16 Uses For Shaving Cream (That Have Nothing To Do With Hair Removal!)

16 Uses For Shaving Cream (That Have Nothing To Do With Hair Removal!)

How many uses for shaving cream do you know? Although advertised solely as a necessary step in your shaving routine, there are many other wonderful ways to use this bathroom-cupboard staple that are sure to surprise you!

It's silky, soapy texture make shaving cream excellent for so many things, both fun and practical. Discover 17 new ways to use your trusty can of shaving cream today!

1. How to remove dead skin on feet

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Get silky soft feet with this great beauty hack!

No one wants crusty, dry-looking feet. Dead skin on feet can be both unsightly and uncomfortable, so it's important to remove it regularly.

One of our favourite, DIY ways of doing this is...

...with shaving cream and Listerine mouthwash. The thick texture softens hard skin and makes it much easier to remove. It couldn't be easier - get the tutorial at Listerine Foot Soak.

Want even softer feet? Discover how to give yourself an at-home pedicure in our other article - the results are amazing!

2. Soothe sunburn with shaving cream

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Lather it on! ©EpilatorHome

Ouch! Overdone it in the sun?

Rub shaving cream over burnt areas to cool it down and provide quick, soothing relief.

3. Put a stop to a squeaky hinge

Arghh - if you have a squeaky door that's started to drive you mad, grab your shaving cream.

Rub in onto hinges to provide lubrication and put a stop to this annoying problem once and for all!

4. How to clean jewellery at home

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So shiny!

Jewellery looks so much better when it's had a good clean. There are many ways to clean jewellery at home, but one of the easiest is using shaving cream.

Place your items in a bowl and apply shaving cream. Massage it in, wait for 10 minutes, then rinse and wipe clean. You'll be surprised how spotless it makes them.

Don't forget to discover our other method for cleaning jewellery at home too - it's so easy!

5. Shaving foam play for the kids

Want to try one of our more entertaining uses for shaving cream?

Add a few drops of food colouring to shaving cream, and it will turn the foam into a new form of paint the kids will love. It's great in the bath, or on paper.

6. Uses for shaving cream in your beauty routine

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We just love this handy beauty hack.

You don't need expensive products to pamper yourself at home. In fact, shaving cream can get your fingers looking incredibly clean.

This is perfect if you love the 'natural look' as it really will make your nails look spotless.

Liked this tip? Check out our guide to growing long, strong nails too - it's pretty great!

7. How to remove grease from hands

Dirty work, dirty hands.

If you've had a big DIY or car-cleaning session, you may struggle to remove grease and paint stains from your hands with soap alone. In times like these, we recommend trying shaving cream.

It will budge pretty much any stain and leave your hands looking spotless and smelling fresh.

8. Uses for shaving cream in your cleaning routine

Add a real sparkle to dull stainless steel using shaving cream. Apply it to a clean cloth and work into stainless steel to make it shine more than you ever thought possible.

Hey you! Keep reading for more amazing uses for shaving cream.

9. How to prevent glasses from fogging

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If you wear glasses, you'll be able to relate to the frustration we feel when our glasses fog up in changing temperatures. This isn't only annoying, but can actually be dangerous too.

There's actually a secret way to prevent it.

Use shaving cream! Apply a small amount to your glasses in circular motions and wipe clean. This works for windows and mirrors too - try it!

10. Remove carpet stains

Another great use for shaving cream is removing carpet stains. The thick consistency means it seeps deep into carpets, really helping to draw out the stain.

Apply directly to the stain, then blot clean with paper towel.

11. DIY hair mousse

If you ever find yourself out of hair mousse, but have some shaving cream lying around, it could prove to be a reliable substitute.

Lather up a small amount in your hand and scrunch into hair as you would your mousse. It will smell amazing too.

12. Shaving foam play at Easter

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These look SO magical!

Another fun shaving foam play activity to try involves Easter eggs. It's super pretty, and easy to do too! Head over to Practically Functional to get the tutorial. There are so many fun ways to play with shaving cream, from messy play to making cloud slime

Looking for more Easter crafts the kids will love? Head over to our other blog post for tonnes of great ideas.

13. Why you should take shaving cream camping

A humble can of shaving cream can solve so many classic, camping dilemmas.

Want to clean a pot? Use shaving cream. Got dirty hands? Try shaving cream. It's so versatile, which is why we recommend always taking some on your camping adventures.

14. How to clean suede shoes at home

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Remove stains instantly!

We still have a few uses for shaving cream to share with you, and this one should definitely peak your interest.

Some people claim suede shoes can be cleaned using shaving cream. Rub a small amount into the stain, and blot clean.

Are your shoes looking worse for wear? Discover the best way to clean suede (according to our Cobbler) now.

15. Spot clean your oven

If you've deep cleaned your oven recently, you're going to want to keep it looking spick and span for as long as possible.

Our secret?

Yep, you guessed it - it's shaving cream! It's pretty powerful, and perfect when used alongside a scouring pad to remove small but tough oven marks and stains.

Learn how to deep clean your oven with ease in our handy guide.

16. Remove nail varnish mistakes

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Mistake are easy to fix with this beauty hack!

Last but not least of our list of uses for shaving cream is removing nail varnish mistakes. If you've managed to get some on the skin around your nail, or the backs of fingertips by accident, fret not.

Lather some shaving cream onto your hands, and it will remove nail varnish on skin, but not nails - genius!

Next up, read our guide on if you should shave before or after exfoliating.

Who knew shaving cream was so useful! Share any weird uses you have for this everyday product in the comments below.

Stephanie C


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  1. Author Tina on September 5, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    I never knew about using shave cream on sunburn, but it makes perfect sense because I have sensitive skin and break out when using alot of soaps. I've found shaving cream works wonders for washing my hands, also, I had a yeast infection and when bathing I used shaving cream as a cleaner for my sensitive parts, and I'll be darned, the itching subsided. Thank you for this.

  2. Author clive thomas on September 27, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Spread shaving cream on bathroom mirrors, wait for it to dry then buff off with a cloth or duster. This will prevent the misting up of the mirror.

    1. Author Joanne A on September 27, 2019 at 10:56 am

      Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Author Mike Reilly on February 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    I have found that shaving cream is wonderful for cleaning a bed ridden person. I.E. put a golf ball size gob in one of your hands,, rub your palms together and rub the shaving cream thoroughly all around the underarms and area. Then wipe it all down with a warm, wet washcloth, rinse the washcloth and wipe down again. The underarms will quickly be clean and odor free.........and without the mess of soapy water dripping all over the bedding. 100% ready for fresh deodorant. T'care, Mike

    1. Author Joanne A on March 30, 2021 at 3:11 pm

      That's a great tip, Mike!

  4. Author Heather on August 28, 2022 at 5:50 am

    Shaving cream can also be used to take away any URINE SMELL wether it's using it around ur toilet or your pet had an accident on the floor or furniture!!!! Smeer over affected area,leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes or until dry and wipe clean.

    1. Author Joanne A on August 30, 2022 at 2:41 pm

      Great tip!


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