How to Make Your Own Shaving Cream

Posted: 06/05/12 3:00 PM (Modified: 06/05/12 3:00 PM)

I was brainstorming a frugal Father's Day gift idea someone in our office mentioned making a basket of goodies for dad. We immediately thought shaving cream, razors, treats, etc. Then, I started thinking about how we could make it even cheaper by making our own goodies. I've been on a quest for the last week searching through different recipes for making your own shaving cream and I found one that I really like.

Keep in mind, this is a cream not a foam so it's a little thicker than the normal foam-like stuff if you're used to buying that. Normally, if I run out of shaving cream, I use conditioner. Yep, it's full of moisture and works really well. In fact, I actual prefer conditioner over my usual cream. It is not surprising then that conditioner is one of the  ingredients in the DIY version of shaving cream.

{Make Your Own Shaving Cream}

1/2 Cup Shampoo

1/2 Conditioner

1 TBS Coconut Oil

1 TBS Unscented Body/Hand Lotion

Directions: For the men, be sure to use men's shampoo & conditioner. You can see in the picture above that I bought an inexpensive combo of shampoo & conditioner for men. You can buy that same combo for women too just purchase it in a scent you like.

Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for about 15 seconds or so and mix it with the shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. You'll want to use unscented lotion so you don't make an odd scent mixture when it combines with the shampoo/conditioner.

I used my 40% off coupon for Hobby Lobby and bought the container you see above, I found it in the soap making aisle.

PS. If you're wondering about the Vanicream in the picture, that is a very expensive hypoallergenic lotion I use for my son. You certainly do not need to use that for this type of recipe, any inexpensive unscented lotion will work.

For dads, make up a bottle of this shaving cream and throw it in with a tin of razors! It's a cute, frugal Father's Day gift!

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Jun 5, 2012 03:52 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

I wonder, can you use your home made (natural) shampoo, conditioner and lotion to make this?

Jun 6, 2012 01:06 am
 Posted by  natshampoo

Hey this is great!

I've been using home-made shampoo for a couple of years and have started to look at home-made alternatives for other household products.

I've been experimenting lately with alternative hair-care routines I've found on the web and publishing the results weekly via my newsletter.

I'll also be giving home-made shaving cream a go at some point now so thanks for the inspiration.

Also is there no limit to what coconut oil can be used for!?!

Thanks again for a great recipe,


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