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My favorite part about caring for the environment is that it encourages the D.I.Y. spirit. I've always been a little on the crafty side and am more than happy to make something myself if it means that I'll save money and help out the planet by reducing my own consumption of chemical-infused products that are also often times packaging nightmares.

There are a lot of products that many of us use daily that we could be making ourselves and shaving cream is no exception. Sure, you can always just use your soap or shampoo for shaving (it works incredibly well in case you haven't tried it before), but there is still something to be said for the shaving with actual shaving cream.

If you're interested in making your own shaving cream, try out this recipe, it works for me!

Here's what you'll need:

1/2 teaspoon of sunflower oil

1/4 cup of unscented glycerin soap

Double boiler

A cup or mug for the cream

Here's what you'll do:

1. In your double boiler, melt chunks of the glycerin soap.

2. Stir in the sunflower oil.

3. Move the mixture into a mug as soon as all of the glycerin chunks are melted.

This formula will set quickly. When you need to shave, simply work water against the soap until a lather builds and use it the same way you would regular shaving cream.