Shaving Cream


Remember that one time you had the softest legs you could image after shaving, and you made all of your Jr. High friends feel how smooth they were? Who are we kidding, we still do this!  Well now you can have an extra boost of moisturizing goodness for smoother skin that lasts even longer. Trust us, you wont go back to the store bought stuff once you’ve tried this recipe!

What You’ll Need:

1/2 cup Coconut Oil
4 oz Shea Butter
1/4 cup Jojoba Oil
2 tbsp. Natural Castile Soap
2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
1 1/2 tbsp. Baking Soda
0.1 oz Optiphen
10-15 drops Papaya Coconut Fragrance Oil

Heat the coconut oil in the microwave until it is melted completely. Once it is melted, weigh out into a pyrex bowl. Then add the shea butter to the coconut oil and heat on 15 second bursts until the shea butter is completely melted. Be sure not to overheat the shea butter as it can crystallize and become gritty.


Once the shea butter is melted, add in the jojoba oil, vitamin e oil, fragrance oil and optiphen. Mix together with a stirring utensil then place in the fridge until it becomes solid. We are using optiphen in this recipe to be sure that no bacteria grows in case water comes in contact with the shaving cream.





Once your mixture is solid, add baking soda and castile soap. Before you turn the mixer on, mix in the baking soda using a spatula, otherwise you’ll get a face full of dust! Baking soda is used to help remove oils from your skin which allows the razor to cut better and last longer.


Now, using a hand mixer or stand up mixer, whip together all of your ingredients until everything is incorporated.


Scoop the shaving cream into your choice of packaging.

Use in the shower and rinse off afterwards. Just be careful as it may cause your tub to get slippery as there is shea butter in the recipe.

If you’re looking for another shaving cream tutorial, check out this SoapQueen recipe (here!) that uses Bentonite Clay. Bentonite clay is generally used in shaving as it gives great slip.

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4 Responses to Shaving Cream

  1. Daw is Radig August 17, 2015 at 4:58 PM #

    I was just wondering if you could replace the baking soda in this with bentonite or kaolin clay, especially for sensitive skin??

    • Otion - The Soap Bar August 17, 2015 at 6:51 PM #

      You can definitely replace the baking soda with bentonite or kaolin clay! I would start off with 1 1/2 tbsp and add from there if you feel it needs more!

      Good luck!

  2. Annemieke September 4, 2015 at 6:17 PM #


    Is the natural castile soap used in this recipe liquid, paste or solid?

    With kind regards,