Whether for Father’s Day, Birthdays, or just a matter of taking care of yourself or loved one, a Natural Homemade After Shave Recipe is a great thing to know how to make. Plus, it’s great on women’s legs too!
I started out making a lot of homemade products for myself. After all, no one else was probably interested. They wanted to either use whatever I gave them or wanted the particular product that they were used to. Plus, I saw myself as the guinea pig. After some time, though, I started to realize that everyone WAS on board for all the changes and they WANTED me to make them everything from lotion, soaps, to hair products.
Guys definitely want their products to be natural too.
Making a Homemade Natural After Shave is really simple and just requires a few key ingredients to help soothe the newly shaved skin, make sure no irritation occurs, and shrink pores.
Witch Hazel is a natural astringent. I prefer a non-alcohol version due to the drying out of the skin when you use alcohol. These will most often have citric acid as a preservative. Some citric acids are not natural at all so you have to do your research. I have used this Non-Alcohol version with Aloe. You can also buy your own Witch Hazel Leaf. You can pour boiling water of over the leaves in a jar and seal. Give it a shake daily for a week or so and it’s ready to use.
Aloe is well known as a soothing plant liquid. It’s great for soothing burns, cuts, or abrasions, making it a great ingredient for an after shave. This is also something you want to make sure doesn’t have a lot of preservatives, but is as pure as you can find. This can be difficult, because most say it’s organic and then have a number of preservatives that are questionable. Here’s the one I use. Obviously, you can grow your own plant as well.
Essential oils are an added benefit to a Natural After Shave splash.
Lavender Essential Oil – your first go to with any abrasions.
Lime Essential Oil – also an astringent and guys seem to really like the scent when combined with other scents like patchouli or sandalwood.
Lemon Essential Oil – Lemon oil is also an astringent, tonic, and is an antiseptic.
Rosemary Essential Oil – rosemary is traditionally known for its great effects on the skin. It is a great oil for hair follicles and protects against skin infections .
Use other essential oils of your choice to change the scent to your liking. Like I said, sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, fir, benzoin are great choices.
- Combine all ingredients and keep in a dark glass bottle.
- Use a few drops after shaving to soothe skin.
- Follow up with a face oil.
Make sure to follow up with a face oil to keep skin hydrated.
You can purchase both the Beard or Face Conditioning Oil and the After Shave in my Shop.