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Here's How You Can Make Your Own Shaving Cream

By: Jaiwantika Dutta Dhupkar

Shaving is something you have to do every day, so ensuring your shaving cream is organic and toxin free can liberate you from tons of harmful chemicals. Plus, there's really nothing like a customized shaving cream to make you feel super-special!

You can make your shaving cream smell and feel as masculine as you like by adding 'tough-guy' herbs like ginseng, cinnamon and fenugreek to it.

How to make your own shaving cream

So, you don't necessarily have to smell like a floral bouquet, just because you were ingenious enough to devise your own shaving cream. Here are five hyper-extraordinary shaving cream recipes that will really and truly make sure you enjoy every shave:

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Citrus Blast:

You will need:

  • One cup shea butter
  • two vitamin E capsules
  • one cup olive oil
  • two tablespoons of baking soda
  • a few drops of citronella essential oil
  • and a few drops of orange essential oil

How to make:

Melt the shea butter and olive oil together, and stir till incorporated. Take the mix off the fire, and once it's cool, stir in the vitamin E, and the essential oil. Then, slowly add the baking soda as you whip the mixture until it is of a creamy consistency. Bottle it and store in the refrigerator.

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Guts And Ginseng:

You will need:

  • One cup shea butter
  • Two vitamin E capsules
  • One cup sweet almond oil
  • One tablespoon of finely powdered ginseng
  • Two tablespoons of baking soda.

How to make:

Melt the shea butter and sweet almond oil together, and stir until incorporated. Stir in the vitamin E once the mixture begins to cool, and then whip in the baking soda to get a fluffy, creamy texture. Bottle it and store in the refrigerator.

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Finely Fennel:

You will need:

  • One cup cocoa butter
  • One cup olive oil
  • Two vitamin E capsules
  • One tablespoon of finely powdered fennel
  • Two tablespoons of baking soda

How to make:

Melt the cocoa butter and olive oil and stir until incorporated. Once cool, add the vitamin E capsules. Slowly add the baking soda while whipping the mix, to make it fluff up and get a creamy texture. Bottle up your shaving cream and store it in the refrigerator.

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Sinful Cinnamon:

You will need:

  • One cup aloe vera gel
  • One cup castile soap (or any oil based-soap)
  • Two tablespoons of sweet almond oil
  • A few drops of cinnamon oil or two teaspoons of powdered cinnamon

How to make:

Dissolve the soap in about half a cup of water to get a thick, soapy solution. Add the aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil to this and mix well. Finally, add a few drops of cinnamon essential oil or powdered cinnamon, bottle up your shaving cream and store it in the refrigerator.

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Famously Fenugreek:

You will need:

  • One cup of organic shampoo
  • One cup of organic cream conditioner
  • Some powdered fenugreek

How to make:

Mix the shampoo, conditioner and fenugreek powder well to get a thick foamy consistency. Use an electric eggbeater or some elbow grease to whip up the right consistency. Bottle up the mix and store it in the refrigerator.

The right shaving cream can make or break a good shave, so be sure that yours is the best you can have. These five shaving cream recipes are truly the best you could ask for.

Read more about: shaving, shea butter, cream
Story first published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 23:00 [IST]
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