Our Soap Bases

All of Murphy and McNeil's soap bases are specifically formulated to provide amazing slickness and remarkable post-shave feel.  

  • Tallow 
    • Our main base and currently used on most of our shave soaps.  It provides a high-gloss, low structure lather with incredible protection, slickness, and post-shave feel.
    • Tallow Beef, Stearic Acid, Water, Coconut Milk, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Shea Butter, Kokum Butter, Castor Oil, Lanolin, Vegetable Glycerine, Kaolin Clay, Tussah Silk
  • Eisteacht 
    • Our eisteacht base uses tallow, duck fat, and some other additives that make this an ultra-premium soap currently reserved to limited editions and soaps with the Eisteacht label.
    • Stearic Acid, Water, Beef Tallow, Duck Fat, Potassium Hydroxide, Kokum Butter, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Coconut Milk, Kaolin Clay, Lanolin, Tocopheral, Fragrance, Tussah Silk
  • Slainte (Seasonal / Limited)
    • Slainte is a unique premium soap base saved for special occasions.  
    • Stout Beer, Stearic Acid, Goat Milk, Mutton Tallow, Duck Fat, Beef Tallow, Potassium Hydroxide, Castor Oil, Kokum Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Shea Butter, Lanolin, Sodium Hydroxide, Kaolin Clay, Tocopheral Acetate, Fragrance, Tussah Silk

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Our Scent Profiles

  • Bad Mor
    • Scent Strength: Strong
    • Top: Allspice, Clove, Orange
    • Heart: Nutmeg, Pine
    • Base: Patchouli, Vanilla
    • Our take on a traditional Bay Rum
  • Cat Sidhe
    • Scent Strength: Light to Medium
    • Top: Bergamot, Mandarin
    • Heart: Neroli, Orange
    • Base: Amber
    • Note: This scent is an homage to the fragrance "Neroli Portofino" (no affiliation).
  • Claddagh
    • Scent Strength: Medium
    • Top: Bergamot, Mandarin
    • Heart: Green Tea, Blackcurrant
    • Base: Musk, Sandalwood
    • Note: This scent is an homage to the fragrance "Silver Mountain Water" (no affiliation).
  • Crann Bethadh
    • Scent Strength: Light to Medium
    • Top: Lemon, Verbena
    • Heart: Violet, Iris
    • Base: Sandalwood, Amber
    • Note: This fragrance is an homage to "Green Irish Tweed" (no affiliation).
  • Green Man Fougere
    • Scent Strength: Light to Medium
    • Top: Anise, Citrus
    • Heart: Lavender, Jasmine, 
    • Base: Oakmoss, Rosewood, Vanilla
  • Kells
    • Scent Strength: Light to Medium
    • Top: Bergamot, Ambroxan
    • Heart: Geranium, Lavender
    • Base: Vetiver, Patchouli
    • Note: This fragrance is an homage to "Sauvage" (no affiliation).
  • Mandate of Heaven
    • Scent Strength: Light
    • Top: Mandarin, Basil, Ginger
    • Heart: Nutmeg, Lotus, Incense
    • Base: Violet, Musk, Ambergis
  • Ouroboros
    • Scent Strength: Strong
    • Top: Orange, Grapefruit
    • Heart: Rose, Jasmine
    • Base: Patchouli, Amber, Incense, Vanilla
    • Note: A spicy exotic accord, this is one of our strongest fragrances.
  • Trinity
    • Scent Strength: Medium
    • Top: Bergamot, Apple, Pineapple
    • Heart: Rose, Birch, Jasmine
    • Base: Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla, Amber
    • Note: Some may recognize this scent as an homage to "Aventus" (no affiliation).
  • Triskele
    • Barbershop
  • St James (Seasonal / Limited)
    • Scent Strength: Medium to Strong
    • Top: Oatmeal, Orange, 
    • Heart: Almond, Butterscotch
    • Base: Vanilla
    • Slainte: St. James is a gourmand fragrance that smells very much like it could be eaten.  We don't recommend it.