Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe With Shea Butter
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Learn how to make an easy homemade shaving cream recipe with shea butter, essential oils, and oils to soften your skin.  This shaving cream leaves your legs incredibly soft and reduces irritation for silky smooth skin.

Each winter, my skin goes absolutely insane and decides to be dry and itchy.  I make my own lotion with skin loving ingredients and use it multiple times a day.  If I don't, I'm an itchy mess.

Shaving creams really trigger my dry skin.  In the summer I can use a shaving soap, but it's not rich enough for my dry winter skin.



The homemade shaving cream recipe with shea butter is super lux with coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and essential oils to moisturize your skin.  I also add a pinch of arrowroot to cut down the greasy feeling without losing the moisturizing from the oils.

Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe With Shea Butter

If you're looking for a natural homemade shaving cream recipe that's thick and feels smooth on your skin, this is it.  I like a good shaving soap recipe, but this leaves my skin feeling so much softer than a bar of soap does.  

Shea Butter


Shea butter is my favorite natural butter for skin.  It doesn't leave your skin feeling oily, so it helps cut down on the oily feeling from the coconut oil and the grapeseed oil.

Shea butter can be used alone as a natural shaving cream.  It helps the razor glide across your skin for a smoother shave and silky smooth legs.

Shea butter is a natural anti-inflammatory, so it can help reduce inflammation from razor burn.  It also helps restore skin elasticity for younger looking skin.

The fatty acid and vitamins nourish the skin.  My skin feels better after just one use, and it keeps feeling better with continued use.



Coconut Oil


Coconut oil acts like a natural barrier.  It helps protect your skin from the razor burn and irritation.  It also helps soften the hair, making shaving easier.

Coconut oil is an excellent natural moisturizer for your skin.  It helps restore the skin's pH balance, which leaves your skin silky and smooth.

Grapeseed Oil


I added grapeseed oil to thin this recipe.  Grapeseed oil is a dry oil, so it soaks into the skin quickly.  It moisturizes the skin and helps balance oil production.  It's a natural anti-inflammatory to reduce inflammation on your skin.

You can also use apricot kernel oil, fractionated coconut oil, or sunflower oil.  They are all dry oils and won't leave your skin feeling greasy.

Arrowroot Powder


I add a pinch of arrowroot to cut down on the greasy feeling.  You still get the benefits of the coconut oil and grapeseed oil without this being too oily.

Essential Oils


If you want to add essential oils, use up to 15 drops per batch.  I used a blend that I use quite often for other DIY projects for skin.



My blend is:


Lavender is one of the best essential oils for skin.  It's a gentle oil, so it can be used on sensitive skin.  It's a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, so it is a good oil in case you get a small cut while you're shaving.

Blue Tansy isn't used often enough in my opinion.  It can help reduce redness and irritation when used on the skin.  It's also calming for the skin and feels cooling, so it helps reduce irritation from shaving.

German Blue Chamomile is a power anti-inflammatory.  It can help soothe irritated skin, too.

I keep this blend in an empty amber bottle with a dropper so it's blended and ready to use in DIY recipes.

Other good choices would be:


How Long Does Homemade Shaving Cream Last?


This homemade shaving cream recipe should last for three to five months.  It should be kept away from water and sealed between uses.

To prevent contamination from water, I put what I'll need in a smaller dish and set it on the sink beside the shower.  Then my wet hands don't get into the container and introduce water and possibly bacteria.



Tips for Making Homemade Shaving Cream


This is a whipped recipe, but it may fall or get runny if you store it in the bathroom.  It will still work, but it won't be as thick and creamy.

This recipe doesn't have a preservative.  Don't let water get into the container or store in the shower where water can get into it.

If you want to add a preservative, I recommend doubling the recipe and using 0.125 ounces of Germaben II.

This can make your shower slippery.  Be careful to clean your shower after using if it feels slippery

Homemade Shaving Cream Ingredients






Tools and Supplies





Homemade Shaving Cream Directions


Step #1


Melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.  I don't like using the microwave because the shea butter can get grainy if it gets too hot.



Step #2


When it is melted, add the carrier oil and stir.

Step #3


Place in the fridge until hardened, about half an hour.

Step #4


Use a hand mixer to whip the shea butter and oils.  Add the arrowroot powder and essential oils.  Mix until light and fluffy.



This should fit in an 8-ounce container, depending on how much air was incorporated.

To use, scoop out a few tablespoons and rub on legs or other area to be shaved.  Shave and rinse well.



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Yield: 8 ounces
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

Shaving Cream Recipe

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  1. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. I don't like using the microwave because the shea butter can get grainy if it gets too hot.
  2. When it is melted, add the carrier oil and stir.
  3. Place in the fridge until hardened, about half an hour. 
  4. Use a hand mixer to whip the shea butter and oils. Add the arrowroot powder and essential oils. Mix until light and fluffy.
  5. To use, scoop out a few tablespoons and rub on legs or other area to be shaved. Shave and rinse well.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.