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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