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Homemade After Shaves - How To Make Homemade After Shave Lotion & Balm

After-Shave Lotion

Add 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers and 2 tablespoons of sage to 2 cups of witch hazel. Place in a tightly closed jar and let sit for 1 week in a very warm area. Strain and rebottle. Very invigorating and has a nice clean scent.

After-Winter Pickup

Steam the face with peppermint. (Add peppermint leaves to boiling water and make a towel tent over your head to trap the steam.) Then gently massage the face with the following mixture. Mix 1 unbeaten egg white with a few drops of spirit of camphor. Add enough warm milk to make a paste. Put on the face and let dry. Rinse well and blot skin to dry.

Exotic Aftershave Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons witch hazel
  • 5 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons orange flower water
  • 15 drops bergamot essential/fragrance oil
  • 10 drops lemon essential/fragrance oil
  • 8 drops neroli essential/fragrance oil

Making of After Shave

Combine all the ingredients into a bottle, shake well. Set aside for 1 week. Shake once a day. Store in a cool dark area.

Stimulating After-Shave

Mix 1 cup each of peppermint, yarrow flowers, fresh or dried lavender flowers, and 3 cups of sage leaves. Place in a large jar and cover mixture with rubbing alcohol. Let steep for 2 weeks. Strain and add 1 cup of water (distilled is best, but use what you have). If the skin is dry, add 2 tablespoons of glycerin or almond oil. This also makes a wonderful massage for aching muscles.

After Shave

The Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup witch hazel 
  • 1/2 cup distilled water 
  • 1 tb sp olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup dried herbs or zest (lavender flowers, chamomile, rosemary, sage, or citrus zests) and/or a few drops of your choice essential oils -- consider rosemary, lavender, sage, eucalyptus, cedar, juniper, cinnamon, or clove.  Cedar and Sage makes a wonderful combination, according to our male members on staff.

Making of After Shave

Combine ingredients in a glass jar. Cover and place in a dark fairly cool place to steep. Shake the jar once or twice a day.  Repeat this process for two to three weeks.  Strain out the added products, and store the after shave in a spray bottle or other bottle

Styptic Lotion for Shaving Nicks

Mix 1/4 cup of water, 1/2 teaspoon of alum, and 1/8 teaspoon glycerin. Shake well each time you use the lotion: Apply to nicks after shaving to stop bleeding.

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