One of the things we love about jojoba is its versatility, which exactly why we started the 101 uses for Jojoba campaign. With Father’s Day just around the corner, we decided to focus on using jojoba for shaving, though these tips aren’t just limited to facial hair.
Since jojoba is non-allergenic and non-comedogenic, it is perfect for using on the face as a pre-shave balm. HobaCare jojoba conditions and softens allowing for a closer shave. Jojoba is also naturally anti-inflammatory making it soothing to the skin and reducing risk of razor burn, it’s especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin.
Jojoba can be used by itself or mixed with aloe vera gel. Rub jojoba into skin before shaving or mix equal amounts of jojoba and 100% pure aloe vera gel together. We highly recommend using an all natural, non-toxic shaving soap. If you can find a small producer all the better, see below for a few recommendations.
Jojoba is also highly beneficial as an after shave balm, it soothes and conditions the skin, leaving it soft and smooth, but not oily or greasy. It also won’t sting like many aftershaves that contain alcohol and other harsh ingredients.
Feel free to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a 1 oz bottle of jojoba, rosemary is quite good for this purpose. Just be sure to test the mix on your skin before using it for shaving to make sure it is not irritating.
With Farther’s Day closing in on us, we thought we’d recommend a few of our favorite products to make up the perfect gift for dad. We selected products that aren’t too expensive, but products that are solidly
built and that will last for years to come. Here are our top picks and the ones pictured in our gift box:
We have found an old fashioned safety razor can’t be beat. Not only it is much less irritating to the skin than a regular disposable razor blade, it is much cheaper as well. The razor featured in our images is the Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor. We cannot recommend this product more highly.
The Omega 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush is the ultimate tool when you want the perfect lather for shaving.
Along with a badger hair brush and an old fashioned safety razor, the Escali Deluxe Chrome Razor and Brush Stand will not only keep shaving tools organized, it looks fantastic as well. There’s no need to hide your shaving supplies in a cabinet any longer.
The large, handcrafted shaving mug pictured was purchased from Red Hot Pottery on Etsy. There are so many options in most locations to find great pottery locally. Try to find something at your local pottery studio or farmers market.
When it comes to shaving soap there are so many options. We recommend finding a local soapmaker that makes them. If you don’t have any in your area, we love the Beer and Clay Shaving Soap from Orange Fuzz.
Finally, we made this printout for you to use. Save and print the image at the end of the blog post to include in your gift.
Have you used jojoba as a pre/post shave skin conditioner?