Yesterday I made a beard serum that has multiple uses. Today I’m making an after shave spray-again with multiple uses! The man in your life really does need to use some type of product that will calm and heal the skin after shaving. In fact, I admitted a few posts back that I even shave my face and this spray is perfect for closing pores as well as protecting the skin from sensitivities after shaving. This spray is also calming for after waxing as well as a nourishing and calming facial toner!
The main purpose of aftershave is to prevent those little nicks from getting infected. They are also meant to moisturize and soften the skin. Store bought aftershaves can be filled with toxic fragrance as well as many other harmful ingredients, like alcohol. You heard me right-alcohol. Talk about drying out and possibly burning the skin! Yeah, you might not get an infection from that tiny nick, but you also won’t have any skin after a while! Making your own is so simple and it’s one DIY that you can trust to do the job. We can use ingredients that will naturally prevent infection as well as feed your skin nourishment.
1/4 cup Witch Hazel (find it HERE)
2 TBSP. Lavender Hydrosol (find it HERE)
2 TBSP. Aloe Vera Gel (find it HERE)
7 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil (find it HERE)
3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- Spritz on freshly shaven skin.
Because witch hazel, lavender hydrosol and aloe vera gel all have preservatives, there is no need for a preservative. The shelf life of this product is about 3 mos. I used a 4 ounce spray bottle like THIS.
I chose witch hazel because of it’s balancing properties. It’s excellent for restoring pH and tightening the pores. Lavender hydrosol and aloe vera gel are both very healing and calming. Eucalyptus and peppermint are refreshing, cooling and antibacterial which is helpful for nicks.
>>The ingredients I have linked are high quality. Remember-if you want to make a good product, you have to get the right ingredients! Otherwise, what’s the point? I get all my ingredients from Mountain Rose Herb.
And there you have it-a super easy, yet effective and safe DIY the man in your life could really use! Don’t just clean up your beauty products-men’s products need a face lift too! Be sure to check out my DIY Hair Pomade recipe-it’s another one that is better then store bought!
P.S. Did you notice my DIY Beard Serum and this After Shave Spray came just in time to make for Christmas stocking stuffing? You can thank me later!