Shaving CreamDuring a supermarket trip a few years ago, my partner and I looked at the many shaving soaps, creams and aerosols sold in the supermarket. Our conversation turned to the packaging used for many of these products and the chemicals that might be used within the actual product. Internet research quickly confirmed that the actual contents of commercial shaving products may contain chemicals and additives. Things like Phthalates are used in some cosmetic products to make them last longer, as plastic fillers, help the product feel smoother and often to help bind a fragrance. Some contain preservatives like Parabens and anti-bacterial compounds like Triclosan. For aerosol cans, what about the propellant? What about the energy used to create the can, the plastic nozzle, the propellant, transport the product to the supermarket and so on?? That sparked the idea that maybe we could make our own shaving soap. Luckily, we found a recipe in an old 1940's recipe book.
By making our own, we've:
It's so easy to make your own and uses common ingredients. I find the lather lasts longer on my face than the bought commercial supermarket products.
The final product:
How to make your own shaving soap / cream