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!
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