If you use conventional drugstore shaving creams or gels for your face or legs, you may be unknowingly smearing a chemical cocktail on your skin. Typical brands contain chemicals like phthalates, artificial fragrance and triethanolamine, which can be endocrine disrupters, neurotoxins and possible sources of cancer for your body. There's no reason to take the risk. If you need a little assistance to get a close shave, just head to your kitchen and use coconut oil. Right after you shower and get your pores open, apply a small amount of coconut oil where you want to shave. Then use a sharp razor for baby soft skin.