4/10/12

Thumb Tack: Homemade Shaving Soap


There's nothing like an old fashioned shave. Lathering up with a brush is both luxurious and relaxing. And just because we typically associate this sort of shaving with bygone barbershops, doesn't mean that women can't enjoy an all-natural shave with some homemade soap as well.

Modern shaving creams and gels are loaded with chemicals that may feel and smell great, but who knows what triethanolamine or laureth-23 do if they leach through your pores?

The Soap Making Resource site has a great recipe for homemade shaving soap. It uses castor oil for a rich lather, bentonite clay to help a razor slide over the skin, and oatmeal for its moisturizing effect.

Never made soap before? Not to worry! Check out my feature this Friday for a simple tutorial on how to make Ancient Castile Soap. Once your confident with that, give this shaving soap recipe a try. You're gonna love it--both making the soap and using it!

top image courtesy of http://etsy.com

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3 Comments:

At April 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM , Anonymous Jon said...

The link doesn't work

 
At April 11, 2012 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Nicholas | Living the Rustic Life said...

Sorry about that, Jon. I've since fixed the problem. Enjoy!

 
At July 30, 2013 at 2:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please show pictures of the lather, I want to compare this recipe to my favorite product, Al's Shaving Cream.

 

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Thumb Tack: Homemade Shaving Soap


There's nothing like an old fashioned shave. Lathering up with a brush is both luxurious and relaxing. And just because we typically associate this sort of shaving with bygone barbershops, doesn't mean that women can't enjoy an all-natural shave with some homemade soap as well.

Modern shaving creams and gels are loaded with chemicals that may feel and smell great, but who knows what triethanolamine or laureth-23 do if they leach through your pores?

The Soap Making Resource site has a great recipe for homemade shaving soap. It uses castor oil for a rich lather, bentonite clay to help a razor slide over the skin, and oatmeal for its moisturizing effect.

Never made soap before? Not to worry! Check out my feature this Friday for a simple tutorial on how to make Ancient Castile Soap. Once your confident with that, give this shaving soap recipe a try. You're gonna love it--both making the soap and using it!

top image courtesy of http://etsy.com

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