Coconut Shaving Cream

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes

Serves:

3 months

About the Recipe

Preparing your skin for the attack of a razor has to make sense. As the classic Benjamin Franklin saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This is so very true when it comes to shaving your skin. What you do before you shave can make a huge difference in both your overall skin health and the quality of your shave.

Use our organic shave cream as a naturally derived skin lubricant that will help your razor glide across your skin. Our plant-based options create a smooth skin surface for shaving free of artificial fragrances or perfumes, which can sometimes irritate your sensitive skin.

A study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) reviewed the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, and skin barrier repairing effects of olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, almond oil, and several others. Our shaving cream is based on all these ingredients so give it at try... it's all good stuff with none of the nasties found in off-the-shelf products.

  • 170ml organic shea butter

  • 170ml organic coconut oil

  • 2 tbsps organic olive oil

  • 2 tbsps organic liquid castile soap

  • 20 drops organic white lavender essential oil

Ingredients

Preparation

Step 1


Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together using a small pan over a low heat. Stir continuously so then add the olive oil so all three are well combine. Remove from the heat.



Step 2


Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge to become solid.



Step 3


Using a hand mixer, whip the mixture for 2-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the castile soap and whip again. Lastly add the essential oil and a final whip.



Step 4

Scrape into a tin and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.


Shea Butter boosts skin moisture, it works as an emollient that softens and hydrates skin. Because it contains several types of fatty acids, including lineoleic, oleic, palmitic and stearic acids that improve the skin's natural barrier, shea butter also protects skin from damage from the environment like pollutants.

Coconut oil helps bolster your skin's protective barrier layer, trapping moisture inside and keeping skin supple and hydrated. Reduces inflammation. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for irritated, chafed skin. Increases collagen production.

Olive oil acts as an antioxidant, which is a substance that prevents oxidation. ... When applied to the skin, antioxidants may prevent premature aging. Also, some research suggests that putting olive oil on the skin after sun exposure may fight off cancer-causing cells.

Since castile soap is made from safe, simple plant oils, it is considered safe for even the most sensitive skin types. It can help oily, acne-prone skin. The oils found in castile soap penetrate pores with their antibacterial agents, helping clean your skin without drying it out.

Lavender oil can benefit the skin in numerous ways. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. It can even be used to treat other things, like improving hair health and digestion.

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