I came up with this recipe for my Man Beast, Pete! He is not fond of moisturisers and stays well clear of them but he often gets dry patches after shaving so I convinced him to try this. He liked it but suggested some changes, so this is version 2. He likes to dab it on rather than my suggestion of slathering it on!! So this is why I choose these particular ingredients:
Shea butter has been found to form a breathable layer on the skin. It is both moisturising and nourishing because of its concentration of fatty acids and vitamins . One to avoid for nut allergy suffers.
This is a very light, almost odourless oil which penetrates well into skin and is ideal for all skin types (expect those allergic to nuts of course) It’d been found to relieve itching, dryness and inflammation and acts as an moisturser.
I used virgin and organic which has a slight coconut flavour and is solid at room temperature. It’s a very light oil and therefore easily absorbed and good at hydrating, moisturising and softening skin. It has been found to have antibacterial properties (as well as countless others) which is good for those little shaving nicks.
Man Beast Cream
For dry bits and after shaving
30g Shea Butter
10g Sweet Almond Oil
10g Virgin Coconut Oil
15 drops Orange Essential Oil
(or other scent to suit)
Mix all together by hand or use a blender until smooth and creamy. The colder the cream the thicker it is, but it will melt as soon as it touches skin. Always do a skin safety test before using.
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