Shaving Cream and Aftershave Lotion

Make the man in your life this all-natural shaving cream and aftershave lotion for Father’s Day! He’ll love the way the shaving cream helps him get a smooth shave and how the aftershave moisturizes and soothes his face.

The shaving cream recipe is from the Do It Yourself Health: Man’s Guide to Essential Oils Tear Pad, where you can find other recipes and ideas for how men can benefit from the use of essential oils.

ShavingCream

Shaving Cream

  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup Coconut Oil (solid-state)
  • 2/3 cup Shea Butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • Glass jar

Instructions:

  1. Melt Coconut Oil and Shea Butter in a double boiler
    over medium heat until combined.
  2. Remove from heat, and add olive oil and essential oils.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Refrigerate in jar until solid.
  5. Remove from refrigerator, and transfer to stand mixer
    bowl (or use a hand mixer with a regular bowl). Add
    baking soda, and whip until light and fluffy.
  6. Spoon into jar, and keep in a cool, dry place.
  7. Use a shave brush or fingers to apply before shaving.

Source: This recipe can be found on the Do It Yourself Health: Man’s Guide to Essential Oils Tear Pad.

AfterShave

Aftershave Lotion

  • Servings: Yield = 4 oz.
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine the Beeswax, Coconut Oil or Grape Seed Oil, and vitamin E oil in a glass bowl.
  2. Melt the oils in the microwave or on the stovetop in a pan filled with an inch of simmering water (creating a double boiler). Heat until completely melted. The Beeswax will take the longest, so make sure to use pellets or grate finely. Remove from heat once completely melted.
  3. In a separate glass bowl, mix together the aloe vera gel, witch hazel, and Vegetable Glycerin.
  4. Whip the oil mixture with a handheld or stand electric mixer for a few seconds before slowly pouring the warmed aloe vera gel mixture into the oil mixture. Add essential oils, and whip for a few minutes until thickened and lotion-looking.
  5. Pour the lotion into a plastic bag. With scissors, cut off a corner of the bag just a tiny bit. Squeeze the lotion into the 4 oz. Blue Glass Bottle, and screw on the pump top.

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