How to Make Shaving Gel into Foam Cream

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How to make shaving gel into foam cream? Make your own homemade foaming shaving gel into foam cream with just 3 natural ingredients that will nourish your skin and leave it soft and smooth. This foaming shave cream is super easy to make and cost-effective.

The easiest way to make this foam is by using a foaming soap dispenser. You can use old empty containers, or you can buy foaming soap dispensers.

If you plan to add essential oils, it is important to use glass, stainless steel, or a thick grade of plastic for your shaving cream. Essential oils can eat through thinner plastics and pull the toxins out of the plastics.

The key Ingredients to make Shaving Gel into Foam

The key ingredient to this foaming shaving cream is castile soap. Castile soap is a very concentrated soap made out of vegetable oils.

It is highly effective for cleaning, great for sensitive skin, and safe to use for all ages.

Castile soap can come in many different scents. It is preferable to use unscented and then scent it with my essential oils.

Castile soap comes in a liquid or bar form; for this recipe, you will need to use the liquid form.

Other than castile soap, you will also need water, aloe vera, and a carrier oil. You have the option of adding in essential oils and vitamin E oil for extra skin benefits.

WATER

I recommend using distilled water in this recipe to help extend the shelf life. Distilled water is water with impurities, minerals, and microorganisms removed.

If you don’t have distilled water, you can use boiled water; although boiled water is not the same, it will help to extend shelf life as well.

ALOE VERA

Aloe vera has amazing benefits for the skin and gives this shaving cream the perfect texture.

Both aloe vera gel and liquid will work well in this recipe. personally, i would prefer the gel when making this shaving cream to give it a more gel-like texture.

Aloe vera is very nourishing and hydrating for the skin. It can soothe skin after shaving and help with cuts, dry skin, and razor burns.

If you have an aloe plant, you can use the gel from the plant leaves for this recipe.

You can do this by cutting a leaf from the plant and putting a long slit in it with a sharp knife. Then, using a spoon, scoop out the gel.

If you cut the leaf from the plant, rather than pulling it off, the leaf will grow back.

CARRIER OIL

The carrier oil in this recipe will help to moisturize and restore the skin. A carrier oil is any vegetable-based oil and is usually light and unscented.

Choose a carrier oil from the list below based on your skin type:

  • Jojoba oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Olive oil
  • Argan oil

Essential oils have amazing benefits for the skin and can be applied topically when diluted properly.

Adding essential oils to your shaving cream will give it a beautiful scent and help with razor burn.

Use peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint, or other cool oil to soothe skin. My favorite oils to add are minty oils such as peppermint, wintergreen, or spearmint.

Other oils that pair well in shaving cream are floral oils, citrus oils, earthy oils, or woodsy oils.

Avoid using hot essential oils to prevent skin irritations. Common hot oils include cinnamon, clove, ginger, and oregano.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but some of the most common hot oils.

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How to make Shaving Gel into Foam Cream

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup water, distilled or boiled
  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 2 teaspoons carrier oil, I use Fractionated coconut oil.
  • 10 drops of essential oils.
  • foamy soap dispenser

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all the ingredients to the foaming soap dispenser.
  2. Secure lid and shake to combine ingredients.
  3. Use a small amount and apply like normal.
  4. After shaving, rinse excess shave cream off with warm water followed by a cool rinse or towel.

Follow up with an all natural aftershave

HOW LONG WILL SHAVING GEL TURNED INTO FOAM CREAM WOULD LAST?

This shaving cream will last for one month if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Keep out of direct sunlight to ensure ingredients don’t lose potency.

You can add an antioxidant like vitamin E antioxidant or rosemary antioxidant to help extend the product’s shelf life if desired.

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