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DIY Homemade Shaving Cream for Smooth Shaving

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Shaving is a part of both men and women’s beauty routines. To make shaving easy and smooth, there are countless commercial shaving creams in the market.

But these commercial products are full of chemicals and preservatives that can leave your skin irritated and dry.

This does not mean that you need to stop using shaving cream. A good alternative to the commercial products is homemade shaving cream. It will not only keep your beauty routine natural, but also save you money.


Plus, there is a certain amount of pleasure and pride in using things you made yourself!

The main ingredients in this shaving cream recipe are shea butter and extra-virgin coconut and olive oils.


These three ingredients are the ultimate moisturizers that alleviate dryness and soothe the skin, thus great for avoiding razor burns.


The essential oils used in this recipe give a nice fragrance to the cream.

This homemade beauty product is highly moisturizing, smells delicious and is completely chemical-free!

However, don’t expect a foamy shave with this homemade shaving cream as it does not lather. Just use a thin layer of this cream on your skin and shave against the direction of your hair growth.

How to make a simple and easy DIY shaving cream at home with all-natural ingredients

DIY Homemade shaving cream ingredients

Things you’ll need:

  • Shea butter– 1/3 cup
  • Extra-virgin coconut oil – 1/3 cup
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – ¼ cup
  • Peppermint essential oil – 8 to 10 drops
  • Lavender essential oil – 5 drops
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Wooden ice cream stick or toothpick to stir the mixture


1. Put 1/3 cup of extra-virgin coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl.

DIY shaving cream-step1 add coconut oil

2. Add 1/3 cup of shea butter to the bowl.

DIY shaving cream step2 add shea butter

3. Put the bowl in a microwave and heat the contents for about 1 minute or until the oil and shea butter melt.

DIY shaving cream-step3 microwave mxture


4. Remove the bowl from the microwave and add ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil.

DIY shaving cream step4 add olive oil

5. Add 8 to 10 drops of peppermint essential oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture.

DIY shaving cream step5-add peppermint oil

DIY shaving cream-step5(1) add lavender oil

6. Mix the ingredients thoroughly using an ice cream stick or toothpick.

DIY shaving cream-step6 stir

7. Put the bowl in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or until the mixture solidifies. Then, let it sit in room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.

DIY shaving cream-step7 refrigerate

9. Whip it with an electric hand whisk or beater for 3 to 4 minutes or until it becomes light and fluffy.

DIY shaving cream step 9 whisk it

whisk oil and shea butter for shaving cream

Your homemade shaving cream or lotion is ready. Store it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. The shelf life is 1 to 2 months but make sure there is no moisture in it.

DIY Homemade Shaving Cream for Smooth Shaving was last modified: May 5th, 2016 by Top10HomeRemedies
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2 thoughts on “DIY Homemade Shaving Cream for Smooth Shaving”

  1. Hello. I would like to ask about if is there a difference between the yellow shea butter and the white one? Thank you.

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