Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream: Homemade Gift Idea

How to make homemade shaving cream! Who knew how easy it is to whip up coconut oil and shea butter that smells of a delicious rosemary-mint pairing. So nice for personalized gifts. 

I made this for my husband for Father's Day and he LOVES it!  His skin is super smooth and incredibly soft. And it's all in one! "I don't even need my after shave!" 

100% all natural shaving cream

  • I’ve found this works great for sensitive skin. Still, you should ALWAYS test out a small area before applying to larger areas. You may be sensitive to different oils (both essential oils and non), and you want to know before going ahead with a large application. This oil cream allows you a layer of protection from the razor as you shave, and it reduces razor burn for us, even with a dull razor.
  • Unlike a traditional shaving cream, this contains no soap. Soap dries skin out, while oils will moisturize and create a protective layer over your skin as you shave. If you have ever used conditioner, a lotion-based cream like Trader Joe’s or Pacific Shaving Company, or coconut/baby oil to shave it’s a similar feeling. The cream will melt a bit on your skin as you apply it. This is okay. Just make a thin layer of the oil and shave as usual.
  • Post shave you don’t need to clean your face if you don’t want to. All of the oils and butters in here work as natural conditioners. However, you do want to rub off the excess. Using the same method as removing the coconut oil scrub, just use a warm, wet wash cloth and rinse the skin by pressing firmly. Alternatively, you could use a light face soap or body wash post-shave, if you prefer.
  • You can use both refined or unrefined coconut oil. The unrefined version will have a more coconut smell to it. The important distinction here is between coconut oil and fractionated coconut oil. Coconut oil should be a solid at temperatures below 74ยบ F. Fractionated coconut oil is a liquid, and that is not what we want. We want a solid that will make this nice and whippable.
  • Shea butter comes from the shea tree in Africa. It’s the best moisturizer! You can find it at Whole Foods and Walgreens.
  • The fido jar is from my local Hobby Lobby store or you can find them on Amazon

Just think how great of a gift it would be for that special someone in your life, be it your significant other, your dad, or anyone else in need of some pampering. Paired with a facial scrub and a homemade scented candle you have an easy homemade spa ready for gift gifting this holiday season.

Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream

1/3 cup shea butter 
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil 
10 drops rosemary essential oil
3-5 drops peppermint essential oil

In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the shea butter and coconut oil, stirring until just melted. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heat-safe bowl. Add in the jojoba oil and the essential oils. Stir to mix.

Place the bowl in the refrigerator and chill until solid. Remove from the refrigerator and whip using a hand beater or a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Spoon into a jar. Lid and keep in a cool, dry place.

Makes 8 ounces

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