Two simple homemade aftershave recipes. Spray this product liberally on the skin after shaving to soothe and tone, while giving a pleasant scent.
In an 8-ounce glass spray bottle combine the glycerin and essential oils (either for the Spiced Bay Scent or Forest Scent). Swirl to combine, then add the witch hazel until the bottle is almost full. You’ll need about ¾ cup and 2 teaspoons of witch hazel, but it isn’t necessary to measure--just fill the bottle.
Place the spray top on the bottle, and shake well to combine the ingredients.
Shake well before use, and spray liberally on the skin after shaving to soothe and tone. The scent won’t last as long as store-bought aftershave products.
* I used the alcohol-free formula witch hazel from Thayers.
It's not essential to use the essential oils to create an aftershave product; however, most men are used to a scented aftershave (which, in this recipe, comes from blending essential oils). My favorite scent is the Spiced Bay Scent, which reminds me of Christmas. The Forest Blend is very woodsy (Dustin said it reminds him of hamster wood-chips, lol).
I purchased most of the essential oils from a local apothecary store in our area. If you don't have this option in your area, I recommend checking out Plant Therapy (website or Amazon), Aura Cacia (natural food stores or Amazon), or Mountain Rose Herbs (website)--these sources are usually well-priced and offer small quantities.
As always, do your own research with essential oils, particularly when using essential oils on the skin. The essential oil amounts are under dilution recommendations for the skin. It's always best to perform a small spot test on the skin, whether you're using a homemade or store-bought product, before applying a product all over the face or body.
While Dustin didn't personally test this recipe, it was tested and approved by other men before publishing.
Recipe by Live Simply | https://livesimply.me/how-to-make-homemade-aftershave/