Pre-shave oil is a great homemade alternative to shaving gel and helps leave your skin silky smooth. There are a million different ways to make pre-shave oil and you may have to change the recipe based on how your skin reacts to these oils. Here’ a basic recipe, and you can add some ingredients to it, if you like. Take 1 part grapeseed oil, 1 part olive oil, a few drops of an essential oil of choice (better sandalwood or cedarwood) and mix all of them. Experiment with different types of carrier and essential oils if this mix doesn’t work for you!