Whipped Aloe Shave Gel

Whipped Aloe Shave Gel

By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner

This six ingredient DIY shaving cream is a nice alternative for people with sensitive skin.

photo 1Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup Shea Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 10-20 drops Essential Oil (Optional*)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Melt the coconut oil and shea butter in a double boiler on the stove top until liquid. Once photo 2melted add your choice (or not) of essential oils. I used about 15 drops of lemon essential oil for a citrusy scent. Cool the mixture in the fridge until relatively solid. Take back out and place in the bowl of a stand mixer with the baking soda and aloe vera. Whip until fluffy and white, which is about 2-3 minutes, scrapping the sides of the bowl as needed. That’s it, it’s ready to use! Enjoy!

*Lavender, lemon, vanilla, and peppermint are good choices, just stay away from stuff like cinnamon, which can irritate the skin.

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