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Banish Razor Burn & Bikini Bumps

Summer may be more laid back than the other seasons, but one area we cannot slack off on this season is …hair removal.

That’s right, unless you are down with hairy pits, legs and bikini area this is one job that must be done and done regularly.  But what is the best way to go about removing hair?

There’s the shave method (my preferred), but there are draw backs to this one.  The obvious, you can nick yourself.  But what about razor burn and those tiny red bumps shaving can leave behind?

Well, I recently found this awesome little potion on Fig + Sage that will take care of that (and other stuff) in a flash.  Dr. Shannon’s Organic Skin Balm by Mom & Doc Apothecary is made with healthy organic ingredients and comes in a nifty take-anywhere tin.  There is something about the term apothecary that just seems so therapeutic.

We recently spent a weekend at an indoor waterpark and, since it is not quite bathing suit season, my bikini area was not (shall we say) completely swim park ready and I ended up with those unsightly bumps post-shave.  I applied a little of the skin balm at night and by morning…*poof* no more bumps.

Skin Balm can be used on everything from eczema to diaper area to sunburn and scars.  It’s also a lifesaver for any irritation you may experience from other sorts of hair removal, like waxing.  If you are inclined to wax, MOOM sugar-based hair removal system is a terrific product.  I used it regularly on my brows but can’t bring myself to go below the neck.  Any tips or tidbits here would be welcome.

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Written by Liz Thompson

I am an organic beauty expert, writer, and mom of two young environmentalists who can already spot a toxic product when they see one. Read more about me at Organic Beauty, and find me on , Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.


  1. I have been battling with razor burn, bumps, etc. for years. My significant other is in the military so shaving is an every day thing for him too. Something that we find therapeutic now is actually Calendula Oil. I have ridiculously coarse hair that’s impossible to wax (doesn’t work), grows back in a day when I shave, so I’ve been stuck with epilating/plucking hairs. The calendula oil soothes my skin which prevents the irritation that I used to find. I’m definitely up to trying this product though, it seems lovely. 🙂

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