Trio of Aftershave Recipes

Aromatherapy based after shave recipes are fun and easy to make, and best of all, are a delightful gift for children to make for Father’s Day Gifts.

Bay Rum Aftershave Recipe
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In: DIY
Recipes: Aromatherapy
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons Jamaican rum
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoons whole allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • zest from a small orange
Method
  1. Mix together all the ingredients and place into a clean jar with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Place the jar in a dark, cool place for 2 weeks.
  3. After two weeks, strain liquid through several layers of cheesecloth or a coffee filter.
  4. Discard solids.
  5. To use, splash on the face after shaving.

 

Spa DIY Herbal After Shave No. 2
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In: DIY
Recipes: Aromatherapy
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dried herbs or zest
Method
  1. Combine ingredients in a glass jar.
  2. Cover and place in a dark fairly cool place to steep.
  3. Shake the jar once or twice a day.
  4. Repeat this process for two to three weeks.
  5. Strain out the added products, and store the after shave in a spray bottle or other bottle.
Notes
For the herbs, flower, or zest, consider 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.

 

Spa DIY Basic After Shave No. 3
Vodka is a wonderful preservative in many Spa DIY concoctions.
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In: DIY
Recipes: Aromatherapy
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons vodka
  • 2 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers
Method
  1. Combine ingredients in a glass jar.
  2. Cover and place in a dark fairly cool place to steep.
  3. Shake the jar once or twice a day.
  4. Repeat this process for two to three weeks.
  5. Strain out the added products, and store the after shave in a spray bottle or other bottle.

April 12, 2005 | | Tags:

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