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Homemade Natural Shaving Cream

Natural Shaving Cream - Dr.Axe

This homemade natural shaving cream is awesome! It hydrates and supplies your skin with essential vitamins, prepping your skin for a close, clean shave! It’s easy to make and cost effective. Try it today!

Homemade Natural Shaving Cream

Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 30


  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup shea butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 15 drops lavender oil
  • Glass Jar


  1. In a small saucepan, melt shea butter and coconut oil on low-medium heat.
  2. Once melted remove from heat and put into bowl.
  3. Add olive oil and lavender oil and place in refrigerator until solid.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and whip about 3-4 minutes until fluffy.

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    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      It shouldn’t because you don’t need much of the cream, a little goes a long way! Also, if you’re using warm water, that should help it run through the drain/pipes without problem. You can also add more olive oil if you are worried about it.

      • michelle on

        Our plumber told us NEVER to put oils down the drain with warm or hot water. That makes them turn into sludge and cling to the inside of the pipe and eventually clog it. He said to ALWAYS wash oils down the drain with COLD water. That way they stay in tact, and some will even solidify (like coconut oil), and wash right through the pipes. Don’t ask me how I know…

    • Maria on

      You can add about 1/8 vitamin E oil ( or open a capsule), to preserve it. If your bathroom temperature is warm it might soften since the coconut oil goes liquid, but maybe the Shea butter might keep it at a good consistency??

      • Dr. Josh Axe on

        The shea butter does help. The consistency won’t be like typical shaving creams that you buy at the store but it should still have a very similar effect.

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      I like cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. The recipe should last a few weeks (mixing before each use) but I would make smaller batches to keep the ingredients fresh.

  1. Luis on

    I am a razor kind of guy so I tried this out and have got to say it worked great and left my skin moisturized after. Felt and looked like that old school shave butter from back in the day! Lol.

  2. Allisen on

    Dr Axe, your posts are incredible!!! Thank you for all the great recipes. I want to make everything! As a mother of a one year old, I’m so excited to learn healthy options for my family.

  3. Shellie Foust on

    Add a couple tablespoons of Dr. Bronners non-scented liquid soap for some lather – just my 2 cents :)

  4. teepsk8 on

    I don’t like this shaving product, it does not lather up at all. I use a silver tip badger brush and a safety rasor

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