Thursday, December 8, 2011

DIY Shaving Cream

This one is pretty easy, & very very worth it! I have pretty sensitive skin (probably a lot more sensitive than most) & this is the only shaving cream that I have ever tried that didn't leave me any sort of irritation a day or so after shaving. I know too much info ha ha, but I'm just being honest here so forgive me. It doesn't have the same consistency as shaving gel or cream, but after using this I don't even need any sort of moisturizer to keep my legs from being dry. And let me tell you, I need all the time I can get with two little boys running around so the less time I have to spend on taking care of my skin the better. Not to mention I was pretty impressed with how nice my legs looked afterwards...& it's December, so that in itself is impressive. Plus it's WAY more cost effective than shelling out for Skintimate or even the off brand shaving cream all the time.

What you need:

  • 1 cup conditioner
  • 1 cup shampoo
  • 1/3 cup baby oil
  • 1/3 hand cream

I got the shampoo & conditioner at the dollar store. I know that lotion & baby oil can be found there as well & this is more than enough to make at least two large bottles of shaving cream.

Mix 1 cup of shampoo & 1 cup of conditioner first. I just used a fork to mix everything up.

Now add 1/3 cup of baby oil, & 1/3 cup of lotion & mix it up.

Now pour it into a bottle of your liking using a funnel. I just used an old baby lotion bottle because I liked the pump to get the shaving cream out.

& there you go! Even with dry skin you won't need to moisturize after shaving with this. Hope you love it as much as I did! This is where I found the original recipe. It also has a breakdown of the average cost per container made versus store bought in case you're interested!


  1. I'm so glad you like it! :) I saw I was getting a lot of visits to my blog from your blog and just had to see why. I'm glad it's working out for you. Thanks for sharing it with your readers!

  2. I made the shaving cream and I love it and it works great.

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  4. This looks interesting and I'm going to try It. I have very sensitive skin and this seems like it may work for me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow I finally made this and love it! My legs are so soft and stubble free! My husband used it this morning on his face and was amazed. He said his face feels as soft as a babies butt. Lol! He wants me to make him some. Thanks for sharing!


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