In my house, we try to use as many natural household products as possible and that includes cleaning products, soap, deodorant, etc. Buying all of that natural stuff at the store can be costly, but it’s really pretty easy to make most of it at home. Which is why I’m sharing this DIY shaving cream recipe.
My boyfriend had been using a very chemically laden store-bought one, so I told him I would make him some. He wanted it to be just like the ones out of the cans that are nice and fluffy, so I’m glad I was able to “whip” this one up… pun intended!
This will last quite a while in the fridge, I think I’ve had mine last in the fridge for at least 3 weeks, probably more. What my boyfriend does is he keeps a few days worth in a jar in the bathroom for easy access and refills it from the stash in the fridge when it runs out.
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DIY Shaving Cream:
1/4 cup coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
1/4 cup liquid castile soap (like this)
2 tbsp cocoa butter
2 tsp baking soda
2 drops melaleuca oil aka tea tree (where to buy quality essential oils)—melaleuca oil has a cleansing effect and is great for skin care. Other good oils to used would be frankincense or lavender.
1. Slightly heat the coconut oil and cocoa butter together in a double boiler so they melt, then put them in a bowl.
2. Add the castile soap, baking soda and tea tree oil to the bowl. Then use a hand mixer (like this one) to whip the ingredients. This will create a nice fluffy foamy shaving cream. You can also use a hand blender, but it may not be as fluffy, but it will still work.
**It will last a few days unrefrigerated, but it’s best to keep it in the fridge. It will harden in the fridge, so make sure you thaw it before using again. After it has been in the fridge it may not be as fluffy as it was to begin with, but it still works as is, and you can always beat it with the hand mixer again.
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