DIY Coconut Oil Shaving Cream!
Just keeping it real, y’all – once again my daughter has come up with a great DIY for us (I am not the DIY-er in the family 🙂 )!
For years – almost since the time she began shaving her legs she had problems with razor bumps. I never really knew how to help her since I had never heard of that happening to anyone. She tried lotions and creams and oils – she shaved with them and used them afterward and nothing seemed to help.
She has been on a lifelong quest (such as it is – she’s in her 30’s 🙂 ) and has found a solution that works great for her, a natural shaving cream. I have been using it, too, as I have a dry skin problem these days and this helps! I have also used it on my hands and arms as just a regular cream and I love it! It even works well as a coconut oil face moisturizer, or a coconut oil face cream. If you use it as a coconut oil for face moisturizer just beware – the fragrance may make you hungry all day or make you feel like you’re at the beach – which could be a good thing :).
There are soooo many coconut oil uses, it’s so versatile. You can cook with it, use it to shave with, as a moisturizer, even clean your teeth and possibly heal cavities! We keep a good supply in our house at all times.
It’s also a very cost effective option. It will fit right into your budget and help you shave some money (like how I did that? shave? lol) off the health and beauty aids bills. Click here to get your own free printable Monthly Budget Worksheet.
So, without further ado here is her SUPER simple Coconut Shaving Cream recipe:
- Coconut Oil – cold pressed (the amount depends on your storage container(s)
- 1 – 2 tsp Vanilla extract or a few drops of your favorite oil or scent
- Plastic or Glass container with lid
- In a large mixing bowl whip your preferred amount of coconut oil for about 3-5 minutes.
- Add in vanilla extract or preferred oil/scent with your mixer until combined well.
That’s it! Just put it in your storage container with a lid and you’re all set.
You can use it to shave your legs or for a hand and/or body lotion. I love it for all of the above. It doesn’t melt, or hasn’t so far for me and I have kept it in my bathroom for about 2 months so far in a glass jar and it’s still whipped and works and SMELLS great!
Do you have any suggestions for coconut oil uses? Please share them with us in the comments!