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How to Make Homemade Shaving Cream

This DIY shaving cream is luxurious and friendly for sensitive skin.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Course: DIY Beauty Recipes
Cuisine: DIY Beauty
Yield: 16 uses
Author: Elizabeth Walling
Cost: $3


  • Bowl
  • Silicone spatula
  • Mixer


  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • 1 tablespoon emulsifying wax
  • 1 tablespoon natural liquid soap optional
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops bergamot essential oil


  • Combine shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and emulsifying wax in a bowl.
  • Melt ingredients in the microwave or over a double boiler.
  • Remove from heat, then add liquid soap and witch hazel.
  • Add essential oils and stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate until solid.
  • Now whip the shaving cream using a hand blender or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Store in a glass jar in a cool, dark place.


  • To use, massage a small amount into your skin before shaving. Rinse away with warm water and a gentle soap.