DIY Shaving Cream

Looking for a unique and different Father’s Day Gift can be difficult.  This year I decided to try my hand at making some homemade Shaving Cream for the husband.  As many of you know, we have been using DoTerra Essential Oils at our house and have been finding so many great uses for them.  Also, with my many food allergies, we have been slowly eliminating processed foods and chemicals…so I thought it would be fun to give DIY Shaving Cream a try.  If the hubby didn’t LOVE it, I could use it to shave my own legs! (hehe)

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Well, it turns that that Shaving Cream is really super easy to make and it works and smells great!  I did test it out on myself because it was going to be a surprise for him.  It really works and my skin really did feel super soft and smooth afterwards.  I think I might just switch over to homemade Shaving Cream because it really was that easy.  I also know exactly what is in it…nothing chemical or with preservatives.

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Shaving Cream Recipe

2/3 cup Shea Butter 
2/3 Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Olive Oil 
10-20 drops of your favorite DoTerra Essential Oils
2 tablespoons of Baking Soda
6 drops of vitamin E (optional)

1. Melt Shea Butter and Coconut Oil in a double boiler.

2.  Mix in Olive Oil and your doTerra and stir together.

3.  Stir in the Baking Soda and then set in the fridge until it cools and hardens (usually a couple of hours).

4.  When hardened mix up with a mixer until smooth and creamy.

5.  Transfer to an airtight container.  Should last for up to 3 months.

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I  also made some nice labels to go onto your container or the container lid.  They are 3 inches in diameter.  They should fit most regular plastic container lids as it is a pretty standard size.  I picked up this container at Hobby Lobby, but you should be able to find similar ones at your own craft store.  DIY-Shaving-Cream 4

Then all you will need to do is print out the labels on white card stock (or even regular computer paper).  I like to make sure and print them with a laser printer or have them copied onto paper with a copier so that the ink does not run on the label…especially if you will be using around water, which is usually the case when shaving.

Then simply cut the label out with a 3 inch paper punch (or scissors) and glue the label onto the lid with a simple glue stick.  It works so well and the labels stay on just like a real label.  Then you can wash off the label and reuse the containers.

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To download a copy of the DIY Shaving Cream Labels click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{DIY Shaving Cream Labels}

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You can buy high quality/food grade Essential Oils from my favorite DoTerra Rep here: Single DoTerra Essential Oils

Julie Crowell is so helpful and is happy to answer any questions you may have.  Her contact information is on her site or you can email her at [email protected]

Other Idea Room Sugar Scrubs/Bath Salts you might be interested in checking out:

Frankincense Sugar Scrub

Myrrh Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub

Citrus Bliss Sugar Scrub Cubes



Wild Orange Body Butter Recipe

Another spa recipe? You bet! I just love coming up with new ways to use my doTerra essential oils.  And…living in a dry, desert state has me craving some super yummy lotions and body butters, especially with the approach of summer time.

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If you have been following along with me for a while, you will know of my love for my doTerra oils and of all things citrusy.  One of my favorite oils is doTerra’s Wild Orange essential oils.  It smells amazing.  Sometimes I will just dab a little drop on my neck so that I can smell it all day long!

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I decided to take it one step further and make a lovely, creamy cocoa body butter with it.  You could substitute mango butter instead of cocoa butter and it would be equally as delicious.  But, since I already had some cocoa butter on hand, I used that.  I actually really loved the final outcome because the cocoa butter gives the body butter a hint of cocoa smell…so it smells like chocolate oranges…and you can’t go wrong with that.

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This recipe is a great basic recipe and you should be able to substitute any essential oil with the Wild Orange oil to make a number of great smelling body butters (think chocolate mint, chocolate raspberry, cinnamon, etc).  So, if orange isn’t your favorite, experiment with something that you are going to love!

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Wild Orange Body Butter Recipe

1 cup shaved Cocoa Butter

1 to 2 TBSP of Almond Oil (Coconut Oil)

8 drops of Vitamin E oil (optional)

8 drops of Wild Orange doTerra Essential Oil

1.  Soften Cocoa Butter in the microwave if yours is hard.  Do this by melting it in 5 second intervals.  You want it soft like butter…not liquid.

2.  Whip up the cocoa butter with a hand held beater (mixer) and slowly add your almond oil.  I use less almond oil and just slowly add it till I have a good consistency.

3.  Add in the Vitamin E oil and your essential oils and stir together to fully incorporate.

4.  Store in an airtight container.

5.  Only scoop the body butter out of the container with clean hands to prevent bacteria from growing in the body butter.

6.  Should last for up to 3 months.

7.  Use as a body lotion to make hands and skin soft, smooth and smelling amazing.

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This makes a perfect gift for friends and family!  Put it in a cute container and add this adorable printable Wild Orange Body Butter Label to finish it off nicely!

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The labels can be printed off from here, which I am happy to share with you below.  Simply print the label (which comes in a couple of different sizes to fit your needs) on white computer paper or white cardstock on your colored laser printer (this is keep it from bleeding ink if wet).  Then cut it out with a circle punch or scissors and glue onto the container lid or side of the container with a simple glue stick.  The labels look just like a real sticker label!  If you want to reuse the container, all you have to do is soak the label in warm water and it comes right off!

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If you would like to download the Wild Orange Body Butter Labels, click on the link below:

{Wild Orange Body Butter Labels}

*If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. After you become a fan you will need to click on “Get your free gift” in the upper right hand corner of the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Previous Downloads”.

You can buy high quality/food grade Essential Oils from my favorite DoTerra Rep here: Wild Orange Oil

Julie Crowell is so helpful and is happy to answer any questions you may have.  Her contact information is on her site or you can email her at [email protected]

Other Idea Room Sugar Scrubs/Bath Salts you might be interested in checking out:

Frankincense Sugar Scrub

Myrrh Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub

Citrus Bliss Sugar Scrub Cubes

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