Shaving creams have a lot of toxins, and most of them contain mineral oil, foaming agents, and antifreeze, just to name a few.
Our rich, ﬂuffy homemade shaving cream recipe allows you to avoid these harmful ingredients.
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Shelf Life: 3 months
The castile soap will act as the foaming agent but won’t lather like a drugstore shaving cream. But, here’s the thing: a shaving cream doesn’t need to foam. We’re just used to seeing this way. As long as it’s moisturizing and “slippery”, it’s doing its job.
Tips and Tricks: Store this shaving cream outside of the shower to keep it ﬂuffy.
Variations: Feel free to add some essential oils to create a scented shaving cream.
How to Use: Using a spoon to remove the mixture from the jar, add around 1-2 tablespoons onto each leg before shaving. Remember to rinse off your razor when finished so it doesn’t get clogged with oil.
Level of Difficulty: Medium
Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial for making this DIY homemade shaving cream recipe.
Homemade Shaving Cream
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 3 tbsp almond oil
- 10 tbsp liquid castile soap
Tools & Supplies
- Double boiler (or a pot and metal bowl)
- Measuring cup and spoon
- Hand mixer or stand mixer
- Rubber spatula
- Sanitized jar
Use a double boiler or create one by ﬁllng your pot with water and placing your metal bowl over the pot.
Melt the coconut oil and shea butter in the double boiler on medium heat.
Add the almond oil and stir to combine.
Remove the mixture from heat and transfer it into a bowl. Allow the mixture to sit in the fridge overnight or until fully cooled. It will become solid.
Place the solid mixture into a stand mixer or leave in the bowl if you’re using a hand mixer. Whip for a few minutes until the mixture becomes soft.
Add the castile soap, one tablespoon at a time, and whip again until ﬂuffy.
Scoop the shaving cream into your jar.
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