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DIY Natural Shaving Cream

Total Time30 mins
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!