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August 3, 2015

Essential Oils for Shaving


Shaving—whether it’s on your face, legs, etc.—can be rough on your skin. Therefore, you want a shaving cream made to suit only you and your skin.

Commercial shaving creams all have pretty much the same basic ingredients. The main one is water, which is good. Some of the more questionable ingredients used are the following:

It’s time to take complete charge of your skin care regimen and create you own shaving cream designed specifically for you. One that, after you are done with your short morning ritual, makes you feel refreshed, energized, and ready to tackle your day.

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Always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your face. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Electric Pre-Shave

Mix together all ingredients and pour into a clean container with a lid. After washing face, rub a small amount on face and beard before shaving. Yields 6 ounces.

Pre-Shave 1

Mix together and apply to the area before shaving.

Pre-Shave 2

Mix together and apply to area before shaving.

Basic Shaving Cream

Melt Shea Butter and Coconut Oil over the stove on low heat, just until melted. Pour into a mixing bowl and place in the fridge to cool. Once hardened, whip the mixture until fluffy and light. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Discard after 1-2 months.

Basic Shaving Cream #2

In a double boiler, melt the stearic acid powder until it is a clear liquid. Mix together the hot water, borax, and soap, and stir until the borax and soap are completely dissolved. Pour the soap solution in a blender and turn on for about 1 minute, blending on low speed. Slowly pour the melted stearic acid into the soap solution. Add essential oil. Blend on high until a smooth cream has formed. Pour into a clean, open container and allow to cool completely. When cool, stir the cream and put into a container with a tight-fitting lid or cover with plastic wrap.

To use, soften beard with warm water and then smooth shaving cream over face. May need to give cream a good stirring from time to time before use. Yields 8 ounces.

california-olive-oil-2Olive Oil Shaving Cream

In a double boiler, melt the stearic acid and oil until a clear liquid forms. Mix together the hot water, borax, and soap. Stir until completely dissolved. Pour the soap solution into a blender and blend well for about 1 minute. Slowly pour oil and stearic acid mixture into soap solution. Add essential oils and blend on high until a smooth cream forms.

Pour into a clean container and allow to cool completely. Yields 8 ounces. Can also use Almond oil instead of Olive. Will help soften skin.

Calm Skin

Store formula in a dark colored glass bottle. Spread a small amount over the skin after shaving. Leave on for a few moments and then wipe off excess with a tissue.

JC’s Skin Care Shaving Soap

Melt soap base in a double boiler on low heat. Keep soap under 160 degrees. Once soap is melted, remove pot from heat and stir in vitamin E oil, stirring gently to incorporate. Pour into measuring cup and stir in essential oils. Pour soap into cups. Leave at least 1 inch of space between top of cup and soap. Spray tops of soap with rubbing alcohol to eliminate bubbles. Allow soap to cool and fully harden before using.

A Last Thought

What ways do you like to make your own shaving supplies? Which recipe do you want try from here first? Please tell us in the comment section at the bottom of this page. We’d all like to know!

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Do you have a recipe for pre-shaving oil using castor oil and pine eo?

Lillian | December 15, 2017 | Reply

When I shave my bikini area I get horrible razor rash. Any help?

Tracy | December 31, 2017 | Reply

    We do not have any recipes for this issue. However, We have had some customer feedback that oils such as Lavender and Frankincense have been helpful. When applying essential oils topically we recommend using a carrier oil with the essential oils. Here is a dilution chart to help.

    Rocky Mountain Oils | January 10, 2018 | Reply