Make a DIY CBD Shaving Cream for Your Skin

DIY tips for your own shaving cream

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The Importance of Shaving Cream

Using the right shaving cream can be the difference between silky smooth, baby soft legs, and irritated, cut, sensitive skin. Studies by the research group Mintel show that 77% of women shave their underarms and legs regularly. And the fact is that many of them are doing it wrong.

Shaving incorrectly can cause real harm to the skin. Ingrown hairs and shaving bumps, razor rash, nicks and cuts can all irritate the skin. When we don’t take care of our skin properly, the damage can become permanent. So, shaving correctly really is worth the little bit of extra effort.

Here are some of the most common mistakes we make when shaving:

  • Using cheap disposable razors with just one blade. These are notorious for causing cuts, as the rigid design doesn’t glide easily over the contours of the skin.
  • Shaving immediately when we get into the shower. This doesn’t give the skin or hairs enough time to soften and can cause unnecessary irritation and leave your skin feeling stubbly.
  • Shaving without exfoliating. This means that dead skin cells which haven’t been removed can clog up the blade and dull it.
  • Exfoliating furiously immediately before shaving. This only irritates the skin and guarantees a shaving rash afterwards. It’s much better to gently exfoliate two or three times a week.
  • Dry shaving.

Dry shaving is probably the biggest mistake you can make when shaving. Using a shaving gel is crucial to a comfortable shave that gives you the result you want without causing damage to your skin. Whether you’re shaving facial hair, legs, underarms or the bikini area, the right shaving foam can make all the difference.

Make Your Own CBD Shaving Cream

CBD also is known as cannabidiol derives the hemp and cannabis plant. Hemp CBD doesn’t contain any psychoactive effects because it doesn’t contain any THC. While CBD from the cannabis plant on the other hand does. CBD has been under clinical trials since the 1940’s due to the fact the researchers have discovered that it may hold therapeutic effects.

CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Researchers to this day are studying the plant for its potential use in treating a mass amount of ailments, meaning that there are still many unanswered questions. The beauty industry has also jumped on the CBD and medical cannabis bandwagon, as a result, they are creating a vast amount of beauty products. However, these can be expensive. So why not try making your own CBD infused shaving cream?

Shaving soaps and creams don’t have to break the bank. In fact, it’s much easier than you might think to make your own from scratch. This allows you to create the perfect shaving experience that gives you the beautifully smooth, nourished skin you want.

This easy recipe is super quick to whip up. There’s no need to worry about chemicals, foaming agents, or the fancy ingredients you probably think you need. With just four ingredients you can create the perfect shaving cream for you!

You will need the following:

  • ⅓ cup of organic coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup of shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of liquid castile soap
  • Few drops of CBD from a tincture

Step 1: Using a small saucepan, gently heat the shea butter and coconut oil until they melt. Continue to stir regularly until they are both fully melted.

Step 2: Add the olive oil and the CBD oil to the mixture and combine thoroughly. Once it is fully combined, remove the saucepan from the heat.

Step 3: Pour your mixture into a large mixing bowl and stick it in your refrigerator until it has become solid.

Step 4: Once the mix has become solid, take it out of the refrigerator and start whipping it with an electrical hand mixer or in a food processor. You’ll need to whip it for 3 or 4 minutes until it starts to look light and fluffy. Once you’ve gotten the right texture, add the castile soap and continue to whip until it’s fully combined.

Step 5: Finally, spoon your mixture into a jar and seal tight! The mix will keep well for several weeks as long as no water gets into it.

Who doesn’t want baby soft, silky smooth skin? Very few of us are comfortable enough to bare our body hair. But should that mean having to sacrifice skin health? We don’t think so. This recipe for DIY shaving cream is a great one for anyone who wants a smooth shaving result without the rashes, cuts and ingrown hairs that we’ve all experienced.

Using this unique recipe with warm water will take you from sore to sensitive shaving and have you looking and feeling like your best self!

Sarah Tyrrell
Sarah Tyrrell
Sarah Tyrrell is a health, wellness, and lifestyle writer based in Ireland whose work has appeared in The Irish Times and The Independent, among others. In 2017, she founded the lifestyle brand “Self Love and Sarah” to promote healthy self image and body positivity for women.

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