Minty olive oil shaving cream

Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

The addition of olive oil to this recipe helps create a rich, moisturizing cream. For an even better (and less irritating) shave, shower beforehand to let the steam soften hairs.

Peppermint has many special qualities. Peppermint oil is a diverse essential oil and should be in everyone's medicine cabinet or first aid kit. The essential oil has positive effects on nearly the whole body and is an adaptogenic herb for the whole family.

The peppermint plant has been used for centuries for all types of inflammation, both on the outside of the body and the inside. Its pleasant smell can calm even the most stressed individual, and its soothing oils help the body heal.

This also makes a great womans leg shaving cream

Stearic acid powder is found at some drugstores and pharmacies or chemical suppliers.

I have a special blender just for personal care products.


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Ingredients

1/4 c
stearic acid powder
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c
hot water
1 tsp
borax
2 Tbsp
grated mild soap
5
drops peppermint e.o.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
On the stovetop or in the microwave, gently heat stearic acid powder and olive oil until just melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until you have a clear liquid.

In a separate container, mix together hot water, borax and soap, and stir until the soap is completely dissolved.

Pour the soap solution into a blender or food processor and blend for a few seconds. Slowly pour the stearic acid and oil mixture into the soap solution and continue to blend on high until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Add the essential oil and mix well.
Spoon into a clean container. To use: Soften your beard with warm water and then smooth the shaving cream over your face. Use a sharp, clean razor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Hashtag: #shaving-cream