A simple homemade shaving cream recipe from Details magazine includes the following three ingredients: 1/3 cup of coconut oil, 1/3 cup of shea butter and 1/4 cup of olive oil. The ingredients are mixed together with a fork, whisk or food processor until the cream reaches a light, fluffy consistency. A whisk adds more air, thus creating a better lather.
The cream is applied to the face as any other shaving cream. Since the homemade cream is made of all-natural ingredients, it should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container to maintain its texture and consistency. Fluffing the cream slightly before each use helps to produce the required lather.
According to Details magazine, this homemade cream has both moisturizing and protective qualities, and it should cause less skin irritation than commercial shaving creams. Other benefits of a homemade shaving cream are that it's free of potential allergens and bothersome smells. In addition, making it costs less than buying commercial shaving cream.
Details magazine recommends using extra-virgin 100 percent coconut oil and extra-virgin olive oil for making homemade cream. Coconut oil can also be used as a beard conditioner by applying it directly to the beard and massaging in for a few minutes each evening.