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rdaneel0

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Reliable DIY Shave Serum?
« on: June 26, 2017, 03:38:55 PM »
Do any of you have a reliable shave oil recipe? I currently purchase Shave Secret off Amazon, but I'd rather make it myself. I know it has menthol in it, and I've seen some dupe recipes for it that include grapeseed oil and a few other things, but I don't want to pull the trigger on the ingredients without double checking here.

(FWIW, yes I've tried shaving with just bar soap...terrible results. Also tried with many other things, the only thing that works for me is this stupid Shave Secret serum, but I'm sick of buying it.)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Reliable DIY Shave Serum?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 04:19:40 PM »
Hot face, hot water, hot sharp razor, little bit of dish soap. go to town!

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Re: Reliable DIY Shave Serum?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 04:32:52 PM »
Hot face, hot water, hot sharp razor, little bit of dish soap. go to town!

Great advice for some, for sure! I have super sensitive skin and I tried this...poor results. Had a crazy rash and bumps for a week.

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Re: Reliable DIY Shave Serum?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 07:02:15 PM »
I use conditioner, from the dollar store.
You might need a conditioner for sensitive skin/scalp.  Or add menthol to it.

I've heard you can use coconut oil.

There are a bunch of save oil recipes on the internet - any search engine will find all you need.

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Re: Reliable DIY Shave Serum?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 07:03:57 PM »
Hand soap with hot water or coconut oil with warm water

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Re: Reliable DIY Shave Serum?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 07:10:58 PM »
I shave in the shower, after washing my hair and face twice with shampoo, and then using conditioner on my head and face.  The conditioner really smooths out the shave.

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Re: Reliable DIY Shave Serum?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 11:17:00 PM »
Dunno if this thread is still live, or how I got here... but this is sort of up my street, since I do my own massage oils. What I would do is experiment with a simple carrier oil -- starting with castor oil or sweet almond oil, because they're fairly cheap and kind to most people's skin -- and see if just the oil works for you. My guess is that pretty much any such vegetable oil will do the trick, and the rest is just pretty smells and sensations. You can mix in a drop or two camphor oil or eucalyptus oil for that, if you like, and it will make the oil feel "cool" and smell invigorating (or horrible, depending on how you respond to those things!) You can also play with other essential oils to get pretty smells if you like, though that can get spendy quick: it's hard to buy essential oils in small enough quantities to sample them economically.

Once you find what you like, you can buy the carrier oil by the 16 oz bottle, and a little bottle of the essential oil if you want it, and stick them in the fridge (they'll go bad after a couple months, otherwise). You can refill your little Shave Serum bottle thirty times with them, at about the same price as those pirates will charge you to fill it once. Plus I'd be happier knowing what the hell it is that I'm putting on my skin :-)