Edible Shaving Cream

Do you remember playing with shaving cream as a kid? There’s something fun about squishing a colorful, foamy substance through your fingers and smearing it around. With a texture like mousse, it was probably tempting to taste. However, canned shaving cream is highly toxic when ingested. Your parents and teachers probably let you play with it as long as you promised not to eat it.

Now that you’re an adult you can make your own edible shaving cream and satisfy your childhood curiosity.

Still on the fence? Here are 7 good reasons to make edible shaving cream.

1. Your skin absorbs everything into your bloodstream

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Just like food, everything you absorb through your skin gets sent through your bloodstream. You don’t have to eat toxic ingredients to absorb them into your blood stream. This is why hardcore natural, organic foodies adopt the motto: if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.

Making edible shaving cream gives you complete control over what ingredients you absorb through your skin. Total control is especially helpful for people with sensitive skin who seem to have allergic reactions to everything.

2. Edible shaving cream is good for safe sensory play

If you have kids, they probably love watching you lather your face whether you use shaving cream or shaving soap. You might be tempted to let your kids play with your lather, but that’s not a good idea.

Younger kids are usually the ones who want to play with saving cream and unfortunately, younger kids lack self-control. Young kids are always exploring and it’s hard for them to resist the temptation to taste what they’re playing with. We’ve all heard stories of kids eating crayons and paste. We may have been that kid. The problem with tasting shaving cream is it’s far more toxic than crayons or paste. 

When you make edible shaving cream, your kids can play with it and it won’t matter if they taste it. They might not like the taste, but it won’t pose a threat to their lives.

 3. It’s cheap, cheap, cheap!

Have you noticed that no matter how lightly you press the button, canned shaving cream foams out more cream than you can possibly use for one shave? You’ve probably wasted a lot of shaving cream over the years. Even though it’s cheap, every dollar counts.

No matter how cheap your canned shaving cream is, making edible shaving cream will be cheaper. You can make it with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. 

Here’s a fun recipe to try:


1 cup of plain rolled oats
1 egg white
1/2 cup Whipping cream
5 mint leaves
Mortar and pestle
Hand mixer and 2 bowls


- Grind the mint leaves and rolled oats into a fine powder using the mortar and pestle.

- Whip the egg white in one bowl until peaks start to form.

- Whip the whipping cream in a separate bowl until it just begins to get foamy.

- Combine the egg white and whipped cream and continue mixing as you gradually add the powdered oats and mint mixture.

The end result should be a thick, creamy substance.

Once you’re done, you can shave or have a minty low-Calorie snack - it’s up to you. Just make sure you store your edible shaving cream in the refrigerator. For the best results, make your cream in small batches since already-whipped whipping cream will liquefy quickly.

4. Making edible shaving cream is fun

It might sound ridiculous to make edible shaving cream if you don’t have any desire to eat it. If that’s what you’re thinking, you’re probably right. However, the point isn’t to make a gourmet snack for your beard. There might actually be no point to making edible shaving cream except for the fact that it’s fun.

5. You’ll have a funny story to tell

Sometimes the best stories are the cheesy ones that make people question your sanity. If you make edible shaving cream, you’ll have a funny story to share when you can’t think of anything to say.

“Hey, this one time I followed a recipe for making edible shaving cream and it turned out great - I mean, I didn’t eat it but I got the closest shave I’ve had in years!”

6. You’ll have a good reason to buy absinthe

When you’re thinking of natural scents you can add to your shaving cream, absinthe probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but it will be now. Absinthe is used as a scent in a variety of body care products including shaving soap, shaving cream, and aftershave.

Add a little absinthe to your edible shaving cream, but don’t go overboard. If you do it right you won’t see green fairies. Or maybe that means you’ve done it wrong. Either way, make sure to obey your country’s laws for buying or importing absinthe.

7. Edible shaving cream makes a great prank

Think about all the pranks you could play on people with edible shaving cream. Wouldn’t it be funny if you started shaving your face at a friend’s house and randomly licked the shaving cream out of your dish?

Just don’t get too excited and lick your shaving brush - that would be gross.

Too lazy? Get some pre-made edible shaving cream

If making your own shaving cream seems like too much work, there’s a cheap pre-made solution you may have heard about. It’s called creamy peanut butter.

Peanut butter makes an excellent lubricant for shaving as long as you don’t mind answering questions about why you smell like peanut butter. To avoid answering questions, you may want to walk around the office with a spoon in one hand and a jar of peanut butter in the other. If you don’t have time to make your own edible shaving cream but you still want to go natural, just stash a jar of creamy peanut butter in your medicine cabinet and you’ll be fine.

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