The EASY Homemade Shaving Foam Recipe.
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I discovered this recipe along with the coconut oil facial cleanser, which I use daily.
I realized that after a good exfoliation of the skin, I could also shave my legs WITHOUT having to use shaving foam.
My gripe with most shaving foams is that when it comes to effectiveness, they really don't measure up.
Every time I shave my legs it looks like I had an accident with barbed wire - unless I buy the shaving foams which are way too expensive ...
Shortly after this discovery, my boyfriend, who often wears a 3-day-old beard, wanted to shave in the shower. And there, it was total panic, because he had no more shaving foam!
It was there that I suggested that he replace his shaving foam with the coconut oil cleanser, as a substitute for his shaving gel. He just had to take care to remove the excess scrub before going through his razor.
He liked the result so much that he asked me to prepare a homemade shaving foam, but without exfoliation.
He was looking for a refreshing foam for soft skin and that soothes irritation and redness associated with shaving.
After some inconclusive research and testing, I finally managed to find THE ideal recipe for making shaving foam.
Today, we both use this shaving foam. Ready to discover this simple DIY recipe? Here we go ! Look :
For about 200 g of shaving foam
- 1/3 mustard glass of shea butter (about 70 g)
- 1/3 mustard glass of coconut oil (about 70 g)
- 1/4 mustard glass of jojoba oil or sweet almond oil (about 55 g)
- 10 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 3-5 drops of peppermint essential oil
How to do
1. Heat the shea butter and coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat.
2. Stir the shea butter and coconut oil until melted and remove from heat.
3. Transfer the melted mixture to a heat-resistant bowl, like these pyrex mixing bowls.
4. Add jojoba oil and essential oils. Mix everything well.
5. Store the bowl in the refrigerator until the mixture solidifies.
6. Once solidified, take the mixture out of the refrigerator and use a stand mixer to beat it, until you get a consistency. very light and frothy.
7. Transfer your shaving cream to a glass jar (or any container of your choice with a lid).
8. Close the lid and store in a cool, dry place.
When you apply this shaving foam to your skin, you will notice that it tends to melt slightly. This is completely normal.
Apply a thin layer of the mixture to your skin and run the razor as usual.
To clean the blades well between each razor pass, I soak and stir it in a small cup filled with hot water (if you want, you can also add a little Castile soap).
Once my shave is finished, I let my razor soak in the cup of hot water for a few seconds. Then I shake the razor well and put it away on my suction cup razor holder.
To clean the excess oil from the sides of the cup, I wipe them off with a small square of toilet paper that I throw in the trash.
After shaving with this natural homemade foam, it is not necessary to clean your face. Indeed, the oils and butter that go into its composition all have naturally moisturizing properties.
To rinse your skin well, follow the same instructions as for the coconut oil cleanser. Use a washcloth soaked in warm water, using circular motions and applying gentle pressure.
If you prefer, you can also use a mild facial soap after shaving, or a homemade shower gel.
There you go, your homemade shaving foam is ready :-)
You see when I told you that it was not very complicated! Now you know how to make homemade shaving foam!
This oil-based shaving foam forms a protective layer that protects the skin of the razor blades.
It reduces irritation and redness associated with shaving, even when the razor blades are dull.
And unlike traditional shaving foam, this homemade shaving foam does not contain soap.
The soap dries out the skin, while the moisturizing properties of the oils in this recipe are widely recognized. In addition, the oil coats the skin with a protective layer against the razor blades.
If you've ever used coconut oil products to shave or moisturize your skin, the feel of this shaving foam is very similar.
Precautions to take
For us, this shaving foam is perfect for our sensitive skin.
However, be sure to ALWAYS give it a try first. Apply a small amount of shaving foam to a small area of your skin before applying it to your entire face.
This is because your skin may be sensitive to oils (whether they are essential oils or vegetable oils).
Therefore, better to test it on a small area of your skin before applying it loosely to your face or legs.
- You can use either refined or unrefined coconut oil (also known as virgin coconut oil).
- Unrefined coconut oil has a much more pronounced coconut scent. But the most important distinction to make is between coconut oil and fractionated coconut oil.
- Below 24 ° C, coconut oil has a solid consistency. In contrast, fractionated coconut oil is always liquid, which is not at all suitable for this recipe. Therefore, to make a beautiful mousse that can be easily beaten, be sure to use only of solid coconut oil.
- As its name suggests, shea butter is made from the fruits of the shea tree, a tree that grows in Africa. The moisturizing properties of shea butter are also widely recognized.
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