Quick And Easy To Make Home Made Moisturizing Shave Cream
I have a love/hate relationship with Winter. I hate how COLD and DRYING it is….but I kinda like how I get to wear long sleeves, long pants and puffy coats that hide a “multitude of sins” read hairy forested legs and armpits. When the weather starts to warm up, I welcome the warmth with open arms, love those blue skies and sunny days, BUT, I always feel a little exposed those first few times showing off any part of my legs that have been in hibernation all winter! Talk about neglected! 🙂
So I decided it might be time to give my sorely neglected pins some loving kindness and while I have nothing against using good old soap or body wash to shave with…I must admit a nice moisturizing shave cream is nice!
I have used Dr. Bronner’s Magic Organic Fair Trade Lemongrass Lime Moisturizing Shaving Soap Gel (off and on) for years! I do love the smooth gel feeling of this shaving gel for women and the lovely tangy lemongrass and lime scent is super refreshing and I do feel as if I am giving my hairy legs a treat as they prepare to emerge into the wide world again.
Well, have I got a treat for you! I have figured out how to make my own version of Dr Bronner’s Shave Cream that both you AND your hubby can use. (Now, getting the hubster to use this stuff is going to be CHALLENGE! He has been using the same stuff for as long as I have known him! But it could happen!)
I really liked the idea of making my own chemical free moisturizing shave cream and decided to experiment with a recipe my friend had given to me with a few tweaks here and there…to suit my own taste.
The original recipe called for “hand cream” and I could think of no BETTER hand cream than my Simple Moisturizing Lotion. 🙂 So I used that…and then instead of baby oil…I used….wait for it…..COCONUT OIL! Because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE coconut oil and how it makes my skin feel. So needless to say, I LOVE this moisturizing shave cream!
First of all, between the coconut shampoo, coconut conditioner, coconut oil and my homemade lotion…it SMELLS DIVINE! And even after attacking my legs with a Merkur safety razor tonight, my legs feel so soft and sexily smooth and happy! Oh but the smell! I am loving that moisturizing shave cream .
So, if you have some “work” to do on your legs before they see the summer sun…give this easy shave cream a try!
And don’t be afraid to try different ingredients, etc! You can use different essential oils to try different scents. My next batch I will be using doTerra CedarWood essential oil…..I adore that heavy exotic richness, heavenly bliss to my nose:) This is one of those very “forgiving” concoctions. Just be sure and share! 🙂
Homemade Moisturizing Shave Cream (for Women or Men)
- 1 cup shampoo (I used Art Naturals Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo)
- 5 Tablespoons lotion or cream you prefer
- 5 Tablespoons coconut oil (warmed in the microwave for about 15 seconds) I use Nature’s Way Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
- 10 Drops of doTERRA Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 8 Drops of doTERRA Lime Essential Oil
My Experiment With Organic Home Made Moisturizing Shaving Cream For Women
Because I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this…I decided to make HALF a batch. (So I basically cut in half each ingredient listed above.) But now that I know how much I LOVE it…I will definitely make a whole batch next time. However, this size batch fits PERFECTLY into a 12 oz pump bottle I got at Walmart awhile ago.
If I can convince the hubster to try it and he LIKES it…I foresee having to make more very soon.