DIY Natural Shaving Cream Recipe
To use, apply a thin layer to skin and shave. Makes about 4-6 ounces whipped.
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup shea butter
2 tablespoons olive, jojoba or sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons liquid castile soap, I use Myers soap.
5-10 drops lavender essential oil, I use Ameo or DoTerra.
Step 1: In a small saucepan, melt shea butter and coconut oil over the lowest heat setting on the stove. Stir occasionally until fully melted.
Step 2: Add olive oil and stir until fully blended. Remove from heat.
Step 3: Transfer mixture to a medium-sized bowl or any size jar and place in the fridge until it’s solid.
Step 4: Remove from fridge and get ready to whip it up. If it’s in a jar you’ll need to transfer it to a medium-sized bowl first. Whip using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Scrape sides down as needed. Whip until fluffy ~ about 3-4 minutes depending on how cold your mixture is – then add castile soap and whip until fully combined.
Step 5: Spoon shaving cream into an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.
The ingredients in this recipe are shelf stable for quite a long time on their own without a preservative. However, if water gets into the jar they will spoil much more quickly. I pat my hands dry with a towel hanging right outside the shower before scooping the shaving cream out. Remember it doesn’t lather, just a thin layer is all that is needed. It took Adam a few days to get used too, but he likes it and said it works pretty good.
This formula can make the tub/shower floor slippery. It usually doesn’t if you’re just using what you need to shave with – about a quarter-sized amount for each leg – but it can. Take extra care and/or consider using a non-slip surface like a bath mat.