The main purpose of shaving cream is to cushion the skin in order to avoid any irritation, nicks, and cuts. But take a look at what your shaving cream is made of and you will notice that it is loaded with skin-irritating ingredients.
Who would have guessed there was irony in shaving cream! The solution to this ironic beauty dilemma is to make your own shaving cream using all-natural ingredients.
The ingredients in this simple recipe all have skin-soothing benefits. The oils provide moisture and have antibacterial properties which protect against razor bumps. The kaolin clay creates a cushion to protect against razor burn, nicks, and cuts. Try this easy homemade shaving cream recipe for a close and comfortable shave.
NATURAL SHAVING CREAM RECIPE
2-3 tablespoons Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Castile Soap
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 tablespoon Kaolin Clay
1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
8-10 drops Food-Grade Essential Oil (Lavender or Orange suit this recipe well)
1 pinch Citric Acid
Use a double-boiler to melt shea butter/cocoa butter and coconut oil together. Once melted transfer the oil into a mixing bowl. Add all of the other ingredients. Briskly whisk until you have a whipped consistency.