MEN'S PRE-SHAVE FORMULA FROM DOW CORNING
75.6% grapeseed oil
2% jojoba oil
15% capric/caprylic triglycerides or fractionated coconut oil
4% C12-15 alkyl benzoate
0.1% grapefruit essential oil
1.3% clove bud essential oil
You don't need to heat this or use preservatives as it's an anhydrous mixture. Just pour it all into the bottle of your choice and you're done!
I'd include up to 1% Vitamin E in this recipe as the grapeseed oil has a really short shelf life! (Although part of me wonders if you want clove bud essential oil on your face? I've been using it in a pain relief balm at 0.5% and it really stays on your hands!) Feel free to change the essential oils for a fragrance of your choice, or just leave it unscented.
Instructions for use...
- First wet face and beard with warm water. This saturates the skin and opens pores allowing the oil to begin good absorption.
- Then rub in oil until it's completely absorbed.
- Last use a hot towel or steam and hydrate skin until it is supple and pliable.
- Lather up and shave as usual.
Join me tomorrow for body sprays!