This natural shaving lotion works by creating a moisturizing layer between your razor and your delicate skin, helping to reduce and avoid razor burn, irritation, and redness.
Jojoba oil coats the skin, acting as a barrier that also softens, giving you a closer shave with less irritation. Shea Butter moisturizes and softens skin, and also helps soothe irritation. Castile Soap cleanses and creates a light lather.
DIY Natural Shaving Lotion
- 1/2 Cup Castile Soap
- 1 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
- 2 Tbsp Shea Butter
- 2-3 Drops Essential Oil*
Melt Shea Butter in a double boiler or in the microwave for 20 second at a time until completely melted. Remove from heat and add jojoba oil, castile soap, and essential oils. Mix until well combined.
Pour into an airtight container, preferably one with a soap pump attachment.
Apply a quarter sized amount to wet skin and lather.
Store in an air tight container. Shake before each use.
Essential oils are very concentrated and should be used with care. We recommend learning about each essential oil before use in order to fully benefit from them.
Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have pre-existing health conditions. Keep away from children and pets.
*Many essential oils are beneficial to the skin. Here are some oils we recommend.
Lavender Essential Oil is relaxing and soothes irritated, sensitive skin. It’s so versitile that can be added to many homemade beauty and skincare products.
Tea Tree Essential Oil cleanses and fights bacteria, helping to reduce infected ingrown hairs. Not everyone loves the smell of tea tree, so we recommend you add another oil along with the tea tree.
Ylang Ylang essential oil soothes and softens skin. Just be sure to add very little, as the scent can be overwhelming.
You can find these ingredients at your local health food store or online. Here are some of our recommendations:
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