Monday, March 20, 2017

Shave Oil


Shave Oil

I started making this for the Huzzleband a few years ago. 
He's been hoOked ever since!
It's a very simple recipe, 
and less expensive than 
buying a store version.

4oz of Sweet Almond Oil
4oz of Apricot Oil
Cedar essential Oil
Orange essential Oil
Pine essential Oil

Simply mix the oils together 
and then drop essential oils in.

To find a scent combination that you like, 
I would try this method: 
Using q~tips,
place 1 drop of oil per end 
and then put into a ziplock baggie. 
Let it rest. 
Then proceed to testing 
which scent you like.

You might do 6 drops of cedar {so that would be one drop on each end of three sticks} 3 drops of pine {one drop on three ends using two sticks} and 2 drops of orange {one drop on each end of one stick}

Let the baggie rest anywhere from 10 minutes to whenever you get to it. Open the ziplock and using your hand, waft the scent towards you. You should get a decent idea of the scent combo. From there adjust the amount of you scent you want either by doing the q~tips or adding it to the Base Oil and adjusting there.

WHATEVER YOU DO
WRITE IT DOWN!!!
I cannot emphasize this enough! 
I wrote down the original recipe I used when making this the first time. From there I can adjust it however the Huzzleband likes. He may want more Pine this time around so I add a few drops extra at a time til it's what he likes. 

This is the easiest customizable product to make. Decide which Base/Carrier Oils will suit what you want. I used Sweet Almond Oil as a good basic base. I chose Apricot Oil since it helps with fine lines and moisturizing. If you were making this shave oil for legs, you may want to do Sweet Almond oil with perhaps Safflower Oil.
Make sure and read if the oil has a scent itself and the description of it. Or better yet, if you can, test it at the store.

Whatever scent you LoVe, you can add.
Rosemary makes an excellent scent, as do Chamomile, Cocoa, and Lemon. 

PRECAUTION!
OIL IS VERRA SLIPPERY!
WHETHER USING IN THE SHOWER OR TUB
USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN EXITING!!

So get that little Mixologist Heart a'mixing and mix up some delicious shave oil.
You'll LoVe everything about it!








 https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/catalog/ingredients/oils

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