It’s that time of year when I shave almost daily and that says a lot because I live in where it snows most of the year! I am wearing shorts, bathing suits, dresses and skirts with the warm weather and the last thing I want is for my legs to be hairy and gross looking! This means shaving cream is a necessity but it is also expensive and full of chemicals and unnecessary ingredients. Making my own shaving cream saves me money and it is super easy! If your kids love to play with shaving cream this is a great alternative for fun bath time play too!
The following are the ingredients you need, some you will have, others you might need to buy. Check out the list below.
- ½ teaspoon of sunflower or rapeseed oil
- ¼ cup unscented natural glycerine soap
- Double boiler (one larger pot over a small one works well too)
- 2 drops essential oil of your choice (lavender or peppermint are my favorite)
Step by Step Method
The steps you need to take are quite simple, just follow along and see how you go:
- Melt the pieces of glycerine soap in a double boiler
- Slowly stir in the oil
- Add the essential oil of your choice and mix well until the mixture is completely melted and thick.
- Use right away as the formula sets very quickly
And for days when you’re in a hurry or want a super smooth shaving cream for your legs simply use organic coconut oil mixed with a little rapeseed oil. This is quite a thick mixture but will leave your legs extra smooth.
I also like to use the Epsom salt scrub or coconut oil scrub to exfoliate my legs first and then this quick cream. My legs look and feel great when I do this, and I am sure yours will too! Give it a shot and let me know in the comments how you get on.