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Shaving Cream Alternative

Shaving Cream Alternative

Olive oil makes a surprisingly good shaving cream alternative that gives you a close shave while also moisturizing your skin.  It sounds weird but if you try it, it’ll make you a believer!

Shaving Cream Alternative (Time: 1 minute)


  • Olive oil
  • Plastic container
  • Fill your container with olive oil.
Use: This works great on your legs, armpits, face, where ever.  Use this the same way you’d use shaving cream, just don’t apply very much.  Moisten your skin with warm water, rub a thin layer of oil on to the area you want to shave and then shave as usual.
  • After you’re done shaving, you may want to apply one more very thin layer as a moisturizer.
  • If you’re using olive oil to shave it can make the shower floor slippery.  When you’re done, give the floor a quick wipe down so the next person doesn’t get a slippery surprise.

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Photo Credit: Aveda Men Pure-formance™ Shave Cream and Dual Action Aftershave Launch, a photo by AvedaCorp on Flickr.

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