Homemade Shaving Cream
I first started making & using this Homemade Shaving Cream about 12 years ago. It’s truly decadent, budget friendly, & you know exactly what goes in it. Speaking of what goes in it – it’s only 4 ingredients!!
So many of you have emailed me and said that you missed the ‘make your own‘ posts that I used to do. Truth be told, I did get out of them for a while (a long while at that) and I miss them too. After my husband died, it was one of the many things that I just stopped doing. I really don’t have an explanation as to why. It’s just something (among many other things) that I just abruptly stopped and failed to get back into.
I used to pride myself in the amount of products that I didn’t purchase in the store & that I made myself. I saved our family ton of money, I knew what went into everything (so important to me!), & they all really did work better than the things I was spending high dollar on in the store.
A couple of weeks ago, I was checking out at Costco and I had a moment that hit me in the face like a pallet of bricks. The cashier began to ring up my items & talk about how expensive laundry detergent had gotten over the years. I agreed that it was quite expensive these days & began to tell him about my homemade laundry detergent recipe that I had developed & how much I loved it. I mean, you can make 5 gallons for $2! All the while I’m telling him this, I’m checking out with store-bought detergent. Yes, really.
That’s when that pallet of bricks smacked me right across the face. I stopped talking mid sentence (which if you know me at all, I don’t just stop talking. My mouth has no off switch – haha). I was quiet for a moment & then I asked him politely if he would mind removing both of the detergents.
I was going to go home and make my own.
Making my own of ‘whatever I can’ was a way of life when Mike was alive – and it’s a way of life that I truly do miss and I am going to start living again. I can’t preach it if I’m not living it, right?
So, just like I gave up drinking soda cold turkey – I’m giving up purchasing all these store-bought items & going back to doing it myself. I’m going to start today by sharing with you my homemade shaving cream recipe (which I just made more of this morning actually). It’s only 4 ingredients & it’s very simple to make. Leaves your legs so soft & makes it super easy for the razor to glide across smoothly.
I like to use either lavender or sweet orange for my essential oil in my homemade shaving cream. They are both super gentle & smell great. Lavender to me is more calming while sweet orange is more energizing. I may or may not have a jar of each. One for if I shave my legs at night (lavender) and one for if I shave my legs in the morning (orange).
For an added extra moisturizing treat, sometimes I’ll add a couple tablespoons of olive, jojoba, grapeseed, or almond oil – but more times than not, I don’t. It works quite well the way it is so I usually save a few cents & use those oils for other purposes.
Store the shaving cream in a jar with a tight fighting lid (like a mason jar) in cool place. Mine goes under the bathroom cabinet. A little goes a long way so this should last a good while.
We love this homemade shaving cream and hope that you do too!
Homemade Shaving Cream
In a saucepan over low heat, melt the coconut oil & shea butter – stirring often. Once melted remove from the heat. Stir in the essential oil.
Refrigerate (or freeze if you’re in a hurry) until the oil has turned back into a solid. Add in the aloe vera gel & beat with an electric mixer until the mixture is smooth & creamy.
Scoop into a container with a tight fitting lid & store somewhere cool.
SPA TIP: For an added extra moisturizing ‘spa’ treat, you can add a couple tablespoons of olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, or grapeseed oil when you melt the oils in the saucepan.
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