Homemade shaving cream with essential oils is quick and easy to make with coconut oil, shea butter, and another oil. Add essential oils to personalize your shaving cream scent!
I’ve been wanting to make homemade shaving cream with essential oils for my husband to use for a while. And thanks to my homemade lip balm making, I had all the ingredients to try out shaving cream.
How to Make Homemade Shaving Cream with Essential Oils
The ingredients are pretty simple. The only one you may not have in your pantry is shea butter. You need coconut oil and shea butter, but the second oil can be any you choose. I used sunflower oil because I had it on hand to use washing my face. Avocado oil or even olive oil will work – just don’t use a cooking oil like vegetable or canola oil.
Melt all the ingredients together in a small pan on low. Remove the pan from heat and add the essential oils. I used 1 drop of lavender essential oil. I used a toothpick to put just a dab of peppermint oil in. Peppermint is a “hot” oil and too much can cause a burning sensation. Mix the oils in.
Next, pour the mixture into a small heat-proof container. A batch will fit well into a 1 cup container. Put the lid on it and pop it in the fridge until soild. It needs about 4 hours to solidify.
Once the mixture is solid, pop it out into a large mixing bowl. It took a bit of prying to get it out but it finally popped out.
Whip the mixture on high speed to add some air and get it nice and fluffy. This just takes a minute or two. You can use a handheld mixer if you are unsure about cleaning up oils off a stand mixer.
That’s it – it’s ready! I was a little worried about the shaving cream melting as it gets warmer, but we’ve had a few warm days and it’s stayed whipped up in the container.