The easiest way to make the switch from store bought to made from scratch is one thing at a time. Don’t go through the house and toss everything you plan to make from scratch, by the time your done you could have a mile long “to make” list and not have the time or ingredients. As one thing runs out, don’t buy a new one, rather make it from scratch; it’s not nearly as over whelming.
My husband made the mistake of mentioning he’s almost out of shaving cream. he was a good sport trying my homemade deodorant. It works great for me but not for him. Now he’s up for some homemade shaving cream.
Winter Shaving Cream
This is a very moisturizing cream, great for the dry winter air.
5 tbsp. Olive Oil
3 tbsp. Cocoa Butter
3 tbsp. Honey
2 tbsp. Baking Soda
4 tbsp. Liquid Farmhouse Soap or Castile Soap
Melt the coco butter and carefully add the olive oil and liquid farmhouse soap. Combine the Honey and baking soda mixing well so there are no lumps and add to the oils. Stir to combine well. Once cooled whip for a couple minutes in a stand mixer.
Healing Shaving Cream
This is a great cream for those who’s skin needs healing or are infection prone.
1/4 c Shea Butter
1/4 c Coconut Oil
3 tbsp. Jojoba Oil (or olive oil)
6 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
6 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
(or 12 Drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil)
Carefully melt the Shea butter and coconut oil. Stir well to combine. Add the jojoba oil and essential oil drops and stir to incorporate. Once hardened whip in a stand mixer to a whipped butter consistency.
Fast & Easy Shave Cream
This is a super fast and easy recipe. It works well but I prefer the other two better.
1/3 c Coconut Oil
1/3 c Shea Butter
1/4 c Olive Oil
Carefully melt and combine the oils. Once cooled this can be whipped in a stand mixer for a lighter texture.