Homemade Lavender Women’s Shaving Cream

Homemade Lavender Women’s Shaving Cream

Do you love shaving cream but find it dries your skin or leaves you with razor burn?  I also don’t like the weird chemical smell that they often have or how pricey they can be.  But making your own rich, creamy, and deliciously scented shaving cream at home could not be easier!  Include some in a basket with a pack of good razors, lotion, and a bath poof for a great Christmas gift that anyone will love. Everyone from teachers to the mail carrier will appreciate this thoughtful handmade beauty treatment.  The lavender adds antiseptic, antiviral, anti fungal, and is an antioxidant, it is one of the most soothing and healing essential oils and I use it in some way or another daily.

If you love this Homemade Lavender Women’s Shave Cream, be sure to check out our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series, where you’ll find other great inexpensive DIY Homemade Gifts!


Homemade Lavender Women's Shaving Cream


Homemade Lavender Women’s Shaving Cream


1/2 cup shea butter

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 T. baking soda

2 tsp. castile soap

15 drops lavender essential oil

Find these natural ingredients and many more at Mountain Rose Herbs.

lavender womens shaving cream


Cut shea butter into small pieces.

Place in a small pot over medium-low heat until completely melted.

Remove from heat, place in the bowl of a hand or stand mixer and mix on medium speed until well mixed and it begins to thicken up a bit.

Stir in coconut oil, vitamin E, castile soap, baking soda and lavender essential oil.

Transfer to a container with a squeeze top or pump top-using a funnel.

lavender shaving cream pour

Mixture will set up but all you need to do to make it flow again is let hot water run over the bottle for a minute or two (or float in hot bath with lid on tight) and it will liquify again.

To use: Apply a generous amount of cream to wet legs, lathering a bit. Shave as usual an rinse. This will make the tub/showery slippery so be sure to rinse it down well with hot water.

lavender shaving cream


Don’t forget to check out other great DIY Homemade Gift ideas in our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series!


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  • 11.16.15 Janelle (JEM)

    Great recipe to add to my homemade body product board. I love lavender its my favorite! Can’t go wrong with DR Bronner’s.
    PS I pinned

    PSS I came over Via Inspire Me Monday linky party

  • 11.20.15 Hil

    I’ve never made my own shaving cream. Cool!

  • 11.23.15 Linda

    Vitamin E? Not mentioned in ingreds list. How much and in what form?