One of the house products that I like producing is the men’s shaving cream. This is because making shaving cream for men is very easy.
This is an easy natural homemade shaving cream for men that will leave your skin smooth and silky without using any preservatives or synthetic ingredients. Instead, the ingredients in this recipe for making shaving scream for men are plant based and beneficial to your skin – irrespective of where you are shaving.
Ingredients Needed To Make shaving cream for men
- 1/3 Cup of Coconut oil
- 1/3 Cup od Shea butter
- 2 Tablespoons of Almond Oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Unscented Castile Soap
- Kitchen Pot
- Big Bowl
- Mixer (Manual or electric)
- Rubber spatula
- Air tight, and sealing storage jar
- Essential oil of your choice (I used French Lavender)
Step by Step Guide To Make Shaving Cream For Men
Step 1: Melt and Mix
Place both the coconut oil and shea butter into the pot over a low heat. Then continue to heat, stirring occasionally until your coconut oil and shear butter are completely melted and mixed together.
Turn off the heat source once your ingredients are fully melted and mixed.
Optional: You can decide to melt the oils with double boiler if that makes you feel more comfortable; that is if you are worried about direct heat on the oils for any reason.
Step 2: Adding oil
Pour in the oil and stir until completely blended. I chose a sweet almond oil for this step; buy you are more than welcome to substitute with any oil of your choice. Almond oil has little fragrance and lots of emollient and moisturizing properties.
Other popular base oil you can use include: apricot oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, and rose hip oil.
Step 3: Cooling
Now pour the liquid mixture into a bowl or container so it can cool. Then place the bowl or container into the fridge for around 1 hour, or until it has hardened.
Step 4: Soap and Scent
Take your solid oil mixture out of the fridge, and add your castile soap and essential oils.
Remember Essential oils are optional; as they are an easy way to add fragrance to your shaving cream. Essential oils can also add some skin care benefits as well. I choose Lavender as my essential oil for several reasons. The first being simply that I like the Lavender scent.
The second reason was because of the essential oils beneficial properties. Among it’s many uses, lavender is believed to help relieve stress as well as reduces dry and scaly skin.
Here are a few essential oils you could consider for making shaving cream for men, and I have categorized them based on benefits for skin types.
For Oily Skin:
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Roman, Chamomile, Rosemary, Tea Tree.
For Dry Skin:
Carrot Seed, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neoli Hydrosol, Rose, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang.
For Sensitive Skin:
Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender
Step 5: Whip It
With your mixer whip the mixture for several minutes, until it is light and fluffy. Overall, the mixing process should take 4 – 5 minutes, but can take longer if your solid mixture is particularly cold. Scrap down the sides of your bowl with your rubber spatula if need be.
Step 6: Storage
Using your rubber spatula, transfer your freshly made shaving cream to an air and water tight container of your choice. Oils like coconut oil can mold and rot easily; so, keeping as much moisture out of there as possible is always a good thing.