6 Affordable Alternatives To Shaving Cream That You Can DIY This Summer

6 Affordable Alternatives To Shaving Cream That You Can DIY This Summer

Razor burn, chafing, cuts, ingrown hair—ah, shaving can be quite painful if you're lazy and use soap to shave your body! Have you ever tried using men's shaving cream? I have.  I loved the way it made the razor glide over my body, unfortunately - it's not only expensive but it's super bad for you in the long run. You know chemicals and all? Lucky for you we've found you some recipes for DIY shaving creams so you can kiss those razor burns and chemicals goodbye. These will leave your skin glowing and your razor good for longer! Check em' out.

1. Coconut Oil 

If only we had a penny for every time we've mentioned to you a million benefits of coconut oil. If you live in India, you know you've got unlimited access to quality and organic coconut oil. Just scoop some coconut oil into a bowl, heat it up for a few seconds and slather this on your body. You want to do this in the shower to avoid making an oily mess in your bedroom. Once you're all oiled up, just shave as you would normally and rinse off with warm water and mild soap. Your skin will be soft, smooth and glowy. And no razor burn!

PS: Just make sure you scrub the oil off your bathroom floor to avoid any slipping accidents.

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2. Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera Gel 

If you're looking for a homemade DIY using aloe vera gel and coconut oil, you're going to love this all-purpose salve. You can use it on your face, skin, hair and body!

What You'll Need: 

  • 1/2 cup Aloe Vera Gel

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil

  • 3-4 drops of Lavender, peppermint or tea tree essential oil (optional)

Combine the ingredients in a plastic container and whip it up until it turns into a creamy consistency. Apply it all over your body as a thin layer and then shave as you would normally. You can store this in the fridge for a week or two for use later. 

3. Baby Oil

Just like coconut oil, baby oil works like a really great shaving agent. It's lighter than coconut oil too so if you don't like the sticky texture of coconut oil, give the baby oil a shot. 

4. Conditioner

In a pinch but NEED to shave? Your conditioner not only going to soften your hair but also your skin. Rub some conditioner on your body and use it as shaving cream. It's going to make the razor glide across your skin and leave you feeling baby soft. 


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5. Shea Butter Shaving Cream 

Shea butter is a blessing for anyone who has dry, irritated skin. And you know what makes dry skin worse? Shaving! Make this DIY shave lotion and store it in the fridge for future use and you'll never suffer from razor irritation. 

What You'll Need: 

1/2 cup Shea Butter
1/3 cup Coconut Oil
5-10 drops of Lavender or Tea Tree Oil (optional)

Whip up the shea butter with a whisk or a hand blender, add the coconut oil and any essential oil of your choice. Give it a whip for a minute or two and store it in a glass bottle. Your DIY shave lotion is ready!

6. Shampoo And Conditioner

If you're in the shower and in a pinch for shave cream, mix some shampoo and conditioner together for a quick and handy DIY. Just try to use an organic shampoo and conditioner.

What You'll Need: 

3/4 cup Conditioner
1/4 cup Shampoo
4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
5-10 drops of any essential oil (optional)

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well to make a thick paste. You can store the mixture in your bathroom or refrigerator for a few weeks. 

These DIY's are not only super easy but they're also safer for your skin. 

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