These Other Uses For Shaving Cream Might Surprise You
In this post, you’ll find 12 practical uses for shaving cream that I think will surprise you as much as they did me! Who knew there were so many other uses for shaving cream, especially outside the bathroom?
It was only fairly recently that my husband Dave started using a special shaving brush and soap to lather up before his morning shave. Before that, he’d been using good old shaving cream from a can for as long as I can remember!
I think we still have some of his old shaving cream in the back of one of our bathroom drawers though, so now I have 12 good reasons to go dig it out! Because these shaving cream hacks, as you’ll soon find out, are every bit as useful as using it for shaving!
12 Unexpectedly Useful Shaving Cream Hacks
1. Clean Your Tub
Putting shaving cream on a broom might sound odd, but it’s actually a great way to clean your tub or shower! Just apply a generous amount of shaving cream to the bristles of a broom and use it to scrub tub and shower walls — you’ll be putting less pressure on your back and your tub or shower will be gleaming in no time!
2. Remove Carpet Stains
Remove stains from your carpet by spraying the area with shaving cream, wiping it with a damp sponge, and letting it dry. In the morning, vacuum up the dry mess and your carpet will look good as new!
3. Clean Stainless Steel
Use shaving cream to clean stainless steel appliances and faucets by coating them with a thin layer of shaving cream and wiping the area dry. Then buff the surface with a clean microfiber cloth until it’s clean and shiny!
4. Keep Your Bathroom Mirror Fog-Free
Apply a thin layer of shaving cream to your bathroom mirror to keep the glass from fogging up. Just squirt a bit of shaving cream onto the mirror, wipe it off, and buff it until it’s clean and shiny.
No more wiping the mirror down after you get out of the shower in order to see yourself. (It works for glass shower doors and car windshields too!)
5. Clean Up Messy Hands
After your next at-home manicure, use shaving cream to remove any nail polish you may have gotten on your fingers. It’ll remove the polish from your skin, but not your nails. (You can get grease or paint off of your hands this way too!)
6. Clean Jewelry
The combination of soap, moisturizers, and other protective ingredients make shaving cream a surprisingly good cleaner for delicate items. You can use it to clean jewelry and other delicate items by covering them in shaving cream, rubbing it in with your fingers, and then wiping it clean with a soft cloth.
7. Spot Clean Your Oven
Need to clean a small spill or splatter inside your oven? Grab the shaving cream from the bathroom and a scouring pad, and scrub a good amount of foam into the mess. Wipe it all up with a paper towel and you’re done! (If your entire oven needs a good cleaning, try this method.)
8. Silence Squeaks
Have a squeaky hinge somewhere that’s driving you up the wall? Shaving cream makes for a quick and easy fix! Spray a bit of the foam onto the hinge in question, open and shut the door a few times to work it into the hinge, then wipe up any excess foam.
9. Soothe A Sunburn
Next time you have a sunburn, rub some shaving cream on the burn. As odd as it might sound, shaving cream has skin-soothing ingredients that will help ease the pain and swelling. (To help your skin heal after a sunburn, try this DIY After-Sun Lotion!)
10. Make Foam Art
Make a fun and foamy finger paint by mixing shaving cream with a couple drops of food coloring. You and your little ones can sit outside and make colorful creations on sliding glass doors and windows. Afterward, cleanup will be as easy as grabbing the hose and spraying it down!
11. Take It Camping
Going camping? Pack a can of shaving cream to take with you! You can use it to clean sap off your hands, get gunk off of dishes, and even treat stains on your clothing in a pinch!
Related: 10 Clever Ideas That Make Camping Easier And More Fun
12. Prevent Glasses From Fogging
If you wear glasses, you know how frustrating it is when your lenses are constantly fogging up due to temperature changes! But it’s not just annoying—it can actually be dangerous too!
But you can use a bit of shaving cream to reduce the amount of condensation that builds up on your lenses. Use a soft lens cleaning cloth to apply a small amount of shaving cream to your glasses in circular motions, then wipe clean.
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Do you have any other shaving cream uses you’d add to this list?