New season = new skin care ailments.
We’re not going to mention the W word (you know, the season that comes after Autumn), but Autumn and the W season tend to dry up the ol’ skin. Dry skin isn’t cute on anyone.
We are HUGE ambassadors for DIY skin care - YOU control what goes in, and it’s totally customizable. So we’ve come up with a pretty awesome DIY whipped shaving cream - good for both men and women!
If your man has dry sensitive skin under his facial hair, this will help cure it. If your lady gets razor burn on her legs, this will help cure it. If y’all get ingrown hairs, THIS WILL CURE IT. I’m sure you get the point, so let’s just move on to the recipe …
It’s literally 3 ingredients + any essential oils that you’d like to add. This whipped shaving cream is going to moisturize the heck out of you, so don’t feel like you need to use essential oils, but if you do, these are some great options:
Tea tree will help with ingrown hairs.
Eucalyptus just smells like heaven.
Lavender will calm that razor burn.
Chamomile will calm everything.
Mint will be invigorating - but be careful on the body parts you use it on ;).
When it comes to essential oils, make sure you are buying QUALITY oils. None of those watered down imitation oils.
DIY Whipped Shaving Cream
Here’s what you need:½ cup of coconut oil*
½ cup shea butter*
½ olive oil
* if measuring these ingredients while they are solid, ½ cups works out to be about 4 ounces.
Here’s what you do:Break up the shea butter into smaller pieces, and slowly melt the shea butter and coconut oil together. DO NOT BURN IT. Once they are melted, mix in the olive oil. Refrigerate the mixed ingredients until everything has solidified. We’re not looking for rock hard solidification, you just don’t want a liquid. Think soft butter. Once everything has solidified, transfer the ingredients to a stand mixer bowl* and whip the heck out of it! You’re aiming for stiff peaks - it should take about 3 minutes. While you’re whipping, you can add in any essential oils that you’ve chosen to use. Start with a few drops and work up from there - you don’t want it to be too fragranced!
And then … you’re done! It makes about 2 cups, and you’ll want to store it in an airtight container.
* you can use a hand mixer too!