource available to respond to the orders we have been receiving through Helen's Page. And by using Amazon we can respond more quickly to shortages. When Amazon is ready to go we will open up orders again. We realize some will not purchase from Amazon on principle. We respect that, and we will have product available on the Old Post Road Oils website on a limited basis. If you are unable to order from our website, Amazon should be available. We are a small company and our products are handcrafted. We produce in limited quantities. While posting on Helen's Page was not our first rodeo, it was the first time we've been to Texas. Holy smokes!

  • scott
    April 19, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    So, I’m cheap. Not thrifty, but full-blown cheap. However, I decided to try supporting someone listing their products on this site, and I was unhappy with my recent shaving products (and shaving product companies, but that’s a different story).

    So, I decided to order – but being cheap, I didn’t take advantage of a bundle and only got the men’s shaving soap in the bay rum.

    Had some trouble with the website (user error on my part) and after reaching out they got back to me quickly and got it sorted out for me.

    Product arrived quickly. I’ve used it for a week, and this morning after not shaving for 3 days. It smells great, handles daily shave and heavier whiskers just as easily, and makes my face feel great.

    Now my only problem is I feel like an idiot for not getting the bundle deal with the after-shave oil.

    Looking forward to trying that out and trying the shaving soap in the sandalwood version. I like bar soap, but might have to try out their hand and body wash too.

    Give it a shot – take it from someone as cheap as me it was worth every penny!

    • JHP2
      April 21, 2021 at 5:28 pm

      Do you shave with a DE razor or a cartridge?

      • j1tonning
        April 21, 2021 at 5:52 pm

        I shave with a cartridge. A Gillette sensor twin blade. I have used a DE razor with the shaving soap and it works very well. It also works very well with electric razors.

      • scott
        April 21, 2021 at 7:32 pm

        I use a 5 blade cartridge. Have wanted to try the safety razor route, but haven’t yet.

        • H
          April 21, 2021 at 11:04 pm

          I started with safety razors after getting tired of the social agendas of some of the big corporate sellers of cartridges. I first got an inexpensive Feather razor and some Feather blades. Those Feather blades are sharp. I then tried Russian-made Rapira blades and they work well with my skin and beard growth. I use them with a Muehle razor, made by a family-owned firm in Saxony in the old East Germany. I like various types of soap, which I apply with a boar brush. Boar bristles work well for me though many prefer badger. For soap, I have used Muehle’s soap, Speick, and Proraso. I will give this soap a try.

          • Michael Smyth
            April 22, 2021 at 1:16 am

            You might try the Derby blades. Not quite as brutally sharp as the Feathers, but darn good. And as low as 7 cents per blade. I use DE and straight razors. This seems like an oil, not a soap, but maybe worth a try. As for a brush, I have some very nice badgers, but eventually found that the boar bristle, as stiff as it seems, works better, even lathering directly on my face rather than in a bowl. I paid about $12 for it…

          • AWH
            April 22, 2021 at 1:44 pm

            I love the Israeli Personna blades

          • George West
            April 22, 2021 at 7:07 pm

            I also love the Israeli Personna blades, blue label,. Not as sharp as Feather, but then I don’t think anything is .You’re right about Speick and proraso. Great soaps.

        • David
          April 22, 2021 at 12:30 am

          Try an Occam’s Razor. It’s single edge and works beautifully. The razor is expensive but it is a one time sunk cost and will last just about forever. A package of Feather blades will cost about $21 for 15 but each one will last at least a couple of weeks ( I get close to a month with a very heavy beard).

          As an added bonus you can tell folks you apply Occam’s razor every day.

          • H
            April 23, 2021 at 12:44 am

            I will look into Occam’s Razor. I have seen reviews of Derby, whcih look good but the Rapira Super Steel blades are also about 7 cents per blade and I have had very good results from these blades. If I want something a sharper, I like Muehle’s blades, which aren’t as sharp as Feather or Polsilver from Lodz. I had tried Israeli Personnas and found them too sharp for my skin, beard, etc.

    • verkan
      April 21, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      heh. My frugal brother. I too ordered just the soap. It does work very well. Not a strong scent at all.

  • Rob Del Pizzo
    April 21, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Any after shave balms or creams available?

    • j1tonning
      April 21, 2021 at 10:36 pm

      I have an aftershave oil. It is for dry or sensitive skin. It is made up of jojoba oil, aloe vera oil, and a little bit of olive oil. I don’t recommend it for oily skin. I have developed an astringent aftershave for oily skin, but I need to get labels printed up and the glamour shots taken for the website and the Amazon page. That will take about three to four weeks.

  • Nolan Parker
    April 21, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    I’m not just cheap, I’m lazy AND I’m tired of messing with stuff. Tired of hair getting yanked. Tired of leaning toward the mirror, frikkin TIRED OF IT ALL.

    Screw blades. Screw soaps.

    Grow a beard..
    Done WIDDITT!!!

    • Anthony J Pietrafesa
      April 21, 2021 at 11:41 pm

      Didn’t care for the prorasa stuff. Like art of shaving but still know it has dark antecedents. Not sure I want to bother with the boar hair brush. If you can soap up with your hands, I’ll try it

  • j1tonning
    April 22, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    We have been overwhelmed with the orders that have come in through Helen’s Page. We are running out of inventory and we’ll have to take two to three days to go back into production and try to recover. We are unable to take any more orders until next week. Thank you so much for the incredible response that everyone has had for our product’s.

  • Steve
    April 27, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Tried this stuff for the first time today. Seemed a little odd not to have a face covered with bubbles, but the proof was in the results. I got a very close shave, and my skin felt great afterwards.

    • helen
      April 27, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      Glad to know it works so well.

    • Steve
      May 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm

      …And here’s a two-week follow-up.

      I’ve used Harry’s razors and shave gel since they came out, and been quite happy with those products. Substituting the OPR soap for the Harry’s gel–using the same razor, IOW–I’m getting a closer shave with no irritation at all.

      Yeah, this stuff is excellent.

  • Ed
    April 28, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    So far so good – have used it with my Feather cartridge razor and am very pleased with slickness, comfort, scent, and how my face feels when done.

    Will use it with the DE razor this weekend and report back.

    • Ed
      May 3, 2021 at 4:53 pm

      As promised – works equally well with my DE razor. Definitely recommend this based on my week of using it.

      I understand they may also have a version for ladies for leg shaving – my look into this for my lovely, long-legged wife…

  • wndwalkr
    April 29, 2021 at 5:16 am

    I bought this on a whim. I’ve been on a lookout for a better shave and thought it might be worth a try.

    Let me say with a handful of shaves that this is an excellent product. Best shave I’ve had in years. Easy to use and surprising effective and pleasing.

  • Michael
    May 6, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    FYI: I’m not a shaving aficionado. I just want a close shave with minimal cost, time, and hassle.

    I’ve tried the “Bay Rum” and “Original Formula” shaving soaps and the “Bay Rum” aftershave oil.

    I definitely like the Original Formula smell better than the Bay Rum. The Bay Rum scent stays all day and has a strong sandalwood component (to my nose). The Original Formula has a light cedar (or maybe lavender) scent while I’m shaving, but it quickly fades after the rinse. Both are very nice.

    I love the high quality result and low cost of using a double-edge safety razor, but it always took forever to work up lather in a bowl and re-apply for multiple passes. It was a fun process, but with a young family, I simply didn’t have the time. So I drifted back to a cartridge razor because it was faster. (I tried several different shave butters, but they would clog the razors.)

    OPR shaving soap is a game changer. I can shave multiple passes with my safety razor without having to re-apply soap. I also don’t need to work up lather in a bowl like traditional shaving soap. This stuff stays crazy-slick for at least three passes (re-wetting my face between passes). So I can shave as quickly as with any other method, but cheaper and with a better quality result.

    OPR shaving soap worked equally well with cartridge and DE razors. I’m slowly using up the last of my Mach-5 and Harry’s inventory, and don’t plan to purchase either again. For DE blades, I mostly use Voskhod so I can pretend I’m Vasily Zaitsev. (To be honest, I’d rather pretend to be Simo Häyhä, but I don’t know of any Finnish razor blades.) Shark, Personna, Rockwell, and Feather blades all do great with the OPR oil too.

  • Jonathan Ward
    May 16, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    This product deserves a hearty endorsement. My first use of Old Post Road shaving soap resulted in the best shave I’ve ever had (that’s in nearly 50 years of shaving). Super-close shave with zero abrasion; very comfortable. The bay rum scent is subtle and pleasant. As I told the Old Post Road people, they have a customer for life.

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