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!
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.
- 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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