Shaving is most of us girls ‘go-to’ process to get rid of unwanted body hair. It is quick and usually painless. When we have no time to sit with hair removing creams or wax strips, we tend to shave the unwanted hairs. For most of us girls, shaving is the most preferred way of hair removal. However winter can make shaving a little ‘rough’. Our skin tends to get dry and becomes more prone to razor burn and irritation. Therefore using a shaving cream becomes must. Shaving cream softens our hair and thus making shaving much smoother. Not only that, but shaving cream also nourishes our skin post shaving. So choosing a good shaving cream is important. However, nothing beats a natural one. In this post, I will tell you How to Make Shaving Cream at Home.
How to Make Shaving Cream at Home
Aloe Vera Shaving Cream
- Aloe Vera Gel – 1/4th cup
- Glycerin – 2 tbsp
- Tea Tree oil – 8 drops
- Salt – 1 tsp
- Liquid castile soap – half cup
- Coconut oil – half cup
- Vitamin E capsules
- Any essential oil of your choice – 10 drops
Add salt to hot water and dissolve it completely. Then add the rest of the ingredients one by one. Pour the water in a separate jar and close the lid. Give it a good shake, so that all the ingredients mix well with each other. That’s it, your shaving gel is ready for use.
(If you can’t get hold of castile soap, use any non-soap cleansers, like Cetaphil)
Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Shaving Cream
- Coconut oil -1/4th cup
- Shea Butter -1/4th cup
- Baking Soda – 2 tsp
- Olive oil/almond oil -1/4th cup
- Lavender oil – 10 drops
- Peppermint oil – 5 drops
Add shea butter to coconut oil and melt the two on low heat. Once done, remove it from the heat and add the oils. Pour the mixture in a jar and put it in the fridge. Wait until it solidifies. Now take out the jar and leave it in the room temperature. Once it starts to melt a little, add baking soda to it and put the entire mixture in the grider. Make a smooth paste and this is your natural shaving cream.
Coconut and Aloe Vera Shaving Cream
- Aloe vera gel or any hair conditioner -1/4th cup
- Coconut oil -1/4th cup
- Lavender oil/Tea tree oil/ Peppermint oil – 4-5 drops
Mix aloe vera gel and coconut oil and then add the essential oil of your choice. You can combine all the essential oils and use it. Stir all the ingredients together and store in a container. Before shaving, apply a thin layer of this and wait for a couple of minutes. Let the aloe vera gel soften your hair and then shave as usual.
So girls, here are three homemade shaving cream recipes. Aren’t they super easy to make? Do try them out 🙂