The recipes in Fresh & Pure are designed to bring us back to simple, holistic, herbal practices....
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
- 2 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
- 2 drops sweet orange essential oil (optional)
Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl perched over a saucepan of simmering water.
Remove from the heat and stir in the aloe gel and essential oils, if using.
Transfer to a lidded glass jar. Makes 6 ounces.
To use: Spread a thin layer of shaving cream on your skin and allow it to soften your hair follicles before shaving. Store in its sealed glass jar in the refrigerator. For maximum freshness and potency, please use within 2 weeks.
Excerpted with permission from Fresh & Pure: Organically Crafted Beauty Balms and Cleansers by Jules Aron, The Countryman Press, 2018. Photos: Gygorgy Papp.