Homemade Men’s Shaving Cream

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Homemade Mens Shaving Cream

 

If you have not yet tried making your own men’s shaving cream, I have to beg you to try it at least once.  Nothing out of a can feels as nice or smells as nice as this Homemade Mens Shaving Cream.  The simple ingredients and your choice of scents makes this a great  gift for the guy who has everything.  Create a texture and scent combination that he will love and package it up in a small mason jar, add a “manly” ribbon for a nice touch and perhaps even a handmade tag to label your gift and it’s ready to go.

If this is your first time dabbling with essential oils and you want a good starter kit, then this set has a variety of scents that can be used in many ways!

Plus, we will be bringing you a lot of homemade beauty and gift ideas, as this post is part of our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup shea butter

1/4 cup almond oil

2 vitamin e capsules or 2 tsp. of oil

1 1/2  Tbsp. baking soda

10-15 drops essential oil of choice

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Some delicious scents for him are:

Sandalwood

Peppermint and Rosemary

Eucalyptus

Bay Rum

Wild Orange and Clove

Directions:

Place Shea butter and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish or pot if you don’t want to use microwave and heat until melted.

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Stir in almond oil and essential oils.

Place in refrigerator until mixture is almost solid.

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Remove from refrigerator, add baking soda and then whip in a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy.

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Transfer to a small airtight container.

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This recipe can be adapted for women’s shaving cream too. Just choose your favorite essential oil! Prefer unscented? Just skip the essential oils and use the first 5 ingredients only!

Looking for another great gift idea to use up any leftover coconut oil? Check out this Easy Homemade Lip Balm with only 3 ingredients, 1 of which is coconut oil!

Need more inspiration for homemade holiday gifts? Be sure to see the other Handmade Christmas Gifts we have for you!

Comments {22}

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  • 01.05.15 Carrie

    How safe is it to go down the drain? Will the coconut oil clog it up?

  • 02.01.15 Kathryn

    I was just thinking how I needed something like this for my husband. Pinned from Ducks in a Row!