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Making Beef Tallow Shaving Cream

beef tallow shaving cream

Beef tallow, a rendered form of beef fat, can be used to create a natural and nourishing shaving cream that is perfect for providing a smooth and comfortable shave. Beef tallow is a rich source of vitamins A, D, E, and K, which are essential for maintaining healthy skin. In this article, we will discuss how to make a simple and effective shaving cream using beef tallow.

Ingredients for Beef Tallow Shaving Cream:

  • 1/2 cup beef tallow
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
  • 1/4 cup distilled water
  • Essential oils (optional)

Equipment needed:

  • Double boiler or heat-resistant mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer or immersion blender
  • Glass jar with lid

Step 1:

Melt the ingredients The first step in making shaving cream with beef tallow is to melt the ingredients together. Combine 1/2 cup of beef tallow, 1/4 cup of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of shea butter, and 1/4 cup of sweet almond oil in a double boiler or heat-resistant mixing bowl. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, until everything has melted and is well combined.

Step 2:

Add the vegetable glycerin and water Once everything has melted together, remove the mixture from the heat and add 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin and 1/4 cup of distilled water. Using a hand mixer or immersion blender, mix the ingredients together until they are well combined and creamy.

Step 3:

Add essential oils (optional) If you wish to add essential oils for fragrance or additional therapeutic properties, do so now. Add 10-20 drops of essential oil and mix well.

Step 4:

Transfer to jar Once the shaving cream has cooled slightly, transfer it to a glass jar with a lid. Leave the lid off until the shaving cream has completely cooled and solidified.

Step 5:

Store and use Store the shaving cream in a cool, dry place. It should keep for several months. To use the shaving cream, apply a small amount to your face and lather with a shaving brush or your hands. Shave as usual.

Making shaving cream with beef tallow is a simple and effective way to create a natural and nourishing shaving cream that can help to provide a smooth and comfortable shave. By following these simple steps, you can create your own customized shaving cream using high-quality ingredients. Happy shaving cream-making!

beef tallow shaving cream