DIY Men's Shave Kit

by Julia Fain

Have you ever thought of making a homemade shaving kit? Many of the ingredients, such as olive oil and coconut oil, you likely already have in your pantry. In this project we will show how to make homemade pre-shave oil and shaving cream with free printable labels. This kit makes a wonderful one-of-a-kind custom gift for your loved ones!

For the Pre-Shave Oil

Items you will need

  • 4-oz glass jar with lid
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup jojoba oil 
  • Essential oils (we used spruce, rosewood and frankincense)
  • [Free printable label](http://img.ehowcdn.com/pdf.ehow.com/cfb751c4a04f31b060713cbbea3c299c_shavingkit_ehow2.pdf)
  • Peel-print label paper (optional)

For the Shaving Cream

Items you will need

  • 4-oz glass jar with lid
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure shea butter
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Essential oils (we used spruce, rosewood and frankincense)
  • Standing or handheld electric mixer
  • [Free printable label](http://img.ehowcdn.com/pdf.ehow.com/cfb751c4a04f31b060713cbbea3c299c_shavingkit_ehow2.pdf)
  • Peel-print label paper (optional)

For the Shaving Kit

Items you will need

  • Pre-shave oil
  • Shaving cream
  • Shaving brush
  • Cigar box
  • Crinkle cut paper filler

How to Make Pre-Shave Oil

Step 1

Pour 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup jojoba oil into 4-oz container.

Step 2

Add 4–5 drops of essential oil to olive oil and jojoba oil mixture. In this project, we used an oil blend of spruce, rosewood and frankincense.

Step 3

Seal and shake bottle to mix ingredients. Place the printable pre-shave oil label on the front of the bottle.

How to Make Shaving Cream

Step 1

Add 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil and 1/2 cup pure shea butter to a microwave-safe container.

Step 2

Microwave coconut oil and shea butter blend for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave an additional 30 seconds. If mixture is not completely melted, microwave an additional 15 seconds.

Step 3

Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to mixture.

Step 4

Add 4-5 drops of essential oil. In this project, we used an oil blend of spruce, rosewood and frankincense. Stir.

Step 5

Refrigerate until solid. Then whisk for 1-2 minutes on high speed with a standing or handheld electric mixer until mixture is fluffy.

Step 6

Fill jar with mixture and add printable shaving cream label to front of jar.

How to Assemble the Kit

Place the pre-shave oil, the shaving cream and a shaving brush into a cigar box filled with crinkle cut paper filler.

This homemade shaving kit doesn't take long to make and is sure to sure to impress the loved ones in your life. While the essential oil we used in these two recipes have a masculine scent, you can easily modify the recipes with a lavender or vanilla oil.

Tips

  • Test the pre-shave oil and shaving cream on your wrist before applying, or ask your dermatologist before using.

About the Author

Julia Fain, a blogger at Tag & Tibby, writes about simple recipes, DIY projects, home design and family. Her work has been featured on BHG.com, Honest to Nod, and Charlotte Home+Garden. She thrives on applying her background in product design to everyday projects.