I've tried searching the forums and web with no great success concerning no animal products shaving soap. I thought it would be nice to have a list of shave soaps that do not contain any animal products for those of us who want such a thing.
I know this is complicated a little as unfortunately ingredients such as soap flakes, stearic acid, glycerine or fragrance can contain animal products or be derived from them, or then again, sometimes not.
So far, based on the label, I've found that Van Der Hagen shave soap (available from your local Rite-Aid or Walgreens) explicitly states it does not contain animal products. While I find the lather a little underwhelming, the biggest problem I have with this soap is the smell (I find it to be a kind of sickly sweet rose fragrance?). I'll use it, but I'm definitely looking for a different soap.
Anyone got any other non-animal products shaving soap recommendations?
No animal products:
Van Der Hagen (package lists no animal products, but deluxe contains lanolin based on post#5)
Edwin Jagger (based on email reply)
HoneyBees (based on post#15 and email reply)
The Gentlemen's Quarter (based on post #14 and web site, but soap does contain goat's milk)
Kiss My Face (based on post#2, verified on web site for soaps*)
Tom's of Maine (based on post#9, verified on web site for soaps*)
*do not seem to currently sell shave soap specific products, but can their regular bar soap work?