Do It Yourself—Shaving Cream

1 March 7, 2013 - Archive

The other day I was talking to some old acquaintances, who asked me what I do for a living. When I said that I work for Young Living Essential Oils, the questions started pouring in. The one question they asked that stuck in my mind was, “What exactly can you do with essential oils?” The obvious answers are to diffuse them, take some internally, and apply some topically. However, I started thinking that maybe it is better to have more specific uses for essential oils and everyday ways to experience their therapeutic benefits. Because of this, I would like to dedicate time to new ideas each month on the product blog.

Earlier this week I shared a recipe from one of our distributors that was sure to bring good health to your dinner table using essential oils.

Today I’d like to share something a little different. Here’s a simple alternative to store-bought shaving cream with a Young Living twist that will keep your skin smooth and hydrated.

Easy Homemade Shaving Cream

What You Need:

• 2 tablespoons V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex

• 2 teaspoons Copaiba Vanilla Conditioner or Lavender Mint Conditioner

• 2 drops cedarwood essential oil

• 2 drops lavender essential oil

• 1 drop lime essential oil


• Mix the cedarwood, lavender, and lime essential oils in a bowl.

• Add the V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex and stir.

• Add the conditioner of choice to the mixture and whip it until it is light and creamy.

• Gently apply to your face, legs, or other areas and begin shaving.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can substitute a wide array of oils for your own personal needs.

Enjoy—and please share your experience below.

Marco Colindres III—YL Product Marketing Manager



  • Alana December 23, 2014 - 11:38 pm Reply

    Just made a big batch of this for Xmas gifts and disappointed that immediately after mixing the oil and conditioner just separates. Going to have to look for some empty foaming hand soap bottles, maybe that would encourage it to foam up.

  • Jean Vlk Dukes April 30, 2013 - 1:23 pm Reply

    I made this hoping to find a good alternative to store bought. The V-6 and conditioner didn’t mix well together and it makes the floor of the shower slippery. (He shaves in the shower). Didn’t care for this at all. I hope YL will come out with a pre-made Shaving Cream. I’m going to try him with the Lavender foaming hand soap. We just haven’t found anything he cares for yet…

  • Sandy March 23, 2013 - 6:20 pm Reply

    Do you whip it by hand or with a mixer

  • Sue Hillukka Sturos March 11, 2013 - 8:41 pm Reply

    Great idea for shaving..can substitute any good veggie oil if you are out of V-6. I can smell this already just by reading this…ahhh.

  • Caleb Eaton March 8, 2013 - 5:03 am Reply

    Using Thieves or Lavender Foaming Hand is much simpler. I’ve done it ever since they’ve been available.

    • Sue Hillukka Sturos March 11, 2013 - 8:43 pm Reply

      Well, some guys don’t like the smell of either so I love this great alternative.

      • YLLife4U April 20, 2013 - 9:16 pm Reply

        I would trade the smell over the burn or itch, but I have to try and understand why others might shoose to remain with irritated skin. I just tested Lavender Foaming Hand Soap, this works great. I’m going for the Thieves next along w/ testing
        Marco Colindres’ Shaving Cream Rcp!! Great Blog & Thank you Marco.

  • Lisa Krznarich March 8, 2013 - 4:00 am Reply

    Forget the husband…LOL! I’m making this for my legs! Awesome idea – thanks Young Living!

  • xoML March 8, 2013 - 2:04 am Reply

    Clever recipe… My hubby has been shaving with YL Lavender Conditioner for decades. No fluff, no mixing, no mess. It’s long lasting, he smells great and never has irritation or razor burn. xoML

  • Marnie Clark March 7, 2013 - 11:44 pm Reply

    Fabulous! My husband needs this. Does it keep well, can we create a little jar of it for daily use?

  • hippiechick March 7, 2013 - 11:43 pm Reply

    Great! How long will this last? Wondering how much to make at once.

    • productblog March 11, 2013 - 8:28 pm Reply

      @Marnie, this recipe can be multiplied, but remember that pure essential oils can be potent, so don’t over do it.
      @hippiechick, This shaving cream should hold for a few weeks.

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