So Paul Wheaton’s pooless presentation caught my eye. I’m three days into this terrifying experiment. No one hates me yet. My dogs still hang around me. I take the obligatory self-sniff. I appear to not yet offend. (Well no more than usual) This morning, on the way to the shower, I stop off at the nearby sink to shave. I’m about to put shaving cream to my face and think “hmm what’s this stuff got in it.”
Water, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Isobutane, Laureth-23, Fragrance, Lanolin, Propane, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. I was good up until Fragrance. Nothing says cancer causing more than the words "food dyes", "artificial flavorings", and "fragrances".
I’m not going to use soap. I’m not going to use shampoo, but I’m going to lather this stuff all around my nose and mouth. No body informed me what to use for shaving.
So this is an enquiry: Any suggestions on a shaving cream substitute?
It is also a “Hey, has anybody tried this?” enquiry.
I tried a couple drops of olive oil. My first thought was how will I get the excess olive oil off, without using soup?
With that reservation, I gave it a try.
As a lubricant preventing razor burn, best thing ever.
As a substance for promoting close cropping of my facial hair, as good as any shaving cream.
But now what to do with the olive oil residue on my hands and face. Then I noticed, after shaving it really did not feel any oilier on my hands and face than when I put standard lotion on my hands or face. A couple rubes of my hands over my face, followed by rubbing my hands together and the olive oil seemed to soak in as good as normal lotion, so it became my new face and hand moisturizer.
Any shared thoughts will be greatly appreciated.