This month I am focusing on sharing posts that highlight sandalwood essential oil. Since sandalwood is an essential oil scent that men often enjoy, I thought I would share this DIY shaving cream recipe. Of course, you can use the same recipe and adjust it to the oil of your choosing to make it more suitable for women as well (I think a blend of lavender and sandalwood would be nice for women, not to mention relaxing)!
This shaving cream is great for daily use but also makes a wonderful DIY gift. If you are looking for more DIY essential oil gifts for men, be sure to check out THIS post!
Last week we talked about the best ways to use sandalwood for men and later in the month I will share some diffuser and roller bottles blends featuring sandalwood as well!
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Ok without further ado, let’s get to the recipe!
DIY Shaving Cream for Men
What You Need:
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (I use this brand)
- 3 tablespoons coconut butter (I use this brand)
- 1/4 cup aloe
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoons castille soap (I use this brand)
- 12 drops of sandalwood essential oil (or eo of your choice)
How to Make It:
- In a double boiler (or small jar in a pot of water) combine the coconut oil and the butter.
- Heat until just melted and mix together.
- In another bowl or jar, combine the aloe, baking soda & castille soap.
- Pour the melted oil into the aloe jar and mix well to combine.
- Whisk in the sandalwood essential oil and mix well.
- Place the jar into the fridge to set. If you notice it is separating, give it a stir.
- Let set in the fridge (about one to two hours).
Yield: Makes one small jar of shaving cream.
A few notes:
- This lotion lathers ever so slightly thanks to the castille soap! It also goes on very thin (you don’t need much to be effective).
- Like most DIYs, this doesn’t contain a preservative so it will only last about 4 weeks. If you want it to last longer, add in a few drops of vitamin E oil to help preserve. Also, make sure no water gets into the jar (from your hands) as this will cause it to go bad sooner.
There you have it, DIY Shaving Cream! I hope you enjoy it!