I don’t know about you, but nothing feels quite as good as slipping into clean sheets at bedtime with a pair of freshly shaved legs. One of the "positive" side effects of being pregnant last year (other than the baby at the end—ha!) was that my leg hair growth slowed quite a bit to where I hardly had to ever shave and it was pretty glorious. That hormone ship has now sailed though so I’m back to my usual shave routine, but I wanted to add in a whipped shaving cream DIY into my routine to see how it compared to other creams I have used. I thought a rose geranium scented cream would be perfect and it turns out that making a light and fluffy natural shaving cream is easier than you think!Whipped Rose Geranium Shaving Cream, makes 2/3 cup
1/3 cup shea butter
1/3 cup coconut oil (use refined if you don’t want to add in a coconut smell)
2 tablespoons jojoba oil
2 tablespoons unscented castile soap
32 drops of rose geranium essential oil
Measure out 1/3 cup of both your coconut oil and your shea butter and place into a double boiler or a heat-proof glass bowl. Place contents over a saucepan of boiling water and allow the ingredients to melt, stirring every so often to combine. Allow the mixture to slightly cool and drop in your rose essential oil and jojoba oil, stirring to combine. Place your mixture in the fridge for several hours until solidified.
Use an electric mixer to blend together your chilled shaving cream for 2-3 minutes until it starts to look like whipped frosting. Add in your castile soap and blend again for one minute to combine. Store mixture in an airtight container, avoid getting water in the jar, and the shaving cream should be good for at least a month. As with all products with essential oils, discontinue use if you experience any sensitivity or irritation.It’s crazy how much this looks like whipped frosting because I kept having to tell myself not to eat it or lick my fingers (and my husband actually did taste it when I was out of the room because he thought it was frosting!). It looks and smells delicious! When using a bit of a thicker shaving cream, some people like to keep a cup of hot water nearby to swish their razor in, but I usually just rinse it in the shower stream. A word of caution though when using bath items with coconut oil in them: the floor of your shower (depending on the shower floor surface) can get a little slippery as it washes off your legs, so just keep that in mind or buy some of those non-slip mats if you’d prefer.
I love that this shaving cream leaves a bit of a soft coating on my legs so they feel like I already have moisturizer on them when I get out of the shower, and I double love that it contains all simple and natural ingredients while doing the trick as well as my other creams (while moisturizing better afterwards). I would say that this DIY is the cream of the crop! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with ACS for Desktop actions.