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Annie’s Luscious Moisturizing Shaving Cream

Annie’s Luscious Moisturizing Shaving Cream

We’ve been thinking about shaving creams. Ever look at the ingredients in the commercial kinds? They are filled with unpronounceable and potentially harmful chemicals.

Here is Annie’s favorite simple formula to make and use instead. It smells good enough to eat and leaves your legs—or wherever—feeling soft and smooth.


2 ounces almond oil
1/2 ounce beeswax
4 ounces water
2 ounces liquid castile soap
1 ounce glycerin
1 teaspoon borax
1/3 teaspoon grapefruit seed extract
20 drops essential oils: Thyme, lemongrass, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary, or lavender—or a combination—are highly antiseptic as well as delicious-smelling.

Combine oil and beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat. Once the wax has melted, remove from heat and stir in the water, soap, glycerin, and borax. Blend with a whisk or handheld beater until creamy. Add grapefruit seed extract and essential oils and stir to blend.

Makes 1 cup of shaving cream. This formula will keep 6 months in a glass jar with a screw top.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:12PM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Sounds great thanks !

5:16PM PST on Feb 22, 2011


4:59AM PST on Feb 16, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:21PM PDT on Jul 8, 2008

Wow! I made Rosemary and Lemongrass shaving cream tonight. I can't wait to try it. It does lather nicely. If I have any complaints, I'll comment later. Although the upfront cost was pricey, I can see that it will even out over time, and be a nice DIY gift for family and friends. :)

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