The Little Red Owl

DIY ideas for home, health, & life

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:


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)


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


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


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?


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.

  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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