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Homemade shaving cream - Dr. Axe

Homemade Shaving Cream with Coconut & Shea Butter

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 20 1x


This natural shaving cream recipe nourishes and protects sensitive skin while providing a good shave. It can be used for both men and women. You will love how soft your skin feels and feel satisfied knowing that you are using healthy ingredients.


  • ⅔ cup unrefined coconut oil
  • ⅔ cup pure shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive or grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons liquid Castile soap
  • 1020 drops of lavender or frankincense essential oils


  1. Using a small saucepan, melt the shea butter and coconut oil on a very low heat setting on the stove. Stir until fully melted.
  2. Add the olive oil or grapeseed oil and stir until fully blended. Remove from heat.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a medium-sized bowl and place in the fridge until it becomes solid.
  4. Remove the mixture from fridge. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the mixture until fluffy; probably about 3–5 minutes.
  5. Add the Castile soap and blend.
  6. Add the essential oil and whip again until fully blended and fluffy.


You may be expecting a big lather. This homemade shaving cream does not lather. It’s more like a cream or lotion-like texture and should be applied as a thin layer. Also try to store in a cool, dry place.

Keywords: DIY shaving cream, homemade shaving cream recipe, natural shaving cream