This recipe/post has been a long time coming. 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 Shave 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
- 1/3 c. shea butter
- 1/4 c. olive oil (you could use a different oil like almond or jojoba, whatever you have on hand)
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 hard.
Once it's solid again you can take it out of the fridge and put it in a bowl 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.
Use as you would any store bought shave cream! 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!
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