Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe For Extra Smooth Skin

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Shaving is a part of both men and women’s beauty routines. To make shaving easy and smooth, there are countless commercial shaving creams in the market.

A good alternative to the commercial products is homemade shaving cream. It will not only keep your beauty routine natural, but also save you money.

Ingredients:

  • Shea butter– 1/3 cup
  • Extra-virgin coconut oil – 1/3 cup
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – ¼ cup
  • Peppermint essential oil – 8 to 10 drops
  • Lavender essential oil – 5 drops
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Wooden ice cream stick or toothpick to stir the mixture

How to make:

  • Put 1/3 cup of extra-virgin coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Add 1/3 cup of shea butter to the bowl.
  • Put the bowl in a microwave and heat the contents for about 1 minute or until the oil and shea butter melt.
  • Remove the bowl from the microwave and add ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Add 8 to 10 drops of peppermint essential oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly using an ice cream stick or toothpick.
  • Put the bowl in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or until the mixture solidifies. Then, let it sit in room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Whip it with an electric hand whisk or beater for 3 to 4 minutes or until it becomes light and fluffy.

Store it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. The shelf life is 1 to 2 months but make sure there is no moisture in it.

Benefits:

These three ingredients are the ultimate moisturizers that alleviate dryness and soothe the skin, thus great for avoiding razor burns. The essential oils used in this recipe give a nice fragrance to the cream.

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