Shaving cream is the most important part of clearing the hairs from your body. On it depends if your skin will be smooth or irritated, if it will be silky and well shaved or itchy and scratchy.
Most people buy their shaving cream or foam without caring if there are artificial ingredients or preservatives used in the making of the product. Usually they are the ones that give your skin a radiant look after you finish with the razor. But they have hidden dangers inside them. The artificial ingredients and preservatives may cause inflammation, redness or rashes, which are never good news especially if they appear while you are preparing for a date. That’s why the best solution for you is to use a home made shaving cream. You can even surprise your husband or boyfriend with this fantastic homemade cream that will leave their face refreshed and silky after shaving.
The recipe is fairly easy. You will need 1/3 cup of coconut oil, and the same amount of Shea Butter. Melt these two ingredients over low heat. Stir occasionally until the coconut oil and shea butter are completely melted.
After you took the pot away from the hot plate add 2 tablespoons of Almond oil. It has a lot of benefits to your skin, but most importantly it has moisturizing properties. You are free to substitute the almond oil with apricot, argan, grape seed olive or rose hip oil, but in my opinion almond oil is the best one.
Put the ready mixture in a bowl and leave it in the fridge for an hour to cool off. After 60 minutes the oils must have hardened so it’s time to add 2 tablespoons of unscented Castile soap and any essential oils you might like. The essential oils are optional of course. You should know though that they are not just adding fragrance to your shaving cream but also additional benefits for your skin. For example Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree and Chamomile are great for oily Skin.
On the other hand Geranium, Jasmine and Lavender are for more sensitive skins, as Carrot seed, Rose, Rosewood and Clary Sage are best to be used on dry skin.
After you’ve put all the ingredients together take an electric mixer and whip the mixture for several minutes. This should take around 5 minutes but you will know the cream is ready when the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
Keep your homemade shaving cream in a glass, air and water tight container. You should know that coconut oil rots easy, so be sure to keep the mixture as dry as you can. When you use the cream be sure to take the mixture with dry hands. Don’t forget to keep the container closed when you are not using the cream so you can prolong its life and keep the benefits of its ingredients.
And finally, when you let your husband or boyfriend uses your shaving cream be sure they follow the same instructions for using it and inspect the mixture after them. Come on, we all know they won’t follow your instructions.