DIY Coconut Oil Shaving Cream
Just keeping it real, y’all – once again my daughter has come up with a great DIY for us (I am not the DIY-er in the family 🙂 )!
For years – almost since the time she began shaving her legs she had problems with razor bumps. I never really knew how to help her since I had never heard of that happening to anyone. She tried lotions and creams and oils – she shaved with them and used them afterward and nothing seemed to help.
She has been on a lifelong quest (such as it is – she’s in her 30’s 🙂 ) and has found a solution that works great for her, a natural shaving cream. I have been using it, too, as I have a dry skin problem these days and this helps! I have also used it on my hands and arms as just a regular cream and I love it! It even works well as a coconut oil face moisturizer, or a coconut oil face cream. If you use it as a coconut oil for face moisturizer just beware – the fragrance may make you hungry all day or make you feel like you’re at the beach – which could be a good thing :).
There are soooo many coconut oil uses, it’s so versatile. You can cook with it, use it to shave with, as a moisturizer, even clean your teeth and possibly heal cavities! We keep a good supply in our house at all times.
So, without further ado here is her SUPER simple Coconut Shaving Cream recipe:
Coconut Oil – cold pressed (the amount depends on your storage container(s)
Add in vanilla extract or preferred oil/scent with your mixer until combined well.
You can use it to shave your legs or for a hand and/or body lotion. I love it for all of the above. It doesn’t melt, or hasn’t so far for me and I have kept it in my bathroom for about 2 months so far in a glass jar and it’s still whipped and works and SMELLS great!
Do you have any suggestions for coconut oil uses? Please share them with us in the comments!