Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Freeze ~ Homemade Shaving Cream
The pellet stove had a blip, and knocked out the heat for several hours. It took hours to heat everything back up. Thankfully, we have the wood stove too.
Oldest Daughter has not yet gotten the call to officially return to work, so I am taking advantage of her editing skills.
I spent the entire day either writing, looking for work, or hunting down college scholarships for our 18 year-old. My head hurt by the end of the day.
The part about shaving cream. . .
I was in search for more homemade shampoo recipes, when I came across another recipe at Wellness Mama. The shampoo recipe she posted can be diluted, put into a foaming soap dispenser, and used as a shaving cream.
I had to try it. With so many girls here, we go through many, many cans of shaving cream. It would reduce recycling and trash as well (and the nasty chemicals).
It foams, but not as light and fluffy as our homemade hand (foaming) soap. However, the organic coconut milk creates a nice lathering cream. The recipe states it lasts a month, but I don't have to worry about that in my house, ha ha!
I had a bit of trouble with it not coming through the pump, so I added a bit of olive oil to it (maybe 1/2 tsp.). I do have to shake it up before using as well.
I'm glad I found this, as two daughters may be off to college next fall, and both will be on very tight budgets.