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Pre-Shave Oil/After-Shave Moisturizer Shave Set Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This shaving set will help get your man's beard ready for shaving and help soothe and moisturize it after the shave is over.

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You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.

Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: 4 sets of oil/lotion


  •  16 Ounce(s) Gentle Face and Baby Cream
  •  7 ml(s) Botanical Extract Blend 1 - Water Soluble
  •  5 ml(s) Dimethicone
  •  2.5 ml(s) Oakmoss Sandalwood Fragrance Oil 199
  •  4 Piece(s) 3.5 oz Airless Bottle Only - Natural
  •  4 Piece(s) Airless Pump Top - Natural
  •  6 Ounce(s) Castor Oil
  •  1.5 Ounce(s) Olive Oil - Refined A
  •  .5 Ounce(s) Dimethicone
  •  1.25 ml(s) Botanical Extract Blend 2 - Oil Soluble
  •  2 ml(s) Oakmoss Sandalwood Fragrance Oil 199
  •  4 Piece(s) 2 oz Clear Cylinder Round Plastic Bottle 20/410
  •  4 Piece(s) 20/410 White Petite Treatment Pump Top - Clear Cap
  •  4 Piece(s) Premium Crystal Cello Bags (4" x 2" x 9")


  •  Glass Bowl
  •  Glass Measuring Cup
  •  Measuring Spoons
  •  Microwave
  •  Mixing Spoons
  •  Scale (to weigh ingredients)

INCI Ingredient Label: See recipe for individual INCI ingredients.

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. For Pre-Shave Oil:
  3. Using a scale, weigh 6 oz. of castor oil and pour into a glass measuring cup with spout.
  4. Add 1.5 oz. of Olive Oil-Refined A and stir.
  5. Add .5 oz. (1 Tbsp.) of Dimethicone and stir. This may not incorporate completely into the other oils. If this happens, place glass cup into microwave and heat for about 25 seconds. Remove and stir.
  6. Add 1.25 ml. Botanical Extract 2 - for Oil and 2 ml. Oakmoss Sandalwood fragrance oil. Stir well to incorporate all ingredients.
  7. Pour into (4) 2oz. cylinder round bottles. Dip tube will need to be trimmed to fit length of bottle before placing on treatment pumps.
  8. Directions for Use: Place a small amount of oil on your hands and rub into the beard. Be sure to wipe hands after applying as they will be greasy. Lather up with shaving cream or soap on top of the oil and shave as usual
  9. INCI INGREDIENTS: Ricinus Communis (Castor)Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dimethicone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (and) Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower)
  10. Extract (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (and) Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract (and) Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Fragrance.
  11. For After-Shave Moisturizer:
  12. Empty contents of 16 oz. jar into glass bowl.
  13. Add 7 ml. Botanical Extract-Water Soluble and 5 ml. Dimethicone and blend into lotion.
  14. Add 2.5 ml. Oakmoss Sandalwood fragrance and mix well.
  15. Fill 3.7 oz. airless pump bottles with lotion. You will need to leave about 1/4" empty at top of tube. This is space needed when the cap is placed on top.
  16. There will be a small amount of lotion left over. Either package as samples or use this for your personal use.
  17. Directions for Use: Apply to face and neck after shaving.
  18. INCI INGREDIENTS: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Di C12-15 Alkyl Fumarate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil,
  19. Isopropyl Palmitate,DMDM Hydantoin, Triethanolamine,Carbomer,Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate,Tocopherol,Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice,Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(and)Chondrus Crispus(Carrageenan) Extract(and)Althaea Officinalis Root Extract,
  20. Sodium Benzonate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance
  21. You can package in a clear cello bag and tie with raffia.

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"One more question, can I substitute another fragrance in place of the Oakmoss Sandalwood? What makes that fragrance approved for face products?"

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Posted By: Brittany   |   February 10, 2015

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"What's the maximum amount of fragrance oil that can be added to the pre-shave oil? I doubled it the first time around but it still smells strongly of castor and olive oil."

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Posted By: Brittany   |   February 10, 2015

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