10 Ways to Repurpose Shaving Cream


Shaving cream can be picked up many times for under a buck and sometimes even free.   Even if you don’t need it for shaving your legs, you might want to consider picking it up to use for these 10 Great Alternative Shaving Cream uses.


  1. Remove Carpet StainsThere is no need to buy expensive carpet cleaner you can use shaving cream. Just put a dollop on the stained area and use either an old toothbrush or one you have gotten free and scrub it in. Let it sit for a bit, and use a damp towel to wipe up any excess.
  2. Stop your Doors From Squeaking – If the hinges on your doors are squeaking, just put a little shaving cream on it and scrub into tiny cracks with an old or free toothbrush. Save you from having to buy WD-40.
  3. Shine your Jewelry – If your jewelry is getting tarnished, grab the toothbrush and shaving cream and scrub. It will leave your jewelry shiny and your gems sparkling.
  4. Clean Dirt from Under your (or your kids) Nails – Are your kid’s nails filthy from playing in the dirt. A simple way to clean it is shaving cream and a toothpick. The nails will be squeaky clean.
  5. Clean Paint from your Hands – A simple and safe way to remove paint from your skin is shaving cream. No more nasty chemicals.
  6. Keep Mirrors from FoggingClean your mirrors with shaving cream, and it will keep them fog free for a couple of weeks. It will also work on your shower doors.
  7. Kids Crafts – Shaving cream can be used as finger paint for children. Just spray it onto the table and let them have fun. You can add food coloring to get different colors. It’s great for their senses and very fun. The other plus is when you wipe it off your table, it leaves your table really clean.
  8. Break in a Baseball Glove – Rub some shaving cream into the palm. Squeeze the mitt together and let it sit for about four hours. The glove will be all set to catch.
  9. Clean Dirty Hands – Are you camping and water isn’t available? Grab your shaving cream and then wipe your hands off with a towel.
  10. Shine Water Faucets – No need to buy a special cleaner, just use your shaving cream. Rub it in with a sponge and wipe it off with a damp cloth. Your faucets will look like new.

Check out all the other ideas for repurposing your stockpile items here.

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  1. jskell911 says:

    Great ideas! I never would’ve figured it for a paint remover.

  2. Samantha says:

    Shampoo also works as a great remover for oil paints and spray paint.


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