One of the more surprising ways coconut oil can be used for personal use is by turning it into a shaving cream. This works great because the coconut oil will leave your skin feeling soft without redness after shaving, and is easy to combine with other simple ingredients. Here are some ways to create a coconut oil shaving cream.
Simple Shaving ‘Cream’
While this simple coconut oil shaving cream recipe is called a cream, there is actually no cream used. However, the finished result will have the consistency you are used to when you purchase shaving cream from the store. It only requires 2 ingredients, which are coconut oil and vanilla extract. Most people have these ingredients in their kitchen, so it is good even if you only use it when you run out of your favorite shaving cream. Just mix the coconut oil in a bowl by using a hand or stand mixer that can whip it up. This will give it that cream texture. Add in your vanilla extract to get some scent to it. This also happens to be shaving cream you can eat.
Honey Shaving Cream
Here is another really easy shaving cream you can make, which happens to be great for both course hair on the face of men, and more delicate underarm and leg hair in women. You can use this safely anywhere on your body, though be careful about intimate areas if you decide to add in some essential oils. You do want a small base of castile soap, then you can add in some coconut oil. If you don’t have it on hand, try almond or olive oil. You will then add a small amount of raw honey, followed by about 10 drops of your favorite essential oil for scent.
Shea Butter Shaving Cream
This is another excellent shaving cream recipe you can try making with coconut oil, but one that goes even further to leave behind soft and smooth skin. The trick here is to add shea butter or shea nut oil to the recipe, which leaves your skin buttery soft. Along with the shea butter, you want to use coconut oil and another oil like almond oil or grapeseed oil. You can also add in some baking soda as well as essential oils to give it a stronger scent, though that is optional. Mix it all together and use it like regular shaving cream on your face or body.