For Father’s Day, I wanted to come up with a handmade grooming kit you could all make for your wonderful dads as a gift. The first recipe in this kit is a silky and luscious Cedar Eucalyptus Shaving Cream that gives a rich lather and is great for sensitive skin. This shaving cream recipe is completely free of preservatives, chemicals and dyes, and is 100% all-natural and beneficial for your skin! And ladies—don’t be shy about stealing some of this from your man for a silky smooth, close shave!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup Shea butter
- 1 cup almond oil
- 30 drops Cedarwood Virginia essential oil
- 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 20 drops vetiver essential oil
- 15 drops rose essential oil
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
In a double boiler, slowly melt the coconut oil and Shea butter over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove the melted mixture from the stove and let cool for ten minutes. After the liquid has cooled a bit, mix in your almond oil and essential oils, then put it in the refrigerator to cool. This part is important: you want to make sure the mixture cools to a solid before you take it out of the fridge. Once it’s solid, take it out again (it should have the consistency of a stick of butter) and let it melt a little bit.
Put the mixture into a stand mixer (or whip using a hand mixer), whipping until the cream is nice and fluffy. If you didn’t cool the mixture to a solid first, it won’t whip up to a fluffy consistency!
Transfer into a jar of your choice and store in a cool, dry place. The shaving cream should have a shelf life of up to 3 months as long as water doesn’t contaminate it. Enjoy!