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Spring and Summer Leg Shaving Gel Formula

Spring and Summer Leg Shaving Gel Formula

There was a New Yorker cartoon a few years back which showed a man
commenting to a friend that he always knew when spring was coming
because his wife started shaving her legs again.

With their legs hidden away behind pants and tights, many women take a reprieve from shaving in the winter, as this cartoonist so wryly noted.

Spring will arrive this weekend, so are you one who will bring out the
razor? Try this great shaving gel; it is moisturizing and antiseptic!

1/2 cup natural shampoo
1/4 to 3/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
8 drops antiseptic essential oil such as refreshing mint.

Blend until well mixed. Use more or less water depending on texture desired. Herbal shampoos are used in this formula because they don’t contain drying detergents (sodium lauryl sulfates). Check even so-called natural shampoos for the preservative paraben, and avoid those products because parabens have been found in breast cancer cells.

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Annie B. Bond

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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5:24PM PDT on Mar 10, 2013


5:01AM PST on Feb 16, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:44PM PDT on Apr 23, 2009

Or, even better: You can stop shaving altogether. No more wasting water, resources, and your time. No more nicks or stubble. It's a great step for gender equality, and most men actually like the natural look!

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Very good information to know. Thanks for sharing:)

Thanks for sharing!

Very ambivalent about this one...


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