I am really enjoying making homemade and all natural items here at our house. Having essential oils on hand has really made this easy.
I am in love with this homemade shaving cream recipe. It is chemical free and all natural. This is super easy to make. Let me show you how.
You Will Need:
- 2/3 c organic unrefined shea butter
- 2/3 c coconut oil (I used Trader Joe’s)
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 2 T baking soda (this is an exfoliate)
- 10 drops of your favorite essential oil (I used Young Living’s Stress Away)
- double boiler
- pan for the double boiler
- electric mixer
- glass container for storage (I used 500 ml Mason jars)
Fill a sauce pan with about 1 inch of water.
Place your double boiler over it and heat the water in the pan over a medium heat.
Place the shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil in the double boiler.
Let it all melt together.
Do not let the oils boil, we are just melting.
Once it is melted add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. You can read more about places to buy essential oils online.
I added Stress Away which smells amazing! Perfect for relaxing and unwinding in the shower.
Put the double boiler in the fridge for 2-4 hours to let it begin to solidify again.
Once it comes to a firm state, take it out of the fridge and use an electric mixer to whip it for about a minute. The consistency will be like a thin icing you would put on cupcakes.
Add the baking soda. Continue to whip for another 30-60 seconds. We want to wait and add the baking soda in this phase because we do not want it to be liquefied with the oils, we want it to be an exfoliate.
Now, scoop the cream into containers. I used wide mouth mason jars.
Pop the lids on them and place them back in the fridge over night.
Now the homemade shaving cream will look like this:
This is so moisturizing you will not need lotion on your legs after shaving.
I would not store it in a steamy bathroom as it will start to melt because coconut oil liquefies at 76 degrees. If this happens, pop it back in the fridge. It is actually soothing when it is cold.
Obviously, you’ll take it in the shower with you, but I would store it in another room in between showers.
Have you ever made homemade soaps, cleaning supplies or solutions? Which is your favorite?