If you recall, I recently posted a recipe for a homemade after shave! I got to thinking, if I can make an after shave for my husband, why not make a homemade shaving cream?! How hard can it be?
Turns out it isn't hard. However, finding a shaving cream that my husband will actually use IS hard. The thing is, he likes to use a shave soap with a brush. Any cream that I make is a far cry from his shave soap. I thought I would make a homemade shaving cream anyway. Because all of you deserve a recipe for this! Do a quick google search for toxins in shaving cream and the results will have you throwing out those shaving cream cans faster than I can say Polytetrafluorethylene. Its a thing. Look it up.
Bottom line is I don't want ya'll lathering up your skin with all of these toxins. Your biggest organ will be soaking it all up, right into your awesome body. No. Just no. I love you too much.
My husband's review was better than I was expecting, since he is a shave soap fan. He admitted that he wasn't used to the creamy feel of the homemade shaving cream, but that it did a good job with his regular razor. However, when he used his safety razor, things got dicey. It just clogged his razor too much. So, if you are a safety razor user, this cream might give you some hassle. However, if you use a regular razor, go crazy! Also, be aware, that if you use this in the shower, things get slippery. Pay attention!!
Do you have a favorite homemade shaving cream recipe that you love? What about shave soap? I need to give that a go too.
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Homemade Shaving Cream
- Melt the coconut oil and the shea butter.
- Add the sweet almond oil and stir to blend.
- Place the oils in the fridge to solidify.
- Once hardened, remove the oils from the fridge. Whip the mixture with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add the castile soap, vitamin E and essential oils to the creamy mixture. Whip until combined.
- Store in an air tight container.