The Stirling Soap Co was founded by Rod and Amanda Lovan in January, 2012. Their full story, as it appears on the Stirling web site, is here. They have built the company from scratch into one of the most popular and highly regarded artisan soap and shaving supply companies in the world.
The dedication of Rod & Amanda to produce products of the highest quality, at an affordable price and in an environmentally conscious way has been key to their ongoing success. Stirling’s products are available throughout North America, Europe and now Australia & New Zealand.
Artisan Arcade is proud to have been appointed as Stirling’s sole agent for Australia & New Zealand.
Stirling Shaving Soap
Stirling shave soaps come in 164g tubs (net weight). How does this compare to other artisan shave soaps? Most other artisan shave soaps come in the following sizes:
|Artisan Sizes||How much more soap in a Stirling tub?|
|100g (3.5 oz)||64% more in Stirling|
|113g (4 oz)||45% more in Stirling|
|125g (4.4 oz)||31% more in Stirling|
The figures make it clear that Stirling shave soaps represent outstanding value for money.
Keep in mind that the value comparison needs to be like-with-like so comparing the size of a tub of cream with a soap is misleading as there are fewer shaves in a tub of cream than in a tub of soap because of the higher water content of shaving cream.
We happen to think that the slickness of Stirling’s shave soaps is second to none. But don’t just take our word for it. There are some highly regarded youtube reviewers of shaving soaps and we are happy to refer to a representative sample:
“I think it is the slickest soap that I have used” Mark at Friendship Shaving (2000 subscribers)
“Slickness and Glide? Fantastic”, Don at Donald Youngner (2,600 subscribers)
PaulH does a slickness test of Stirling Lemon Chill and rates it “superb”at PaulH Films (13,800 subscribers).
Fragrance appeal is such an individual matter we suggest going to our product pages to look for a product with a description that sounds like it might be to your liking and then to go to the bottom of the page and click the link to reviews at the Stirling website for customer evaluations and comparisons of the scent.
Stirling soaps contain only a few ingredients, none of which raise alarm bells. Compare that to other shaving soaps mass-produced in factories – or even a surprising number of artisan soaps – that contain a list of ingredients that reads like the store-room inventory of a chemical laboratory. You have no need to worry about strange or questionable ingredients in Stirling soaps.