Once upon an evening, I walked into my bathroom, picked up the can of shaving cream and was appalled. Seriously. Have you ever looked at the stuff that is in that can? Some of it, most of it, I wouldn’t even attempt to pronounce and honestly? My way of thinking these days is that if I can’t pronounce it? I don’t need to be putting it in or on my body. Aside from the yucky ingredients, there’s the cost factor. I don’t use coupons too often these days (not because I wouldn’t, but because I simply don’t need to shop very often), but even with coupons, it is hard most of the time to find a really super good deal on any shave cream. Yes, they do happen, but not like they used to. So with that in mind, I headed off to come up with a better option.
What I found was this all natural homemade shave cream and I fell in love with it! It is ideal for legs, faces, or underarms and it will leave both women and men smooth and conditioned instead of dry like the alcohol, fragrances, and colors that others leave you. It can be totally customized for scent even with just a few drops of your favorite essential oil! Lavender is healing and adds a great scent to your homemade shaving cream, Blue Spruce is a great clean manly scent or adding mint gives you a refreshing tingle. You can even combined oils like lavender and rosemary for a fantastic infusion of scents and properties!
All Natural Homemade Shave Cream
The other thing about this blend is that not only is is super cheap to make per batch, but it also makes a great gift as well! Just whip it up, add a pretty mason jar and a simple homemade gift tag and you’ve got a gift that they will love for just a few dollars! You could do an entire gift basket to include it in for under $30.00 each!
You Will Need:
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- ⅓ cup shea butter
- 1 Tbsp. unscented castile soap (or make homemade Castile soap)
- 10-15 drops Essential oil of your choice.
In a large mixing bowl or the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, combine the shea butter and coconut oil until well combined. If you don’t have a stand mixer, no worries. You can use a hand mixer with the same results. Mix until it has fluffed up to nearly triple it’s original amount. This usually takes 3-5 minutes, but your times may vary.
Add the Castile soap and essential oil and whip again for 1-2 minutes or until it is well combined.
That’s it! Totally done in under 10 minutes! Store your shave cream in an jar with a lid. If you want a thicker consistency, store it in the fridge, clearly labeled. In bathrooms or bedrooms that are really warm, it may liquify a bit. It’s okay if that happens, just whip it back up before using. To use, wet the skin down and apply generously. Shave then rinse well! Just like the canned stuff, but oh so much better for your skin!
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