Friday, November 7, 2008

Cocoa Butter Shaving Cream

Shaving cream is an all around handy gift, as it can be given to both men and women. Where possible purchase organic, local grown ingredients. The fresher the ingredients the better your recipes will turn out.

You will need:

Stearic Acid - 1/4 Cup
Cocoa Butter - 1 Tablespoon
Sodium Carbonate - 1 Tablespoon
Borax - 2 Tablespoons
Glycerin - 1/4 Cup
Alcohol - 2 Tablespoons
Water, hot - 1 3/4 Cup

Dissolve the Sodium Carbonate, Borax, and Glycerin in the hot water. Melt the Stearic Acid and Cocoa Butter over low heat preferably in a double boiler, and add the water solution. Stir briskly until a smooth white soapy mixture is formed. Continue stirring until cool and then add the alcohol. Spoon the mixture into your jar of choice.

This is a wonderfully moisturizing shave cream.


Sharon Jackson said...

At what sort of shop will you find stearic acid? Sodium Carbonate?

I like your blog! Thanks!

Stop by for a Spell said...

Great questions!
You might be able to find stearic acid in a craft shop, or you cab buy online

Sodium Carbonate is also known as Soda Ash and can be found in the laundry section of most supermarkets. Arm & Hammer is one brand. You can also buy it from swimming pool supply stores; a popular brand is pH up. Or buy online