How To Use Shave Oil for a Bump Free, Cleaner, Smoother Shave

Why This Pre Shave Oil Routine Is Key

If you have sensitive skin or irritated skin after shaving, you need to be using pre shave oil. Whether you are just shaping your beard or you are going with a clean shave, this oil will help soothe and prepare your skin for a good shave.

Using this oil will condition your skin and keep your skin from flakes and beardruff. Pre shave oils contain powerful, natural ingredients that will soften your face while preventing bumps, razor burn, and rashes.

How To Use Pre Shave Oil by Leven Rose
Using a great shave oil will help moisturize the skin enough to make the shave a smooth experience without cutting or damaging skin.

Plus, this oil will help heal dry skin and soften both your hairs and your skin. Most shave oils are made with essential oils that add powerful nutrients and amazing, scents to your shave.

How to Use Pre Shave Oil

1. Always shower first or prep the skin with a hot towel. This will open up your follicles and make your skin more flexible and adaptable against a razor.

2. Put 3-5 drops of shave oil in your hand and massage throughout your beard or skin like you would a beard oil.

3. Lather and shave.

4. Once you have completed shaving, rinse your skin with cold water to calm the skin and close the pores.

5. Finally, add an after shave oilBeard Oil to soothe the skin to keep you from looking splotchy.

Something to Note

Be sure to use a pre shave oil with a natural base such as jojoba oil or coconut oil that won’t clog pores. When you put hot water on your skin, your pores will open, making them more susceptible to bacteria, etc. to enter. You want to use an oil that is antibacterial and chemical free. Jojoba Oil for example is an oil with wax properties.

This will sit nicely on your skin creating an even smoother shave experience. Also, within Jojoba are anti-fungal, anti aging, and anti inflammatory properties that will keep your skin smooth, acne free, and decrease any redness and smelling from irritation.

If you are interested in more of the Ranger Grooming Co. beard products, head to the beard products page. (Ranger Grooming Co. is a division of Leven Rose.)

Shave Oils

Fragrance Free Shave Oil: Without any essential oils or other scents, this shave oil is made of pure natural ingredients that won't clog pores, will soothe your skin, and will give you a nice, smooth shave.

  • Jojoba Oil soothes irritation caused by shaving.
  • Sweet Almond Oil relaxes the skin.
  • Grapeseed Oil prevents acne and flaking skin.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil seals and protects the skin.

Scented Shave Oils: Along with the pure, natural ingredients of the Fragrance Free Shave Oils, our scented oils have two extra ingredients in addition to the essential oils.

  • Jojoba Oil soothes irritation caused by shaving.
  • Sweet Almond Oil relaxes the skin.
  • Grapeseed Oil prevents acne and flaking skin.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil seals and protects the skin.
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil prevents clogged pores.
  • Rosehip Seed Oil heals scrapes and razor burn.

Sage Shave Oil: Antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties in sage essential oil helps soothe skin and prevent infection while adding a natural soothing smooth scent.

Fresh Mint Shave Oil: Soothing mint essential oil will calm your skin while adding a boost of energizing scent to your shave routine.

Spiced Sandalwood Shave Oil: Warm, slightly sweet, woodsy sandalwood essential oil soothes skin with an added scent of clove to round out this shave oil.

What to Remember:

  • Choose a natural shave oil that won't clog pores like Sage Pre Shave Oil.
  • Shower and prep your skin with a hot towel to open up and soften the hair follicles.
  • Massage 3-5 drops of Shave Oil on skin or beard.
  • Lather and shave.
  • Rinse skin with cold water to calm skin and close pores.
  • Follow with a calming Beard Oil, or even use the Shave Oil as an aftershave.


Ranger Grooming Company is the bestselling men's line, launched from Leven Rose. Ranger Grooming Co. sports products such as Beard Oils, Shave Oils, Beard Balms, Beard Wash, Mustache Wax, and more. Leven Rose specializes in natural personal care products such as their bestselling Jojoba Oil, newly-released Rosehip Night Serum, and other natural products.

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