Many ingredients in your typical drugstore shaving cream are linked to cancer and hormone disruptions. You don’t have to give up the razor as your hair removal method of choice, but do choose safer, natural ingredients.
make your own shaving cream
- 4 Tbsp unrefined, raw shea butter
- 4 Tbsp unrefined coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp sweet almond oil or olive oil
- 6-7 drops of the essential oils of your choice (totally optional, but they smell great, and you could use a citrus or peppermint scent to help wake you up in the morning)
Melt the shea butter and coconut oil at a low temperature in a double-boiler, then add the sweet almond or olive oil and stir it up.
Pour it into a large bowl and let it firm up in the refrigerator. Then use a mixer to whip it up into a consistency more like that of a shaving cream. Store it in an airtight container.
Frankly, we don’t always know how and why our bodies react to certain toxins. Studies can tell us a lot, but they mostly just reveal the common dangers. Some people are more susceptible to certain dangers than others.
Since it depends on so many variables, we should simply reduce our exposure to as many potential risks as we can.
Tossing your shaving cream in the trash can, for instance, will eliminate your exposure to toxins, no doubt. But it won’t help you get hair off your face (or legs). So when it comes time to shave, consider these four alternatives to chemical-laced creams.
– Natural shave gels
– Classic shave cream
– Classic shave soap, brush and mug
Add cedarwood oil for a nice manly, woodsy scent (and ladies may consider trying lavender oil). Plus, if you’re looking for additional health benefits, cedarwood oil acts as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and an antispasmodic, and it also helps with so many other things that plague folks on a an everyday basis.