Tuesday, July 12, 2016

DIY White Fluffy Shaving Cream

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I'm on an essential oils kick! Making your own beauty and grooming products has a myriad of benefits. You: 1) know exactly what goes into them; 2) use the best ingredients cheaply; 3) can customize the products to the likes and special needs of the recipient; 4) develop a sense of self sufficiency; 5) learn how easy it is to make your own; and 6) can avoid putting harmful chemicals on your face and body.

Many men shave every morning, so here is a grooming product just for them. But hey, a woman can borrow it to shave her legs if she makes it for him! Look how simple it is to make a rich, fluffy, shaving cream:

White Fluffy Shaving Cream

Ingredients:

2/3 cup Shea butter
2/3 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons olive oil (or any carrier oil: grapeseed, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil. All are terrific. Olive oil is cheaper.)
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These top ingredients are all you really need, but the following ingredients improve the cream.
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1 tablespoon baking soda (Refines the texture.)
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E (It preserves the shaving cream.)
20 drops of a favorite smelling essential oil, or a combination of essential oils. (For scent and skin conditioning benefits.) Examples: Clary sage and citronella; lavender and peppermint; eucalyptus and geranium.

Directions:

1) Spoon the Shea butter and coconut oil into a mixing bowl and microwave for 20 seconds at a time until they melt. In the summer, you probably won't have to heat the coconut oil. If already melted, just pour it in after nuking the Shea butter. (I don't heat an ingredient unless it needs melting to preserve the nutrients.)

2) Add all the other ingredients to the bowl and whisk.

3) Whisk, whisk, whisk by hand, or beat with an electric mixer.

4) With whisking, the air and emollients will come together to form a white, fluffy shaving cream. After you get a creamy consistency, scoop the shaving cream into a clean, pretty jar with a tight lid.

Great for sensitive skin, and makes a lovely gift!

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3 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tip, Debra. I can't wait to try it out. I would definitely add a few drops of lavender -- my favorite essential oil -- and Olive oil has been part of my beauty routine for years.

    Cheers, M-T
    P.S.: I've added you to my Blog Roll favorites on my Blog.

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    1. Marie-Thérèse, I'm glad you something I posted useful. :) And, I love you blog too! You have wonderful tastes in all things that make life enjoyable.

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