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    Quote Originally Posted by Porl View Post
    I don't use a pre-shave at all and never have, but this thread has piqued my interest. I do like the sound of making it myself. I will check back as more recipes come in. Thanks for starting this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aalbina View Post
    I have made my own pre-shave oil for years. I've tried several recipes but have settled on:

    2/3 organic grape seed oil
    1/3 organic castor oil
    15 drops of sandalwood essential oil

    I have a small couple of ounce bottle and I just eyeball the 1/3 + 2/3 mix.

    I apply the oil before I prepare everything else. So - out of the shower, oil on the face, pre-heat the scuttle and soak the brush in it while I strop up the razor of the day. Build a lather in the scuttle and scrape the face. I do not re-apply the oil for each pass, I only use it on the first pass to soften the beard. The lather continues the softening process for the additional passes.

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    Thanks for the recipe. I’ll definitely have to try this next time I make a batch of pre shave oil.
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    I shave with the ATT SE1 or SE2 and Schick Proline blade.

    My preshave oil consists of:

    3oz Sweet Almond oil
    2oz Caster oil
    2tsp Bergamont oil(scent)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porl View Post
    I don't use a pre-shave at all and never have, but this thread has piqued my interest. I do like the sound of making it myself. I will check back as more recipes come in. Thanks for starting this.
    Yeah, I'm getting into shaving with a straight again and I interested in using things to make the shave better and take care of my skin. I'll probably use store bought oil first and if I like it I may try making my own to save money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP5 View Post
    Yeah, I'm getting into shaving with a straight again and I interested in using things to make the shave better and take care of my skin. I'll probably use store bought oil first and if I like it I may try making my own to save money.
    Homebrewing always adds an element of coolness. Make you feel like mad scientist. I recently have gotten into essential oils and find it fascinating! Lots of quacks in it, but some helpful people in the industry.
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    I use my beard oil as pre shave oil,so wonder if the op recipe would work for beard oil. I don’t have a good recipe yet. I do know that cinnamon essential oil is not a good addition. Red

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