Make it Monday: Aloe Shave Gel

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So some back story. Feel free to skip! Though, it CAN maybe help you save some money.
Previously I used your average woman’s razor. Basically once you’ve got the handle you’re just in need of the blades. expensive blades…Looking it up for a comparison just now, womens blades are roughly £2.99 a blade (I didn’t round it up) where as mens blades are £2.58 (again, didn’t round up.) Which explains why a lot of women use mens razors. 50p isn’t much, but it builds up! Anyway, I was coming to the end of my blade stash and I was investigating the zero waste movement when I came across the safety razor.
(This guy:)

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More expensive for the handle as it’s metal. However, get this. for a pack of 100 blades, yes, one hundred, I paid £6.22. That’s 6p a blade. I’m set for the next 8 years. AND there’s no plastic! Pretty fantastic right?
Well, mostly. It’s taken me a month, maybe 6 weeks to re-learn how to shave my legs. I also can’t use shower gel to shave my legs any more. I bought a special organic shave gel, but it didn’t get on with my razor so I’ve been using the last of some cheap conditioner that worked well and I trued the Lush body conditioner which wasn’t so bad either but they weren’t the best. I have a bar of shave soap that’s alright but my skin feels odd and dry afterwards. So I decided to make my own and see what happened.

Honestly I chose this one because it needed no heating or whipping etc. Especially at this temperature.

I mostly followed the instructions found on the original blog post:

aloe shave gelExcept I only had 100ml of aloe gel so I adjusted accordingly. I mixed them together in an old washed out conditioner pump bottle, it still has it’s label so sorry about that. Mine isn’t nearly as green but that’s not an issue.

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Woah, Holy bananas Batman! This stuff is fantastic! After use my skin felt quite conditioned and lovely and the smoothness lasted so much longer, as though it helped the shave. I need to make some more of this!! Not the best for travel however, as it’s a liquid so I may just search for a solid one too.

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