Homemade Mens Shaving Cream
If you have not yet tried making your own men’s shaving cream, you should 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 shaving cream recipe 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 as a gift, or start lathering on right away to remove unwanted facial hair!
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!
2 vitamin e capsules or 2 tsp. of oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. baking soda
10-15 drops essential oil of choice
Some delicious scents for him are:
Peppermint and Rosemary
Wild Orange and Clove
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.
Stir in almond oil and essential oils.
Place in refrigerator until mixture is almost solid.
Remove from refrigerator, add baking soda and then whip in a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
Transfer to a small airtight container and put the lid on.
This homemade shaving cream recipe can be adapted for women’s shaving cream too. Just choose your favorite essential oil! Lavender or tea tree oil are favorites of some folks. Prefer unscented? Just skip the essential oils and use the first 5 ingredients only! Put a tiny bit in a non-breakable bowl if you want, as you are using it.
You can use this diy shaving cream in the shower and use some homemade lotion bars or moisturizers afterwards to help keep your skin soft. Great for sensitive skin too!
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!