Easy Homemade Shaving Cream
This recipe/post has been a long time coming. It feels like forever since I wrote down the note on my idea board: "Homemade Shave Cream". I think for some reason I was thinking it would be difficult to make or require something I didn't have on hand. Turns out that neither of those things were true, and I'm glad I finally took the plunge! This recipe for Homemade Shaving Cream is so easy to make and leaves your skin silky smooth. You can add essential oils to give it a little scent or just leave it unscented for those with fragrance issues.
Easy Homemade Shaving Cream
What You Need:
- 1/3 c. Coconut Oil (I buy mine on Tropical Traditions)
- 1/3 c. Shea Butter (I buy mine on Amazon)
- 1/4 c. Olive Oil (you could use a different oil like sweet almond or jojoba, whatever you have on hand)
The ingredients! I order shea butter from Amazon, buy my olive oil in bulk, and order coconut oil from Tropical Traditions. You can read all about coconut oil and why it's important to buy a good brand on my Coconut Oil Lotion post. Let's talk for a minute about Shea Butter though....
Just like with coconut oil, with Shea Butter you want to pick a good unrefined, unprocessed kind. You can choose between ivory and gold shea butters. One is not better than the other, but I prefer the different colors for different things. (I can usually get gold shea butter for less than ivory so I mostly stick with that, but ivory shea butter is good for things like Diaper Rash Cream because it's less likely to stain.) **Note that shea butter does not smell like the "shea butter lotions" that come from the store, it has a very earthy smell which is normal. There are so many uses for shea butter that it's worth keeping on hand. If stored in a cool dark place, shea butter will stay good for over a year.
Start by melting the shea butter and the coconut oil on a low heat on the stove top. It doesn't take very long to melt.
Once it's melted, pour into a container and add in the olive oil and stir. Set this mixture in the fridge and let it harden.
Once it's solid again you can take it out of the fridge and put it into a bowl that you can whip it in. It kinda looks like a block of butter doesn't it?
Whip it! I did this for about 3 minutes or you can do it until it's light and creamy.
Isn't it beautiful? Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark area when not in use. Follow up your shave with a good Homemade Aftershave Lotion.
Use this homemade shaving cream the same as you would any store bought shaving cream! This could be used for shaving for men or women. I'm so glad I finally worked up a recipe for this because I have some very strong reasons about not using conventional shaving cream!
And now that you've purchase Shea Butter to make this Homemade Shaving Cream recipe, you might want to try out these other projects we've posted that use it as well.
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