About a year ago, I started noticing an abundance of articles online about becoming “toxic-free” to “eliminate chemicals” from my home. This was completely foreign to me because I just bought what ever I wanted and never thought twice about how it was impacting my or my family’s life. After digging around and doing more research, I made the decision to start making more conscience decisions about what I was buying and how it was impacting my health.
I am not completely toxic and chemical free and I love a bunch of food that I probably shouldn’t be putting into my body but I have slowly started changing my lifestyle to a more healthy one. Making my own products has quickly become one of my favorite things to do. One thing that I’ve been wanting to make was homemade shaving cream and I loved the way it turned out so I had to share the recipe!
DIY Shaving Cream Recipe Using Non-Toxic Ingredients
- 1/4 cup castile soap
- 1/4 cup cocoa butter (melted)
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
- 5 drops essential oils of choice (I chose lavender – you can add more or less depending on how strong you want your shaving cream to smell)
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 3/4 cups warm water
- 16 oz foam container
Take a sauce pan and fill half with water. In that sauce pan, put a glass measuring up with the cocoa butter inside (you’re making a double broiler). Once the cocoa butter starts melting add the soap, honey and sweet almond oil. Add the essential oils after you take the ingredients off of the stove. Pour your mixture into the foam container and add water to fill. Now shake, shake, shake til all ingredients are well combined. Give your container a pump and you should have homemade shaving cream! Your skin will thank you later.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick® Men’s Shave. The opinions and text are all mine.