Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Get rid of your shaving cream

If anybody out there is wanting to participate in a bathroom cupboard revolution here is a first step.  It's kinda a baby step,  but really with this kind of thing baby steps are the way to go.  Small changes,  one by one and soon you'll realize you're a granola crunching hippy and no one will be the wiser.

So, here you go....

 Use Coconut Oil instead of Shaving Cream.

I'm new at this hippy thing,  so yes I still shave my legs.  I've been addicted to using shaving cream ever since I got married and could use my husband's.  But, now he can have his shaving cream back, at least unitl I can convince him to join me on the crunchy side.

Rubbing coconut oil on your legs (or wherever) will protect and moisturize to prevent rash.  It feels so nice.

Please note;  coconut oil can clog your pores,  so if you actually convince your husband to ditch the shaving cream,  it could cause break outs if he has oily skin.

One more thing...
The ingredients on my can of shaving cream:
Water, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Isobutane, Laureth-23, Sodium lauryl sulfate, Propane, Fragrance, BHT.
....enough said.

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  1. I'd also consider myself "new at this hippy thing" and love making my own deodorant from equal parts baking soda and coconut oil. I know you can also do 1/4 soda, 1/4 cornstarch and 1/2 coco oil, but didn't have the cornstarch at the time, and I was more concerned about smelling than wetness. Also, coconut oil has been working great as a diaper cream for my tiny girl, and I intend to buy another pot soon to use as eye cream at night.

  2. So what about waxing your legs? Where does that rank on the environmental conscience? I think Gregg has had the same shaving cream since we moved here. Hair conditioner also works, but again, that is not oil :)

  3. That ingredient list is part of the reason why I've made the move to old fashion shaving soap.

  4. Tim, Alex was just wondering about that the other day. What are the ingredients in it?