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Pre-Shave Body Polish and Shaving Cream Set Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Monday, July 14, 2014

This body polish will slough off any dead skin giving you a closer shave. The Shea Butter also moisturizes your legs/face reducing razor burns. The shaving cream also moisturizes while providing a smooth shave.

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Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: (5) - 5oz. Body Polish/Shave Cream


  •  10 Ounce(s) Liquid Suspension Soap Base
  •  3.5 Cup(s) Sugar - White Granulated Sugar
  •  1.25 Ounce(s) Shea Butter - Liquid, Refined
  •  27.5 ml(s) Fresh Bamboo* Fragrance Oil 349
  •  2 Drop(s) Stained Glass Lemon Yellow Liquid Color
  •  5 Piece(s) 4 oz Natural Malibu Tottle 22/400 1.5"
  •  5 Piece(s) 22/400 Natural Flip Top Cap - 1.5 inch
  •  32 Ounce(s) Foaming Bath Whip
  •  1 Ounce(s) Horsetail Butter Blend
  •  1 Ounce(s) Bamboo Extract - Water Soluble
  •  1 Ounce(s) Aloe Vera Oil - Golden
  •  1 Ounce(s) Bubble Up
  •  2 Tablespoon(s) White Kaolin Clay
  •  10 ml(s) Preservative - Water Soluble
  •  5 Piece(s) 5 oz Airless Bottle Only - Natural
  •  5 Piece(s) Airless Pump Top - Natural


  •  Double Boiler or Hot Plate and Small Pot
  •  Hand Mixer
  •  Large Glass/Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
  •  Measuring Cups and Spoons

INCI Ingredient Label: PRE-SHAVE POLISH: Sugar, Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycerin, Disodium Cocamido MIPA Sulfosuccinate, Shea Butter, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Yellow 5. SHAVE CREAM: Glycerin, Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Kaolin Clay, Horsetail Butter, Soybean Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Bamboo Extract, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Recipe Directions

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. Weigh 10 oz. of Liquid Suspension Shower Gel and place in large mixing bowl.
  3. Add 1.25 oz. Liquid Shea Butter to Shower Gel and stir to mix well.
  4. Add the sugar (3 cups plus 2 Tablespoons), one cup at a time, to the shower gel mix. Using hand mixer, blend well between each cup.
  5. Add 12.5 ml. Fragrance and 2 drops of Stained Glass Lemon Yellow Liquid color. Blend with hand mixer until completely blended in. You can add more color if you would like a darker polish.
  6. Pour mixture into bottles, cap and label product accordingly.
  8. Weigh 1oz. Horsetail Butter and 1oz. Aloe Vera Oil and place both in the double boiler or small pot. Place over heat source long enough to melt butter completely.
  9. Meanwhile, measure 1oz. Bamboo Extract, 10ml Germaben II and 2 Tablespoon Kaolin Clay.
  10. Empty both 16oz. containers of Foaming Bath Whip into your large bowl. Using a hand mixer, whip product until it softens up.
  11. Add your melted butter and oil mixture to bowl and mix well to incorporate.
  12. Add 1oz. Bamboo Extract, 10 ml. Germaben II and 2 Tablespoons Kaolin Clay to bowl. Mix well to incorporate.
  13. Add 15ml. fragrance and 1 oz. Bubble Up to mixture. Mix well to incorporate.
  14. Line up your 5 oz. airless pump bottoms for easy filling and fill each tube.
  15. Tap each bottle on the table to help the shaving cream settle and top off if needed. Cap and label accordingly.

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"The ingredients list at the end doesn't seem to match the shaving cream recipe at all... is this correct?"

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Posted By: Melissa   |   October 01, 2017

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"How does this shaving cream differ from the kind that one would purchase in the can. And what is the shelf life of this product? "

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Posted By: William   |   January 17, 2016

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"Could you use rosemary and peppermint in place of Fragrance oils? Also, does this contain Parabens? Thank you"

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Posted By: nancy   |   October 19, 2015

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"In the picture, it looks like one of these items seems to separate. Is that the body polish? Does it need to be shaken prior to use?"

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Posted By: Nicole   |   March 23, 2015

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