According to Gillette, shaving cream does four things:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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:
- Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Jojoba Oil
- Frankincense Essential Oil
- Glass Beaker (safe for microwaves/double boilers!)
- Microwave (we recommend using a double boiler instead, though! There’ll be lesser chances of burning and bubbles this way)
- Jar (to put your finished product in)
- 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.
- Melt the oil and butter in the microwave/double boiler.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon (about 2.5ml) of jojoba oil and 20 drops of frankincense essential oil into the mixture.
- Stir until evenly mixed and pour it into your mixer’s bowl.
- 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
- Using a mixer, beat the mixture until it’s fluffy.
- Transfer the shaving cream into a jar for storage.
- It’s now ready to use!
This video tutorial belongs to Crafty @diplycrafty on Instagram!
Want an alternative way to make shaving cream? Check out this blog post!