This is the shave lotion I mentioned before. It can be use also by women in the shower; it is easy to make, inexpensive and works great. Some men may find it harsh on the face due to the high liquid castille content.
Foaming Shave Lotion
1/4 cup Natural Lily of the Dessert Aloe Vera Gel (not juice!)
1/4 cup Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap (I love the almond one)
1 tbsp Olive or Almond Oil
1/4 cup warm Distilled Water (or lavender infused)
Vitamin E oil or Grapefruit Seed oil *
Essential Oils for Fragrance (optional) **
8 oz or larger Foaming Soap Bottle
Mix ingredients in foamer bottle and shake gently until mixed. Shake well before each use.
This recipe will last a couple of months (I’ll say about 2 months, so I don’t know beyond that). I don’t recommend citrus oils if you are going to be in the sun, since they increase sun sensitivity.
* To preserve the lotion
** I sometimes like to use lavender, sweet orange or peppermint