10 Outstanding Uses for Shaving Cream

This guide details how shaving cream can save you time and money around the house.

We all know that shaving cream can be very useful for aiding in unwanted hair maintenance. However, it also has many excellent uses for cleaning many things around the house as well. Just check out some of these helpful uses!

  1. Cleans Dirty Hands

    Next time you are out camping, don’t use your drinking water to wash off those dirty hands, use a small dollop of shaving cream and wipe your hands off with a towel!

  2. Clean Your Bathroom Mirror

    When toothpaste is speckled all over the mirror, don’t grab glass cleaner; the ammonia in it can be harmful to some mirrors. Instead, put some shaving cream on a paper towel and rub it in. wet the paper towel and rub it off. This will leave you with a streak free shiny mirror.

  3. Cleans and Shines Water Faucets

    If you are having guests over, you may want to clean and shine the faucets in your kitchen, bathroom and shower with shaving cream. Scrub shaving cream in with a sponge and wipe off with a damp cloth. Leaves you with faucets that look like new!

  4. Removes Carpet Stains

    Having children in the home can be a messy business. But you can quickly and easily get that chocolate stain off your white carpeting with a dollop of shaving cream on the stained area and an old toothbrush to scrub it in. Afterwards, a damp towel will wipe up any excess shaving cream.

  5. Breaks In Baseball Gloves!

    If the kids want to break in their new baseball mitts with a game of catch it the yard, have them rub some shaving cream into the palm, squeezing mitt together and let sit for about four hours.

  6. Safe and Fun Paint for the Little Ones

    If you are caring for young children and need a fun project that is easy to clean up, consider making many colors of finger paint by placing a palm sized dollop of shaving cream into a bowl with some colored drink mix as the coloring. It’s a fun texture to paint with, its not harmful if accidentally swallowed and it cleans up nicely if it gets on clothing. (Side note: this project can also be done with whipped cream)

  7. That Old Door Shall Squeak No More!

    If the hinges on your doors are starting to squeak when you open and close them, it’s time to put a little shaving cream on it and scrub into tiny cracks with an old toothbrush.

  8. Shines That Engagement Ring Right Up

    If your jewelry is starting to look tarnished, grab that old toothbrush again! Scrub shaving cream in, leaving your jewelry shiny and your gems sparkling!

  9. Cleans Guns Nicely

    If you are having trouble getting the carbon buildup to come off your bolt or barrel, consider shaving cream, that well used toothbrush and wipe off excess with a very slightly damp rag. Dry completely with dry rag to prevent possibility of rust.

  10. Cleans Dirt From Under Your Nails

    If you’ve been working hard, it shows… as dirt underneath your fingernails. Use shaving cream and a toothpick to get those nails looking freshly manicured!

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  1. Shaving cream sounds more useful than I thought.

  2. Since I read this article, I cannot stop using shaving cream around the house. Thank you for all the wonderful tips!


  4. I read in the book The Baker’s Apprentice that shaving cream can be used to simply wash your face and that it works fairly well.. Is this true?

  5. no corinne, i am afraid that this is a grave mistake. It is a very dangerous rumor that was started sometime in the early 20’s to attempt to control the japanese immigrants.

  6. Why would it be a grave mistake to wash your face with shaving cream?
    As for using it on guns, we used it quite regularly in the Army to remove built up carbon.

  7. You forgot to mention laminate floors!! I sweep the kitchen really well, strip the kids put the kids in shorts and empty a bottle on my kitchen floor. It amuses them for a long time, and afterword I wipe the excess up with a dry mop. Entertained children and a clean floor! For a buck!!

  8. use it in your hair better than bed head products!!!

  9. I usually have to wash my hair every other day to every 2 days because my scalp gets so oily. The rest of my hair unfortunately is dry, brittle and over processed. I recently used alcohol free shaving cream to wash my hair near the scalp and after rinsing it out, I used a regular conditioner on the rest of my hair. My hair is so incredibly soft, shiny, smooth without any frizz and my scalp still hasn’t gotten oily – it’s day 3 since I washed it… Not that I’m going for the record or anything… but I just wanted to see how it would turn out. Just a harmless experiment that did a world of good for my hair so far lol.

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