Many women around the world don’t find shaving on a regular basis to be important. Some even feel comfortable skipping it altogether. Others today find the notion of letting your hair grow to be quite natural and feminine; others seek the softest, smoothest skin.
If you happen to be on the soft and smooth side of the fence and you’re among those who do shave regularly or occasionally it makes sense to shave in a manner that promotes healthier skin. Right?
Unfortunately, that’s not as easy as it sounds.
Let us explain…
Most conventional shaving creams contain synthetic fragrances and foaming agents. Many of which are known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors (FDA 2011). Just take a look at the back of your shaving cream. Can you pronounce these ingredients or understand their purpose?
What’s even more concerning is that when we shave either in a warm bath or shower our pores open up. This means all those questionable ingredients have an even easier path to our bloodstream.
Sometimes the side effects of using a mainstream shaving cream appears as irritation, burning, or a rash (Turkoglu, 1999). Most of us can recall many times that has happened during or after shaving, often blaming it on our razor when it was a whole other matter.
That’s why making the switch to natural homemade shaving cream recipe is truly the best way forward if you want to avoid health risks and uncomfortable side effects.
Making the Switch to Homemade Shaving Cream
This ultra creamy homemade shaving cream recipe is a combination of natural ingredients that support healthy skin. Layered with intense moisturizing, shea butter that soothes and nourishes the skin while shaving. In addition to providing a layer of protection between your skin and the razor.
And blended with unrefined, virgin coconut oil and sweet almond oil to smooth hair for a closer shave without irritation. (Learn more about FDA 2011). With a boost of rosemary antioxidant too, our #1 choice for natural preservation in homemade creams to extend the shelf life.
Adding up to an extra rich homemade shaving cream to replenish and nourish the skin like no other! Make a jar for yourself today and discover the difference.
ULTRA CREAMY HOMEMADE SHAVING CREAM RECIPE (yields ~6 oz)
- Double-boiler– I make my own with a glass bowl over a simmering pot of shallow H2O.
- Container(s)– This recipe yields appx. 8oz. You’ll find 8oz glass jars here in my Herbal Boutique.
- ¼ C (~2 oz) Shea Butter – unrefined, virgin, certified organic shea butter
- ¼ C (~2 oz) Coconut Oil – virgin, hand-pressed, unrefined certified organic coconut oil
- 2 T Sweet Almond Oil – unrefined, certified organic sweet almond oil
- ½ t Rosemary Extract – certified organic rosemary extract
*t = teaspoon T = tablespoon C = cup
In a double boiler, melt a quarter a cup of shea butter and a quarter cup of coconut oil on medium heat until melted. Promptly remove from the heat and add two tablespoons of sweet almond oil. Whisk together and place in the fridge to cool.
Let cool until mixture is the consistency of soft butter. Then remove from fridge and using a hand mixer whip for one minute. Add a half teaspoon of rosemary extract to the cream. Then whip using the hand mixer for one to two minutes. Store homemade shaving cream in an airtight container.
NOTE: This natural creamy shaving cream recipe can result in a slippery shower or bath tub. Less is more in this case.
5 Reasons To Use A Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe
- Shaving cream made with shea butter softens skin, making it more elastic. Which decreases the chances of nicks and cuts.
- Coconut oil infused shaving cream softens the hair, making it easier to shave with less resistance from hair follicles.
- Natural shaving cream reduces irritation due to its nourishing ingredients.
- Using shaving cream provides a layer of protection from the razor.
- Homemade shaving cream is a 3 in 1 product: cleansing, shaving and moisturizing.
Can Men & Women Use The Same Shaving Cream?
Conventional and homemade shaving creams for men and women only slightly differ. In fact, the differences generally involve product branding and scent.
This ultra creamy shaving cream recipe works well for both sexes. It’s perfect for anywhere you typically shave, legs, face, neck, or armpits… No matter where you apply it – your skin is sure to be soft as lamb’s ear!
Lock in all of this nourishing shaving cream goodness with a DIY body butter! Here’s a lovely lavender body butter, or maybe this amazing vanilla cinnamon body butter, or an herb-infused body butter, or…we’d be happy to make one for you in the Pronounce Skincare Shop!
Have you made our creamy shaving cream recipe? Let us know in the comments below!
Not feeling particularly DIYish?
Simply not enough hours in the day? Pinning more than you could ever tackle these days? No worries. I have got you covered. Please, head on over to my Pronounce Skincare Shop where I sell healthy, handcrafted skincare goodies, including our lovely aftershave spray in two scents.