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Some of my favourite British made bars of soap

Five reasons some people prefer bars of soap to liquid soap:

  1. It’s what they’ve always known
  2. Solid soap is more luxurious
  3. The feeling of scouring away the dirt in the shower
  4. Less packaging is better for the planet
  5. The bottles are fiddly.

Read the full article on the BBC.

These are some of my favourite made in the UK soap bars, in no particular order:

Christina May  – English retail and contract and soap and candle manufacturers – recommended to me by a friend – made in England – http://www.christinamay.com. Also available on Amazon. I think it is just the soap that is made in England and not the accessories.

This Christina May 10% Sulphur Soap is described as being “specially formulated to ensure that your skin is nourished and protected. It is especially useful for those who are prone to skin ailments such as Acne, psoriasis and eczema.”

Like many of the products from Murdock, their soaps are made in England. I’ve not tried this soap yet, but being Murdock you know it will be good – http://www.murdocklondon.com

Murdock London Fragrant Rosemary Soap. Made in England.

Murdock London Fragrant Rosemary Soap Bar. Made in England.

Like many of their other products, D.R. Harris soap bars are made in the UK. Lovely soaps – http://www.drharris.co.uk

DR Harris Almond Soap Bar. Made in UK.

DR Harris Almond Soap Bar. Made in UK.

Wild Olive soaps are made in England. They make dog soap. They make soaps for humans too and have a shop in Buxton. I’m not sure if all their products are made in the UK, so do check (although I note they say on their front page of their website “all our products are hand made in the UK”). I’ve not tried this soap yet but it looks good – http://www.wild-olive.co.uk

Wild Olive Lavendar Soap. Made in UK.

Wild Olive Lavendar Soap. Made in UK.

English Handmade Soap is beautiful looking and gorgeously scented, moisturizing glycerin soap, that is handmade in Guildford. They do a wide range of soaps which are available on their website or at stockists listed on their website, including notonthehighstreet online. I like their lavender soap bar (shown below). Another great soap bar – http://www.englishhandmadesoap.com

English Handmade Soap Lavender Soap Bar. Made in England.

English Handmade Soap Lavender Soap Bar. Made in England.

Body Shop make solid soap bars.  Some Body Shop soap bars and other products are made in the UK, but please check the packaging carefully to see where a product was made. Many Body Shop products are still made in the UK, but many are made abroad these days too. Country of origin information is not given on their website, so you will have to look at the packaging. The soap below has a great scent – http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk

Body Shop Moringa Soap. Made in the UK.

Body Shop Moringa Soap. Made in UK.

Cuticura Mildly Medicated Bar Soap which is made in UK. A top soap this one – http://www.cuticura.co.uk

Cuticura Mildly Medicated Bar Soap. Made in UK.

Cuticura Mildly Medicated Bar Soap. Made in UK. Protograph by author.

Lush Fresh Farmacy Facial Soap which is made in England. Lush make a whole range of great soaps and other beauty products. Locally made and thoroughly recommended – https://www.lush.co.uk

LUSH COSMETIC LAD MOISURISER. MADE IN ENGLAND

LUSH COSMETIC LAD MOISURISER. MADE IN ENGLAND.

Soapy Jones soaps say of their products on their website “Every product is handmade here in the UK”. I’ve not tried their soaps yet but they look great – http://soapy-jones.com

Soapy Jones Sakura Blossom soap. Reflects the beauty of Japanese cherry blossom. Made in England.

Soapy Jones Sakura Blossom soap. Reflects the beauty of Japanese cherry blossom. Made in England.

Waitrose Essential soap which is made in the UK. Simple, well priced; a top everyday soap. You may also find some other British made Waitrose soap – http://www.waitrose.com

Waitrose pure vegetable soap. Produced in the UK.

Waitrose pure vegetable soap. Produced in the UK.

essential Waitrose vegetable soap. Produced in the UK. Photograph by author.

essential Waitrose vegetable soap. Produced in the UK. Photograph by author.

Waitrose Pure glycerin soap bar. Made in England.

Waitrose Pure glycerin soap bar. Made in England. Photograph by author.

Waitrose Pure glycerin soap bar. Made in England. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Waitrose Pure glycerin soap bar. Made in England. Rear of packaging label view. Photograph by author.

Tescos is not the place to buy your solid soaps bars by the way.  Today, 19th October 2015, I could not find a single British made bar of soap in Tesco. All their own brand soaps were made in China and none of their brand name soaps were UK made.

Brand names soaps which used to be made in England but are now foreign made, include PZ Cussons well known brand Imperial Leather (made in turkey or Thailand; some, PZ Cussons products such as some shower gel is still British made), Wrights Coal Tar Soap and Simple (both the latter are owned by Unilever; some Unilever soap products are still made in the UK for example some of the Simple range) which are now made in Turkey, and Pears soap which is made in India. Boots the Chemist own brand solid soaps are now all foreign made too, although some other products in Boots are still British made, for example some of their own brand Botanics range and some of their own brand moisturisers and Soltan suntan cream and they sell Soap and Glory some of which is UK made (although Soap and Glory do not mention country of origin on their website). Proctor and Gamble have discontinued Fairy household and Fairy toilet soap, in the UK at least, and any manufacturing is now abroad. Unilever (Lever Brothers) have discontinued Lifebuoy soap in the UK and any manufacturing is now abroad.

Tala Utility Bar Soaps are made in Scotland. Tala also manufacture quite a few of their baking and icing products in England. Other Tala products are foreign made – https://www.talacooking.com/catalogue/kitchen/madeinengland

As far as I know, all of Sainsbury’s own branded soap is made in the UK – http://www.sainsburys.co.uk

Molton BrownBlended in England with the finest ingredients from around the world, iconic shower gels, hand washes, lotions, men’s grooming products and luxurious bath and body gifts. Stores throughout the UK. By Royal Appointment. Also available online. Soap at its best – http://www.moltonbrown.co.uk/

Milton Brown London Ultra Pure Milk Soap. Made in England.

Milton Brown London Ultra Pure Milk Soap. Made in England. Photograph by author.

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Molton Brown Orange Bergamot Hand-Wash. Made in England.

Out of Eden is a Trade Only supplier of hospitality products. I used their soap below in a holiday cottage in the Highlands of Scotland and was very impressed with it. They seem to have their own soap making factory in Cumbria also known as The Cumbria Soap Company which is also trade only. They supply soap bars and liquid soaps, shower gel, handwash and shampoos which are all made in the UK. Whilst I suspect a lot of the other items this company supplies are foreign made I did find Bio-D cleaning products, Cole & Lewis soaps, Tiptree sauces, and Clipper teas on their website and I’d like to think they could supply items like British made bed linen if you ask them –

http://www.cumbriasoap.co.uk

http://www.outofeden.co.uk

Eden Soap. Made in the UK. Photograph by author.

Out of Eden Eden Soap. Made in the UK. Photograph by author.

Cole and Lewis of London is an exclusive range of luxurious toiletries made in the UK from a subtle combination of botanical extracts” according to their twitter tagline. I can only see liquid soaps on their website but they also make solid soap bars for the hospitality trade which are available from Out of Eden, as their trade only supplier to the hospitality industry. I have not tried these soaps myself but they look nice – http://www.coleandlewis.co.uk

White Rose Aromatics supplies fragranced toiletry and fragranced gifts which seem to all be made in either England or Scotland, such as fragranced soap bars like Sottish Heather made in Scotland and Honeysuckle made in England soaps and Lavender sachets. They don’t seem to have a working website. I saw the products below for sale at a shop in Drumnadrochit in Scotland.

White Rose Aromatics shop display of soaps

White Rose Aromatics shop display of soaps. Photograph by author.

White Rose Aromatics shop display of lavender sachets. Photograph by author.

White Rose Aromatics shop display of lavender sachets. Photograph by author.

The soap pictured below by the Bellingham Soap Company (which I got from notonthehighstreet) is a great kitchen soap but it is no longer available it seems. The company’s website is no longer working (as of 16th April 2015) and their GooglePlus has not been updated since July 2013. What a shame and mine is just about finished too.

Bellingham Soap Company kitchen soap. Made in England.

Bellingham Soap Company kitchen soap. Made in England.

Talking of kitchen or household soaps, Fairy greeen household soap bar, has been discontinued by Proctor and Gamble and is no longer made in the UK (some bottles of Fairy Liquid washing detergent and Fairy laundry detergent are still made in the UK but you will need to check the bottle / box as some are now foreign made). Incidentally, Pears soap is now foreign made.

Fairy Household Soap. No longer available in the UK and no longer made in the UK.

Fairy Household Soap. No longer available in the UK and no longer made in the UK.

I also like soaps from Yardley and Woods of Windsor. Select the soaps made in the UK by checking the packaging – some products from Yardley and Woods of Windsor are foreign made (in places like Turkey) and country of origin information is not given against individual products on their website – http://www.yardleylondon.co.uk – http://www.woodsofwindsor.co.uk

You may also find British made soaps and other products at Crabtree and Evelyn. However, shop carefully as many Crabtree and Evelyn products are foreign made.  Check the packaging. No country of origin information is given on their website. The Crabtree and Evelyn soaps I have used have been top notch – http://www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk

It’s the same story with Pecksniff’s too. No country of origin information is given on their website, but if you check the packaging some of their products (fragrances, cosmetics, soaps, candles) might be made in England. The Pecksniff’s soaps I have used were made in England and were great soaps. They have a shop in Brighton – http://www.pecksniffs.com

Neal’s Yard make and sell organic natural health and beauty products, including soaps such the the one pictured below. Everything at Neal’s Yard is made in England. All great products – http://www.nealsyardremedies.com

Neal’s Yard Geranium and Orange Soap. Made in England.

Neal’s Yard Geranium and Orange Soap. Made in England.

Kay’s (Ramsbottom) Limited are one of the oldest soap manufacturers in the United Kingdom. They can produce almost any kind of soap and their customers include multi-national companies and high profile UK retailers. Trade only – http://www.kays-ramsbottom-limited.co.uk

An example of Kay’s made in England toilet soap, this one branded Affinity Bay.

An example of Kay’s made in England toilet soap, this one branded Affinity Bay.

Creightons in Peterborough (Creightons plc) are manufacturers of fine English toiletries. They manufacture a wide range of personal care and beauty products for other brands in their own factory (as well as working with other manufacturers) and have their own range of brands. As far as I can gather, most of their products are made in England, but as always you will want to check if products are not labelled as such. Creighton’s also own Potter and Moore (formerly Jean Sorelle) having taken over that firm in 1998. Creightons have a factory outlet store located in Peterborough and products from that store are available online at their Beauty@Creightons website. Creightons / Potter and Moore make shaving products, hair products, fake tan, toiletries, foot care products, anti-bacterial hand wash, and so on; under a variety of brand names.

http://www.creightons.com

http://www.beautyatcreightons.co.uk

http://potterandmoore.com

Creightons Vanilla & Macadamia Cocoon Hand Cream. Made in England.

Creightons Vanilla & Macadamia Cocoon Hand Cream. Made in England.

Creightons Spiced Vanilla Body Butter. Made in England.

Creightons Spiced Vanilla Body Butter. Made in England.

Vintage Jean Sorelle Basil Brush toilet soap. 25p in Allders of Croydon. Made in England. View 1.

Vintage Jean Sorelle Basil Brush toilet soap. 25p in Allders of Croydon. Made in England. View 1.

Vintage Jean Sorelle Basil Brush toilet soap. 25p in Allders of Croydon. Made in England. View 2.

Vintage Jean Sorelle Basil Brush toilet soap. 25p in Allders of Croydon. Made in England. View 2.

Vintage Jean Sorelle Basil Brush toilet soap. 25p in Allders of Croydon. Made in England. View 3.

Vintage Jean Sorelle Basil Brush toilet soap. 25p in Allders of Croydon. Made in England. View 3.

Untried by me yet, but I have found these UK made soaps on the internet too:

The Natural Soap Company describes its products as “luxurious soaps handmade in Wells next the Sea, Norfolk…” Looking at the pictures on the net the products do not actually seem to be labelled made in England, but if they are made in Wells-next-the-Sea then that would mean that they are British made. I am not sure whether their other products are British made though. Not tried these myself – http://www.naturalsoap.co.uk

With almost the same name, All Natural Soap Co, describes its products as “Handmade in the UK”. They also say “Handmade in London from Olive Oil & Wild Shea Butter”. You can find them at Spitalfields Traders Market every Saturday & occasional on other days or buy online. Again I’ve not tried these soaps – http://www.allnaturalsoap.co.uk

Another soap making company based in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk is Handmade Norfolk Soaps. Their products carry a little green Union style flag or say “British Naturally” on them in some instances and together with the name that clearly suggests they make at least some of their soaps in the UK. They do not say explicitly on their website that all their products are made in the UK, but it would be worth checking. I’ve not tried these soaps myself – http://www.handmadenorfolksoaps.co.uk

The Soap Kitchen are soap makers, and soap and ingredients toiletry supplies, and make bespoke soaps. The have a gift shop in Torrington in Devon. Very little information is given about manufacturing or where ingredients are sourced from is given on their websites and I’ve not seen their products, although they do say on their retail site “All our beautiful soaps and toiletries are handmade in Torrington by our sister company The Soap Kitchen”. Worth asking –

http://www.thesoapkitchen.co.uk

https://www.thesoapkitchenplus.co.uk

Chilly b Soap Company products all appear to be made in Dorset, England. As always, you should check before buying. Available online or by visiting them in Bournemouth. They also make soaps for hotels and events like weddings. Not tried these soaps myself yet – http://www.chillybsoapcompany.co.uk

Simply Soaps, are retail & wholesale soap suppliers and which they say are “handmade in the United Kingdom”. Available online or by visiting them in Norwich and other stockists are listed on their website. I am not sure if all their products are UK made, so you should ask. I’ve not tried their soaps – http://www.simplysoaps.com

PoshWosh soaps are made in Durham, England. Again, I haven’t tried them – http://www.posh-wosh.co.uk

Although it is not explicit stated on their website, Little Soap Company soaps are all made in England. They confirmed this to me in an email of 24/4/15. Nice soaps by the look of it – http://www.littlesoapcompany.co.uk

Pure Thoughts soaps are all made in Great Britain, with all products being made at their “workshop in Derbyshire”. Not tried these soaps – http://www.purethoughts.co.uk

Pure Thoughts Eucalyptus and Peppermint Soap. Made in Great Britain.

Pure Thoughts Eucalyptus and Peppermint Soap. Made in Great Britain.

Emma’s Soap appears to all be made in Devon, England. Again, I’ve not tried these – http://www.emmassoap.co.uk

Bowman&Williams Co soaps will be made in London it says on their Twitter. This looks like a new company from the start of 2013 and non of the soaps I saw on their website today (18 September 2015) were available yet – http://www.bwsoaps.bigcartel.com

Scottish Fine Soaps Company soaps are all made in Scotland. It says on their website “We’re proud to create, design, make and package all of our products at our factory near the Ochil Hills in Stirlingshire”. It does not say on their website where their packaging, such as soap tins, is made. I have not tried these soaps but they are nicely packaged – https://www.scottishfinesoaps.com

Taylor of Old Bond Street also sell at least one razor that is made in England, the “Jermyn Street Travel Two-Piece Mach3 Razor in Leather Box”, which again uses the foreign made Gillette Mach 3 blades. They might have more razors that are made in England if you visit their shop? They also sell made in England shaving cream, made in England shaving brushes, plastic shaving brush holders which are apparently made in the UK (although they do not say made in England on them, which worries me), and UK made moustache wax; as well as being a London barbers and selling a variety of other mens grooming products (some of which, like their soaps, are made in the UK). You can buy their products in their shop in London, or at Selfridges, London, or through their website or elsewhere online. The premises of Taylor of Old Bond Street are actually in Jermyn Street, not Old Bond Street by the way. I use the Eton College variety of shaving cream and a Taylor badger shaving brush, both of which are fabulous – www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Hand Soap. Made in England.

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Hand Soap. Made in England.

Nanny’s Silly Soap Company products are (all?) made in England and include hard shaving soaps, soft shaving soaps, and pre-shave soaps (face wash), as well as various soap bars, bath bombs, body butters, lip balms, and scrubs, plus a Vulfix shaving brush – http://www.nannyssillysoap.com

Mitchell’s Wool Fat Soap shaving soap (and their other soap?) appears to be made in England (in Bradford?). Their website is simply awful and it’s hard to tell anything from there, but some pictures from the internet (see below and here) seem to suggest it is made in England (not sure about the ceramic pot). There’s a good video review here – http://www.mitchellswoolfatsoap.co.uk

Mitchell's wool fat soap - hand size

Mitchell’s wool fat soap – hand size

Mr Natty moustache wax, shampoo, lip salve, beard elixir, shave soap, after shave, candles, and soap, including a handy universal soap that can be used as soap, deodorant, shave soap and shampoo (and presumably clothes washing but not toothpaste it seems). All Mr Natty preparations are made in England and call comply with the maximum airline size of 100ml. The products I have tried have been great, although I have tried their soap. Please note that their wash bags are made in the USA – http://www.mrnatty.com

Mr Natty’s Shipwreck Soap. Made in England.

Mr Natty’s Shipwreck Soap. Made in England.

Arthouse Meath is a UK social enterprise creating artworks and products, with images on their products being created by adults living with severe epilepsy and learning difficulties. They have a shop in Godalming. Among their products are a few British made ones including chocolate bars, candles and soap. I have not tried any of their products but they look nice – http://www.arthousemeath.com

Dusk soap by Arthouse Meath. Made in England.

Dusk soap by Arthouse Meath. Made in England.

To find more British made cosmetics and beauty products, use the categories on the right. Have a look around the internet too and you may find more British made soaps and choose a British made soap at the supermarket by checking the packaging for where it is made.

For more Health and Beauty products, including liquid soaps and hand wash that is made in Great Britain, please click the hyperlink.  For shaving products that are made in Great Britain please click the hyperlink.

Soap made in the UK – UK Made Soap – British Soap – British Made Soap – English Soap – Soap Made in England – English Made Soap – Soaps Manufactured in Great Britain – British Manufactured Soaps.

Taylor of Old Bond Street

The shaving soaps pictured below are made in England. They currently (in 2013) cost £7.95 but a 150g tub lasts for ages. They seem to help prevent in-growing hairs and shaving rash. Taylor of Old Bond Street also sell at least one razor that is made in England, the “Jermyn Street Travel Two-Piece Mach3 Razor in Leather Box”, which uses the foreign made Gillette Mach 3 blades. They might have more razors that are made in England if you visit their shop? They also sell made in England shaving cream, made in England shaving brushes (one of which is pictured below), plastic shaving brush holders which are apparently made in the UK (although they do not say made in England on them, which worries me), and UK made moustache wax; as well as being a London barbers and selling a variety of other mens grooming products (some of which, like the soaps, are made in the UK). You can buy their products in their shop in London, or at Selfridges, London, or through their website or elsewhere online. The premises of Taylor of Old Bond Street are actually in Jermyn Street, not Old Bond Street by the way. I use the Eton College variety of shaving cream and a Taylor badger shaving brush, both of which are fabulous.

Taylor of Old Bond Street also make a moustache wax in a 30ml tin and another in a 15ml tube, both of which are made in England.

Mr. Taylor’s Moustache Wax is also available from The Gentleman’s Shop in Hungerford, Berkshire. Their website is at www.gentlemans-shop.com (Enter “wax” in the Search-by-Keyword field). The Gentleman’s Shop stock a wide range of shaving and grooming products.

Taylor of Bond Street also sell a very easily manoeuvrable and comfortable to use ivory coloured moustache comb (I040) in their shop which, whilst it is actually made in Europe, is at least apparently finished in the UK.

Without doubt, Taylor of Old Bond Street is one of the best shops in London.

www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk

http://www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk/

Taylor’s shaving cream. Made in England.

Taylor’s shaving brush. Made in England.

Razors and Other Shaving Related Products Made in the UK

British made shaving products…

Now that Gillette and Wilkinson Sword make their razors abroad a good alternative is a King of Shaves razor. Their Azor razor (pictured below) is very lightweight (great for travel). It takes a bit of getting used to if you usually use say a Mach 3 and you need to press a bit harder but it gives a good shave and is almost impossible to cut yourself with. The razor and the blades tend to be ever so slightly cheaper than Gillette too. King of Shaves razors are designed, assembled and packed in the UK (I think the blades are Japanese), so this is a bit of a compromise. I don’t think there are any totally UK made razors anymore. That said King of Shaves tell me that their handles are designed & manufactured in UK too, in Chesham, Bucks and the last razor I bought from King of Shaves says made in the UK on the packaging. Good to know. These are very good razors.

http://www.shave.com/

King of Shaves Azor razor. Made in the UK.

King of Shaves Azor razor. Made in the UK.

King of Shaves Alphaoil Shaving Oil. Made in the United Kingdom.

King of Shaves Alphaoil Shaving Oil. Made in the United Kingdom.

King of Shaves L'Aazor razor for women. Shaver handle made in the UK.

King of Shaves L’Aazor razor for women. Shaver handle made in the UK.

King of Shaves Shave Oil and King of Shaves Shave Gels - made in the UK.

King of Shaves Shave Oil and King of Shaves Shave Gels – made in the UK. Photographed by author in Tesco Flitwick 12/2/16.

Wilkinson Sword were a British company (currently American owned by Energizer Holdings), but they no longer make swords and their razors are now made abroad. Wilkinson Sword has manufactured its products in three UK locations over the years: in London, (Chelsea and Acton), Cramlington in Northumberland and Bridgend in Wales, where it made gardening tools. In 2000, the company closed its razor plant in the UK and moved production in Germany. In August 2005, Wilkinson Sword, who had been established for over two hundred years, ceased trading as sword makers. Pooley Sword, formed in November 2005, purchased from Wilkinsons their drawings, spares and much of their tooling and as far as I can tell still manufactures swords in the UK. Gardening equipment is still made under the Wilkinson Sword name by E.P. Barrus under a licensing arrangement, but is now manufactured abroad.

http://pooleysword.com

Gillette is an American company. They used to have manufacturing facilities in the UK but no longer do and no Gillette products are now made in the UK.

There are also Bolin Webb Razors, which are made in the UK and take Gillette mach 3 blades (which are now made abroad) – http://www.bolinwebb.com.  These are also available from Kiniki and Meccanica.

Taylor of Old Bond Street also sell at least one razor that is made in England, the “Jermyn Street Travel Two-Piece Mach3 Razor in Leather Box”, which again uses the foreign made Gillette Mach 3 blades. They might have more razors that are made in England if you visit their shop? They also sell made in England shaving cream, made in England shaving brushes, plastic shaving brush holders which are apparently made in the UK (although they do not say made in England on them, which worries me), and UK made moustache wax; as well as being a London barbers and selling a variety of other mens grooming products (some of which, like their soaps, are made in the UK). You can buy their products in their shop in London, or at Selfridges, London, or through their website or elsewhere online. The premises of Taylor of Old Bond Street are actually in Jermyn Street, not Old Bond Street by the way. I use the Eton College variety of shaving cream and a Taylor badger shaving brush, both of which are fabulous.

www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk

Taylor's shaving brush

Taylor’s shaving brush. Made in England. Photograph by author.

Taylor shaving cream

Taylor shaving cream. Made in England.

For razor strops I have found this company on the internet, “Miller” strops, whose razor strops are hand-made in England – http://www.strop-shop.co.uk. A razor strop is a flexible strip of leather or canvas used to straighten and polish the blade of a straight razor, a knife, or a woodworking tool like a chisel.

All Murdock London own brand shaving accessories (I’m not sure how they define accessories) are made in England – they sell straight edge (or cut throat or single blade) razors, double edge safety razors, modern blade razors (again taking foreign made Gillette Mach 3 blades), shaving bowls, shaving creams, shaving oils, pre and post shave balms, hair gels, skincare products (such as face wash, moisturiser, hand cream, etc.), colognes, candles, moustache wax, beard shampoo, beard conditioner, beard moisturiser, wash bags, socks, and so on, as well as being a London barbers. Simply fab barbers shops.

http://www.murdocklondon.com

Murdock Ernest Double-Edge Razor. Made in England

Murdock Ernest Double-Edge Razor. Made in England

The Murdock website also has some great tips (promoting their own products but so what, these are useful tips) on things like the perfect wet shave, 5 rules for growing a beard, why it’s good to use a shaving brush, applying hair wax and keeping a quiff in place.

Edwin Jagger have a manufacturing facility in Sheffield, England and sell double edge razors, razors that take the mach 3 and fusion blades, shaving brushes and shaving accessories, some or possibly all of which are made in England – http://www.edwinjagger.co.uk

Rooney (“R. A. Rooney & Sons Ltd.” or “City of London Brushworks”) is or was a British brush manufacturing company, making or assembling shaving brushes in London, but I am not sure if they are still going.

I saw some Coates shaving cream online (they used to make shaving brushes too), but I think they have gone bankrupt now.

Culmak make bristle (badger and non-badger) shaving brushes, non-animal bristle shaving brushes and shaving soap. They still manufacture all their products in the UK. Their products can be found mainly at small pharmacies or can be purchased direct from their factory via their website – http://www.culmak.co.uk

Culmak Vega Nylon Bristle Shaving Brushes. Made in England.

Culmak Vega Nylon Bristle Shaving Brushes. Made in England.

D R Harris, the London Chemists, sell shaving creams that are made in England.  They state on their website that “the majority of our products are still produced by traditional methods, being hand-made and packed in our own premises in London.” They also sell a great range of colognes, moisturisers, etc. and skincare items for men and women and many of their own brand products are made in England – http://www.drharris.co.uk

Nanny’s Silly Soap Company products are (all?) made in England and include hard shaving soaps, soft shaving soaps, and pre-shave soaps (face wash), as well as various soap bars, bath bombs, body butters, lip balms, and scrubs, plus a Vulfix shaving brush – http://www.nannyssillysoap.com

Avaj men’s underwear is made in the UK. Avaj say “The entire clothing and grooming product ranges are 100% designed and manufactured within the UK, and in fact this is true of 99% of the avaj product range.” Underwear – Briefs, vests, lounge pants, hooded robes, dressing gowns. Male Grooming & Skincare by avaj – exfoliating scrubs, moisturisers, beard shampoos and conditioners, etc. Accessories – Washbags, weekend bags, top hats, bow ties, pocket squares. Homeware – Tea light holders, candles, a bath-salt bowl and scoop, a cake stand, a fruit box, trays and a champagne store – http://www.avaj.co.uk

Rockface range of men’s grooming products are made in the UK – moisturiser, face wash, shave gel, shave butter, body spray, face and body scrub, post-shave balm, deodorant, shower wash – http://www.rockface4men.co.uk

Rockface Face and Body Scrub. Made in the UK.

Rockface Face and Body Scrub. Made in the UK.

Waitrose Pure range of products are produced in the UK – cleansing wash, hand cream, eye make-up remover, facial wipes, face polish, face cream, beauty balm, shampoo – http://www.waitrose.com

Waitrose Pure cleansing wash. Produced in the UK

Waitrose Pure cleansing wash. Produced in the UK.

Tesco Everyday Value Shaving Foam and Tesco Sensitive Shave Gel are both made in the UK. Tesco clearly state country of origin both on the packaging and on their website, unlike say Waitrose – http://www.tesco.com

Tesco Everyday Value Shaving Foam and Tesco Sensitive Shave Gel are both made in the UK. Photographed by author in Tesco Flitwick 12/2/16

Tesco Everyday Value Shaving Foam and Tesco Sensitive Shave Gel are both made in the UK. Photographed by author in Tesco Flitwick 12/2/16.

The Bulldog range of men’s grooming products is made in the UK.  Shaving gel, shaving cream, face wash, moisturiser, deodorant, etc.

http://meetthebulldog.com

Bulldog

For face wash, face scrub, moisturiser, and such you might also try Rhino Skin Armour whose products are all manufactured in the UK.  Also, all Lush products sold in the UK are all made in the UK. All Neal’s Yard products are made in the UK. A few Body Shop products are made in the UK (check the packaging). Have a look under my men’s grooming category.

The Dandy Gent shaving and hair grooming products are made in Derbyshire, England according to an advertisement I saw in a magazine. As it does not say this on their website, you will want to check this before buying – http://www.thedandygent.co.uk

Jack Dean (a range by Denman; the hairbrush makers) for men has some products made in the UK, but not all (you will want to check which before buying). The majority of Denman products are UK made apparently, but not all. Some of the Jack Dean range is UK made, looking at the labelling, such as the body scrub bar pictured below which clearly says made in UK on it. The range features classic hair lotions and tonics including Eau de Quinine, Eau de Portugal and American Bay Rum and body wash, body scrub bars, hair and scalp tonic, shampoo, pomade, styling paste, after shave balm, a club brush and a military brush (which can be used to brush hair or beards; disappointingly this JDMB55 Jack Dean military brush is foreign made and I assume the JDCB Jack Dean Club Brush is foreign made too. For a military brush, you may do better with something like the Kent MC4 – a small boys / travel / beard bristle brush which is made in England). Jack Dean products are available on their website – http://www.denmanbrush.com/acatalog/Jack-Dean-Grooming.html

Jack Dean American Bay Rum Body Scrub Bar. Made in UK.

Jack Dean American Bay Rum Body Scrub Bar. Made in UK.

Kent MC4 Oval Military Bristle Brush. Made in England.

Kent MC4 Oval Military Bristle Brush. Made in England.

For more hairbrushes made in the UK, please click the hyperlink.

Did you Know?  Nylon was developed by Du Pont and named after New York and London (I saw this on a Jack Dean advert on the back of the January 2014 Chap Magazine; not sure if this is really the case but anyway it makes good sense!).

The Gentle-Man Range (eau de toilette, face wash, moisturiser, shave balm, shave cream, body wash) is formulated in Great Britain. The design and packaging is done in Great Britain. The products are made in Great Britain – http://www.gentle-man.co.uk

Honest Skincare on their instagram tagline say “Skincare & Apothecary products for both men & women, all handcrafted in Birmingham England, in small batches using the finest natural ingredients.” Candles, home scents, beard oil, body lotion, etc. Not all products are labelled made in England and I assume those that are not are foreign made, including some of their cosmetic products, wooden products and towel products – http://www.honestskincare.co.uk

Mitchell’s Wool Fat Soap shaving soap (and their other soap?) appears to be made in England (in Bradford?). Their website is simply awful and it’s hard to tell anything from there, but some pictures from the internet (see below) seem to suggest it is made in England (not sure about the ceramic pot). There’s a good video review here – http://www.mitchellswoolfatsoap.co.uk

Mitchells wool fat shave soap refill. You can see the words “made in England” on the pakaging.

Mitchells wool fat shave soap refill. You can see the words “made in England” on the pakaging.

The Sheffield Skin Company appear to make their products in Sheffield (not sure about the origin of their packaging or items such as shaving brushes, so you will want to check) and their range includes shaving soaps, aftershaves, and face packs for men – http://sheffieldskincare.co.uk

Floris sell razors (that take mach 3 blades) and shaving brushes that are made in England.  Their fragrances are also all made in England, as are possibly more of the products they sell – http://www.florislondon.com

Trumper (Geo F Trumper), the London barbers, sell made in England shaving brushes. It is not clear from their website which, if any, of their other products are UK made – https://www.trumpers.com

Some Kent Brushes products are still made in the UK but unless what you are wanting to buy says made in England on it then it is probably not British made.  Their razors are not made in the UK.  Their shaving brushes are made in the UK, using components supplied from the EEC. Please note that, despite somehow giving the impression otherwise, the Kent Moustache and Beard Comb is not made in the UK. For a military brush, the Kent MC4 is a good choice – a smallish boys / travel / beard bristle brush made in England – http://www.kentbrushes.com

New Forest Shaving Brushes are hand finished in England (the brushes themselves are made in China) – http://newforestbrushes.blogspot.co.uk

Cyril R. Salter sell a variety of shaving products (trade only) including their own brand shaving brushes, shaving cream, strops and so on.  Of their own brand products, their shaving cream, shaving brushes, shaving scuttles and bowls, and shaving soaps are made in the UK. Their straight razors are made in Solingen, Germany as well as their strops – http://www.cyrilrsalter.co.uk

Penhaligon’s sell a razor set that is assembled in Sheffield.  Their perfumes are made in England.  It is not clear from their website what else that they sell that is made in the UK and possibly nothing – http://www.penhaligons.com

Truefitt and Hill in London is apparently the oldest barbershop in the world and they sell made in England double edge razors and modern blade razors (taking mach 3 blades). It is not clear from their website what else that they sell that is made in the UK and possibly nothing, but it rumoured on the internet that their shaving mugs are made in England and that their shaving brushes are made for them by Vulfix in the Isle of Man – http://www.truefittandhill.co.uk

According to the Chap Magazine of Dec/Jan 2014, Creightons in Peterborough are possibly the people who actually manufacture the shaving creams for the Three T’s – Geo F. Trumper, Truefitt and Hill, and Taylor of Old Bond Street.

Creightons in Peterborough (Creightons plc) are manufacturers of fine English toiletries. They manufacture a wide range of personal care and beauty products for other brands in their own factory (as well as working with other manufacturers) and have their own range of brands. As far as I can gather, most of their products are made in England, but as always you will want to check if products are not labelled as such. Creighton’s also own Potter and Moore (formerly Jean Sorelle) having taken over that firm in 1998. Creightons have a factory outlet store located in Peterborough and products from that store are available online at their Beauty@Creightons website. Creightons / Potter and Moore make shaving products, hair products, fake tan, toiletries, foot care products, anti-bacterial hand wash, and so on; under a variety of brand names.

http://www.creightons.com

http://www.beautyatcreightons.co.uk

http://potterandmoore.com

Creightons Vanilla & Macadamia Cocoon Hand Cream. Made in England.

Creightons Vanilla & Macadamia Cocoon Hand Cream. Made in England.

Creightons Spiced Vanilla Body Butter. Made in England.

Creightons Spiced Vanilla Body Butter. Made in England.

St James of London mens grooming products (by Creightons, see above) are made in the UK. Individual product country of origin is not given, so you will want to check. Aimed at the American market, prices on their website are in US dollars. Products are available in Sterling at Beauty@Creightons – http://www.stjamesoflondon.com

There are a number of grooming tips at the St James of London site mentioned above, such as “Irritated, bumpy skin can be avoided by using a high-quality double-edge razor”.

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A gentleman shaving his head.

Travel tip – Fixed-cartridge razor blades (disposable razors) are allowed in hand luggage on aircraft; double edge razor blades are not (they would have to go in the hold in checked baggage).

Abbeyhorn do a range of shaving brushes, beard brushes and moustache combs, all made in Lancashire, England I understand – http://www.abbeyhorn.co.uk

Trestle Shop (Tender) sell a made in England cow horn comb, which comes in a made in England from Japanese denim case – http://www.trestleshop.com/natural-cow-horn-comb-in-a-denim-slip/

Captain Fawcett’s extra strength moustache wax, shaving brush, razor handle (takes mach 3 blades), and shaving soap (note the bowl is made in India) are made in England.  Their website does not specify country of origin for their other items so I assume these are foreign made – http://www.captainfawcett.com

Simpsons (Alexander Simpson) Shaving Brushes are based on the Isle of Man. They are owned by Progress Shaving Brush (Vulfix) Limited and made in London. Progress (Vulfix) Limited themselves  manufacture shaving brushes, razors and shaving accessories sold under the Vulfix brand or branded for other companies, some or possibly all of which are made in England.

http://www.simpsonshavingbrushes.com

http://www.vulfixoldoriginal.com

http://www.progress-vulfix.com – trade only.

VULFIX 404 'The Grosvenor' BADGER/ BOAR SHAVING BRUSH. Made in England.

VULFIX 404 ‘The Grosvenor’ BADGER/ BOAR SHAVING BRUSH. Made in England.

The Vulfix Pure Bristle Shaving Brush #406, also known as 'The Burlington'. Made in England.

The Vulfix Pure Bristle Shaving Brush #406, also known as ‘The Burlington’. 100% pure boar bristles. Made in England. Photograph by author.

Simpsons Polo 8 Super badger shaving brush. Made in England.

Simpsons Polo 8 Super badger shaving brush. Made in England.

The online tobacconists Bonds of London sell Vulfix shaving brushes branded with their own name (internet only – the Bonds of Oxford Street shop is long gone) – http://www.bondsoflondon.com

Thomas Clipper shaving soap is made in England, as are their shave bowls and brushes. Their razor handles are made in England, although the razor heads are made in India. Their flannel is made in Turkey although it is finished in England. Their oil is made in England. Their other products such as razor blades are all foreign made – http://www.thomasclipper.com

Ernest Wright and Son Limited Moustache / Nose Trimming Scissors are made in England – http://www.ernestwright.co.uk

Ernest Wright and Son Limited. Moustache / Nose Trimming Scissors with rounded safety ends, for trimming moustache, nose, ears, beard or other facial and body hair. Made in England. Four inches in length TOTAL. Hard-wearing carbon steel blades for long-life precision edge retention. Should be stored dry.

Ernest Wright and Son Limited.
Moustache / Nose Trimming Scissors with rounded safety ends, for trimming moustache, nose, ears, beard or other facial and body hair. Made in England.

For moustached adorned chaps you might like to try the following for British made Moustache Wax:

MR NATTY’S MOUSTACHE TWIZZLE WAX – “Empires are built with this” – “This clear moustache wax is slightly harder than normal moustache wax, so it’s great in warmer and cold climates – like trips abroad – and it lasts rather a long time. Work your finger around in the tin to create warmth, then rub together thumb and forefinger then apply to your fine moustache” – They also make shampoo, lip salve, beard elixir, shave soap, after shave, candles, and a handy universal soap that can be used as soap, deodorant, shave soap and shampoo (but not toothpaste). All Mr Natty preparations are made in England and call comply with the maximum airline size of 100ml. Please note that their wash bags are made in the USA.

http://www.mrnatty.net

MR NATTY'S MOUSTACHE TWIZZLE WAX 10 ml. Made in England.

MR NATTY’S MOUSTACHE TWIZZLE WAX 10 ml. Made in England.

MR NATTY FRANK'S BEARD ELIXIR. Made in England.

MR NATTY FRANK’S BEARD ELIXIR. Made in England.

Beardbase Beard Oil is made in Britain. As they point out on their website “by using beard oil, you can soften your beard hair and skin underneath, banish beard dandruff and solve the problems of itchy, wiry beard hair”. I assume their other products are foreign made  – http://beardbase.co.uk

Scoundrel’s moustache wax and beard oil is all labelled as being “made in Nottingham” – http://www.scoundrelswax.com

Hughes Tash Wax, one of my twitter followers, is a new company launched in October 2015 that intends to sell wax for style and general care for your Mo and Beard. No website yet but you can find them on twitter. On their twitter they say “Made in the U.K.” – https://twitter.com/HughesTashWax

Foad Wax is made in London, England. Medium-firm or soft-medium – http://foadwax.com

Captain Fawcett’s extra strength moustache wax, shaving brush, razor handle (takes mach 3 blades), and shaving soap (note the bowl is made in India) are made in England.  Their website does not specify country of origin for their other items so I assume these are foreign made.

http://www.captainfawcett.com

Taylor of Old Bond Street make a moustache wax in a 30ml tin and another in a 15ml tube, both of which are made in England.  The premises of Taylor of Old Bond Street are actually in Jermyn Street, not Old Bond Street by the way. Their web site is at www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk   (Enter “wax” in the quicksearch field).

Mr. Taylor’s Moustache Wax is also available from The Gentleman’s Shop in Hungerford, Berkshire. Their website is at www.gentlemans-shop.com (Enter “wax” in the Search-by-Keyword field). The Gentleman’s Shop stock a wide range of shaving and grooming products.

Tony’s Barber Shop Wonderful Moustache Wax is made in England.  A quote from the Handlebar Club website about this products – “Tony has been making it for about ten years and does it all himself locally in Devon. His grandfather and father were both barbers and the recipe has been passed down.” His shop’s web site is www.tonysbarbershop.co.uk. Click on the “Moustache Wax” link at the left.

Roo’s hair pomade by Scott Fraser is made in England – http://scottfrasercollection.com/product-category/grooming/

Keep an eye out to see what Beaufort London have to offer when they launch – gentlemen’s grooming products and accessories made in Great Britain – http://www.beaufortlondon.com

Bounder Extra Firm moustache wax is made in England –  http://waxindustries.com

Fat Jacks Tash Wax is made in the UK – http://www.fatjackstashwax.com

Penhaligon’s Movember moustache wax is possibly made in the UK (on the basis that all their scents are made in England), but I am not sure, so please check before buying.

http://www.penhaligons.com

Mr King’s Marvellous Moustache Wax is made in the UK. Their website has a video on how to wax your moustache. Their other products are foreign made I assume.

http://mrkingswax.bigcartel.com

MR KING'S MARVELLOUS MOUSTACHE WAX. Made in the UK.

MR KING’S MARVELLOUS MOUSTACHE WAX. Made in the UK.

Murdock’s Marvellous Moustache Wax, in 15ml Natural or Quince Oakmoss scents, like all the Murdock own brand grooming range, is made in England.

Murdock do a traditional shaving and beard and moustache trimming / shaping service too. Have a look at this short article on the Tweed Pig – Murdock London – Demon Barbers of London

http://www.murdocklondon.com

Murdock's Marvellous Moustache Wax. Made in England.

Murdock’s Marvellous Moustache Wax. Made in England.

Should I use moustache wax? – a link to Q&A at The Handlebar Club. There are also pages with various moustache wax suppliers and useful FAQs about handlebar moustaches. Founded in 1947, the Handlebar Club’s qualification for membership is “a hirsute appendage of the upper lip, with graspable extremities” and no beards.

You may also enjoy the Hirsute for Happiness website, which is written by a man with a handlebar moustache and beard and is for those with an interest in moustache, beards, and associated grooming products. Plus you may enjoy Norton of Morton, a website brought to you by protagonist G.M. Norton (an aspiring English gentleman on limited means); it follows his quest to lead a gentlemanly existence where he celebrates chivalry, good manners and decency and it includes a moustache growing guide.

Moustache wax will keep your Mo in fine fettle. Moustache is sometimes spelt as “mustache”, particularly in the USA. The pronunciation of moustache is a little bit different in the USA too. Talking of the USA, the Art of Manliness (a US based website) has an article on How to Grow a Handlebar Moustache and a video about How to Trim a Moustache.

This old archive article also explains how to grow a handlebar moustache – Mustache Summer ’99.

This article in the Daily Mail has some great pictures of Handlebar Club members. Below is a video about the Handlebar Moustache Club (the Handlebar Club).

There are articles on moustachesbeards and goatees on wikipedia.

A link to the men’s health charity Movember – http://uk.movember.com

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Which is the correct spelling:  Moustache or Mustache? An Englishman spells it moustache, whilst an American spells it mustache. Moustache is also the preferred spelling in all the main varieties of English outside the U.S.

The Pencil moustache. Often associated with spivs, this caddish moustache is closely cropped and thin enough to have been traced by a pencil, hence the name. Here it is illustrated by Sir David Niven (in The Pink Panther, 1963).

The Pencil moustache. Often associated with spivs, this caddish moustache is closely cropped and thin enough to have been traced by a pencil, hence the name. Here it is illustrated by Sir David Niven (in The Pink Panther, 1963).

You might like to note that, despite somehow giving the impression otherwise, the Kent Moustache and Beard Comb is not made in the UK. Many websites claim the Kent moustache comb they are selling is British made.  Kent have categorically told me it is not British made.

Abbeyhorn make various moustache combs and beard brushes, as well as shaving brushes; all made in Lancashire, England I understand.

The Murdock Moustache Comb is made for them by Abbeyhorn and is made in England.

Murdock Moustache Comb. Made for Murdock by Abbeyhorn. Made in England.

Murdock Moustache Comb. Made for Murdock by Abbeyhorn. Made in England.

Scotweb sell an oxhorn moustache comb, possibly also made for them by Abbeyhorn – http://www.scotweb.co.uk/products/oxhorn-moustache-comb-with-handle/

Harrow and Penny sell a made in the UK moustache comb, again possibly made by Abbeyhorn – http://www.harropandpenny.co.uk/collections/all/products/moustache-horn-comb

Taylor of Bond Street sell a very easily manoeuvrable and comfortable to use ivory coloured moustache comb (I040) in their shop which, whilst it is actually made in Europe, is at least apparently finished in the UK.

Taylor of Old Bond Street I040 moustache comb. Made in Europe; finished in England. Photo by author.

Taylor of Old Bond Street I040 moustache comb. Made in Europe; finished in England. Photograph by author.

What constitutes a proper moustache? This article on American site Handlebar Moustache Life entitled “The Moustache Zone – Stray Not!” explains. More detail in the link, but see the picture below. “…what area constitutes legit moustache growth. For a handlebar moustache it will include only hair growing within the upper lip area. This extends out to the sides and usually stops at the smile crease that arch up and in toward your nose. The lower limit is generally at the corners of the mouth. ”

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First Olympian Beard Oils: refined blends of rare oils, herbs and plant extracts for the discerning beard wearer are made in Britain. http://www.beard-oil.co.uk or http://www.firstolympian.com

Murdock sell made in England beard shampoo, beard conditioner, beard moisturiser, etc.

Bedfordshire Beard Co shave and beard oils are blended in Bedforeshire, England – http://www.bedfordshirebeardco.com

The Tweed Pig has a Gallery of Great British Beards.

Excuse Me Miss

Total beard porn

Two gentlemen with beards. From the Tweed Pig article "Murdock London - Demon Barbers of London"

Two gentlemen with beards. From the Tweed Pig article “Murdock London – Demon Barbers of London”

An American gentleman with a big moustache and goatee. From the "Handlebar Moustache Survey by James of Georgia" on Handlebar Moustache Life

An American gentleman with a big moustache and goatee. From the “Handlebar Moustache Survey by James of Georgia” on Handlebar Moustache Life.

Daniel Craig Movember 2011

Daniel Craig Movember 2011

Daniel Craig Movember 2013

Daniel Craig clean shaven and Movember 2013

Tom Selleck in Magnum P.I. publicity photo, 1980. A classic American moustache.

Tom Selleck in Magnum P.I. publicity photo, 1980. A classic moustache.

Brad Pitt with his goatee (March 2009)

American Brad Pitt with his goatee (March 2009)

Ben Kingsley at event for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, 2010

Ben Kingsley at event for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, 2010, with a very agreeable goatee.

John Hurt (as Dr Who) and Billie Piper (as Bad Wolf) in Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor, November 2013. John Hurt is sporting a handsome goatee.

John Hurt (as Dr Who) and Billie Piper (as Bad Wolf) in Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor, November 2013. John Hurt is sporting a handsome goatee.

The chaps of the Handlebar Club gathering in Bath for their annual general meeting 2013

The chaps of the Handlebar Club gathering in Bath for their annual general meeting 2013

A gentleman from the Handlebar Club at a gathering in Bath in 2013.

A gentleman from the Handlebar Club at a gathering in Bath in 2013.

Prince Michael of Kent with his simply fabulous beard.

Prince Michael of Kent with his simply fabulous beard.

James Robertson-Justice with his fabulous beard

James Robertson-Justice with his fabulous beard.

Gentleman with beard (from Cravat Club website)

Gentleman with beard (from Cravat Club website).

Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed with beard.

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton with a ‘frozen’ beard.

A shaven headed gentleman with a beard and glasses

A shaven headed gentleman with a beard and glasses, from Murdock London.

A moustachioed train at Reading station 21.12.13

A moustachioed train at Reading station 21.12.13. Photograph by author.

Out of interest the badger hair is used in shaving brushes is mostly imported from China and British badger hair is never used.

My Moustache Cup sell a range of British made traditional earthenware cups designed to make it easier for a moustachioed gentlemen to enjoy drinking tea – http://mymoustachecup.com

A shaving forums for those of you who might be interested:

http://badgerandblade.com

I have tried various shaving products, but I generally use my vintage Gillette made in England Double Edged Safety Razor that I picked up on e-bay for £8.45 (including postage and packing) or my new made in England Murdock Ernest DE razor or a King of Shaves Azor (which I find better for shaving my head), together with a Taylor’s shaving brush, Taylor’s Eton College shaving cream (in a tub usually) and Lush facial moisturiser (sometimes Seaweed moisturisers from the Body Shop; which are made in England; or E45 cream). Sometimes I use a Philips electric razor and beard trimmer, but these are made in China. I checked with Philips who have confirmed that all Philips products are now made in the Far East. I use my old Philips made in England electric razors sometimes and these are still going strong despite their age. For DE blades I use either Wilkinson Sword (which are made in Germany) or Feather (which are made in Japan). Incidentally Derby DE blades are made in Turkey and Merkurs in Germany. Shark DE razor blades are made in Egypt. This article on the Murdock website discusses blades. I use Mr Natty’s Twizzle moustache wax on my tash sometimes and Mr Natty’s Beard Elixer in my goatee.

Vintage Gillette Safety Razor~made in England.

Vintage Gillette Safety Razor~made in England. Photograph by author.

A vintage made in Gt Britain Phillips battery shaver.

A vintage made in Gt Britain Philips battery shaver.

Does anyone know of any other current British made cut throat razors, double edge safety razors or modern blade razors?  Or any British made electric razors?  Or British made razor blades?  Or other British made shaving soap and shaving accessories?

King of Shaves Azor razor. Made in the UK.