My son has recently started shaving with a straight edge razor. He said that he got ingrown hairs with the disposable blades. Well, shaving with a straight edge blade requires a whole set of additional shaving toiletries.
I was trying to think of something personal I could make my son for his birthday, to go with his cards and gifts, and thought about shaving creams. That was the first time I made the shaving cream from the blog Frugal Granola. I posted the link to the recipe a few days ago. We all love this shaving cream. Then my son came to me about a week later and asked if I could make him Pre-Shave Oil. It apparently helps the whiskers on a man's face stand up better so he can get a closer shave.
I asked him to bring me his little bottle of Pre-Shave Oil so that I could try to figure out the ingredients. He brought me the bottle and low and behold, I already had almost everything on hand. The only thing that I needed was clove oil and pepper oil. The clove oil was easy to find, I have still not found pepper oil, I will probably need to go online to buy that. Anyway, this is the recipe that I came up with after looking at and smelling his oil. He uses it everyday and says it works great. The recipe will follow below the picture.
I am not sure of the cost, but it probably only cost me 15 to 20 cents to make 2 and 1/2 ounces. To buy this Pre-Shave Oil from The Art of Shaving would cost $22.00 for 2 ounces. That is amazing, I just looked it up online. I can't believe how much that saves.
Pre-Shave Oil Recipe
2 oz. castor oil
1/2 oz olive oil
6 drops sandalwood essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops clove essential oil
Have fun, and please leave me any comments or recommendations
Frugal Days -Sustainable Ways # 27 Link