The Little Red Owl

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In my quest to become less dependent on chemicals and the man, I have discovered the best shaving soap I have ever used.

This foaming shave soap is simple to make and works great. My legs have never been smoother or softer:

supplies:

aloe vera gel

olive oil

castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s)

distilled water

vitamin E

essential oil (optional)

8 oz foaming soap bottle (got mine at Dollar Tree)

ingredients:

1/4 cup aloe vera gel

1/4 cup castile soap

2 drops of vitamin E

1 TBSP olive oil

couple drops of essential oil

directions:

Mix aloe vera gel, castile soap, vitamin E, and olive oil in the soap bottle, add essential oil if desired (I did not add essential oil since the castile soap I used was peppermint already and scented the entire concoction).

shake bottle before use, this will last months

done!

Eventually I plan on pealing the old label off and creating some cute labels of my own, but for now-masking tape and a sharpie do the trick.

Do you have any homemade recipes for skin care?

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9 thoughts on “homemade foaming shave soap

  1. Jordan says:

    Hello, I like to leave follow up comments for people. This shave soap is amazing! I love it, I used eucalyptus dr bronners soap, it was pungent at first but you get used to it after a bit. Thanks for a great recipe! :)

  2. Jordan says:

    Where does the water get used and how much? This concoction looks awesome, and I want to give it as a gift. Hope to hear back!

    1. Amy says:

      Thanks. You actually do not add any water to the gel-just use it in the shower as you would any other shave gel or cream. It works great!

  3. Grandma says:

    Never have given this a thought. It sounds like work to me to get all this together. And then have something to put it into. But it also sounds like the results are great. When I have a real good day, I’ll think about it some more.
    Love,

  4. This sounds great – and all-natural too. My favourite shaving cream is still cheap bulk hair conditioner. It works great, does double duty and is cheap. It’s not all natural though – I like your concoction.

    1. Amy says:

      I also used to use conditioner but I have found this mixture is a little more moisturizing. Thanks for reading!

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