Condo Blues: Homemade Shaving Cream FAIL

Monday, January 21, 2013

Homemade Shaving Cream FAIL

I saw I had all of the ingredients to make the homemade shaving cream for sensitive skin post I pinned to my Pinterest boards (give me a follow, pretty please?) I also got Husband's OK to give it a try. He has sensitive skin and unfortunately the only type of shaving cream he can use is full of synthetic ingredients - natch. If this works for him, it is one less of the few synthetic ingredient things we have to deal with.

I heat and mix the ingredients together. My shaving cream looked more like thin soup than creamy shaving soap. I figure the next step in the blender will take care of that.

I grabbed an empty mason jar from the cupboard and filled it with the shaving cream, screwed the blender bottom onto the jar, and popped the lot onto the blender. I'm using a mason jar on my blender until I remember to order a replacement glass top for my blender. The glass blender pitcher broke when it flew out of the cabinet to attack me and fell to its death on the floor.  

A large mason jar fits on a blender in a pinch

I turn the blender on and hit the Mix button. The blender goes through the slow mix, violent whip up, slow down, and stop cycle as I stand over it to baby sit and check the results.

It is thickish but not enough. I hit the button again and watch over the blender.

Close but not quite.

More more blend cycle should do it.

I press the button a third time and figure I can load the dishwasher while I'm waiting for the shaving cream to cream.  Lookit me being all multitasky!

My blender still hates me from thwarting its attempt on my life and wanted to get even. The bottom of the blender loosened during the violent whip cycle, and well, this happened.

The fuzzy spots in the photo are shaving cream on my camera lens.

How is your Monday?

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