I have a confession, I was seriously tired of purchasing shaving cream month to month. Honestly, I felt like I was wasting $2-$3 each time. One day, while
spending hours on perusing Pinterest, I ran across DIY shaving cream. I was intrigued so I decided to give it a go myself. See the original blogger's post here.
The concept and ingredients were simple and most of the items I already had on hand. Although the original pin was easy enough, I simplified it here:
What you will need: A storage container, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and baby oil
To mix: Pour directly into your container equal parts of shampoo and conditioner. Add 3 pumps of lotion (5 if the container is large). Then, pour the baby oil and count to 3 (5 if it is a large container). Place the cap on the container and shake away.
Tips: I found it was easiest to recycle an empty pump conditioner bottle (you probably have a near empty pump bottle somewhere) to house the shaving cream. For the shampoo and conditioner I suggest using the most inexpensive brands you have access to. I incorporated my daily body lotion and baby oil I had on hand. This made the DIY version much less expensive than the drugstore brand I usually purchase. Every few days I shake up my shaving cream to help ward off product settling.
Impressions: I have been using the DIY cream for around two months and am quite pleased. Not only is the option cheap, I have noticed less ingrown hairs and my legs feel hydrated after exiting the shower. I have never had this experience from traditional shaving creams. A bonus, I don't have to run to the store every time I run out of shaving cream! This is now my forever shaving option.