Best Homemade Shaving Cream: Top 5 Recipes

In this article, we will present the best homemade shaving cream recipes that will guarantee users the most comfortable and smoothest shaving experience. Most of them use natural ingredients to moisturize, soothe, and coat the skin in a film that will help the blade glide over without cutting it while also softening hairs. We also included some whipped shaving cream recipes for those looking for a natural product that resembles commercial shaving creams and mousses.

1. Homemade Creamy Butter Shave Lotion

This DIY shaving cream is excellent for people with sensitive skin thanks to the shea butter which will make the paste thicker, thus preventing cuts and moisturizing the skin.



  1. Put the shea butter in a bowl.
  2. Gently add the sweet almond oil while whipping the mix in slow, circular motions.
  3. Add essential oils as well and whip until the ingredients blend and you get a fluffy paste.
Homemade Shaving Cream and a brush

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2. Coconut Oil Homemade Shaving Cream (Whipped)

This recipe uses coconut oil, which has antifungal, antibacterial, and moisturizing properties with other ingredients including essential oils of your choice to create a soothing, energizing, or ultra-moisturizing homemade shaving cream that will prevent razor burn and take care of your skin. 



  1. Melt one bar of soap using one tablespoon of water tops.
  2. Wait until it cools off and add the oils.
  3. Whip until you get a paste and you’re ready to get a clean and smooth shave.

3. Homemade Almond Oil Shaving Cream for Dry Skin

With this DIY shaving cream, you will use a more original approach by using 100% natural shampoo and conditioner which will give your shaving foam a creamier texture. This recipe is ideal for users with dry skin.



  1. Mix the conditioner and shampoo in a glass bowl.
  2. Add the oils little by little to ensure the right texture.

Note: If you are a fan of whipped shaving creams but have dry skin and want to use this recipe, we recommend the Cuisipro Foam Pump, an excellent tool which turns liquid soap into foam. 

4. Raw Honey Homemade Shaving Cream

This recipe uses honey and cocoa butter, ingredients that are well-known to have benefits both in the kitchen and in beauty parlors as well.


  • Sweet Almond Oil: half a cup
  • Cocoa Butter: ¼ cup
  • Raw Honey: ¼ cup
  • Warm Water: one cup
  • Castile Soap: ¼ cup
  • Essential Oils: 10 drops


  1. Add cocoa butter in a saucepan with a cup of water.
  2. Add raw honey, soap, and almond oil.
  3. Mix them well or whip them and store in an airtight container.

Note: These recipes for DIY shaving creams will work as expected only if you use one of the best razor blades on the market

5. Healing Aloe Homemade Shaving Cream

Aloe Vera contains Auxin and Gibberellins, hormones with anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties that work great against razor burn. Here’s how to create a healing shaving cream that will soothe irritated skin and leave it soft and moisturized.



  1. Add the Aloe gel into a bowl.
  2. Pour in the castile soap and water little by little until you get a homogenous mixture.
  3. Finally, add the essential oils.


These DIY shaving cream recipes are rich in ingredients that will soothe and moisturize your skin during and after your shave. Our personal favorite is the recipe for whipped coconut oil shaving cream, although the Aloe recipe will work way better for those with high skin sensitivity. What’s your favorite?

Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson

With years of experience trying out different electric shavers, manual and straight razors, he has become a pro at finding what works best. He loves sharing his tips and creates comprehensive guides so you don’t have to spend years chasing perfection!

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