Bathing Beauty

Basic Shaving Cream

1/4 cup stearic acid powder
1 cup hot water
2 Tbs grated soap
1 tsp borax

In a double boiler on the stove, melt the stearic acid powder until it's a clear liquid. Mix together the rest of the ingredients and stir until the borax and soap are completely dissolved. Pour the soap solution into a blender, and blend on low speed for about a minute. Slowly pour the melted stearic acid into the soap solution. Blend on high speed until a smooth cream has formed.
Pour into a clean, open container and allow to cool completely. When cool, stir the cream and pour into a clean container with a lid.

To use, soften beard with warm water, and then smooth the shaving clean over face. Use a sharp, clean razor. Yield: 8 ounces.

This cream may separate if it remains unused. Just give it a good stir before using and it should be fine.

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Bath and Body Tip #3

As well as soft fluffy towels, having PJs, slippers or a warm robe ready for when you hop out the bath saves you the trouble of trying to find clothes just when you're relaxed.

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