Skincare · Tutorials and Recipes

DIY Natural Shaving Cream

According to Gillette, shaving cream does four things:

  1. Hydration – keeps moisture in hairs during the shave, leaving them softer and easier to cut. When less force is needed to cut each hair, your shave can be more comfortable.
  2. Lubrication – creates a thin layer of protection between the blade and the skin, ensuring less friction and minimizing the risk of redness, razor burn, and irritation–and fewer nicks and cuts.
  3. Tracking – the act of removing shaving cream as you shave helps you keep track of where you’ve already run your blade so you won’t miss any spots!
  4. Soothing and refreshing – a shaving cream will help leave your skin feeling soothed and refreshed after each shave.

However, commercial shaving creams may not be suitable for everyone. So, here’s a quick DIY on how you can make your own shaving cream using all natural ingredients by Crafty @diplycrafty on Instagram 👇

If the video tutorial is too fast for you, no worries! We’ve got your back 😉

What you’ll need:

  1. Coconut Oil
  2. Shea Butter
  3. Jojoba Oil
  4. Frankincense Essential Oil
  5. Glass Beaker (safe for microwaves/double boilers!)
  6. Stirrer
  7. Microwave (we recommend using a double boiler instead, though! There’ll be lesser chances of burning and bubbles this way)
  8. Mixer
  9. Jar (to put your finished product in)

Instructions

  1. Measure out 1/2 cup (4oz = about 113g) of coconut oil and 1/4 cup of shea (2oz =  about 56g) butter into the glass beaker.
  2. Melt the oil and butter in the microwave/double boiler.
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon (about 2.5ml) of jojoba oil and 20 drops of frankincense essential oil into the mixture.
  4. Stir until evenly mixed and pour it into your mixer’s bowl.
  5. Leave in the fridge to thicken.
    *Note: Don’t leave it in the fridge for too long, though! Or else it might harden too much
  6. Using a mixer, beat the mixture until it’s fluffy.
  7. Transfer the shaving cream into a jar for storage.
  8. It’s now ready to use!

This video tutorial belongs to Crafty @diplycrafty on Instagram!

happy crafting

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