Best Shave Oil for Easy Shaves

Best Shave Oil for Easy Shaves

Shaving products like shaving creams and shaving brushes, tend to take up a lot of space in a bathroom—and they are not easy to travel with. Shave oils are a great alternative because they replace the need to use shaving creams and soaps. This means you also won’t need the space for a shaving brush—which usually needs to be hung up on a stand, which takes away additional space.

Shave oils work in a simple way: They moisturize your skin and soften the hair of your beard. The best shave oils will be able to turn even the shaggiest beard into something that is easy to shave off.

All you have to do is put a few drops of the shave oil onto your palms and then apply it to your beard before you shave. The only disadvantage is that shave oils are invisible, unlike shaving creams and soaps, so you might find it difficult to know where you have already shaved and where not! The advantages of shave oil make up for this though. Here are the three of the best shave oils currently on the market.

The Blades Grim Smolder Pre-Shave Oil

The shaving products from The Blades Grim are known and popular for their interesting and appealing scents. This pre-shave oil is no exception, and the scent can be described as a manly kind of caramel—sweet, but not feminine, and not overpowering.

The bottle is on the small side but looks very nice with the typical grim reaper looking at you. You do not need to use a lot of oil to reap the benefits of this product but some people might find it a bit difficult to apply. The castor oil which is one of the ingredients make the oil thicker than other shaving oils.


  • Very appealing scent
  • Nicely designed bottle
  • Popular shaving product company
  • Leaves your skin feel smooth
  • Prevents itching and burning


  • Small bottle for the price
  • A bit on the sticky side; thicker than other oils


Men who like to turn their shaving regime into a pleasant experience by adding scented products to the mix will find that this shaving oil is a great buy.

It costs a bit more than other products, but if you are after a great-smelling product, then this is one of the best shaving oils you can currently find on the market.


Shave Secret Shaving Oil

This shaving oil will last you for a long time and is one of the most economical options on the market.

It does the job well and has a nice, subtle eucalyptus scent while shaving, but after the shave, the scent will soon be completely gone.

This product comes with clear instructions, but some people do not bother to read them, so it is possible that you will end up with a clogged razor. All you need to do is rinse regularly.

If you use the product properly, your skin will be nicely moisturized and your razor will glide over your skin without leaving any nicks.


  • Moisturizes dry skin
  • Inexpensive
  • A little goes a long way
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Compact bottle, ideal for traveling


  • Bottle design is not very appealing
  • Can clog razor if you do not rinse often


While the bottle does not look very nice, it very compact and ideal for people who travel a lot, or do not have much space in their bathroom. It is a very good buy considering the low price and the efficiency of the product.

If you do not need a nice, lasting smell and special pampering for your skin, then this shaving oil is a good choice.


Lather & Wood Pre-Shave Oil, Sandalwood, Premium Shaving Oil

If you would like a classic shaving oil scent, then Lather & Wood is a good choice. This shaving oil has a subtle sandalwood scent to it, but it does not linger for a long time after shaving.

The blend of seven natural oils makes sure that your skin is nicely moisturized—a very important factor when you want to achieve a nice, painless shave. If you have very sensitive skin, however, the oil might not be strong enough for you. It is rather thin but works well for men with less sensitive skin.


  • Nice sandalwood scent
  • Blend of seven natural oils
  • Makes even tough beards easy to shave
  • Comes with a handy pump instead of a dropper


  • Not for very sensitive skin
  • A little thin


This product is a good buy if you like a subtle scent of sandalwood, and only natural ingredients in your shaving oil.



We found that The Blades Grim Smolder Pre-Shave Oil had the best long-lasting effect which turned this product into our choice as the best shaving oil.

A few drops of this oil, and some water, will ensure a close shave, and the ingredients of this oil will make sure that you do not end up suffering from shaving burn.

The nice scent is a plus which might be appreciated by your partner, and will turn your shaving experience into a pleasant one (unless you hate nice scents!).

About the author


I use to watch my dad shave every morning before he went to work. When I was old enough to shave all I could think about was using an old school straight razor as my dad did. I want to share all I know on this blog about shaving and using razors. I love sharing and writing about this lost art.

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