DIY Shaving Cream – It’s Just Not The Same!

A while ago I stumbled across a very basic DIY shaving cream. Immediately I rushed out to buy everything I would need – shampoo, conditioner, baby oil, lotion and a pump bottle. Full of excitement I told Tom, “I’m never going to over pay for shaving cream again!” As I mixed together the shampoo (1 cup), conditioner (1 cup), baby oil (1/3 cup) and lotion (1/3 cup) I was convinced that this would be a success.

DIY Shaving Cream (2)

When it came time to use this DIY shaving cream I was immediately disappointed. The tutorial had mentioned that it would not be as thick as regular shaving cream and I was prepared for that, however, I found this DIY shaving cream to be really messy. Determined to make this a success I even played around with the quantities. It didn’t work.  To give this DIY a fair chance I used it multiple times. Each time I ended up with terrible razor burn, something I rarely experience. Even Tom noticed the razor burn and asked if I was okay.

I used over half of what I made before deciding to throw it out. Guess what was on sale the next time I went to the grocery store! Shaving cream! I’ll take that as a victory!

Not all DIY projects will be successful and I am happy to share my misadventures and failures as they occur. Remember, just because this DIY was not a success for me does not mean it is in anyway a bad idea. You may try it and absolutely love it.

If anyone has a DIY project misadventure or failure that they would like to share I would love to hear about it. As well, if you have another DIY shaving cream that you think I should try please let me know!

Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll check back again soon!



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  1. #1 by Craftynail on July 4, 2013 - 12:11 am

    I made the diy shavin lotion too! It was surprisingly runny. But i decorated the bottles real cute!

  2. #2 by lov3less on June 19, 2013 - 5:09 pm

    I just use conditioner as a shaving cream in the shower or baby powder when my legs are dry.

    • #3 by livelaughloveblogforever on June 19, 2013 - 5:14 pm

      I’ve never tried using baby powder, but I’ll have to! I love how soft conditioner leaves my legs when I use it as shaving cream.

  3. #4 by livelaughloveblogforever on June 19, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    Thanks for the comment. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  4. #5 by zachandclem on June 19, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    Great, thanks for busting the myth!

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