Does your shaving cream ingredients list contain words you can’t pronounce, or look anything like the following (taken from the back of a popular shave cream)?
Water , Palmitic Acid , Triethanolamine , Stearic Acid , Isopentane , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Glyceride , Sorbitol , Isobutane , PVP , Panthenol , Fragrance , Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) , Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil , Hydrogenated Olive Oil , PEG 90M , BHT , BHA , Red 40 Lake (CI 16035)
Like many shampoos and soaps loaded with toxic ingredients, shaving creams can be full of them, too. Here are some all natural alternatives to give you silky smooth skin without all of the unnecessary chemicals!
Olive Oil- That’s right, just olive oil! It only takes a tiny bit to cover your entire leg, face, or wherever else you may be shaving.
Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter– Littlehouseliving.com has posted an easy and scrumptious looking recipe for shave cream! Her site shows a step by step tutorial on how to make the shave cream, pictures included!
Dr. Bronner’s Soap– If you keep a bottle or bar of Dr. Bronner’s in your shower, you may not need anything else! It can be used as a soap, shampoo, and shave cream. Anything that takes the place of three different bottles in my tiny shower is a winner, in my opinion.
Apricot Oil– Also from planttherapy.com is apricot oil! It is very high in vitamin A so it does a great job of nourishing your skin and repairing cells.
Rosemary Mint Homemade Shaving Cream– Similar to the coconut oil, shea butter, and olive oil recipe but infused with essential oils. Makes for a wonderfully scented shave cream to make you fall in love with shaving again!
Green Shave All Natural Shaving Cream– Creamy, eucalyptus scented, all natural- what more could you want?
By Courtney Perry