My favorite homemade shaving gel to make when I do not have any shaving gel on hand is my citrus aloe shave gel. It is nourishing to the skin and helps prevent the skin from becoming razor burned, cut, or nicked during shaving. Best of all this homemade shave gel is easy and affordable to make.
The ingredients you need to make the shave gel are 2 cups of pure aloe vera gel, 5 drops of essential citrus oil, 3 drops of vitamin E oil and 10 drops of almond oil. These ingredients can be found at your local drugstore or health food store for around $20 if you do not have them on hand. You may also be able to get these ingredients at Walmart for less if you are on a tight budget.
For materials you are going to need a plastic squeezable bottle, a small mixing bowl and a small spoon. If you don't have any of these materials on hand you can find them at Walmart and any of your local kitchen stores or grocery stores.
Creating the Gel
Now, the way you make the citrus aloe shave gel is by placing 2 cups of aloe vera gel, 5 drops of essential citrus oil, 3 drops of vitamin E oil and 10 drops of almond oil into the small mixing bowl and mix them all together with the mixing spoon. Once you have mixed all the ingredients together you should end up with a clear thick shaving gel that has a nice light citrus scent to it. Then all you will have to do is pour the shaving gel into your plastic squeezable bottle and use it whenever you are ready to shave.
Using the Shaving Gel
The way I like to use my homemade citrus aloe shave gel to shave, is by getting into my shower and getting my skin nice and warm. Then, I like to take a handful of the citrus shaving gel and place a nice thick layer of it onto the area of skin that I am shaving the hair from. Next, all I do is begin shaving. The gel will help protect your skin from becoming razor burned and becoming cut up. After, shaving your skin should feel super soft and silky smooth and hair free.
I hope those of you who try making my homemade citrus aloe shave gel have an easy time making it, and I hope those of you who use it like what it does for your skin. I wish you all the best of luck at getting a close smooth shave with this wonderful homemade citrus aloe shave gel.