DIY All Natural Shaving Oil for Silky, Summer-Ready Legs

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DIY All Natural Shaving Oil for Silky, Summer-Ready Legs

DIY All Natural Shaving Oil for Silky, Summer-Ready Legs

With summer almost here, it’s time to show off those legs! But first, we have to make sure they’re sundress, shorts, and bikini ready. Whether you’ve been doing upkeep all winter or went into full sasquatch mode, we’ve got DIYs you need to make sure you get a close, smooth shave that’s ready for your favorite summer outfits.

Start with a Scrub

Plant Therapy Sugar Scrub

One of the most important steps in getting a good shave is to use a good scrub first. It helps remove the dead skin cells, which in turn allows you to get a closer shave. Even better, regularly using a scrub helps prevent ingrown hairs. We have a few different DIY recipes you try, it all depends on what you like! Try the Lime Sugar Scrub for a great citrus aroma or make the Coffee Scrub Bars for an invigorating experience. Another option would be the Sand and Sea Body Scrub.

Shave with an All Natural Shaving Oil

woman shaving her legs

As tempting as it is to just shave with soap and be done with it, resist the urge! Soap residue can dull your razor which means you might end up with nicks, razor burn or stubbly patches. An easy way to remedy this is with the All Natural Shaving Oil. It provides moisturization and helps the razor glide over your skin. Even better, unlike with shaving cream, the ingredients are natural. And you can better see what you are doing, which means a less chance of missed patches. Plus, Lavender, Rose and Bergamot are all excellent for the skin and smell amazing.

Silky Summer Legs Shaving Oil

Silky Summer Legs Shaving Oil

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

Mix your carrier oils and essential oils in a small bowl. Apply to wet legs, and shave as usual.

Soothe Any Razorburn

For those with sensitive skin or thicker hair, razor burn can feel unavoidable, no matter what you do. Luckily, Lavender Hydrosol can be incredibly soothing on irritated skin. After shaving, spritz on your legs to help ease the burning and promote healing.

Don’t Forget to Moisturize

woman moisturizing her legs

And lastly, keep your legs soft and glowing with the right moisturizer. Plant Therapy has several great lotions and creams for whatever your skin needs. Olive Lotion has a rich, silky texture that good for all skin types, including dry skin. Since it is an unscented base, you can customize it with your favorite essential oils. Or use Evening Primrose Cream, with the benefits of Vitamins A and E, to help with dry or sensitive skin.

If you like discovering new DIYs, be sure to check out our Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR) Facebook Group!

132 thoughts on “DIY All Natural Shaving Oil for Silky, Summer-Ready Legs”

  1. Both of these sound amazing. I am going to make these and try them out. Going to make the Sun Sand Sea Body Scrub and substitute the sugar with coffee since I do not have melt and pour soap. I do not have Sandalwood so maybe Cedarwood in it’s place or frankincense and Geranium Egyptian for the Rose Absolute and use Almond oil in place of Sunflower oil.

  2. I’m looking forward to trying this. I’m glad some other people asked about substitutions so I can make it with what I already have. I may have to get rose before long though

  3. I just started exploring this site more thoroughly and the blogs Ive started to read have been eye opening!

  4. I made this, and got the smoothest shave ever. It was moisturizing, but at the same time, the Castile soap made my legs itch. I’ve been trying to think of what could be used in place of it. Can you please suggest a substitution?

    1. Hi Katie, there wasn’t any Castile Soap in this DIY. Was it a different recipe that you’re looking at? Or is it a different ingredient that’s making you itch?

  5. I never realized that soap dries your skin out so much! Thanks for the tip on the shave oil. Definitely going to give it a try!

  6. This sounds really good. I can’t wait to try it, but I don’t have Sunflower Oil. I have FCO, Meadowfoam, Jojoba, Apricot Kernel, and Younger Glow. Which would be the best oil to substitute with? Thanks

  7. This sounds amazing! Could I use Regular Lavender in place of Lavender Fine and Neroli in place of Rose Absolute?

  8. I can’t wait to try this. What can be used in place of the sunflower oil? Also can I change up the oils?

    1. You can absolutely customize this recipe! If you want to sub out the sunflower oil, you could use only FCO. Or check out our Carrier Oil Chart and choose another oil that has a light viscosity.

  9. How long does the shaving oil recipe last? And could you substitute the fco for another oil? If so which one, sweet almond oil?

    1. You can absolutely substitute for another oil! Sweet Almond would be a good choice. Or use anything that is very lightweight.

  10. So many good tips… The lime sugar scrub sounds like it would make me want to take a bath with a margarita!

  11. I absolutely love this idea! I don’t have all of those oils so I’ll have to substitute but I cannot wait to make this.

  12. Looking forward to trying this for a spa day before a family road trip next month. The destination has a pool and I actually bought myself a new swimsuit. Thank you!

  13. Have any men uses the shaving oil for their beards? Hubby is hesitant because he fears it will make him break out. Any thoughts on replacing the lavender,rose and Bergamot with Fit Fighter?

    1. Hi Roseanne! You can trade out the oils in this recipe, that’s totally fine! And though many people are worried about using oils to shave, they actually cause you to break out less!

  14. I need to get some Rose Absolute so I can try this recipe! I always neglect self care and this looks like a great thing to do for myself!

  15. Omg thank you!! I’m going to have to try this. Hppefully it’ll help get rid of the bumps on my legs that I get from shaving with soap.

  16. This really is a genius idea. I don’t have all the EOs listed, but I substituted others with similar properties and was amazed at the results!

  17. I don’t have rose. Any suggestions for a substitute or can I just add an additional bergamot or lavender?

  18. This sounds delightful! It there a specific benefit of the sunflower oil or could you just use additional FCO?

  19. I hate shaving! So excited to try the Body Scrub and Shaving oil…especially for the Summer! Maybe shaving wont seem like such a hassle and I wont get any irritation and ingrown hairs. As always, Thank you PT for the wonderful DIYs!!

  20. I’ll be trying this subbing out for some oils I have on hand. I wonder if I can sub avacado oil for sunflower.

  21. Great idea! I sometimes apply FCO on my legs after I shave but never thought of actually shaving with my FCO.

  22. What a great DIY! I had not thought to try making my own shaving cream yet. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  23. Can’t wait to try this-I can’t stand shaving with soap. It makes my legs soooo dry. I have the PT peppermint lotion which I use after shaving and it’s great for warm days as the peppermint has a wonderful cooling effect.

  24. This Shaving Oil sounds wonderful! Must get ingredients ASAP. And the lavender hydrosol after shaving would be great!

  25. I have used a coconut oil mixture to shave for years. It’s sooo much better than shaving cream, and my razors last longer!

  26. I just ordered bergamot this week, I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can make this amazing shave oil! (I might even use it as moisturizer too)

  27. This is great! Now where are the helpful tips on how to find time to incorporate all of these steps into my shaving routine as a mom of three littles?

  28. I had no idea that soap could dull the blades! I will definitely give this a try next time I need to hit the razor.

  29. So excited that I have all ingredients! I will be making this today!! Thanks for all helpful recipes and ideas

  30. Is there something you could substitute for the FCO? My husband is allergic to coconut, so I am hesitant to use anything with any form of coconut, even though some don’t trigger an allergic reaction – TOTALLY BIZARRE, I know.

  31. Can you make the shave oil in bigger batches.. I don’t think I’d be patient enough to mix it up everytime.. 🙂 But it does sound great! Thanks for sharing!!

  32. Good tips! I am definitely trying the shaving oil. I usually get itching a day after shaving, but discovered that putting Soothe right after shaving makes this so much better.

  33. I had been using a shave oil and it worked great. Ran out and been dying to make my own, so this is perfect timing. I’m sure it will be awesome…it’s plant therapy after all!

  34. Kunzea is another great eo to soothe skin irritations. Add it along with lavender to cooled homemade sugar wax.

  35. Oh this sounds so nice and relaxing. Maybe a stay at home spa day before a beach day! I’m definitely going to be making this one. Thank you for the recipe!

  36. Sugar scrubs are my favorite way to prep for shaving!!! Thank you PT for this awesome blog post!! ❤

  37. This sounds great. I never thought about using a scrub first. I normally use a base of aloe vera because I fear using straight oils in the shower is just too slippery. Thanks!

  38. I was just lamenting the condition of my legs post shave. Gonna whip this up asap! I got the Olive lotion for a friend and she LOVED it, now to get some for myself!

  39. Wow this looks awesome! I can’t wait to add this to my skincare routine. I struggle to find something that I feel good about putting on my legs and isn’t going to break the bank, this looks like just the thing!

  40. I hate shaving my legs, and put it off as long as possible. Perhaps using this aromatherapy tip will help me enjoy it more. Not a fan of lavender, so I might have to use Ho wood or something as a replacement.
    But, this summer, when I finally start wearing shorts, I will see if it helps me hate shaving somewhat less.

  41. I’ve tried this and it definitely is better than using my normal soap. I think using the exfoliating scrub before really helps and prevents razor burn.

  42. These look like fantastic ideas. I’m always searching for a natural shaving lotion. I am going to give this recipe a try. I love PT’s DYIs!

  43. Sounds like an awesome idea. I always cut myself with regular shaving cream. Will give this a try for sure!

  44. I’m excited to try this along with the scrubs because I have always had major issues with ingrown hairs!! I’ve been searching for something to help with the ingrown hairs! Just another reason I love my PT family!! They provide us with so much valuable info for free!!

  45. I would have never thought to add essential oils to my shaving routine. I have used a shave oil before so that makes sense. I would maybe be a little worried about the open skin and irritation, but then there is the thought of hydrosols for after shaving. I think what I will use most from this article is the hydrosol advice. I often irritate my skin by shaving and the hydrosol seems like such a great calming idea. I might even use my helichrysum for it!

  46. I think I will add this shaving oil to my summer DIY list! I bet it leaves skin silky smooth! Can’t wait to try!

  47. This sounds like it would be so nice! I never thought about using an oil for shaving before. I am going to have to try it.

  48. It like you read my mind! Was just thinking about changing up my shaving cream and this sounds perfect!

  49. It’s coming into Winter here in the Land of Oz, but I’ve saved this recipe for the warmer days, it seems like it would smell too good not to try!

  50. oohh! I’m excited to try this! I had no idea that soap residue could dull your razor! Can you use 2 oz of FCO instead of the sunflower oil?

  51. I am one who has used just soap and water for years and always have gotten razor bumps. I never thought to make a shave oil! Or to use my Lavender Hydrosol for healing my irritated skin! This is awesome! I will be making this very soon! I might use a different carrier though because I don’t have sunflower yet.

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