Well I have to admit that this recipe happened by accident! We were heading out for a weekend of camping and I needed to shave my legs if I was going to be in a swimsuit! Except that, we were out of my shaving cream! Water shave? Yikes, no! Can you say razor burn? So, I looked around the shower in desperation. Aha! Castile Soap…and some lavender essential oil.
I poured a little of both into my hand and gave it a whirl. Wow, it worked better than my shaving cream (shh, don’t tell anyone)! Seriously, you get a nice glide, as well as the soothing lavender essential oil. Match made in heaven. Voila, 2-ingredient Non-toxic Shaving Oil!
Plus, you save a ton of cash by simply using Castile soap and essential oil! You can pick and choose which essential oil you would like to add, or simply leave them out altogether. I recommend leaving them in, though, because who doesn’t need a little added wellness support. Especially us Moms, when sometimes a shower is the only alone time you get — turn that alone time into a spa, even if its only for 10 minutes!
Here are a few of the essential oils that I recommend and why:
- Lavender: lavender is balancing, relaxing, and soothing to skin irritations
- Frankincense: helps to maintain radiant skin, supports skin health, and is spiritually grounding
- Geranium: helps tender skin and it has a calming aroma (it smells like roses to me!)
- Tea Tree: it is cleansing and reduces the appearances of blemishes (for shaving the face)
…just to name a few, but I have used so many different singles and blends. Truly makes is a spa experience!
2-Ingredient Non-Toxic Shaving Oil
This non-toxic shaving oil works better than shaving cream (shh, don’t tell anyone)! Seriously, you get a nice glide, as well as the soothing lavender essential oil.
- Castile soap
- Essential oils of your choice (I only use therapeutic grade essential oils.)
- Bottle of your choice (You can find some really cute bottles and jars HERE
- Add soap to fill your bottle about 2 inches from the top (to allow room for the pump top).
- Add in 20-30 drops of your essential oil.
- Put pump top onto bottle.
- Use as needed for shaving.
If you plan to use glass bottles in your shower, then keep the bottle up in a basket so it doesn’t break on the tub or shower floor. I use glass because citrus essential oils can degrade the plastic, and I like to switch up my oils.
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19 Replies to “2-Ingredient Non-Toxic Shaving Oil”
Do you have a favorite EO combination that you like to use?
My favorite is lavender because it is so soothing to the skin. Peppermint is invigorating! Joy makes me happy. There are so many possibilites!
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Why thank you so much for that amazing compliment Jan! I really appreciate it!!! You made my weekend 🙂
Hi! Do you have any advice for where to order a pump top for the apple cider vinegar bottles? Thank you so much for this post, can’t wait to try it. Thank you!
Sure, you can get one here: https://amzn.to/1RzyJ36
Does it matter the size of the bottle, as to how many drops of essential oils to use? I noticed the bottle you recommend and use was 16oz….I was just going to use an 8oz bottle, so didn’t know if I needed to adjust amount of oil? Thanks so much! I enjoy seeing your diy recipes using oils!! Keep it up!:)
You can really use the amount that you want. Sometimes I use more EO for a stronger scent, or a more powerful effect. Just add until you get the results you want.
Can man use this to shave his face? My hubby has sensitive skin.
Yep, my husband uses it. He shaves his head every day!
Where do you get your pump tops from that you use on the viniger bottles ?
I get them on Amazon, like these: https://amzn.to/2c2nAXG
You can buy lavender, tea tree, rose, etc castile soap.. IJS
A shaving tip I thought of today. I normally don’t shave for three to five days (77 year old retiree) So, my five bladed shaver gets clogged very quickly. No amount of rinsing under the sink faucet will clean it. Simple solution: use your water pik to water blast your clogged razor. Voila! Super clean razor.
Do you think you could add a carrier oil too so it would be extra moisturizing?
Not sure how foaming dispensers work, but can you add this to a foaming dispenser? Will it come out as foam?