As difficult as it may seem to make your own shaving cream, you can make your own with a few basic ingredients, and it won't contain any chemicals, preservatives, or odd fragrances or dyes that are added to store-bought cream.
Make this at home and you will never want to buy store-bought shaving cream again.
You will need…
- -2/3 cup Shea nut oil or Shea butter
- -2/3 coconut oil
- -1/4 cup olive oil or grapeseed oil
- -10-20 drops of your favorite essential oils/oil blend
- -2 tablespoons of baking soda
- -Contents of 2 vitamin E capsules (optional)
Melt 2/3 cup of coconut oil and Shea nut oil together, and then turn off the heat and stir in 1/4 cup of olive oil or grapeseed oil.
When melted, add in 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil (we used chamomile-lavender.)
Pour it into a container or leave it in the bowl (if you were using a double boiler.) Give it a good stir, and then set it in the fridge to harden. Once it has solidified, remove and let it soften slightly.
Add this, the contents of 2 vitamin E capsules if you’re using them, and 2 tablespoons of baking soda to an electric stand mixer (or use an electric hand beater, or a lot of elbow grease) and beat until it’s super light and fluffy and looks like you could spread it on a cupcake.
Apply generously to wherever you’re shaving and rinse when done. You can omit the baking soda and, if you want it odorless, the essential oil as well. Store in a cool dark area when not in use, it can keep up to a month.
My first experience with shaving cream was when I was quite young,
and I had just “learned” how to take a shower. I grabbed a can of my
mom’s not knowing what it was, and wound up spraying it all over the
place and startling myself. It hasn’t been a smooth relationship ever
since. Those expensive itty bitty cans run out in a matter of days, and I
have short legs too! My skin usually itches afterwards as well, and
despite the promises I still get bad razor burn. By making your own
homemade shaving cream you can be satisfied knowing that you’re reaping
the benefits of something you made yourself, completely free of