Soft, smooth skin is possible without investing in a costly shaving cream full of chemicals. This DIY Shaving cream is a catch. It helps protect sensitive skin and prevents razor burn. Moreover, no more itchy dry skin!
Why Use Homemade shaving cream?
We should be mindful of what we expose our skins to, after all, it is the largest organ and requires just as much care as our internal organs
What goes on our skin eventually ends up in our bloodstream. Switching to organic or homemade products and help reduce toxins in our system and have a significant impact on our health.
Easy to Make:
This recipe takes a maximum of 10 minutes!
Both men and women use it:
Women can use this DIY Shaving cream on their legs or by men for their faces!
The shea butter in it helps protect the skin from nicks and razor burn, and it moisturizes your skin.
Ingredients and their uses:
Coconut oil has amazing benefits. It contains 90% of saturated fatty acids in coconut oil that are converted easily into quick energy by the body, and this has therapeutic effects. 50% of the number of fatty acids in coconut oil contain lauric acid.
Also, helps destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungus. Furthermore, it even helps kill bacteria that causes yeast infections. Moreover, coconut oil also helps soothe eczema and stop itching and development of rashes.
It is best if you use an unrefined and unprocessed shea butter. There are two types of shea butters, ivory, and gold. One is not better than the other, but each has its benefits. For instance, ivory shea butter does not stain on clothes and is mostly preferred when it comes to skin products. Shea butter has many uses, and you can make countless DIYs with it. Its rich earthy smell has a way of putting you at ease.
Use of olive oil topically on skin has various benefits. Olive oil is rich in vitamins, E, D, A, and K, out of which Vitamin E is the leader of this pack. It helps with eczema and psoriasis.
Apart from it being rich in vitamins, it is also anti-oxidant and protects the skin against free radical damage. Moreover, it had anti-bacterial properties that remove bacteria from the skin and keep infections at bay.
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Lavender Essential Oil
Melt both, the shea butter and the coconut oil on a low heat on the stove.
Once both are liquid, pour into a bowl. Add olive oil and give it a good stir. Set this mixture to cool in the fridge and let it harden.
Once it has solidified, take out of the fridge. At this stage, it will resemble a block of butter. Now it is time to whip it! Whip at least for 3 minutes at high speed until it is light and creamy.
Add desired essential oils and fold the cream.
Pour into a jar with a lid.
How To Use ❓
Apply a thin layer of the came to the area you want to shave. Be sure to use a good quality razor. If you use your shaving cream during a bath, apply at the end as, by this time, the pores of your skin will have warmed up. Rinse the blade between shaves or wipe it on a wet washcloth. You can also use this as a “dry” shaving cream. That is to say; you don’t have to remove the excess, you can enjoy its smooth lotion effect from what remains after shaving.
This homemade shaving cream does not lather; a thin layer does the work. The shaving creams’ texture is a cross between shaving oil and shaving soap.
Less is more with this shaving cream as it is thick. A little amount will go a long way, about the size of a quarter for each leg will work just fine.
While using in the shower, be very careful as it can make the surface slippery! Invest in a bath mat to make it a non-slip surface.
The ingredients are very self-stable and do not require a preservative. Please refrain from adding water. It will aid in the development of bacteria or mold and affect its shelf life. Do not use wet fingers to scoop out your cream, dry your hands first, or better yet keep a small spatula or spoon. For longer shelf-life, store in a cool, dry place.
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