Homemade DIY Shaving Cream

DIY Shaving CreamI find DIY and ‘homemade’ ideas are getting major attention in every blog. This is because people are cautious about using store-brought chemical products that might harm their skin health. In that direction. today we are going to have a chemical free organic DIY shaving cream. This is a unisex cream and so anyone can use it. It might seem elusive to many, but there is no harm trying it at home. Moreover, making a shaving cream from natural ingredients can be beneficial for both your body and wallet. Though it is lather-free, it softens the skin and brings about the same effect as the one that lathers. This alternative DIY shaving cream nourishes and protects your skin, and particularly sensitive skin benefit a lot. This cream helps get a clean shave while leaving behind any dry, itchy skin problems and razor burns. Lets get ahead to the DIY shaving cream.

DIY Shaving Cream

Ingredients

Extra virgin coconut oil – ½ cup

Extra virgin olive oil – ¼ cup

Shea butter – ½ cup

Lavender essential oil – 5 drops

Peppermint essential oil – 10 drops

Direction to use
  • Take some extra virgin coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Now add some Shea butter into it and mix well.
  • Heat this bowl in a microwave for about a minute or until it melts.
  • Take the bowl from the microwave oven and then add some extra virgin olive oil into it and mix well.
  • Now add some drops of lavender essential oil and peppermint essential oil into the mixture.
  • Mix all the ingredients well using an ice cream stick or tooth pick.
  • To make this mixture solid, place it in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Then, leave it in room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Now beat this mixture well, using electric hand whisk or beater for about 4 minutes.
  • Store this mixture in an airtight container in a cool place.
  • Now your homemade shaving cream is ready to use.
  • You can use this lotion for 1 to 2 months but make sure there is no moisture in it.
  • Before using this cream, wash your face thoroughly using warm water.
  • Taka some homemade shaving lotion and apply a thin layer on your skin.
  • Now shave it using a sharp razor, and then rinse it at regular intervals as you shave.

A word for care

  • Before applying this homemade shaving cream on your face or other body parts, do a patch test on the skin behind your ear.
  • For highly sensitive skin, skip adding essential oils in this recipe.
  • If you want a bit foamy cream, add 2 tbsp of liquid castile soap into this recipe. However, even without any lather, this cream is amazingly good to your skin shaving routine.
  • Instead of olive oil you can use sweat almond oil or jojoba oil; similarly cocoa butter is the best alternative for shea butter.

Try out this DIY shaving cream and share us your thoughts.

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