It is summer and you know what that means. Shorts, skirts, bathing suits, legs, …hairy legs perhaps?
I wanted to share a post with you about shaving creams. No, not the store bought stuff but the homemade kind. A few years ago I decided to simplify my life and buy products with double uses and reduce the packaging at the same time. Shaving cream was a no-brainer for me to give up. But first let me tell you the list of things I tried first before giving up on them completely. Bar soap, ..yes plain ‘ole soap. That stuff dried my legs up and they looked like prunes and they itched even after I put lotion on them. I couldn’t understand why – it was the same soap I use to bathe with. I suppose it was the combination of the shaving and soap that stripped my skin of all oils.
How to make Shaving Cream
Then I tried hair conditioner, ..cheap, expensive, organic, all natural, etc…you get the drift. First it got expensive because my husband was using it to shave his face. Then I started breaking out in bumps on my legs and he was getting some sort of rash around his neck which…again… I blame on the combination of conditioner and shaving.
Then I tried homemade shaving cream..most consisted of organic coconut oil – which at first really made an impression on me because I use the stuff already as a moisturizer …until it started clogging up my razor and leaving a mess in the sink and shower…it stuck to everything and it was slippery…just a mess.
So I needed something that was just as convenient as commercial shaving cream with less mess, still be inexpensive, chemical free, moisturizing and made with things I already purchase.
Let me tell you….I will NEVER go back to the commercial stuff again. I love this shaving cream so much and so does my husband. I make two batches – one for him and one for me because I’m not sharing my bottle…no way. 🙂
Homemade Shaving Cream
Feel free to adjust.
1/2 cup of Almond Oil or (Fractioned/liquid Coconut Oil, grape seed oil or a combination equal to 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup honey (does not have to be raw) or Aloe Gel
10 – 15 drops of your favorite essential oils (optional)
1/2 teaspoon grape seed extract
- Thoroughly mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl until combined.
- Pour into a pump bottle
- Give a little shake before use.
I have made this shaving cream with every scent of Dr Bronners Castile Soap and I have to say I like the lavender the best. My husband likes the unscented and Peppermint.
Keep in your bathroom. All ingredients have a long shelf life and I’ve never had a problem.