Have you ever had one of those weird days when something keeps coming up over and over again? It’s like everywhere you turn or random things you see or what people say just keep reminding you of it.
I had one of those days recently that revolved around shaving your legs. Weird, I know!
Below, I’m gonna tell you about how this shaving topic wouldn’t leave me alone and then share a recipe for a simple 3 ingredient DIY shave cream that you and your legs are gonna love. Trust me, mama. Mine are singing its praises!
Hi. My Name Is Meagan, And I’m A Lazy Shaver.
So, apparently, I’m really lazy when it comes to shaving. At least, that’s the conclusion I’ve come to after the day I had the other day.
I had one of these weird, random days where this odd topic of shaving kept coming up again and again. Sure, the girls and I used to discuss shaving practices here and there, but that was back in high school. I must say that this particular topic hasn’t been on my priority list in, oh, let’s say the last 8 years or so. How long have I had kids?
First, I shave incorrectly.
So, the first time it came up was after I had shaved (because I was going somewhere) and noticed that my legs looked red and bumpy. I thought that was strange so I Googled it and found out that shaving with soap, even natural soap, is a big no-no. The reason is because it doesn’t have enough slip to it and your legs will get razor burn… hence, the red bumpy look my legs now had.
Yes, I used to buy shaving cream or gel and shave with it, but then I got this crazy notion in my head to minimize the chemicals I was putting on my body so at some point I ditched the store-bought shaving creams and started using plain soap. Not only is it healthier, but it’s cheaper and faster.
Oh. I also don’t change out my razor often enough. That’s a big shaving no-no too.
Secondly, I don’t shave often enough.
The next time it came up was when I took my kids to Awana that evening at my parent’s church. I told you I was going somewhere.
Anyway, during dinner, I sat down with some of the moms, and I happened to sit down right in the middle of a conversation about how often everyone shaves their legs. Thankfully, I sat down on the side of the majority of moms there… you know, the side that still has little kids at home and doesn’t shave as often as they used to before littles ruled their lives. Yeah, I remember those days.
The mom that was sitting alone has older kids, and she said she shaves her legs every day. I hope she wasn’t taken back by the look on my face when she said that. All I know is this mama “ain’t got no time for that!”
Lastly, making my own homemade shaving cream isn’t as difficult as I always thought.
That night, after putting the kids to bed, I was browsing through a past issue of Mother Earth Living magazine, and I came across an article on several different ways to use aloe in day-to-day life. Yes, one was on how to use it to shave. Apparently, making your own homemade shaving cream isn’t as difficult or as time-consuming as I had previously thought so I figured I’d give it a try.
It worked perfectly, and I knew I just had to share this recipe with you, my natural-mama friend!
3 Ingredients DIY Shaving Cream
Before I share the recipe for this shaving cream, let me tell you that it’s not for all mamas. No. Unfortunately, it’s not.
If you love your thick shaving creams… it’s not for you. You see, this isn’t so creamy. At least not like traditional shaving creams you buy at the store. Instead, it’s more liquidy, but I find this to be better than thicker homemade shaving creams where the oils and butters tend to get stuck in between the razors. Gross! At least, with this recipe, your razor comes clean when you rinse it once you’re finished shaving.
Also, if you don’t like it when oil and water in creams or lotions separate, this probably isn’t for you either. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to fix that if it’s a big deal to you. First, you can make sure your lid is on tight and shake it like crazy to mix them back together. Easy-peasy! Next, you can dissolve a tiny bit of borax into your aloe gel before blending your oil into it. That tends to help keep the oil and water combined.
Okay, on to the recipe.
- Combine all ingredients in your magic bullet (any ole blender or immersion blender will work too).
- Blend on high for 3-5 minutes. The mixture will turn yellow and creamy.
- Pour in a glass jar, label, and store in the fridge. Use as needed.
Wait about 10-15 minutes after getting into the shower to shave. Next, pour a small amount out in my hands, slather it on, and then shave away. The razor glides smoothly and those irritating red bumps don’t show up afterward.
So tell me mama, are you a lazy shaver like I am? And, do you use a homemade shaving cream to shave? If so, what’s your favorite recipe? I’ll have to give it a try when this one runs out.