DIY Shaving Cream: Soothing and Hydrating

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This DIY shaving cream uses pure, natural ingredients and is light and fluffy. I like to include a secret ingredient for the ultimate glide and skin soothing.

DIY shaving cream

Easy homemade DIY shaving cream

I have another recipe on my blog for a shaving butter recipe. That one is more like a whipped body butter with castile soap. It’s very nice, but sometimes you something more light and fluffy, like commercial shaving cream. 

This DIY shaving cream whips up into a nice, light and fluffy mixture. You can keep it plain, or add your favorite essential oils for scent. It also makes a great handmade gift for Dads!

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Why make your own shaving cream?

Commercial skincare products are full of nasty toxins (source). When you make your own natural shaving cream at home, you can use only pure and simple ingredients that are completely safe, and work very well. 

You might be wondering, how can I make shaving cream at home? It’s actually way easier than you might think. 

This DIY shaving cream uses just a few pure ingredients, and goes together quickly and easily. I love how well this simple shaving cream works! It gives you a close, smooth shave while moisturizing and soothing skin. 

The secret ingredient

Speaking of moisturizing and soothing skin, you’ll notice that I use a somewhat unique ingredient in my shaving cream: grass fed tallow. If you’re new to tallow skin care, read all about why grass fed tallow is so amazing for skin here.

Once you try tallow on your skin, you’ll be hooked! If you’re not able to use tallow, you can easily substitute shea butter in this recipe and make a shea butter shave cream. That will give a similar consistency and work well. 

If you’re looking for the best ever DIY face moisturizer, check out my tallow face cream recipe here.

Shaving cream recipe

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DIY shaving cream directions

Ingredients: 

Instructions: 

  1. Measure tallow, coconut oil, and olive oil and put in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Allow to melt until liquid.
  3. Pour into mixing bowl and allow to solidify until solid but still soft.
  4. Whip with hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  5. Gradually add 2 tsp baking soda and whip to combine.
  6. Add essential oils and whip again.
  7. Store in glass container.
  8. Use with clean, dry hands. 

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Tips and tricks for making your own shaving cream at home

Like I mentioned before, you can customize your homemade shaving cream by using different essential oils. For a masculine scent, I love the Wood Spice Synergy by Plant Therapy. That would make a perfect DIY shaving cream for Dads. 

When I make DIY shaving cream for myself, I like to use lavender, grapefruit, or whatever blend I’m currently really enjoying. 

If you use this shaving cream in the shower, it might make the shower floor slippery. Just a heads up to be aware and be careful. 

This shaving cream will last at room temperature for quite a while. Just make sure to use clean, dry hands whenever you use it. 

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Have you ever made shaving cream?

What ingredients did you use? Which essential oils are your favorites to add for scent? Let me know in the comments!

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Yield: 8 fl. oz.

DIY Shaving Cream

DIY shaving cream

This DIY shaving cream uses pure, natural ingredients and is light and fluffy. I like to include a secret ingredient for the ultimate glide and skin soothing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup tallow (can substitute shea butter) 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or any other liquid, skin friendly oil) 
  • 2 tsp baking soda 
  • 48 drops essential oils

Instructions

  1. Measure tallow, coconut oil, and olive oil and put in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Allow to melt until liquid.
  3. Pour into mixing bowl and allow to solidify until solid but still soft.
  4. Whip with hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  5. Gradually add 2 tsp baking soda and whip to combine.
  6. Add essential oils and whip again.
  7. Store in glass container.
  8. Use with clean, dry hands. 
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