burning, irritated skin on your neck and chin-how is anyone
supposed to get through the day when his face is on fire? Below
are a few tried-and-true aftershave recipes that should help you
cool down that razor burn and keep you smelling and feeling clean
and refreshed all day.
cups witch hazel extract, 2 oz. rose water, 2 oz. aloe vera gel,
1/2 oz. vegetable glycerin, 1 drop peppermint and 1 drop
eucalyptus essential oil in a container with a spray nozzle and
shake well. Spritz on to skin after shaving. Makes 2 1/2 cups.
Your Choice Aftershave
1/4 cup witch hazel, 1/2 cup distilled water, 3 drops benzoin oil,
1 tbsp. olive oil, and a few drops of your choice essential oils
(try lavender, rosemary, sage, orange, lemon, cinnamon, or
cloves-it's up to you!) in a container with a spray nozzle and
shake well. Spritz on to skin after shaving.
Minty Menthol Aftershave
3/4 teaspoon glycerine, pinch borax, tiny pinch menthol crystals,
3/4 witch hazel, 10 drops peppermint essential oil, 10 drops
sandalwood essential oil, 2 drops lavender oil, 2 drops rosemary
oil in a container with a spray nozzle and shake well until all
borax and menthol crystals are dissolved. Spritz on to skin after
Citrus Magic Aftershave
tsp. dried lemon balm leaves, 4 tsp. dried chamomile leaves, 1
tsp. rosemary leaves, 3 tsp. calendula leaves, 4 parts rose
essential oil, 1 lemon peel, 1 sage leaf, and 3 comfrey leaves in
a wide mouthed jar with 2 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and cover.
Let mixture rest in a warm spot for 2 weeks and then strain the
liquid. Strain the mixture and keep the liquid; to each cup of
scented vinegar add 2/3 cup rose water or witch hazel and add a
drop or two of your favorite essential oil. Pour into a bottle
with a spray nozzle. Product does not need to be refrigerated and
will keep indefinitely.
1/4 cup dill seed, 1 tbsp. honey, and 2 1/2 cups distilled water
in saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer for approximately 20
minutes. Let mixture cool, and then add 1 tbsp. witch hazel.
Strain and pour liquid into a bottle with a spray nozzle. When
refrigerated, keeps for 2 months.