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I have a last-minute Father’s Day gift idea for you! About a year and a half ago, I was listening to a commercial about a shaving club that delivers razors to your door. (No this is not a post about razors!) In the commercial they also mentioned their amazing shave butter that was better than anything else for shaving. They said they could never go back to regular shaving cream. I decided I needed to investigate shave butter because it sounded wonderful!
In my research, I discovered it is VERY easy to just make homemade shave butter. It has all natural ingredients and is so much nicer than traditional shaving cream. I already had the ingredients in my house from other homemade body products I had made in the past!
I made it first for my husband for a Christmas gift. I think it has been one of his favorite gifts I have ever given him, because he continues to ask me to make more.
After I saw how much he liked it, I have been making it for myself, too. It has reduced razor burn issues I used to have and I am in love just as much as he is! It makes my skin so smooth after I shave!
After that long intro, I am sure you are wondering what is in the shave butter and what makes it so special?! You are going to be amazed by how easy it is. It has just four ingredients.
Homemade Shave Butter
For my husband’s, I like to use a combo of peppermint (It’s on sale this month!) and rosemary or cedar wood essential oils. For my shave butter I use grapefruit and orange oils or this awesome Baby Skin blend from Rocky Mountain Oils. I adore the scent and feel of it!
Melt in a saucepan the Coconut oil and Shea butter. Remove from heat and add in the Almond oil and essential oils. Cool for several hours, and/or refrigerate to harden. If you have time, I prefer to just let it solidify on its own. Once it is solid, let it soften (if you refrigerated it) and you can whip with electric beaters for a few minutes it to give it that soft lotion-y texture. If you let it harden on the counter, you can just stir it to get the same texture.
I put it in small jelly jars in our shower. Mine usually runs out first, so I tend to help him finish his off until I get a chance to make more! 😉
Want another homemade Father’s Day gift? Check out our Dad String Art post!