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Ingredients in Shaving Oil/Gel
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:48 am      Reply with quote
I found this post when I did a search on shaving gel:

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=9683&highlight=shaving+gel

I am trying to formulate a moisturing nourishing anti-inflammatory shaving gel for my beloved. Two labrats whose help I have enlisted have given me feedback to the extent that what I have made so far is great BUT FOR an ingredient that will soften the hair so it is less painful to shave (i.e. so the razor will not pull on their stubble).

I have tried to find ingredient listings for King of Shaves, but can't seem to pull it up.

Does someone, anyone, CareKate, have suggestions on what specific ingredient(s) I can add to soften stubble?
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:29 am      Reply with quote
you might want to get your post moved over to the DIY thread, as that is where all our home-grown chemists attend to their cauldrons Laughing

but I can tell you what is in the Jason's pre-shave oil (which my DH loves)

kukui nut oil, almond oil, vegetable oil esthers, sunflower oil, squalane (vege), Babassu oil, aloe vera oil, avocado oil, meadowfoam oil, vitamin E, Lime Oil, Clove oil, rosemary oil, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, menthol.

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Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:59 am      Reply with quote
What makes shaving painful is razor drag, not necessarily the coarseness of the hair. My leg hair is very heavy/coarse and I used to have all kinds of problems with razor irritation until I discovered the wonders of using a shaving OIL rather than a gel or cream. If you’ve got your heart set on the foam/gel, then you can apply a shave oil UNDER the gel/cream.

Most commercially bought shaving gels/foams contain ingredients that actually cause build-up on the blades of the razor which reduces their ability to glide smoothly over the skin.

You can find a recipe here for a shave oil, or you can use the Jason’s ingredient list that Tiger_tim provided below as a guide to create your own blend, but you’ve really got to try a shave oil to truly appreciate it. You’ll never get a closer, smoother, less irritating shave in your life! http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=5981&start=187

My other suggestion to make shaving less of a painful chore is to invest in the Gilette Fusion razor. The 5-blades really DO make a difference in getting a closer, irritation-free shave. I know what you’re thinking – I thought it was all hype, too, until I tried it for myself! I think men AND women should own their own Fusions (if you don’t you and your man will end up fighting over it!!).

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Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:52 am      Reply with quote
Just an update on this - thank you both Carekate and Tiger Tim, again.

I have made my ***friend*** the one-step moisturising, nourishing, anti-inflammatory shaving gel * spam * cleanser of his dreams. He is very happy with just this one of his many Valentine's Day presents! He says his skin has never felt so soft, smooth, moist and clean after a shave.

Woo hoo - made it with me bare hands including the naughty label!
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:11 pm      Reply with quote
nyonyakay wrote:
Just an update on this - thank you both Carekate and Tiger Tim, again.

I have made my ***friend*** the one-step moisturising, nourishing, anti-inflammatory shaving gel * spam * cleanser of his dreams. He is very happy with just this one of his many Valentine's Day presents! He says his skin has never felt so soft, smooth, moist and clean after a shave.

Woo hoo - made it with me bare hands including the naughty label!


Very happy to hear that your friend loves it!
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