How to Make Shaving Cream at Home?
Shaving is the everyday necessity. Getting ready is incomplete without shaving. As clean look is the most preferred look whether you want to go for any event or going for casual work. A proper shaving is an art and today’s generation is unknown to this art as our elders were. Every morning men have to shave and they often do not do it well. Due to hectic busy routines, they start the day with rushing through every chore. There are only a few men who are satisfied with their shaving. To get the perfect shave one needs the closest shave without any irritation, redness, dryness and burning sensation. But on the other hand, many men have started paying attention to their self-grooming to compete with the hottest trend.
Not only men, women too want the same with their shaving experience. Parlor appointments can be very time-consuming at times and the only option that helps you quickly and easily is shaving. A perfect shaving is a combination of art and the products you use, be it razor or brush or cream. Everything should be chosen carefully. Products available for shaving are sold over the world and in a huge variety. Market is full of overpriced products and full of toxins. There are many negative aspects of these products which are unknown by the users.
You may like reading:
Homemade Shaving Cream for Smooth Shaving
First of all, you should be made aware of your self-care. Your skin is the protective organ of your body. And you are the protector and caretaker of your skin. Our skin also needs hydrating. Well, your skin has natural methods by which it hydrates itself. You might have noticed that your fingers can smudge clear smooth surfaces; it’s because of the oils your skin produces naturally. So, the creams you buy are composed of the chemicals which help in forming foam makes it difficult for your skin to hydrate by itself.
Artificial lubricants are used to give you smooth finish but in return, they clog the pores of your skin causing infections. These chemicals do harm your skin on a daily basis. By the time your skin becomes drier and rough and sometimes lead to allergies and skin irritation. Do not let your skin face such suffocation and avoid using commercially based branded products and go natural.
Make your own homemade shaving cream. Just using a quality cream will get you the better shave, even if you are using the old brush and razor. Homemade shaving cream is made with natural oils that give you smoother, closer shave and nourish your skin. The ingredients used in homemade shaving cream are easily available in your home.
- 2/3 cup Shea Butter
- 2/3 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 10 drops Essential Oil
- 2 tablespoons Baking Soda
- Jar with a lid
To start with the process, firstly melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a saucepan on a low heat. Keep stirring until the melt properly. Do not over heat them otherwise they will change their texture. We just have to bring them into the liquid state. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add olive oil to it and stir it well. Now is time for some fragrance as nothing is complete without having a good smell in it. Add 10 drops of essential oil of your choice to the mixture.
And if you want a strong scent, make the amount double and if you do not like to smell strong make the amount half. Then pour the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate it. Remember to cover the bowl with a plastic wrap. Now we are moving towards the final step. When the mixture gets chilled, take out the bowl remove the plastic wrap and add baking soda to it. Whisk it well till the mixture becomes creamy and fluffy. Your homemade shaving cream is ready! Fill it into a jar and store in a cool place away from heat. This cream is good to use up to a month or two.
You can also experiment with it adding aloe vera gel, honey, rosewater or cocoa butter as they all are wonderful moisturizers. You can also use jojoba oil or almond oil in place of olive oil. If you want your cream to last longer add vitamin E capsule to the mixture. This works as a preservative. The best part is you can make it your own kind of by adding your favorite scent, be it lavender, ginger or peppermint, you decide.
This homemade cream will give you the perfect shave you were longing for. You can also gift this exclusive homemade to you hubby or someone special. They will surely love this unique effort of yours. Unlike those expensive commercial products this simple homemade shaving cream will give you hydrated and smooth skin, the skin you will love to feel the touch of.
You may like reading: