Aloe Vera gel works great for shaving! I used it on my legs and the gel left my legs feeling so soft and silky smooth. I used the 100% Aloe Vera Gel. Some people prefer more of a homemade still gel, using an Aloe Vera plant. Take a small piece of the plant and cut it in half. Slowly squeeze the gel from the plant and apply the gel to your legs. This method will also leave your skin silky smooth.