DIY Shaving Cream Recipe

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Every Dad out there needs a good shaving cream so why not whip up a luxurious homemade version for Father’s Day?!

This recipe is full of skin nourishing ingredients that will moisturize the skin and leave him with a smooth, clean shave. Scented with Bergamot essential oil, Dad will look great and smell great too!

It’s easy to make and the kids can help too- so grab your supplies and get to work!

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You’ll need:

1 cup Shea Butter

½ cup Coconut Oil

½ tsp Jojoba Oil

½ tsp Vitamin E Oil

1 tsp Bergamot Essential Oil

Mini Heremes Jars

Circle Brown Kraft Labels 


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In a large heat-safe bowl, combine the shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin e.

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Melt over medium heat using a double boiler or similar setup (like I did).

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You’ll know you’re done when the mixture is a clear, smooth liquid.

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Carefully remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the essential oil.

Place the bowl in the refrigerator or freezer until it just begins to set, but is not completely solid.

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Using an electric mixer beat the chilled mixture on high for several minutes.

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Once the mixture transforms into a light, fluffy consistency- you’re done!

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Scoop the mixture into the mini heremes jars and finish each with a label. This recipe filled two jars, but you can easily double/triple the recipe if you need a larger quantity.

Easy, right?!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful dads out there!


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DIY Shaving Cream Recipe

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19 thoughts on “DIY Shaving Cream Recipe

      1. Why is the shelf life only a few weeks? One of your other products, beard oil (which is all natural also), has a year shelf life. Can you explain the difference please? Thank you!

        1. Hi Yvonne!

          For best quality the we recommend usage within 2-3 weeks, as this particular mixture can start to loose it effectiveness after that period.

        2. The shelf life is due to the whipping. Over time whipped butters have a strong tendency to lose their “whipped” structure and quality greatly suffers. I don’t work for BA nor have I made this specific mix before. But I make body butters and the air unless you keep it cold will slowly come out. Then it becomes an oily mess. Anyway, keep on making hand crafted goodies like this.

  1. If i added a preservative to extend life, how much longer would it last? Which preservative would you recommend?

  2. I want to make this, but people keep telling me it is really bad for the face and will clog the razor. Can anyone clarify? How do you suggest using it? Thanks!

    1. Hi Stephanie!

      You can apply the cream in a thin layer on your face or use a shaving brush to spread a small amount on your face. This should alleviate that problem that some face.

      happy creating!

  3. can i use cacao butter instead of shea butter? (i have a mix of cacao butter and a small amount of bee´s wax from a leftover that i don´t want to waste….)

  4. If you wanted to extend the shelf life how much germaben do you use? Also does it lather well? you have a recipe for aftershave?

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