Silky Shaving Cream

T his soapless shaving cream soothes and moisturizes your skin as you shave, reducing the chance of razor burn.

1 cup aloe vera gel

1/2 teaspoon liquid vitamin E

5 drops chamomile essential oil

3 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops rose essential oil

Combine ingredients in a small glass bowl and mix with a wire whisk until thoroughly blended. Store in a plastic jar with a tight-fitting lid. To use, scoop up a handful of the gel and smooth it on your legs. Shave as usual. Rinse and pat dry with an absorbent towel. Yield: 8 ounces.

More do-it-yourself cosmetic formulas can be found in Drop Dead Gorgeous: Protecting Yourself from the Hidden Dangers of Cosmetics.

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Kim Erickson.
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