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Easy Homemade Shaving Butter

Skip the conventional options and make your own DIY Shaving Butter! With only four ingredients, this homemade shaving butter is simple, effective, and all-natural.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
4 hours
Total Time4 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 1 small jar


  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil measured solid
  • 1 tbs aloe gel
  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil


  • In a heat-safe jar, melt the shea butter and coconut oil on the stove over a rolling boil.
  • Remove from the stove and stir in the aloe gel. Let cool just a minute or two and add in the essential oils.
  • Pour into a jar, let it sit to cool fully and then place it into the fridge to firm up.
  • Once firm, remove from the fridge and leave at room temperature to use.
  • Makes one small jar.
  • Note: because there is a liquid in this shaving butter recipe, it is best stored in the fridge, so it does not go rancid.


Because there is a gel in the shaving butter it will not last as long as one without. Be sure not get excessive water into the jar and to use up the recipe within a couple of weeks.