2 shaving cream recipes to try
This is one easy way to make your own shaving cream. Making your own shaving cream is actually quite simple, and it works on both guys and gals. To get started, try this fail-safe recipe for homemade shaving cream:
- 2/3 cup shea butter
- 2/3 coconut oil
- 1/4 cup olive oil or grapeseed oil
- 10 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil
Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together over low heat on the stove until all of it is liquefied. Don’t turn up the heat too much because you don’t want it to boil, as that will change the texture.
Then add the oil and the essential oil and stir until dissolved.
Stick the whole mixture in the fridge for a little while to let it harden. Once it does, take it out of the fridge, let it soften up for a couple minutes and whip it with an electric or stand mixer for 3 to 4 minutes. Voila! The mixture will be light and fluffy. Store in an airtight container in your shower or under your bathroom sink for up to a month.
This concoction will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. The only problem is that shea butter may be hard on your drain pipes since it is thick and greasy.
This second no-fuss recipe from may not feel as luxurious as the first, but it also doesn’t contain the drain-clogging shea butter.
- 1/2 cup oil (olive, grape seed or almond)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup liquid Castile soap
- 10 drops of essential oils (optional)
Simply mix and store (no need to melt together like the first recipe).
Source: Mother Nature