From some old school yoga & ayurveda folks I've heard of the following for shaving:
Raw Milk - I haven't tried this as yet but hope to do so when I get some unheated/ unpasteurized milk. It can be thinned down with water apparently and would still work as a Preshave facial lubricant/ friction reducer & moisturizer.
Yogurt - I have tried this and it words wonders for the skin, but given the texture/ colloidal & viscous nature & maybe some stickiness the cut/ shaved facial hair pieces & fragments get stuck in between the "Multi Blade Safety Razors" (Gillette Mach 3).
- Despite a bunch of washing with water its harder to clean the blades. This is something that definitely does not happen with commercial Shaving Foam
- I might try a "diluted" and "beaten" mixture with water i.e. Buttermilk which has less colloidal matter, less viscous and is more liquid
Shave Oils - I have read about some commercial pre shave oils but not had a chance to use or verify how effective they are. If so, maybe we could look up its ingredients list to find the active elements? Or maybe someone could suggest some "natural" oils that are maybe gifted in this direction could I try out for myself?
Thoughts on the above 3 and maybe other organic & natural substances. I'd prefer to avoid "chemicals" if possible. I posted & like some of the answers in that direction: