Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bulldog Review on Shave Cream

Bulldog Man here, and let me brag a bit on the Mrs.  Being an old road-dog, it’s nice to be spoiled once in a while.  I’ve got more miles on me than the International Space Station.  Sometimes I feel I’ve been around the world in 80 planes. I came back from Oregon for a work-related run and the Mrs. asked me to try out a new shave cream she wants to make for gifts.  She sold the Bulldog on this stuff.  Light and creamy, easily applied with a good brush, and it lathers nicely.  With a good sharp razor, this shave cream left my face as smooth as a Baboon’s ass, just not as colorful.  Not only do I recommend that she make some for Christmas gifts, but I want her to fill my shave kit and put a few extra in the closet for the old Bulldog.  Bulldog rating on homemade shave cream: 4 out of 4 paws, with a scratch behind the ears!!

I copied the Shave Cream recipe from and earlier post and pasted it below.

Yet another idea for Christmas gift giving, homemade Shave Cream.
I found the recipe here, borrowed the basics, and modified the recipe.

Homemade Shave Cream
¼ cup Almond Oil

3 Tablespoons Shea Butter

2 Tablespoons of Aloe Gel

2 Tablespoons of Honey

1 Tablespoon Guar Gum

2 Teaspoons baking soda

¼ cup Liquid Castille Soap

12 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract

10 drops of Pine Essential Oil (select any oil of your choice)

10 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil (mix another oil of your choice to change the total scent)

Melt the Shea Butter in a measuring cup or a glass canning jar. Add Almond Oil, Aloe Gel, Honey, Guar Gum, baking soda, Grapefruit Seed Extract, mix well with mixer. Mix in the essential oil (s) of your choice. Place cream in a pump container or a jar (plastic or glass).



  1. Okay, okay, I want to have the recipe to make this stuff. Hubby rarely uses a razor because he breaks out horribly, but I would love some smooth legs.

    1. Okay Rose, just for you, I've copied the recipe from an earlier post and placed on todays post. Look above :-)

  2. Have you figured out the cost of making this?

    1. No, I haven't because I had most of the stuff in the house already (had it for at least 5 months). I don't remember what the items cost. The only item I didn't have was the Shea Butter, that cost me $4.99 a container. This container will last me a while. Next time I need to go buy all the items, I'll be able to provide a total cost of making this. The shave cream my husband likes from the grocery cost $3.64, I'll have enough materials at home to make at least a years worth of shave cream. If I buy the shave cream from the grocery store for a year it would cost me $43.68 plus tax.

  3. We will definetly try this! We have a lot of faces and legs in this house to experiment on:)

    1. My husband loves it, I hope your family does too.

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