Aftershave can be natural, chemical-free, and cost-effective and made very easily. With all that, your own aftershave will definitely be in accordance with your personal taste and be unique. It is very easy to make, and the ingredients you can find in your kitchen, and a the first drug store.
Orange and rum aftershave
You will need:
- 1 orange peel
- 1 cup of witch hazel tonic
- 1/2 cup water
- 2-3 bay leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon of clove powder,
- 1/2 stick of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (optional)
- Twig of rosemary (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 60 ml of rum
Pour witch hazel and water in the pot. Heat the mixture on the stove at a lower temperature. Insert in the mixture grained orange peel. Cover and leave it at the lowest temperature for an hour to get a nice fragrant mixture.
Turn off the stove, add vanilla and rum and mix well. Remove from heat and allow cooling at room temperature.
Prepare a glass bottle, wash it, and sip the aftershave. Make sure to put a cork on the bottle.
It contains only three main components:
- herbs (Calendula, mint, sage)
- essential oils (desirable because of their healing characteristics)
For the preparation of this aftershave, all you need is to cook the strong tea of any of the the herbs we advised you. By strong tea, we imply 1 full tablespoon of dry plants poured in 200ml of boiling water and leave covered until it cools.
When the tea has cooled, strain it. When adding glycerin, remember that for 200ml of the tea you made goes 30 ml of glycerin.
Once you have added glycerin, add 3-5 drops of essential oil. We advise you to use lavender or mint.
Sip into a glass bottle and seal with the cork. Before using the aftershave, shake it.
Aftershave with alcohol
The process of preparation of this aftershave is similar to the preparation of alcohol-free aftershave. The only difference is that instead of 200 ml of strong tea, you pour 150 ml of strong tea, and add 50 ml of propolis tincture along with the other ingredients. This aftershave will smooth your irritated skin and make it soft and clean.