DIY Natural Shaving Cream
Servings: 1 4 oz container
- 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
- 1/4 cup cocoa butter or shea butter
- 3 TBS fractioned coconut oil
- 3 TBS castile soap
- 20-30 drops essential oil
Measure out the coconut oil and cocoa butter into a glass bowl or a large glass measuring cup.
Next you'll need to melt over the stove on medium heat. If you have a double boiler you can use that but I find it easy just to make my own.
Once melted, remove from the heat and add the fractioned coconut oil. Stir to combine and then place in the freezer to chill.
When the mixture is about half solidified you can remove from the freezer and begin whipping with a mixer.
After 1-2 minutes of whipping you can add the castile soap and essential oils.
Whip again until everything is well combined and transfer into an airtight container. I am using 4 oz aluminum tins but you can also use mason jars to store.
This DIY natural shaving cream recipe does not have a preservative. For this reason it is prone to spoil if the storage container is introduced to water. What I like to do is dry my hands off prior to scooping out the shaving cream. Then I wet my hand and later up.
Because of the high concentration of natural oils this could make your bath or floors slippery so be careful!