Friday, May 4, 2012

Pre-Shave Oil Recipe

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

Pour in a bottle and shake well.  That's it, a very easy recipe

Bulk organic herbs, spices and essential oils. Sin

Have fun, and please leave me any comments or recommendations


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  1. Have you tried Doterra's black pepper oil?

    1. Hi,
      No I don't think my son has tried that one. He seems to gravitate to the Art of Shaving products, unless I make his something. I think the shave soap that I made his has lasted about a year and a half, so some of this goes a long way. I'll have to ask him. I will give a try making it and let you know how it comes out.
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

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    1. Let me know how you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. Hi there I am kind of late to the party I was wondering if you had the black pepper oil what would the recipe look like.

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    1. Yes, you could use coconut oil, but unless you live in a warm climate, it would not be a liquid. This is a liquid preshave oil. I would imagine that you could just rub it in, but I'm not sure. Let me know if you try it. I would love to hear how it comes out.


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