How To Make Your Own Shaving Cream At Home

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Shaving is a quick process to your body hair that is painless. When we have no time left in removing our unrequired body hair, we tend to shave them. Be it men or women, all prefer shaving as compared to other methods of hair removal.

However, men are more inclined towards shaving their hair, as they have to shave their beard more often, whereas women may shave occasionally, such as for shaving their legs, when they have no time for waxing.

We can't shave the skin without a shaving cream, as a bare skin can be prone to cuts, irritation, rashes and allergy.

Without using a shaving cream, there will be more friction between the razor and skin. Shaving cream makes shaving more smoother and also offers a good protection for your skin.

how to make shaving cream at home

Shaving cream allows the smooth rubbing of the blade against the skin, and it also nourishes the skin after the shaving process.

Hence, we must use a good and natural shaving cream that not only prevents skin cuts, but also offers protection to the skin and makes the skin soft, glowing and healthy.

Here are two homemade shaving cream recipes that are easy to make. Try them out!

how to make shaving cream at home

Ingredients For Homemade Shaving Cream 1

  • ¼th cup of coconut oil
  • ¼th cup of shea butter
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • ¼th cup of olive oil or almond oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
how to make shaving cream at home

Preparation Of The Shaving Cream
Melt shea butter and coconut oil on low heat. Remove it from the heat when it melts and then add olive oil and the essential oils. Transfer the mixture into a jar and refrigerate it until it solidifies. Take the jar out from the fridge and wait until it starts to melt a little. Add baking soda and blend in a grinder until a soft paste is formed. Now, you can use this as a natural shaving cream.

how to make shaving cream at home

Homemade Shaving Cream 2 With Aloe Vera Gel

  • 1/4th cup of aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerine
  • 8 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 10 drops of your favourite essential oil
  • Vitamin E capsules

Preparation Of Aloe Vera Shaving Gel
Mix salt in hot water and dissolve it and then add the rest of the ingredients into the salt water. Transfer the mixture into a jar and close the lid. Shake the bottle well to mix all the contents. Now, you can use it as a shaving gel when required.

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Story first published: Friday, January 22, 2016, 18:00 [IST]
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