DIY Shaving Cream – Over the past few months I've had two almost new cans of shaving cream that have just died on me. They were 3/4's full of cream but there was no pressure pushing the cream out. It irritated me because I'm not a huge fan of shaving cream as it is and it seemed like a silly waste. I'd been playing around with the idea of making my own cream for a while so this final can malfunction pushed me over the edge.
I looked up a bunch of homemade shaving cream recipes and in the end came up with my own formula. Once I had gathered the few ingredients I needed, I got to work. When my first batch of DIY shaving cream was complete I divided the recipe in half, taking half for myself and giving the rest to my unsuspecting guinea pig, my mother-in-law, Lynda. The first time I used the shaving cream I was a little surprised by the consistency and feel on my skin. It felt light and airy but also rich and buttery. I had expected a little foam or suds from the castile soap in the recipe but it never really foamed at all. It definitely has more of a cream consistency but once I adapted to it, I fell in love. This silky smooth cream is the perfect emollient for shaving and leaves your legs feeling really soft and moisturized. After the first two tries with my DIY shaving cream, I was hooked. I was curious what Lynda thought of the homemade shaving cream and after a quick phone call I was thrilled when she asked me to make a second batch for her. She loved it too!
So here's my recipe that I'd like to share. You only need a handful of ingredients to make this luscious homemade shaving cream. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Download your DIY Shaving Cream Recipe here.
DIY Shaving Cream Recipe
- 1/3 cup shea butter
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sweet almond oil (or jojoba oil)
- 2 tbsp liquid soap (castile if possible)
- 1 tsp Vitamin E (not 100% necessary but acts as a preservative so the cream will last up to about 3 months)
- 20 drops Essential Oil (scent of your choice)
- In a heat resistant pot, put the measured out portions of shea butter and coconut oil on the stove top over low heat. Stir until melted.
- Pour melted shea butter and coconut oil into a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until well mixed
- Put mixing bowl in fridge and leave until the ingredients have solidified (about 2-3 hours).
- Remove bowl from fridge, and using a hand blender, blend the mixture until it become soft and fluffy (approx 2-3 mins).
- Scoop cream into container.