Last Minute Father’s Day Gift

make your own shaving cream at home

If you’re still on the hunt for a fun idea for Father’s Day, trying whipping up our DIY Shaving Cream for dad. This is an awesome last minute Father’s Day gift that is so easy to make all the kids can help! The Shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil are great skin softeners to prep the skin for a close shave, and the bergamot essential oil leaves a clean, fresh scent. If you have a little extra time to spare, pair it with a fancy customized shave set like one of my favorites from Art of Shaving. ~Brandee

how to make homemade shaving cream

DIY Shaving Cream For Dad 


1 cup Shea Butter

1/2 cup Coconut Oil 

1/2 teaspoon Jojoba Oil 

25 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil 


First, soften Shea Butter (it is very hard in natural form) 

Add Shea Butter and Coconut Oil to large mixing bowl. 

Add Jojoba and Bergamot oils to bowl. 

Using a hand mixer, mix all ingredients for 10 minutes. (This will create a light, whipped texture). 

Store in an air tight container. 

Brandee’s Chic Tip: The key to getting a light, whipped texture is by letting the Shea soften. You can also whip Shea butter with a hand mixer in it’s natural form, but it will result in a thicker, creamier texture that is a little harder to spread evenly over skin. 

DIY Shaving Cream

13 Responses to “Last Minute Father’s Day Gift”

  1. Theresa

    This turned out Perfect! I used 15 drops black spruce oil. Should I refrigerate? Thx!

  2. GregWyp

    How can I get the ingredients without buying quantities that will mean a lot is leftover that I may never use or only use occasionally?

    • Rachel Hollis

      This is a good question Greg and one I don’t have a good answer for. We tend to do DIY beauty recipes all the time so we end up using our product. If you don’t think you’ll use it up by yourself… um, maybe make a bunch for friends or family members as gifts so you don’t have leftovers??

  3. Marisela

    I’m excited to try this. Could it also just work as a lotion, or would it be far too oily? Perhaps maybe as an overnight thing instead of in the morning? I’m pregnant and wondering if it might be good for the belly/stretch marks.

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