Hope all the lucky dads out there are having a wonderful Father’s Day! I wanted to do something special for my hubby to let him know how much I appreciate all he does for his family by starting off his day with a clean shave using some homemade Rosemary Shaving Soap. He declined, but was happy I offered. I don’t think he trusts me with a razor so close to his face, since he sees the numerous nicks on my legs from shaving.
If your hubby trusts you to give him a shave, try this homemade shaving soap for men.
Rosemary Shaving Soap
2/3 cup rose water
4 ounces pure soap flakes
4 drops rosemary essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops bay essential oil
1 drop sage essential oil
1. Warm the rose water in a nonreactive saucepan over low heat. Place the soap flakes in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir the warmed rose water into the flakes to moisten. Keep stirring the mixture until the soap has melted to a smooth gel (if necessary use a potato masher to dissolve the soap). Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
2. Stir in the essential oils and spoon the soap into a sterilized shallow 7-ounce glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Set aside to harden for 3 to 5 days. Keep handy in a cool, dark place.
* Recipe borrowed from Reader’s Digest