Shaving oil can make shaving a smooth experience. Today, I share my DIY recipe for natural Soothing Aloe Vera, Rose Water and Frankincense Shaving Oil. It leaves my legs soothed and smoothed. This shaving oil also contains ingredients that treat scrapes and minor irritation.
About This Recipe:
I wanted to make my own shaving oil that is both soothing and moisturizing. From browsing the web, I saw some upscale shaving products contain Frankincense Essential Oil. Frankincense has a lovely exotic scent and it is also considered stringent and may help deduce bleeding from nicks. I added a little soothing rose water, moisturizing argan oil and disinfecting tea tree oil.
Disclaimer: This recipe is for informational sharing only, please do not interpret anything in this post as medical or professional advice.
DIY Soothing Aloe Vera, Rose Water & Frankincense Shaving Oil Recipe:
- 1 part aloe vera gel (1/2 cup)
- 1 part fractionated coconut oil (1/2 cup)
Can adjust to your own preferences:
- 1-2 drops tea tree oil
- 1 teaspoon argan oil
- rose water to desired consistency
- 20 drops Frankincense Essential Oil (less if the base is less than a cup)
- Mix Fractionated Coconut oil and Aloe Vera Gel in container. I mixed mine directly in an amber glass bottle
- Add a splash or few of rose water to your own preference (rose water is soothing for many, but floral scented)
- Add a teaspoon of Argan Oil (or more if you prefer) – argan oil is a great hair conditioner and I find it softens the hair to prepare for shaving.
- Add a drop or two of tea tree oil (more if you prefer) for an antiseptic, astringent treatment
- Add about 10 drops of Frankincense Oil, add them one by one according to scent. Frankincense oil is known to be astringent and may help deduce bleeding from nicks.
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I love this glass spray bottle. It contains a little strainer to keep it from clogging and gives such a nice mist. Since it is glass it is perfect for home made products that contain essential oils as it can be better cleaned and re-purposed. I comes with a decorative label, but like to label the bottle with chalkboard markers. According to Emmi’s Essentials: “Making DIY cleaners with essential oils is a breeze with our large amber glass bottle. The dark amber color is critical in protecting and preventing the oil from degrading due to UV light. Eco-friendly and re-usable as oils and other cleaning products are not absorbed. Kit includes Blank Decorative 3 x 3 Label for easy identification and 3 ml Graduated Transfer Dropper for measuring.”
One of the oldest medicines know to man used in sacred aromatherapy practices for, massage, relaxation uplifting mood and heightening your awareness. According to Radha: “Great disinfectant that alleviates aches and pains and contains anti-aging (g properties. 100% Pure & Natural Frankincense Essential Oil Therapeutic Grade- The best Frankincense Oil on the market produced through steam distillation of fresh leaves. This versatile UNIQUE oil can be used in your beauty routine, home remedies, aromatherapy and much more! 4-ounce bottle!”
Fractionated coconut oil is useful for a variety of cosmetic and personal care applications. It is an excellent carrier oil for essential oils too.
Argan oil is easily absorbed yet richly moisturizing for the skin, hair and nails. I love Zakia’s elegant, natural beauty products and this pure, organic Argan oil is no exception!
Rose water has a classic, elegant scent and is mildly moisturizing and soothing. I often use floral waters such as rose or orange flower to dilute or thin home made personal care products. Filtered water is another option if you do not like scented products.
Aloe Vera gel is wonderfully soothing and antibacterial for rashes, cuts, bites and scrapes. According to La Lune, this Aloe Vera Gel contains: “USDA Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis, Citric Acid (preservative), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C as a preservative), Potassium Sorbate (a preservative to guard against bacteria), Xanthan Gum (natural thickener to help the aloe coat your skin better). 99.75% pure Organic Aloe Vera”
This Tea Tree oil comes in a 4 ounce bottle. I find with Tea Tree, a little bit goes a long way. This size bottle in an incredible value when you only use a drop or few at a time! According to Apothecary Extracts: “Tea tree oil is one of the most versatile essential oils; Naturally fight Acne, Toenail Fungus, Lice, Yeast Infections, Skin Tags, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Ringworm, Fleas, Warts, Psoriasis, and More”