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razor bump remedy

one of my guy friends always got some sort of razor bumps when he shaved. naturally, i felt the need to help him with a little hippie magic ๐Ÿ˜‰

this is great for both guys and gals, and all your need-to-be-shaved parts.

all-natural razor bump remedy

this is a 3-step process, but it’s so worth it! and it’ll make your skin/his skin smooth as a baby’s butt!

what can you use this for:

  • any areas you get razor bumps
  • exfoliation
  • post-shaving moisturizer

WHAT YOU NEED

  • salt (finely ground)
  • emu oil
  • coconut oil
  • aloe
  • witch hazel (alcohol-free)
  • EOs – optional, to make it smell more “manly” or more “feminine” (but use very little!). you can use certain EOs for certain purposes as well (for example, tea tree oil for breakouts, and lavender for antibacterial/antifungal goodness)

HOW TO

* pre-shave exfoliant – mix 3 parts fine salt with 1 part coconut oil (however much you need to cover the area you’ll need it for). the saltย acts as an exfoliant, helping to reduce ingrown hairs and razor bumps, and the coconut oilย soothes, heals, and moisturizes skin, while providing some antibacterial action for the razor bumps.
* shaving oilย – plain ol’ emu oil. itย soothes and heals skin with its abundance of vitamin e and fatty acids. it helps with scarring, redness, and inflammation. and of course, it moisturizes.
* post-shaving moisturizer and healer – mix 2 parts aloe to 1 part witch hazel. dab over areas prone to razor bumps. these 2 ingredients will heal your skin and reduce irritation.

STEP 1 : before you shave

  • apply exfoliant to damp skin and rub in circular motions for 2 minutes. don’t press down on your skin too firmly
  • gently wipe off with a warm, wet washcloth until it’s completely rinsed off

STEP 2 : for shaving

  • apply emu oil to damp skin and rub in circular motions for 30 seconds
  • shave as normal
  • wipe excess oil (if any) off with a warm, wet washcloth

STEP 3 : after you shave

  • dab moisturizer/healer mix onto the freshly shaved area/s with a cotton ball.
  • allow to air dry
  • this can be used 1 to 3 times a day, as needed.

DONE! so easy and effective!

last note – if you’re using razors, make sure that they are sharp and clean. you don’t want any jagged or dull blades. those will cause hairs to not be properly shaved, and can push them back into the skin, causing more razor bumps and ingrown hairs!

what do you think? are you gonna try it for yourself or make some for the men in your life? ๐Ÿ™‚

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8 thoughts on “razor bump remedy

  1. I’m so excited that you posted on this! I’ve been battling razor bumps for as long as I can remember now. I have been using natural moisturizing soaps to shave instead of shave cream but have been trying to stop soaps all together since reading here that you can have happy skin soap free. I do have one question though, would you have any recommended alternate oil for the emu oil? I’m in the habit of using vegan products whenever possible. Thank you!

  2. Hi Alex,

    I’ve recently found your site and have to say I’m in love with your posts! I can’t get enough of it!

    Question for you though- I wanted to try making your coconut oil/ brown sugar scrub as a pre-shower/ shave exfoliant. Do you think this could be interchanged with the salt/coconut oil recipe in this post for the same effect?

    Thanks!

    1. hey mel! emu oil is oil pressed from the fat of emus (the big brownish birds that everyone equates to ostriches for some freakin reason lol). it’s fantastic! my grandparents had an emu farm as i was growing up and we’d use emu oil for eeeverything. it’s truly a miracle oil!

  3. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I have the worst ingrown hairs and razor burn ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and during the summer I’m in my bathing suit constantly. I even went to a dermatologist to get it fixed and the antibiotics still didn’t help things. I’ve become desperate to find something, I’ve even considered laser hair removal since it so bad! Before I do, I’m totally gonna try this out. I’ll let people know the results!

  4. I’d like to try it myself!:) I have been troubled with bumps.. but I admit, I knew theory behind it (exfoliating and antibacterial mixtures etc), but I tend to ignore those, because they don’t show the real effect when using one time:D I think I should hunt the ingredients down and for once, stick to the procedure:) Thanks!

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