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How to Turn Your Soap Making Kit Into a Face Mask with ..HONEY

Why Honey is a Good Addition to Your Soap Making Kit

Sometimes, career women need to have time to unwind and relax in the most natural and organic way possible. Let’s see how our soap making kit helps us make our own honey face mask!

Everyone around the office has been busy with their newly found natural soap making kits (find quality soap making supplies here) or obsessing on the latest bath bomb hauls. I can’t blame them, this is what we love to do here, organic handmade soap make me giddy, too.

But the royal way of distressing while keeping skin healthy and glowing is by using all-natural honey. I’m talking about smothering honey all over the face. Yes! Honey on the face. Make me-time also bee-time! Keep the kids away for a second. I know I could use some of that sugar and a whiff of fragrance oils before I incorporate some on my soap recipe. 

Read on for easy DIY Honey Face Mask recipes! The more the merrier. For more click here!

Now, let me take you back to history a little bit. Why you may ask? No big deal. It’s just that Cleopatra’s (Yes, Cleopatra the Queen of Beauty herself) beauty secret will be revealed here right now.

 

Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret Revealed

It’s no secret that Cleopatra was and remains to be a source of unfailing beauty tips and tricks to this day. Her beauty regimen has been followed and known to be effective across generations for centuries now.

We’re lucky to have had the honour of getting access to this beauty legend’s secrets so we can all have a taste of her queenly splendor.

Aside from her intelligence, skills, talent in music, dancing, amazing voice, and not to mention being a great leadership skill, she believed in SELF-CARE a lot.

I know our days can be busy and we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Cleopatra is the exemplar of balance, being the diva that she is while ruling Egypt from Rome. We don’t have excuses for not looking great!

I’ve gathered simple and easy DIY face mask ideas for you to start your journey to looking great.

Cleopatra also believed in the power of rose oil. Find out all about rose bath bombs here. It will also be great to start acquainting yourself with fragrance oils as it would help a lot with relaxation and making you feel good inside and out.

Cleopatra’s Taste of Honey

Aside from using her own handmade soaps and fragrance oils, the Queen of Beauty is a huge fan of the sweet smell and hydrating abilities of honey.

First, she used honey in her baths. How? She indulges herself in milk and honey baths whenever she wants. Legend has it that she would bring some donkeys with her during travels to produce milk for her in case she needs a bath anytime (Now, that’s the life of a queen).

You can feel like a queen yourself by having your own honey baths!

Just clean your skin up with your favorite handmade soap before mixing 3 cups of milk with half a cup of honey and 5 tablespoons of almond or olive oil.

You may also add your preferred fragrance oil for additional aroma. Then, enjoy a bath fit for a queen!

As for her face, she does not skip facial masks to keep her youthful and glowing facial skin. For refreshed and nourished face, just gather soap making supplies for this homemade face mask below and you’re on your way to eternal youth.

All you need to do is mix an egg yolk, a tablespoon of almond oil, and a teaspoon of honey. Just mix everything up and leave it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.

That’s Cleopatra’s secret right there. Try it and thank me later.   

 Honey is a Miracle in a Jar

Honey has been around for over 5,000 years. Being around for this long must mean something, right? Well, this sticky substance made by our bee friends is one heavenly product.

Ancient Egyptians have used honey to treat wounds and have mixed it with medicine to treat other illnesses. What can be in honey that makes it a miracle worker?

This gift from the heavens is loaded with vitamins and minerals, which includes Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium. Sounds great? There’s even more. Honey is also composed of antioxidants and generous amounts of amino acids.  

Honey makes a good addition to your beauty routine for several reasons. It is the answer to dry skin, acne problems, aging skin, scars, and uneven skin tone. Don’t we hate all these? What if one product can get rid of our mortal enemies? I’m telling you it’s possible with the use of all-natural products.

Grab your soap making supplies to make the best soap for your face and pair it with honey face mask, and you’re on your way to smooth and glowing skin!

Why is honey good for your skin and why is it best to include it in your beauty regimen? First, honey is a good moisturizer. Second, it has anti-aging properties. Third, honey fights acne. Fourth, it makes your skin have a better complexion. Lastly, honey naturally removes scars.

HONEY IS A SKIN MOISTURIZER

What do you do when you run out of facial wash? You use honey on your face? Yes, that’s right. Honey on your face is always a good idea. Soap and other store-bought facial washes can dry your skin out (except for organic handmade soap).

Honey is truly magical as it has properties that can retain and preserve moisture, thus helping to keep the natural moisture of your skin without making you feel greasy. Isn’t that great? No need for any other synthetic chemicals.

You can choose various soap making kits from this link.

At first, it may seem weird to touch sticky honey, but trust me just get a dollop of honey and massage it onto your wet face gently (Remember to apply on wet skin, as it can be hard to spread on dry skin).

Just as you would do with your regular facial wash, rinse your face thoroughly (honey actually rinses with water quickly) then pat dry with a soft towel.

It’s worth the try and I love how simple and quick it is to get a moisturized skin.

 

HONEY IS AN AGING SKIN DEFENDER

When it comes to defending your skin, honey is your best bet. From now on, you can kiss your aging goodbye because you just got your best weapon against skin aging.

The best way to go is to be HONEY-fied. Along with regular intake of fruits and vegetables and using all natural products (like natural handmade soap or soap recipes) adding honey to your diet and skincare routine might just be the best thing to ever happen to you. That youthful glow you’ve always wanted is now just one cupboard away.

The antioxidants found in honey will help stop time by giving you soft, smooth, and glowing skin all the days of your life.

Goodbye wrinkles and fine lines!

 

HONEY IS AN ACNE FIGHTER

Do you have a love-hate relationship with your zits? (I mean they love you, and you hate them. Who doesn’t hate zits?) If your zits love you a lot, it’s now time to bid them farewell. Gone are the days when you would try to conceal your zits with makeup, which makes them even worse. Hello to the best acne remedy ever!

Honey has been used to be one of the main components of pimple treatment meds, but you don’t actually need to add any more chemicals to it to make it work. Plain and simple honey is enough to zap those zits away.

The antibacterial and cleansing nature of honey prevents pimples and cures existing ones while keeping oiliness out.

As you clean your face with honey, it unclogs your pores leaving your skin clean, pimple-free and oil-free. Now you can also reduce touch-ups within the day.    

For best results, consider getting into a homemade face mask routine twice a week. I would suggest a honey and lemon mask for acne-prone skin. You can also use a honey and oats soap recipe.

You can find a honey and lemon mask recipe below.

Also, keep in mind that healthy skin means clean skin. Make it a habit to wash your face every night with all-natural handmade soap products because these can’t harm your acne-prone skin. (To start, find soap making kits in this link.)

 

HONEY IS A COMPLEXION BOOSTER

I’ve been on the lookout for the best remedy for uneven skin tone. I always fall back on makeup to conceal dark spots on my face, but now that I found the simplest solution to my problem, I can go makeup free more often. Hooray for lazy days!

The acids found in honey gently exfoliate the skin, thus making it a complexion booster by brightening your skin tone.

There’s even more to honey than this because it can also help reduce age spots! Through the enzymes found in honey, healthy skin cell production gets heightened, giving you that natural glow.

Now you can confidently face the world makeup free!

To make a complexion booster, find a DIY face mask recipe below that will best suit your skin’s current needs.

 

HONEY IS A SCAR REMOVER

As I’ve mentioned earlier, honey has been used in ancient times to heal wounds, so why not use it to remove scars as well? Oh yes, those scars will just be a thing of the past with the use of honey on your face.

Sure, you got rid of pimples on your face, but what about the marks and scars they left behind?

Oh I know, you can have them treated with laser and have them treated for a series of sessions. Why am I not a fan of this solution?

First, it can get expensive. Second, it will require you to alter your busy schedule just to go to the clinic. Third, it will take you to several expensive sessions before seeing results. What if you can get rid of acne marks and scars at home?

Can I get an Amen? AMEN! Treating acne marks and scars can be easy, cheap, and not time-consuming. Honey can be used alone or in combination with other natural soap and soap recipes to heal damaged skin cells and fade scars.

So how does honey become an amazing scar remover? It reduces any skin inflammation you may have. Having antioxidants also makes honey repair the damaged skin, which makes your scars heal faster.

No need to buy expensive meds or visit the laser center for those acne scars and marks on your face. Leave it to honey and your skin will thank you for it.

To start getting rid of your scars, try out the DIY honey face mask recipes below.  

 

What is the Difference Between Raw Honey and Regular Honey?

You might ask if it is better to use raw honey or regular honey for your skin needs. You might be thinking, “Can I grab any kind of honey from the supermarket?” “Does it matter?” “Why does it matter?”

I say you can never go wrong with going au naturel. When you go out to purchase your jar of honey, make sure you get raw honey for your skin. Why?

Regular Honey (aka processed honey, fake honey) is the kind of honey we usually see in store shelves. Regular honey undergoes pasteurization before packing happens. This is to ensure that the honey is free from any harmful bacteria, as it is used on food. But it also gets rid of microorganisms in the honey but removes the good microorganisms as well.

What does this mean? This means that you can’t get the most out of the honey anymore due to the lost benefits from processing it.

Honey is only effective when it has all the necessary enzymes to work well. If you see “pasteurized” in the label, stop and look for another one.

Raw Honey (aka unprocessed honey) as the name suggests, is honey that comes straight from the beehive (no heating or processing involved.) This is one of those times when you’d say that “pure” is not always clean. What did I just say? You read it right. To spot raw honey, you will notice that raw honey is cloudier and has very fine crystal-like substances. It can even have bee wing fragments sometimes.

When you see this, then you’ll know that you’re choosing unfiltered, raw honey. Though some raw honey can be filtered to remove the particles for easy selling, it also helps to check the label to see if what you are buying is raw.    

How to know if Your Honey is Pure

Check out these three quick and easy tests you can do at home to test the purity of your honey:

1. Thumb Test

Place a small drop of honey on your thumb.

Wait and watch if the honey spills from your thumb.

You will know your honey is pure if it does not spill and stays in your thumb.

2. Water Test

Place one tablespoon of your honey in a glass of water.

Wait and watch if the honey will settle at the bottom of the glass or dissolve in the water.

You will know the honey is pure if it settles at the bottom of the glass.

3. Flame Test

Dip a matchstick in your honey. Try to light the match by striking it against the matchbox.

You will know your honey is pure if the matchstick lights up easily. Pure honey is flammable so this test will help you find out if you have pure honey.

Follow these steps with caution though as the matchstick may keep burning with pure honey on it.

Once you have found out the purity of your honey, you’re ready to make a DIY Honey Face Mask for your skin needs.

Though raw honey can be great by itself, much more benefits and better results can come out from mixing it with other natural soap making supplies as well.

Find the most suitable DIY Face Mask recipe for you below.  

 

Quick and Easy Homemade honey face mask Recipes

Try out these Quick and Easy Homemade honey face mask recipes for different types of skin and skin needs.

 

After knowing all about how magical (I hope I have convinced you) honey is, I’m sure you all want to know how you can start using it today for daily use or producing some to share to your friends and family.

I have compiled the easiest (ones with minimal soap making supplies) just for you. Happy mixing and pampering!

 

The PORE-fect DIY Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

Acne is a result of dirt buildup on your face. And what is the culprit for a dirty face? Clogged Pores! I’ve got just the PORE-fect solution for your problem. This homemade face mask recipe might just be your new best friend.

Mix 3 teaspoons of raw honey with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Massage mixture onto your face and leave the mask on for 10 – 30 minutes.

It is always best to do a patch test before applying to the face.

Cinnamon can be a bit harsh on the skin especially for those with sensitive skin.

Rinse gently or use a warm washcloth to wipe the mask off.

This mask can be used once a week to avoid any irritation. You may also use honey and lemon mask for acne-prone skin or make a honey soap with these natural soap recipes!

 

Smooth and sMILK-y Honey Face Mask for Dry skin

When the weather is cool, there are also a lot of cool things to do. Sweaters = cool, Boots = cool, Scarfs = cool, but Dry Skin = not cool. Never cool. Dry and flaky skin is a major uncool way of wearing your face.

So to get that smooth and sMILKy face you’ve always dreamed of, try this sMILKy face mask recipe.

Prepare 1 teaspoon of mashed avocado, 1 teaspoon of plain whole milk yogurt, and 1 teaspoon of raw honey.

Mix all of them together in a small bowl until it reaches a smooth consistency.

Massage the mixture onto your face and let it stay for 20 – 30 minutes.

Then rinse or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.

The moisturizing properties of these three soap making supplies will surely give your skin a smooth and sMILKy feel.

Use the mask as you see fit since the mixture is very gentle on the skin.

 

SpOILer Alert Homemade Face Mask for Oily Skin

You know what they say, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” Nothing else can spOIL your day than oily skin getting in your way. Who would’ve thought apples can fix that for you. Get ready to show your freshest face forward.   

Blend apple slices and 3 tablespoons of honey in a blender.

Stir the mixture until smooth.

Apply the mixture onto your face and leave it for 10 minutes.

Rinse with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.

Add some rosebud herbs to your mixture to have better results. You can find rosebud herbs here.

Use it on your face as you see fit. It’s not a bad idea to stock up on apples and honey at home. (Apples dipped in honey can be a nice treat too.)

 

No Chemicals ALOE-d DIY Honey Face Mask for Sensitive skin

As you know, chemicals can harm your skin, especially those with sensitive skin. Who wants to make their skin conditions worse? Nobody here would want that for sure.

Here, I’d like you to know that artificial chemicals are not ALOE-d in any way as a fix for your skin issues. All you need are two things: honey and aloe vera.

Mix 2 teaspoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel in a small bowl. Massage the mixture onto your face and leave for 10 – 20

minutes.

Use the mask as you see fit, and it is ALOE-d to be used every day if you like to be pampered that way.

 

Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy Skin Brightening Facial Mask

Brighten up your day first thing in the morning. Attract positive vibes by waking up on a positive note upon seeing your brightened up face. How do you this?

Simply use this honey and lemon mask recipe before you sleep, and you can surely wake up with positive vibes all over you.

Mix one tablespoon of honey with 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil. It will be best to add some lemon botanical herbs found here to add more relaxation and better benefits for the skin.

Massage the mixture onto your face and let it stay still for 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.    

Remember that lemon is acidic, so be wary of direct sun exposure within 24 hours upon using the mask.

You can also use this mixture to get rid of scars and dark spots on your face.

 

Holy Oats Homemade Anti-Aging Face Mask

Yes, we’ve found the secret to eternal youth. I like to call it, “Holy Oats.” These small grains of oats can do wonders to your face. Aging skin will not be an issue anymore. It can easily be stopped by just following this recipe below.

Mix one tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of cooked oatmeal (with milk or no milk) in a small bowl.

Apply the mixture onto your face and let it stay for 15 – 20 minutes.

Rinse with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.  

There you have it. You can adore the Holy Oats as often as you like.

Wake up to a new and refreshed you each morning that you rise.

 

From My Head Tomatoes Facial Mask for Blackheads

It is not enough to only look good from afar or under heavy makeup. On days when you go makeup free, it is always impressive to look good even up-close.

Blackheads are the enemies when it comes to dealing with up-close encounters. Those tiny black dots have no place in my skin “from my head tomatoes” which is why I’m sharing this wonderful recipe to get rid of yours too.

Just take a cup of oats, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 3 tomatoes.

Extract the juice from the tomatoes and add it to the oats and honey mixture.

Let it stay on your face for 10 minutes.

Rinse with warm water or warm washcloth to wipe off.  

Use the mask often until you reach your desired result. Goodbye, blackheads!

 

Voila, A Healthy Glow!

There you have it! Have fun with your super smooth, healthy and glowing skin.

Always remember that SELF-CARE is one of the best favors you can do for your body and your loved ones. Don’t feel guilty and learn about pampering yourself here! Maintain that radiant young-looking skin and indulging in long luxurious baths with fragrance oils, scented candles and soothing music on the side.  

 

The recipes above are all super easy and affordable. You can do them for your own consumption or as a new business venture. You can find strategies to start your face mask business here.  

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2 DIY Essential Oil Face Serum Recipe that Rock My World

I like to mix my favorite serum with my handmade cream that is natural and light weighted.  So the skin can breathe and get different kinds of benefits ! 

So here you are, we created  2 types for a Nighttime Face Serum for females that achieve a more vibrant look and reduce the line.

 

Carrier Oil Base
The base oil makes such a big difference.. We started with rosehip seed oil. This is a lightweight oil with antioxidant and soothing anti-inflammatory properties. 

Although I was suggested to use Jojoba Oil for my skin by a SPA specialist as it is lighter than coconut oil. But it is too heavy for me.  However, either one will feed your skin the nutrients you need to combat the signs of aging. We chose it for our anti-aging serum for its non-greasy feel and its ability to increase elasticity. 

Vitamin E oil is the other ingredient you should never miss! . It’s also a powerful antioxidant that allows your body to fight the effects of free radicals and helps your skin reduce the signs of aging.

 

Essential Oils

But Frankincense and Carrot Seed essential oils were top of our list for beautifying and supporting the health of the mature skin. Because all skin is different, we designed two different recipes to try and address the needs of different skin types.

 

Essential Oils

Evening Face Serum for Normal to Dry Skin. 2 ounces.

We began with rosehip seed oil. To make use of: Apply a couple of declines of product to your face. Run the jade roller over your skin in a higher activity. Job from the facility of your face in an outward direction. Make use of the tiny end of the roller under as well as around the eyes.

Notes: Rose important oil would certainly be a magnificent enhancement or replacement in this dish including a lot more improving as well as hydrating residential properties to the mix.

Recipes
2 tbsps rosehip seed oil.
1 tbsp apricot seed or avocado oil.
2 tsps vitamin E oil.
20 declines Frankincense necessary oil.
10 declines Carrot Seed important oil.
5 declines Jasmine necessary oil.
2 ounce dropper container and also tag.
Instructions.
Integrate all components in the container as well as swirl to incorporate.
Tag and also take pleasure in!
To utilize: With your fingertips, use a quarter sized total up to the tidy, completely dry skin on your face as well as neck. Take unique like prevent obtaining product in your eyes, nose, as well as mouth..

Safety Note

If you are making this dish for somebody that is expecting or breastfeeding, leave out the Carrot Seed crucial oil as well as make use of 30 decreases Frankincense total amount.

Storing instructions

Store in a great, dark location far from warm or straight sunshine.

Usage

Apply a couple of decreases of lotion to your face. Run the jade roller over your skin in a higher activity. Press strongly as you roll. Job from the facility of your face in an outward direction. Utilize the little end of the roller under and also around the eyes. Proceed to apply the lotion is taken in right into your face. You can likewise place it the refrigerator prior to use for an air conditioning, relaxing impact.

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Evening Face Serum for Normal to Oily Skin.– 2 ounces.

Recipes 
2 tbsps rosehip seed oil.
1 tbsp argan oil.
2 tsps vitamin E oil.
20 declines Frankincense necessary oil.
10 decreases Carrot Seed crucial oil.
5 decreases Ylang important oil.
2 ounce dropper container as well as tag.

Instructions

Simply put all ingredients in the container and also swirl to incorporate.

To use

With your fingertips, use a quarter-sized total up to the tidy, completely dry skin on your face and also neck. Take unique like prevent obtaining product in your eyes, nose, as well as mouth.

To store

Store in an amazing, dark location far from warm or straight sunshine..

New to crucial oils? Discover a lot more concerning just how we utilize them and also why you must utilize them.

Safety Note

If you are making this dish for somebody that is expectant or breastfeeding, leave out the Carrot Seed necessary oil as well as make use of 30 declines Frankincense total amount..

Prep work Time

 2 mins.

Notes

Clary Sage and also Cypress important oils would certainly be suitable enhancements or replacements in this dish for oily skin.

DIY Shaving Cream Shaving Cream

Ways to Replace Your Shaving Cream with these Soap Supplies!

Another Way to Use Leftover Soap Supplies

Summer has arrived, which means shaving-and-grooming-body-hair-season is here too!

I have tried several store-bought ones, but a lot of people knows that these products may not be that effective, with all the chemicals that can do your skin more harm than good. A lot of women like myself want some rest from the frequent nicks, cuts, and burns from shaving, so I found a solution to silky smooth shaved face or legs for days.

This is just what I do to get the easiest and most affordable ways to get a new shaving cream fix. And that is using some soap making supplies! Because, why not use leftovers from my soap making kits. Below are some step by step guides on how to make soap, yes even handmade soap bars, and fragrance oils a better shaving choice than what you see in grocery stores.

COCONUT OIL AS SHAVING CREAM

Yes, you read that right! One of the easiest shaving cream alternatives ever is COCONUT OIL. While keeping the shaving process a breeze, it also helps reduce toxins from your body as it moisturizes. Whether you are a man looking for cheaper and faster shaving cream alternative, or a woman on the go who wants a quick way of keeping smooth, hair-free legs, coconut oil can do just that for you!

How to do it? Here’s how:

  • Make sure your skin is clean by washing with warm water (Warm water helps open up your pores) and handmade soap (To know how to make your own organic soap, click here.) Then dry the area that needs a shave by using a soft towel in patting motion.
  • Rub a small amount of coconut oil in between your palms, and massage the oil gently onto your skin. The clear nature of coconut oil makes it easy to see what you are shaving. Bye-bye nicks and cuts!
  • Use a sharp razor to shave (remember to shave in the direction of the hair growth to avoid burns) and enjoy the smooth glide of the razor onto your skin. Remember to rinse your razor from time to time for continuous smooth razor gliding experience.
  • Using a soft towel, pat your skin dry to remove excess oil from the skin. (Pat, pat, pat. Never rub.)
  • Enjoy your smooth and healthy skin for days!

START A PRE-SHAVE REGIMEN

What am I talking about? Is there such a thing? My answer is a big YES! If you’ve never heard of pre-shaving, you better read up and learn because this might just change your shaving experience for good.

Using pre-shave oil is not exactly a shaving cream alternative, but this can change your whole shaving situation. This might be the answer to your ingrown hairs and skin irritation problems.

So what does pre-shaving oil actually do? It is plain and simple. It softens all your unwanted hairs, so you can smoothly glide your razors onto your skin to get the hairs out easily and avoid ingrown hairs. Sounds great? Here’s more good news.

The best part is that you can use the pre-shave oil even when you have those dreaded nicks and cuts from your previous shaving nightmares. It is because it has anti-bacterial properties that can make the healing process faster.

Most of all, pre-shave oil creates some sort of protection for your skin by acting as a protective wall to your skin prior to shaving. Need I say more to convince you to start a pre-shave regimen?

DIY Pre-Shave Oil

Leftover ingredients in your soap making kit just got in handy. Just put all of these oils together and voila, your pre-shave oil!

  • 2.5 – 3 fl. oz. Castor Oil
  • 1 fl. oz. Olive Oil
  • 15 drops of Essential Oil for the skin
  • You may add Vitamin E oil for extra nourishment

How to use:

  • Clean the area that needs a shave with warm water and soap.
  • Add few drops of the oil mixture on the palm of your hand, and spread onto the area you want to shave. *Tip: Use moderately. You don’t need too much oil to make it work.
  • Leave the oil mixture on your skin for around 1 minute. If you have time, you can leave it longer for better results.
  • Apply and spread shaving cream and shave away. (Scroll down for DIY shaving cream recipes)

GET RID OF RAZOR BURNS

I know, I know. Razor burns are annoying. Who has never experienced them? Almost everyone in the shaving community has. Don’t you just hate it when you shave your legs for a special occasion to wear your newly bought dress, only to mess up the shaving part?

This nightmare might just end today! If you want to bid your razor burns goodbye, your probably should scroll up a little bit and follow the first two shaving tips I’ve already mentioned above (You might find shaving cream alternatives there).

Essential Oils for Razor Burns

Essential oils are not only for soap making.  Keep your soap supplies cabinet empty! Here are the top essential oils you can use to treat them razor burns.

Argan Oil

This glorious oil can help ease skin allergies and other skin irritations mainly because it contains polyphenols.

(What am I talking about? Polyphenols is a reducing agent and antioxidant that protects the body’s tissues from oxidative stress).

It also contains sterol, (another alien word, but what it does is to reduce the redness, itchiness, and inflammation on the skin.)

Tea Tree Oil

What can I say? Tea Tree Oil is the thing with almost everything nowadays, from pimple treatment to lice treatment and athlete’s foot treatment. Treatment of razor bumps is not an exception to the many benefits of tea tree oil.

First of all, it is a natural anti-bacterial agent. And, it is also a natural astringent, making it good for a treatment for any part of your body and even your face. So, rejoice everyone! You just found a new best friend.

Warning: Pure tea tree oil can be strong, so make sure you dilute few drops of tea tree oil first with water before applying to the skin.

Lemon

Essential oil extracted from lemon has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. Just like tea tree oil, it can also be an astringent. The cleaning characteristic of the lemon oil reduces oiliness (for the face) and tightens pores (which we all love.)

As it treats your razor burns, it has high Vitamin C content that helps boost your skin tone.

I must warn you though, that lemon oil can dry out your skin, so for men who are going to use lemon oil for the face, check your skin type first.

It is most suitable for those who have normal to oily skin only. If your skin type is normal to dry, you might want to try other razor burns solution, just like the next item, which is sandalwood oil.

Sandalwood

Sandalwood also moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin (which makes it glorious as well.) This oil is known for being a natural antiseptic just like the other essential oils mentioned above.

Sandalwood oil is also a natural skin conditioner along with its antibacterial and healing characteristics. So, this gives you an idea why this is one of the best solutions for razor burns.

Trivia: The soothing properties of Sandalwood oil coming from its warm, woody, and earthy aroma makes it known also as an aphrodisiac. That dual purpose might be of use for you too.

SHAVING CREAM ALTERNATIVES

A lot of times we may forget putting shaving cream on our shopping list. It’s a bummer if you can’t be bothered to line up the cash register for a single item. For this type of crisis, you can use shaving cream alternatives.

These alternatives are easily available at home. So, when you are in the shower and all ready for that battle with your razor, you can easily grab the following items in your bathroom that can actually be your temporary shaving cream.

Handmade soap

  • Soap has lubricating properties that can help to let you glide your razor smoothly on your skin. Just a word of advice, create a lot of foam first by rubbing your palms together, before applying to the skin. Shave your skin as usual and you have survived for the day. Remember, it is always best to use natural handmade soap. Find an all-natural soap you can use here.

Hair conditioner

  • If it can make the hair on your head softer, then it probably can soften the hair on your face or legs as well. Just spread some hair conditioner on the area of the skin you want to shave, and use it just as you use your usual shaving cream. Have an easy and quick shave while leaving a soft skin and smooth shave.

These two may temporarily suffice for a shaving cream, but I highly advice that you either stop forgetting to buy shaving cream or… make your very own shaving cream! Below are several recipes, so you can choose which ones are suitable for your skin or shaving commitment!

Read on for DIY shaving cream recipes.

MAKE A DIY SHAVING CREAM

While shaving creams are widely available in drugstores and supermarkets, the chemicals in those store-bought shaving creams may do you more harm than good as I mentioned earlier (You’ll never know what those chemicals you can’t read mean, right?) Always remember to check the ingredients in products that you use to make sure you are getting the best treatment for your skin.

One word of advice, if you are having a hard time reading the names of the ingredients, then they’re probably not good for you. So it is always best to use all-natural skin products.

So here are 10 easy all-natural homemade shaving cream recipes you can try at home, give as gifts, or even sell for your home-based business.

Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin

What you will need:

    • 2/3 cup shea butter
    • 2/3 cup coconut oil
    • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
    • 1/4 cup mild Castile handmade soap
    • A few drops Vitamin E oil
    • Glass bottle container (glass bottle container will help preserve the quality of oil longer than plastic bottle)

Procedure:

    • Melt the coconut oil and shea butter in low heat.
    • Pour the oil mixture into a bowl (ceramic or glass will do) and cool it down in the fridge.
    • Once it’s solid, remove the cooled down oil mixture from the fridge and add the sweet almond oil and the mild castile soap.
    • Mix up all the ingredients using an electric mixer and wait for it to be whipped.
    • Once whipped, it can be used as a regular shaving cream.

Homemade Shaving Gel

What you will need:

Procedure:

  • Dissolve the salt in warm water.
  • Mix all the remaining ingredients together.
  • Put the mixture in a container of choice with a lid.

Lavender Coconut Aloe Vera Shave Gel

What you will need:

Procedure:

  • Heat portions of coconut oil separately for 15 seconds each.
  • Combine the coconut oil with aloe vera.
  • Add vitamin E by poking a hole in a capsule and add the contents into your oil mixture.
  • Lastly, add an essential oil of your choice for additional aroma.
  • Place the mixture in an airtight container and always shake well before using.

Three- Ingredient DIY Shaving Cream for Your Legs

What you will need:

Procedure:

  • Combine all the ingredients.
  • Blend the mixture on high in a blender for 3-5 minutes until the mixture turns yellowish and creamy.
  • Place the mixture in a glass jar or bottle. Store the mixture in the fridge to preserve.

Homemade Shaving Cream with Shampoo

What you will need:

Procedure:

  • Mix the conditioner and shampoo in a glass bowl.
  • When fully mixed, you can add the oils gradually, and there you have it!

Two-ingredient Homemade Shaving Cream 

What you will need:

  • 1 cup oil (coconut oil, almond oil, or olive oil may work)
  • 1/3 cup moisturizer (choose between aloe vera gel, honey or rosewater)

Procedure:

  • Blend your two ingredients in a blender.
  • Set the blender on high for a few minutes until mixed thoroughly. Expect a loose and creamy mixture. When this texture is achieved, you may stop mixing.
  • Store your shaving cream in a squeeze bottle. Keep in mind to store it in a cool dry place to keep it fresh.

Heavenly Shaving Cream with Coconut Oil

What you will need:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive, jojoba or sweet almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons liquid castile handmade soap

Procedure:

  • Melt the shea butter and coconut oil over low heat. Stir occasionally until shea butter is fully melted.
  • Add olive oil and stir until fully mixed. Remove the mixture from heat.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl or a jar and place in the fridge until it’s solid.
  • Remove the mixture from fridge and then whip it up using an electric mixer. Whip until fluffy for about 3-4 minutes then add castile soap and whip until fully mixed.
  • Place the shaving cream into an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.

Homemade Foaming Shaving Soap

What you will need:

  • 1/4 cup Natural Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1/4 cup Liquid Castile handmade Soap
  • 1 TBSP Olive or Almond Oil
  • 1/4 cup warm Distilled Water
  • Vitamin E or Grapefruit Seed Extract (to preserve)
  • Essential Oils of choice for aroma
  • Foaming Soap Bottle

Procedure:

  • Mix all the ingredients in your foaming bottle and shake gently until fully mixed.
  • Shake well before each use.

DIY Natural Bar Shave Soap

What you will need:

  • 1 bar of natural, handmade soap
  • 1 TBSP olive or almond oil or aloe vera gel
  • 1-2 TBSP white clay, french clay, kaolin, or cosmetic clay

Procedure:

  • Grate the handmade soap and melt it on low heat, with oil or aloe vera. It might take a while, so just check from time to time and stir often. (Patience is a virtue.)
  • Once melted, stir in the cosmetic clay to make a richer lather (great for the skin as well!)
  • Pour into molds or old mugs and wait for the soap to set. It might take several days until it re-hardens. (Again, patience will come in handy.) It pays to wait, so the long waiting time it will give you will last for months and will cure more over time. The long-lasting power of this bar soap saves your time, effort, and more bucks.

Want more handmade soap recipes? Click here!

Homemade Shaving Butter

What you will need:

Procedure:

  • Melt the coconut oil and Shea butter in a saucepan.
  • Remove from heat and then add in the Almond oil and other essential oils of your choice.
  • Let cool for several hours, and/or place in the fridge to harden. You may also opt to just let it solidify on its own by letting it stand for few hours.
  • Once it is solid, let it soften (if you refrigerated it) and you can whip with electric beaters for a few minutes it to give it that soft texture until it is creamy enough. If you let it harden on the counter, you can just stir it to get the same soft, creamy texture.

You can find the ingredients and materials you can use to complete your DIY and homemade products here.

SHAVING CAN NEVER BE THE SAME

So there you have it. Just a few soap making supplies needed and you can start making your own shaving creams at home. With low-cost ingredients for the recipes above, you can start homemade shaving cream business.

These recipes can also be perfect gifts for Father’s Day.

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