Shave Soap Recipe

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Hey Bulkers!

If you’re starting to think about what to do for those special guys in your life for Father’s Day, we’ve got a bunch of ideas!

This solid shaving soap is so simple to make. Using melt & pour shave base for a nice thick lather, it also packs the benefits of bentonite clay (which is known to be wonderful for the skin) and finishes with the earthy, manly fragrances of Bergamot and Cedarwood.

It’s perfect for any guy who enjoys a good shave!

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You’ll need:

1 lb Shaving SFIC Melt & Pour Base

2 tsp Bentonite Clay

1 tsp Glycerin

Bergamot Essential Oil

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Mini Heremes Jar

Circle Brown Kraft Labels

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These two fragrances smell fantastic together. Earthy with a hint of citrus! I like the citrus fragrance to be a little more prominent so I used more drops of the Bergamot than the Cedarwood- but you can mix these however you prefer!

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Begin by melting down the shaving soap base in a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup using short intervals in the microwave. This works best if you cut the soap into evenly sized cubes so that melting occurs at the same pace.

Once melted, remove from the heat source and stir in the bentonite clay. Make sure to work out all of the little clumps with a fork or whisk.

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Add in the essential oils (a few drops of each) and the liquid glycerin and stir to combine.

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Carefully pour the mixture into the mini heremes jars filling each ¾ of the way full.

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Stir again to be sure no clumps of clay have settled at the bottom of the jar and skim the remaining bits off the top with a spoon. You may not get every tiny piece out but that’s okay- the clay will work into the lather as the brush swirls the surface when shaving.

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Allow the soap to cool and harden completely before use. To use, wet a shaving brush and create circular motions on the surface of the soap until a lather forms. Swirl the brush with the soap lather over the skin and shave.

Happy Father’s Day!





Shave Soap Recipe

56 thoughts on “Shave Soap Recipe

  1. can you use fragrance oil with this recipe like the john paul gauthier man? or would it be safer to only use essential oils?

  2. I wonder if this will work for people suffering with after-shave bumps due to ingrown hair? If not, please can you suggest what formula/recipe would work. Thanks.

  3. Does this recipe hold up well when moisture is present in the jar?
    This recipe got me interested in trying out shaving soap! My follow up question:
    Will shaving soaps in a jar need preservatives?

  4. How much do these jars hold? How many would I need for 1 pound of soap? Also, how much preservative would be needed per pound? Looking to make this for Christmas gifts.

  5. I made this, and I love it for me. I gave some to my brother, who loves my soaps, and he said there wasn’t as much “slip feel” as the stuff that comes in a can. What can I add to give it more “slip”?

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