Practical Magic

Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies, and one of the very few story lines where I liked the film better than the book. I own the book, the DVD, it is in my “Watch Instantly” Netflix queue, and if I come across it while flipping through the channels I have to watch it.  I can’t even pinpoint what initially attracted me to the movie, but I can’t imagine ever getting tired of it.

Imagine my delight when Zoe, author of the blog Blessed Bee, posted a recipe for the in famous Oatmeal Mint Shaving Cream. You remember the line : “He really loved my mint oatmeal shaving cream. He couldn’t stop eating it.” So I had to share it with you guys.

Mint Oatmeal Shaving Cream

45 gms cocoa butter
30 gms base oil such as grapeseed/calendula/jojoba
20 mls liquid castile soap/olive oils soap
Peppermint oil (few drops)
Ground Oatmeal

Melt the cocoa butter and oil  in a large bowl over a pan of simmering water.  Once melted allow to cool just till the edges start to solidify!
Whisk the mixture with an electric whisk and add the liquid castile soap.  As you keep whisking the mixture will increase in volume, the cocoa butter will cool and the mix hold itself as a foam.  Now add in the peppermint oil and ground oatmeal  and give it a quick mix.  Finally put into jars and label to use the shaving cream scoop a little out and mix with a little water to make a lather.


Recipe & Photos from Blessed Bee





About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.