Most shaving creams are a mixture of synthetic chemicals. Some of theses chemicals, such as TEA or PEG 90-M, can be contaminated with chemicals such as dioxide or 1,4-dioxane, which are known or suspected carcinogens. Propylene glycol, used to moisturize skin in shaving creams, is a known skin irritant. Isobutane, which is used as a propellant in many shaving cream cans, is often contaminated with butadiene, which is a carcinogen. Preservatives of shaving creams often contain hormone-disrupting parabens.
- 4 tbs of solid Shea butter
- 3 tbs of Coconut oil
- 2 tbs of Sweet Almond oil
- 10-12 drops of Lavender essential oil (this is optional)
- An air-tight container ( such as a mason jar) for storage
- Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together in a double boiler (you can use a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water) over low heat. Occasionally stir.
- Once melted and mixed together, remove from the heat.
- Add the essential oil and Sweet Almond oil and mix in.
- Store in a refrigerator until hardened.
- Remove from the fridge and mix until it has reached a frosting-like consistency.
- Store in the fridge and use for about a month. (Source)