oh one of the many joys of being a woman!
i mean, i know not everyone shaves (no comment), but hey, this little lady likes a smooth surface!
unless it’s fall, these legs go days under my jeans or leggings. don’t lie, you let yours get a little fuzzy too. no shame in our game, ‘eh?!
but when it is time to de-hair these hot ‘bods of ours, i’m super picky with what type of shaving cream i use. i have really sensitive skin, so i’m always going to the men’s aisle and getting the sensitive skin one for the face. but spending up to $7 on a bottle of shaving cream that doesn’t last too long, and is filled with crazy chemicals that leave an invisible film of you body, isn’t my cup of tea.
so the task was on! create a shaving cream that not only worked well, smelled nice but was DIY, affordable and chemical-free!
because who doesn’t want their legs to feel like a baby’s bottom post shave?
without further adue, i bring you…..
Pink Grapefruit Shaving Cream
that i promise will partner up with your razor for a super close and silky shave!
in a small saucepan over low heat, combine the shea butter and coconut oil.
stirring until just melted.
turn off the heat and add in the jojoba oil and grapefruit. stir to mix.
pour in a glass bowl and pop in the refrigerator and chill until solid.
remove from the fridge when solid and whip with a hand beater until light and fluffy!!
spoon into a jar, top off with a lid and keep in a cool, dry place until use.
unlike a traditional shaving cream, as you see this contains zero soap. soap tends to dry the skin out, while oils will moisturize and create a protective layer over your skin as you shave. if you’ve ever used conditioner, that’s the type of feel you’ll get!
this shaving cream will melt a bit on your skin as you apply it, which is a-okay! just make a thin layer of the oil and shave as usual.
to clean the razor off, i just swish it in a cup of warm water between strokes. when i’m all done i let it soak in the cup for a few seconds, then give it a swish and set it razor up.
plus, when you use it you get all warm and zesty feeling from the grapefruit! be ready to smell like a walking fresh citrus!