If you are on a budget, trying to save money on simple things around the house, try making your own shaving gel. Buying shaving gel from the store is an expense that can really add up. Although you may have to spend some money initially to buy the ingredients, they will go rather far and make several batches of shaving gel. Homemade foaming shaving gel can be made quickly, using ingredients that are natural and non-toxic. Making your own shaving gel will save you money, leave your skin soft and give you peace of mind in knowing that the ingredients are environmentally friendly.
Things You'll Need
- Small saucepan
- ½ cup water
- 15 drops lavender oil
- 1 tsp. borax powder
- Medium saucepan
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. liquid lanolin
- 1 tbsp. grated beeswax
- 2 tsp. almond oil
- 2 bowls
- 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
- 2 tbsp. lavender cream
- Plastic bottle
Fill a small saucepan with ½ cup water. Bring the water to a boil on the stove. Add 15 drops of lavender oil to the water as it is boiling. Turn the heat down on the stove once the water is boiling and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add 1 tsp. borax powder. Stir the water with a spoon until all of the borax powder has dissolved.
Place a medium saucepan on the stove. Add 1/3 cup coconut oil, 1 tbsp. liquid lanolin, 1 tbsp. grated beeswax and 2 tsp. almond oil to the pan. Turn the heat on low and stir the mixture until the wax has melted. Remove the pan from the heat.
Pour the borax/lavender/water mixture through a strainer into a bowl to remove any large chunks. Slowly pour the contents of the bowl into the medium saucepan. Stir the mixture with a whisk as you are pouring.
Continue to stir the mixture with the whisk until it has thickened. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature for a couple of hours.
Place 1/3 cup aloe vera gel into a bowl. Add 2 tbsp. lavender cream and blend the ingredients well with a spoon.
Add the aloe vera gel and lavender cream mixture to the medium saucepan. Stir well to combine the ingredients.
Transfer the ingredients to a plastic bottle for storing.