Do It Yourself Shaving Cream Recipe
If you're a DIY type, or just want a cheaper or cleaner version of shaving cream, try making your own with this recipe from the folks at Planet Green:
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 teaspoon of sunflower oil
1/4 cup of unscented glycerin soap
A cup or mug for the cream
Here's what you'll do:
1. In your double boiler, melt chunks of the glycerin soap.
2. Stir in the sunflower oil.
3. Move the mixture into a mug as soon as all of the glycerin chunks are melted.
This formula will set quickly. When you need to shave, simply work water against the soap until a lather builds and use it the same way you would regular shaving cream.
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Posted by Derek Markham at May 21, 2009 3:24 PM
I have sensitive skin but after experimenting for many years found an ideal solution. Rubbing my whiskers first with a moistened, cheap BAR of Dove soap does really great. It has been advertised for decades as having "1/4 cleansing cream" www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWD0co3qFpI That cream makes it feel more like shaving cream than other bars of soap which irritate my shaved skin. Using a BAR of Dove soap keeps the cost per shave very low. Dove liquid soaps, are like other liquid soaps, more expensive and mainly just water.
I have for several years used ordinary liquid hand soap, bought in cheap big bottles, with a good result.