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Handmade 101
After-Shave Gel Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This product is packed with soothing, softening and moisturing ingredients. Use after shaving to help skin feel soft and silky smooth.

Wholesale Supplies Plus is not responsible for the products you create from our supplies.
You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.

Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: (9) 3.5 oz. Bottles


  •  32 Ounce(s) Aloe Vera Gel
  •  4 Teaspoon(s) Babassu Oil
  •  4 Teaspoon(s) Cyclomethicone
  •  2 Teaspoon(s) Argan Oil
  •  2 Teaspoon(s) Botanical Extract Blend 1 - Water Soluble
  •  9 Piece(s) 3.5 oz Airless Bottle Only - Natural
  •  9 Piece(s) Airless Pump Top - Natural


  •  Glass Mixing Bowl
  •  Measuring Spoons
  •  Mixing Spoon
  •  Scale

INCI Ingredient Label: Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Babassu Oil, Cyclomethicone, Argan Oil, Calendula Extract, Sunflower Extract, Aloe Extract, Irish Moss Extract, Marshmallow Root Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Diazolidinyl Urea.

Recipe Directions

  1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
  2. In large glass bowl, empty contents of both jars of Aloe Vera Gel.
  3. To gel add: 4 tsp. Babassu Oil, 4 tsp. Cyclomethicone, 2 tsp. Argan Oil and 2 tsp. Botanical Extract Blend 1. Gently stir to incorporate all ingredients.
  4. If Babassu Oil is in solid form, place entire bottle in hot water to liquify. Once it has liquified, it can be added to Aloe Vera Gel.
  5. Package into bottles. If filling bottles by weight, tare bottle and each should hold 3.5 oz. of product.
  6. This recipe does not contain fragrance so it can be used by both men and women. Should you wish to fragrance, add 1% or 2 teaspoons (10ml) to finished product.
  7. To Use: Apply thin layer to freshly shaved skin. Will feel sticky at first but when dries, will leave skin feeling soft and silky.

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"The Aloe Vera Gel seems to leave a sticky residue feeling after spreading this on. Is there anything I can add to it that would cut down on that?"

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Posted By: Elizabeth   |   February 02, 2018

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"What can be a substitution for Babassu Oil in this recipe? Thank you! "

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Posted By: Olga   |   October 02, 2017

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"This is a great recipe! I am just confused about the labeling. I went through the ingredient lists for each of the five ingredients in this recipe and did not find Disodium EDTA anywhere. I even looked at the plastic bottle and pump! Where is it coming from? Thank you."

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Posted By: wheatoncl   |   August 07, 2017

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"Does this product require a preservative?"

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Posted By: Toccara    |   April 23, 2017

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"Must you use the Airless Pump bottle with this particular recipe, or can you put it in a small 4-8oz plastic or glass jar instead? Will putting this recipe in a tub or jar affect the outcome of the product? "

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Posted By: Zeruiah Shirah   |   August 01, 2016

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"Could this be used in a foamer pump if distilled water were used to thin the gel and a preservative used?"

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Posted By: Carlotta   |   October 29, 2014

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