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This Heavenly Shaving Cream Is The Perfect Gift For Every Dad In Your Life

Homemade Shaving Cream

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it seemed fitting to share an idea that I think would make a perfect Father’s Day gift! Today I’ll be sharing how to make a rich, smooth shaving cream that’s packed with naturally nourishing ingredients. Your Dad or husband would be sure to love a homemade gift like this, especially since it’s so useful. But I highly recommend whipping up a batch for yourself as well! :-) We all gotta shave, right?

In addition to being so nourishing for your skin, another benefit of this shaving cream is that it’s customizable. You can customize the scent by using whichever essential oils appeal to you most. And if you’ll be whipping up a batch for Dad or your husband, you can never go wrong by using earthy sandalwood oil! It has a “manly” scent with just the right amount of musk, and it isn’t overpowering.

Homemade Shaving Cream

And the most obvious benefit of any homemade shaving cream is that it’s pretty inexpensive to make! Because of all the high-quality ingredients in this recipe, the finished product could easily run you anywhere between $15-30! And once you have all the ingredients for it, you’ll be able to make endless batches of shaving cream over time (or as gifts!)

Homemade Shaving Cream

I think the shaving cream alone would be great as a gift for Dad. But if you want to make it extra special, package your homemade shaving cream up with a nice razor or a fancy shaving brush. Guys like to feel pampered too, and your Dad has certainly earned a bit of pampering! :-) Here’s how to make this gift-worthy homemade shaving cream at home.

(By the way, there are a LOT of other uses for shaving cream, so you might want to mix some up for yourself too!)

Homemade Shaving Cream


*Note: You can use any essential oil you like here. Sandalwood oil is great for your skin and it has a woodsy smell. You could also use something more standard like lavender oil or peppermint oil if you have those on hand. (But be warned, peppermint oil will sting a bit if you accidentally nick yourself while shaving!)

Homemade Shaving Cream


Place the coconut oil, carrier oil, and shea butter into a small pan. Put the pan over low heat on your stove until everything has melted together.

Homemade Shaving Cream

Transfer the melted oil mixture into a room temperature bowl, then stir in the honey, baking soda, castile soap, the liquid from the vitamin E capsules, clay, and the essential oils. Stir well, then let the mixture cool for a few minutes.

Homemade Shaving Cream

Once the mixture has cooled enough to start setting, use an electric mixer to whip it up for 3-5 minutes. You’re looking for a light and creamy texture, like whipped butter.

Homemade Shaving Cream

Store the finished shaving cream in an airtight container, and keep it in a cool, dark place when not in use.

Homemade Shaving Cream

Also, keep in mind that the mixture may separate over time. Just whip it up again with your hand mixer and it will be good as new!

By the way, if you’re in need of a card for a husband or son, I’ve got you covered with these birthday wishes for husbands and birthday wishes for sons. Just pick your favorite sentiment then change birthday to Father’s Day and you’re good to go!

Have you ever made homemade shaving cream before?

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
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    • Hmm, I’m not sure that there is a way to turn this into a foam. You could try using a kitchen mixer to whip it into a foam, although it will deflate after an hour or so. Sorry Judy!

    • I know this is an old post but if you want to make it into a foam, I wonder if you could use something like a WhipIt! charged cannister. You also have to buy the chargers. I believe the liquid inside the WhipIt! can must be in liquid form in order for it to foam up when dispensed.

  • Please please repost the shaving gel recipe!! My husband loves it and is the only one he will use!! The one in the post below would be to oily for him I think.

  • Where did your recipe for the shave gel go? I know it was along with this recipe for the cream, but I made the gel all the time and I can’t find it.

  • Jillee — question — I do not like the smell of coconut anything — it’s just one of those things, ya know? So, what can I use in any of your recipes instead of coconut oil. (Also don’t like the smell of blueberries.) Hugs & Blessings

    • Coconut oil is hard to replace, because it has such a unique texture. It really doesn’t smell like coconut at all, especially once you add the essential oils! I would give it a try. If you still want to avoid it, you could replace it with a different carrier oil (almond, jojoba, avocado…) and add an extra Tbs shea butter for the thicker texture. :-)

      • Okay — I’ll give it a “sniff,” and see if it affects me the same way “usual” coconut does. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. (And thank you, Wendy, Too)

      • You might not like the smell of coconut oil by itself, but mixed into this recipe, you won’t even notice it! :-)

      • A big thank you and hugs to all who replied to my question. I am going to give coconut oil try. I’ll see if there’s a really little bottle out there somewhere (singing the song from American Tail), sorry, got for lost for a minute. I’m really into DIY and trying to get away from harmful chemicals. So, if this coconut doesn’t smell, it’ll be wonderful.

  • Is the honey absolutely necessary, or can something else be used as a substitute? I made some body wash using the recipe I found on your site a while ago, and in less than a month (I made a big batch) it got really gross and goopy & became both unpumpable and unpourable. Now I just use the same recipe but without the honey and it’s fantastic. I’d love to make my own good-quality shaving cream (the recipe I have feels more like butter than shaving cream, and my hubby won’t even use it) but I don’t want to have the same honey-related problem with it.

    Except for the one problem with the body wash, I absolutely love all of the bath & body products, cleaning tricks, life hacks, and food recipes that I’ve tried from your site. I’ve actually recommended your website to quite a few of my friends & family and they love it too. Thank you so much, Jillee, for giving me the inspiration to make a lot of really awesome stuff and saving money while doing so. Your website has definitely been a big help and I’m sure it’ll continue to be.

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