originally from this post)
3% Incroquat BTMS or cetrimonium bromide
2% cetyl alcohol
2% jojoba oil
2.7% shea, fractionated coconut, or other light oil
2% phytokeratin or other hydrolyzed protein
1.1% silk protein
HEATED WATER PHASE
5% aloe vera (increase to 10% if you like)
1% hydrovance or other humectant of choice (glycerin isn't a great choice here)
COOL DOWN PHASE
0.5% preservative (Liquid Germall Plus at 0.5%, 1% for Germaben II)
1% fragrance or essential oil
Weigh the BTMS, cetyl alcohol, jojoba oil, and shea oil into a Pyrex jug. Weigh the water and aloe vera into another container. Put both containers into a double boiler, melt, and hold until the temperature reaches 70˚C. Remove from the heat and blend the two containers together, mixing well. Leave for a bit, then mix again. When the temperature reaches 45˚C, add panthenol, preservative, and fragrance oil (up to 1%). Bottle when the mixture reaches room temperature. You can use a pump, disc top, or turret cap bottle.
You can easily modify this recipe, as seen here - shaving lotion with green tea extract or shaving lotion with chamomile, honeysuckle and rosemary extracts - and follow it up with an after shave spray (although, you probably won't need more moisturizing after shaving with these products!)
Join me tomorrow to make a beard conditioner for our non-shaving loved ones!