Homemade Shaving Cream

I am loving this homemade shaving cream recipe! I am always surprised at how many awesome things I can make at home. Make your own shaving cream works that work great and leaves your skin smooth and moisturized.

 

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Your skin is going to feel so soft after you try this recipe.

I have stopped using commercial shaving creams as they don’t mix well with my sensitive skin. Besides, with so many different ingredients, it’s impossible to know if the typical shaving cream contains harmful ingredients or not. But that’s not the case with my own recipe since it contains natural ingredients and my favorite essential oils.

Since I started making my own natural shaving cream, I have noticed that the painful razor burn is almost gone, my dry skin feels smoother, and I get a close shave. There’s a good reason why homemade shave cream has become so popular in the last couple of years.

This recipe is very easy but it has turned into one of my favorite homemade beauty products. You can tweak it a bit to get different results; you can add a little bit of sweet almond oil, a capsule of vitamin e oil, some argan oil, or simply try different oils.

How to use homemade shaving cream

When you feel ready to use this shaving cream, normally at the end of your shower, simply put a small amount of your DIY shaving cream recipe over the place you want to shave, and carefully use your razor blade to remove unwanted hairs. Rinse with warm water, dry your skin off, and use your favorite body butter or body lotion to lock in moisture.

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Homemade Shaving Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of grapeseed
  • 1 tbsp of beeswax
  • 1 tbsp of shea butter
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 10-20 drops of essential oil
  • plastic container
Image shows an open jar of homemade shaving cream on top of a table. It has essential oils and other types of oils. Recipe is from Kids Activities Blog.
We love how easy this recipe is to make!

Steps to make homemade shaving cream with essential oils

Step 1

Put all of your ingredients in a glass bowl. Heat a small pot of water on low heat and sit the bowl on top to act as a double boiler.

Step 2

Melt all of the ingredients (except the essential oils) together and place in the freezer for about an hour to harden them up a bit.

Step 3

Once the mixture is a more solid consistency, blend it with a hand mixer. Now it’s time for the secret ingredient, the essential oil of your choice. Now mix in the oils (remember that a few drops go a long way). I used one of my favorite scents Citrus Fresh.

This citrus blend smells incredible. It is a blend of grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, orange and several others. It’s a really fantastic blend to use in the morning when you need a pick me up. Using it in a diffuser when you’re feeling down works wonders!

Step 4

After you make your own homemade shaving cream, store it in an airtight container at room temperature until you want to use it.

Yield: 1

Homemade Shaving Cream

Make your own homemade shaving cream with natural ingredients - works like magic!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15-$20

Materials

  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of grapeseed
  • 1 tbsp of beeswax
  • 1 tbsp of shea butter
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 10-20 drops of essential oil

Tools

  • hand mixer or stand mixer
  • plastic container

Instructions

Step 1

Put all of your ingredients in a glass bowl. Heat a small pot of water on low heat and sit the bowl on top to act as a double boiler.

Step 2

Melt all of the ingredients (except the essential oils) together and place in the freezer for about an hour to harden them up a bit.

Step 3

Once the mixture is a more solid consistency, blend it with a hand mixer. Now it's time for the secret ingredient, the essential oil of your choice. Mix in the oils (remember that a few drops go a long way). I used one of my favorite scents Citrus Fresh.

Step 4

After you make your own homemade shaving cream, store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

This citrus blend smells incredible. It is a blend of grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, orange and several others. It’s a really fantastic blend to use in the morning when you need a pick me up. Using it in a diffuser when you’re feeling down works wonders!

Image shows a jar with homemade shaving cream with a blurred razor blade on the background . Simple and effective recipe from Kids Activities Blog that uses essential oils.
Don’t forget to add your favorite essential oils in this recipe.

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Did you try our homemade shaving cream recipe? Did you like the results?