Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap in Dish

Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap in Dish

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Made in Bradford, England, this delicately scented shaving soap was born almost a century ago, when chemist Fred Mitchell discovered it was the lanolin in wool fat that was keeping the hands of local sheep shearers and wool sorters so unnaturally soft. Mitchell's wool fat soap continues to use lanolin and other organic ingredients that soothe sensitive skin. This 4.4 oz soap, which has been broadly recommended by dermatologists to alleviate skin complaints, comes in a ceramic bowl with a lid.

Customer Reviews

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soap Dish, Meh., 10.23.2013
Reviewer: Duy Luu (Midway City, CA)

First, packaging for MWF is superb. I used MWF to face lather with my Simpson Special Best Badger brush. Amazing, thick, and creamy lather. I used Personna Red blade with Merkur 34C HD, and it glides smoothly! My first time lathering a soap, coming from Prorasso cream. MWF has a light soapy scent which I liked. Left skin feeling smooth. Don't confuse lanolin for fat though, it's not. It is the secretion onto the wool of sheep that is sheared off. I didn't like MWF ceramic dish. It's an additional $23 to a $13 soap. I've seen ceramic cups with lids made much better than this. The lid and dish lip where the lid goes on top, is made uneven. You can clearly see all the gaps as the lid sits on top. The lid doesn't fit snuggly, so it moves around. I can imagine one day, it may fly off and break. The glaze is dripping on the sides in a few spots. I'm a kind of person that likes to look at my DE razor, look at my brush, and appreciate the quality of the workmanship. Considering the price, the soap dish is something I'd have to think about, and feel that it's harder to appreciate.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Best, Period., 4.9.2013
Reviewer: Kevin McGovern (Twinsburg, OH)

All the five-star reviews are spot on; the stuff is packaged beautifully, lathers great, is very cushioning & slick, doesn't mess up your skin (unless maybe you're sensitive to wool), washes clean, smells great. I will agree with the drying-out part IF you're shaving at the sink, don't use enough water the environment is dry and/ or you don't pay enough attention to your shave. If you shave in the shower, it's almost impossible not to love this soap (except that it invites carelessness, which can result in unintended plastic surgery)! It also adds no last-step fragrence to hose your preferred Flit. Yet if you prefer to shave before bed, you go in smelling clean. I've tried several products and so far, MWFS remains the favorite. Sorry Proraso & Mr. Taylor's--both terrific products, but the MWFS is, well the BEST. Buy with great confidence!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simply amazing, 1.25.2013
Reviewer: Milan Todorovic (, )

I've heard nothing but superlatives about this product so I decided to give it go and I can say that it is absolutely what everybody says it is - an amazing shaving soap. It lathers richly, provide ample cushion while shaving and smells great. I think I'm done searching for a shaving soap. Another thing worth mentioning for those that pay close attention to details is that the packaging is a thing beauty. I forgot last time I bought a commercial product that I was that impressed with packaging...

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 You'll love this stuff!, 1.3.2012
Reviewer: Walter P. (Weaverville, NC)

The quality of this soap is almost unbelievable. You can tell from the first use that it is exceptional. The scent is somehow familiar and comforting. When you use it, it soon becomes like an old friend. After a while, you don't want to use anything else. Glide and protection are top notch. The quality of the lather is phenomenal. Thick and creamy. Get to know the puck, and you will soon be saying "good morning" to it... :)

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AMAZING SOAP!, 8.20.2011
Reviewer: Josh Laniewicz (Social Circle, GA)

I received my dish of Mitchell's Wool Fat in the mail a couple of weeks ago, and I am amazed with the results! It makes a wonderful lather, which leads to a very comfortable and enjoyable shave. Its also packaged BEAUTIFULLY! It comes in a thick box that has the Mitchell's Wool Fat logo on it, which contains the dish (with the soap puck in it) that is shown in the picture. The dish is more beautiful in person than in the picture, and I absolutely love the quality of the it! The soap itself smells great; however, it is a little strong at first, but the strength of the scent reduces after your first use. Also, there is a technique to building a lather with this soap, but once you have that down, you will continually see the highest quality results with one of the best shaving soaps you'll ever use! This is a very high quality soap and is definitely worth the money, I HIGHLY recommend it!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Living up to expectations, 3.23.2011
Reviewer: Robert Noles (New Orleans, LA)

Mitchell's Wool Fat (MWF or Da Fat) is a tallow based soap with lanolin that has an aroma I'd categorize as simply "soapy". It provides a rich, creamy lather that lets the razor glide effortlessly over my face and leaves my skin feeling intensely cared for right after the shave. One of my favorite soaps and has earned a permanent place in my shave locker.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best soap around, 8.27.2010
Reviewer: Nic De Rose (Folsom, CA)

I have tried many wet shaving soaps and Mitchell's Wool Fat is by far the best. This product deserves top rankings in lather ability, moisturizing and scent. It is a rare experience to find a soap that lives up to the hype that all wet shaving enthusiasts preach, but this my friends, is shave heaven.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The benchmark for Shaving Soap, 7.12.2010
Reviewer: Jason Anstey (Perth, WA)

Simply the most complete shaving soap I have used. It has a fresh light fragrance but even more importantly is the moisturising and lather properties of this soap. The ceramic bowl is very nice and has a nice oldey world look. If I could have only one shaving soap in my bathroom this would be it.