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Shaving Bowls and Mugs

For a close and comfortable shave, achieving the perfect lather is essential – and that’s where shaving bowls and mugs come in! From porcelain, stainless steel, ox-horn or other materials and in different designs, these handy containers enable you to whip up that thick luxurious lather for an effortless glide of your razor.

They can also be used to store your shaving soap between shaves. Most bowls and mugs will hold standard size hard shaving soaps from Taylor of Old Bond Street, Kent, Edwin Jagger, LEA, and others. Our stainless steel shaving bowl is a great alternative with a lid that closes tightly at a very affordable price.

  • New England Shaving Company - Stainless Steel Shaving Soap & Cream Bowl with Lid - New England Shaving Company
    New England Shaving Company - Stainless Steel Shaving Soap & Cream Bowl with Lid - New England Shaving Company
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    New England Shaving Company - Stainless Steel Shaving Soap & Cream Bowl with Lid

    5 reviews New England Shaving Company

    The New England Shaving Company shaving soap and cream bowl with lid is made out of food grade SUS304 stainless steel and is a low cost and effecti...

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  • Pure Badger - Shaving Mug Apothecary Style - Cream Porcelain - New England Shaving Company
    Pure Badger - Shaving Mug Apothecary Style - Cream Porcelain - New England Shaving Company
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    Pure Badger - Shaving Mug Apothecary Style - Cream Porcelain

    4 Reviews Pure Badger

    The cream porcelain shaving mug can hold all shave soap pucks and creams up to 100g in weight and helps create an incredible lather. The vintage de...

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  • Edwin Jagger - Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl - New England Shaving Company
    Edwin Jagger - Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl - New England Shaving Company
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    Edwin Jagger - Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl

    Edwin Jagger

    Edwin Jagger make some of the world's finest wet shaving products in Sheffield, a city renowned for its rich industrial industry. The Edwin Jagger ...

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  • Pure Badger - Shaving Bowl - Black Porcelain with Silver Rim - New England Shaving Company
    Pure Badger - Shaving Bowl - Black Porcelain with Silver Rim - New England Shaving Company
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    Pure Badger - Shaving Bowl - Black Porcelain with Silver Rim

    Pure Badger

    The black porcelain shaving bowl has silver trimming and a beautiful brush decal that carries rustic charm. The shaving bowl holds soaps or creams...

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  • Pre de Provence - Large Ceramic Shaving Mug - New England Shaving Company
    Pre de Provence - Large Ceramic Shaving Mug - New England Shaving Company
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    Pre de Provence - Large Ceramic Shaving Mug

    Pre de Provence

    Use with shaving soap or cream to help create a luxurious lather to enhance any shave. Select from a variety of shaving soap pucks /refills specifi...

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  • Pure Badger - Shaving Mug Apothecary Style - Black Porcelain - New England Shaving Company
    Pure Badger - Shaving Mug Apothecary Style - Black Porcelain - New England Shaving Company
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    Pure Badger - Shaving Mug Apothecary Style - Black Porcelain

    Pure Badger

    The quaint black porcelain shaving mug borrows inspiration from vintage pharmacies and carries the same quality and essence of an era by gone. It c...

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  • Pure Badger - Shaving Bowl - Cream Porcelain with Silver Rim - New England Shaving Company
    Pure Badger - Shaving Bowl - Cream Porcelain with Silver Rim - New England Shaving Company
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    Pure Badger - Shaving Bowl - Cream Porcelain with Silver Rim

    Pure Badger

    The cream porcelain shaving bowl has silver trimming and a beautiful brush decal that carries rustic charm. The shaving bowl holds soaps or creams...

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  • Dovo - Shave Ritual Set - New England Shaving Company
    Dovo - Shave Ritual Set - New England Shaving Company
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    Dovo - Shave Ritual Set

    Dovo

    The Dovo Shave Ritual set includes a soap dish, lid, tray and a wooden shelf. It comes in 2 surfaces: "Pitch Dark" and "White Daylight". “Pitch Dar...

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  • New England Shaving Company - Small Ox Horn Palm Bowl - New England Shaving Company
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    New England Shaving Company - Small Ox Horn Palm Bowl

    New England Shaving Company

    Our own handcrafted genuine ox horn bowl is designed to fit perfectly into the palm of your hand so lathering while you shave is a breeze. This pol...

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  • Edwin Jagger - Porcelain Shaving Bowl with Silver Rim - New England Shaving Company
    Edwin Jagger - Porcelain Shaving Bowl with Silver Rim - New England Shaving Company
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    Edwin Jagger - Porcelain Shaving Bowl with Silver Rim

    Edwin Jagger

    The Edwin Jagger Porcelain Shaving Bowl is a simple, classic shaving accessory, designed to neatly store shaving soaps in between shaves and allow ...

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  • Vielong Razor Bowl for Straight Razor & Shavette, Brick Red - New England Shaving Company
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    Vielong Razor Bowl for Straight Razor & Shavette, Brick Red

    Vielong

    The Vielong 10900 Shaving Bowl is a specially designed accessory for straight razor and Shavette users. Its metal base provides stability, while th...

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  • Vielong Razor Bowl for Straight Razor & Shavette, Black - New England Shaving Company
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    Vielong Razor Bowl for Straight Razor & Shavette, Black

    Vielong

    The Vielong 10901 Shaving Bowl is a specially designed accessory for straight razor and Shavette users. Its metal base provides stability, while th...

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  • Edwin Jagger - Porcelain Shaving Bowl with Handle - New England Shaving Company
    Edwin Jagger - Porcelain Shaving Bowl with Handle - New England Shaving Company
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    Edwin Jagger - Porcelain Shaving Bowl with Handle

    Edwin Jagger

    The Edwin Jagger Porcelain Shaving Bowl with Handle is a simple, classic shaving accessory, designed to neatly store shaving soaps in between shave...

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  • Parker - Black Mango Wood Shave Bowl - New England Shaving Company
    Parker - Black Mango Wood Shave Bowl - New England Shaving Company
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    Parker - Black Mango Wood Shave Bowl

    Parker

    The Shaving Soap Bowl is hand made from genuine mango wood. Mango wood is a renewable resource — it comes from the same tree that bears the popular...

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  • Parker - Ox Horn Palm Bowl - New England Shaving Company
    Parker - Ox Horn Palm Bowl - New England Shaving Company
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    Parker - Ox Horn Palm Bowl

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    Parker Safety Razor’s handcrafted genuine ox horn bowl is designed to fit perfectly into the palm of your hand so lathering while you shave is a br...

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  • Parker - Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl - New England Shaving Company
    Parker - Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl - New England Shaving Company
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    Parker - Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl

    Parker

    Parker Safety Razor’s Shaving Soap Bowl is hand made from 100% high quality 304 grade stainless steel for excellent heat retention. T his bowl is d...

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  • Kent - Shaving Soap in Classic Wooden Bowl - New England Shaving Company
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    Kent - Shaving Soap in Classic Dark Wooden Bowl

    1 Review Kent

    The SB6 shaving bowl made from Dark Wood, is the perfect bowl to store your luxury shaving soap. It comes with Kent's Luxury Shaving Soap that has ...

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  • Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl - New England Shaving Company
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    Taylor of Old Bond Street - Sandalwood Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

    Taylor of Old Bond Street

    Shaving Soaps and Creams from Taylor of Old Bond Street have been a classic for over 150 years.  Sandalwood shaving soap uses essential oils to pro...

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How to Use a Shaving Mug or Bowl

Using shaving mugs or bowls adds a touch of classic elegance to your shaving routine. Here's how to use one effectively:

  1. Brush Preparation: Begin by wetting your shaving brush thoroughly and allowing it to soak in warm water for a few minutes. This softens the brush bristles and makes them ready for lathering.
  2. Excess Water Removal: Shake off the excess water from the brush, ensuring it's damp but not dripping.
  3. Product Loading: Swirl the damp brush over your shaving soap or cream to load it with the product. Make circular motions, ensuring the brush captures an ample amount of soap or cream.
  4. Lather Creation: Transfer the loaded brush to your shaving mug or shaving bowl. Start working the soap or cream into a rich lather using circular or back-and-forth motions. Adjust the lather's thickness by adding a few drops of water if needed.
  5. Application: Apply the lather evenly to your beard area, ensuring complete coverage. The rich lather acts as a protective cushion for your razor.

FAQs

What is the purpose of a men's shaving bowl?

A men's shaving bowl serves several purposes in the traditional wet shaving routine. Its primary function is to aid in the creation of shaving lather. 

Shaving soap or cream is loaded onto a shaving brush and then lathered in the bowl. This process generates a rich, creamy lather that provides better cushion and glide during shaving. 

Some shaving bowls are designed to retain warmth, helping to keep the lather warm and comfortable during the shave. 

Additionally, a shaving bowl allows the user to control the lather's thickness and consistency, ensuring it's tailored to their preference. Using a shaving bowl enhances the overall shaving experience, making it more enjoyable and luxurious.

What is the difference between a shaving bowl and a shaving mug?

While both shaving bowls and shaving mugs serve as containers for lathering and are often used interchangeably, there are subtle differences between them.

A shaving bowl typically has a wide, open design with no handle and offers ample space for lathering quickly and easily. It comes in various materials, including ceramic, porcelain, and metal. 

In contrast, shaving mugs are containers with handles, resembling a traditional coffee mug. 

It often has a narrower design compared to a shaving bowl and is preferred by some wet shavers for its ergonomic handle, making it easier to hold during the lathering process. 

The choice between a shaving bowl and a shaving mug often comes down to personal preference, as both serve the same purpose of lather creation and enhance the shaving experience.