Soothing Citrus Shave (Shaving Gel)

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For people who prefer a gel than a cream, this shaving gell recipe is for them. The aloe vera serves as the “gel” making the skin soft and feeling smooth. Lemongrass and Grapefruit essential oils’ aroma blend well together making it smell amazing.


8-ounce dark glass pump bottle
3/4 cup aloe vera gel
1/4 cup raw olive oil
7 drops of Lemongrass essential oil
7 drops of Grapefruit essential oil


  • Pour 3/4 cup of aloe vera gel into the bottle using a small funnel.
  • Add 1/4 cup of raw olive oil and essential oils.
  • Close pump lid and shake well.
  • Store in a cool, dark place.
  • To use: Pump a small amount, apply onto skin and shave.


Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe

Lemongrass Essential Oil:

Aroma: Heavy, lemony, green and sweet smell.

Pairs Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, coriander, cypress, fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver and ylang ylang.

Properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactogogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative, and a tonic.

Grapefruit Essential Oil:

Aroma: Sweet, tangy, citrus, and sharp refreshing smell.

Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, thyme and ylang ylang.

Properties: Antidepressant, antiseptic, aperitif, diuretic, disinfectant, lymphatic stimulant, tonic and anti-infectious.



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