After Shave Balm- Recipes for Homemade After Shave

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These homemade after shaves are particularly good for men with sensitive skin and for young men just starting to shave. They are effective but very gentle and help control and prevent razor burn. These are plenty of woody and masculine smelling essential oils are acceptable to even the most masculine tastes.

Many commerical after shave have sickly, cloying, or overpowering scents. The after shave recipes included here are permufed only with pure essential oils and provide more subtle, pleasing and declicate fragances. In addition, they tone the skin and close the pores, keeping the skin in good condition. Here are some Home made after shave balm.

Sandalwood and Vetivert AFTER SHAVE Balm
The sweet, woody and musky aroma of sandalwood is a particular favorite in After Shave. Sandalwood is a natural bactericide and soothes the skin after shaving. Vetivert has a deep, earthy aroma that blends beautifilly with the sandalwood, creating a strong, deep male fragrance. This after shave is suitable for all skin types and is particualy good for young men just beginning to shave.

1 tbsp (20ml) high proof vodka
8 drops sandalwood
6 drops vetivert
3 drops neroli
4 tbsp (50ml) witch hazel
6 tbsp (100ml) rose water

Pour the vodka into a 7 oz (200ml) glass bottle. Carefully add the essential oil, one by one, and shake vigorously until the oils have dissolved.

Add the witch hazel and shake well. Then add the rose water and shake again.

Label the bottle and the Sandalwood and Vetivert After shave is ready to use.

Make sur to shake the bottle befor using each time to disperse the oil.

Cedarwood and Juniper AFTER SHAVE Balm
Out of all the essential oils, cedarwood is the most popular amongest men and is much used in men’s toiletries. The astringent and antiseptic properties of cedarwood, together with its masculine aroma, make it an abvious choice for a homemade after shave.

1 tbsp (20ml) high proof vodka
8 drops cedarwood
6 drops cypress
3 drops juniper
4 tbsp (50ml) witch hazel
6 tbsp (100ml) orange flower water

Pour the vodka into a 7 oz (200ml) glass bottle. Carefully add the essential oil, one by one, and shake vigorously until the oils have dissolved.

Add the witch hazel and shake well. Then add the orange flower water and shake again.

Label the bottle and the after shave is ready to use.

Make sur to shake the bottle befor using each time to disperse the oil.

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