Father’s Day Gift Idea – DIY Shaving Balm

We’re so excited our partners at Sprouts Farmers Market asked us to share a fabulous DIY Father’s Day shaving balm recipe with you! Check it out, because we love it!

Mom tested, dad approved. And if your toddler happens to eat some, it’s fine!

If you’re looking for a unique gift idea for the dads in your life this Father’s Day, Sprouts Farmers Market is here to help! I’m always scratching my head for gift ideas for Father’s Day. My husband loves shopping at Sprouts because of it’s ‘farmer’s market’ approach. He is big into fresh, organic ingredients and all of his lotions, soaps, and hygiene products are all natural. So basically, he could eat everything he puts on his body. I decided to give their DIY Rosemary-Mint Shaving Balm recipe a try, and I’m so glad I did.

I happened to already have Coconut Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil in my pantry, so I only had to head over to my nearest Sprouts Farmers Market to purchase a few ingredients. If you don’t have these exact essential oils, that’s ok! It will work with any scent/mixture that you would like. And, so you don’t feel like you’re buying these ingredients to only use one time, I included some other uses for all ingredients below the shaving cream instructions. The recipe is super simple and fast. Just what us moms need. Because I’m a crafty person, and I like to go overboard on everything, I presented the gift in a glass jar and made a custom label. I cannot wait to give this to my husband for Father’s Day! It smells delicious and I am probably going to steal it to shave my legs (after he tries it first, of course).

The finished product

Rosemary Peppermint Shaving Balm

What you’ll need:
1/3 cup shea butter
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil (I used sweet almond oil)
10 drops rosemary essential oil
3-5 drops peppermint essential oil
Airtight container to gift the shaving balm in

Place a small sauce pan over low heat and mix shea butter and coconut oil, stirring until melted. Transfer mixture to a heat-resistant bowl and add in jojoba oil (or almond oil), then the essential oils and stir. Chill mixture in refrigerator until solid (about 45 minutes). Once solid, remove from the refrigerator and whip mixture using a beater. Mix until light and fluffy. Store in an airtight container for up to one month. Note: This shaving lotion is soap free and will not create a lather, but rather a protective barrier is created between the razor and skin. Swish razor in water between strokes and enjoy!

Rosemary Sage Shaving Balm

What you’ll need:
1/3 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup grape seed oil
10 drops sage essential oil
7 drops rosemary essential oil
Airtight container to gift the shaving balm in
String, markers and label for decorating

Mix shea butter and coconut oil in a sauce pan over low heat, stirring continuously. Once melted pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and add grape seed oil, then stir in sage and rosemary essential oils. Thoroughly mix until light and fluffy. Once thoroughly mixed place bowl in refrigerator for 45 minutes or until solid. After the balm has solidified use a beater to whip balm to a lighter consistency. Transfer the balm into the airtight container, clean jar and affix decorated label and string to create the finished piece!

Other uses for ingredients:

Shea Butter – This moisturizer has exceptional healing properties for the skin. It will provide improvement for dry skin, blemishes, wrinkles, itching, tough or rough skin (on feet), eczema, insect bites, sunburns and so much more.

Coconut Oil – There are so many uses for this, so I’ll just name a few. Cuticle oil, lip calm, stretch mark cream or topical treatment for scars, tame the frizzies in your hair, itch relief, night cream (the antioxidants are great for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep), to mix in your favorite bath salts or scrubs, and my husband uses it when he is cooking a stir-fry or making pancakes on the griddle.

Sweet Almond Oil – This mild, hypoallergenic oil can be used as massage oil, even on infants! If you warm the oil, it will enhance absorption. It can also be used for cleansing your skin, removing dark circles, removing makeup, and to keep the skin hydrated and reduce itching from eczema and psoriasis.

Essential Oils – This is another one where the list goes on. I bought a diffuser from Sprouts and use it in the upstairs hallway every night…I get just the perfect amount of scent in all the bedrooms. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties.

If you’re looking for a special Father’s Day gift, head over to Sprouts Farmers Market and make this fabulous shaving balm for the great dads in your life!

(Pssst! . . . make some extra shaving balm for yourself, maybe throw in some lavender and you’ll be glad you did – our legs are sooooo smooth!)

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Jackie M. is mom to an adorable little boy, wife to David and dog-mom to the cutest German Shepherd around. She is an allergy mom, learning to navigate the various trials and tribulations ‘mom status’ brings to life. The good, the bad, and of course, the sometimes slightly ugly. In Jackie’s other life, she is the Marketing and Communications Director for a local Country Club. Jackie is ‘Miss DIY’ and has an Etsy shop {Fancy Flamingo} where she makes custom banners for life’s special occasions. Born and raised in the Midwest, Jackie is originally from Kansas City. She has called Colorado home since 2008, and loves experiencing all that this amazing state has to offer! A few or Jackie's favorite things include caramel lattes, clothes from Loft, M&Ms, a well organized craft room, taking too many pictures, exploring Colorado and the great outdoors, her husband’s cooking, and of course, the occasional time that she can spend on the couch.



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