There are a lot of branded aftershaves that are sold in the market today. With all the choices, it is hard for you to get one that you like. Some people also avoid buying these commercial aftershave products as they can contain chemicals and other ingredients that may trigger allergies or further irritate the skin. This can cause breakouts and itching.
A good solution to this problem is to make your own aftershave. Making your own aftershave is not that hard. You only need a few ingredients to do this. Best of all, you have total control over the products that you are going to include in the aftershave. Aside from this, you will also save a lot of money.
Here are the simple steps on how you can make your own aftershave at home:
- Ingredients and materials. For this aftershave, you will need a large container for the aftershave, witch hazel, dried chamomile, dried herbs and vodka.
- Preparing the aftershave. Get the container where you will place the vodka in. Measure half a cup of witch hazel, two tablespoons of dried chamomile and two tablespoons of vodka. Put all the ingredients in a container and top it off with about half cup of the dried herbs. Mix the ingredients in the container. Store the container in a cool, dry and dark place.
The aftershave should be ready in about fourteen days. Make sure that you shake the container twice everyday. After fourteen days, get the container and strain the contents. Place the strained solution in a small bottle. You can already use the aftershave.
There is another recipe for an aftershave that you can use. This is for a milder aftershave. Here are the steps that you need to do:
- Ingredients and materials. For this you will need distilled water, olive oil, dried herbs and witch hazel. You will also need a container.
- Making the aftershave. Measure ½ cup of distilled water, ¼ cup of witch hazel and a teaspoon of olive oil. Put all these in the container and add the dried herbs. Mix it well before covering. This aftershave will also go through the same process as the aftershave above. It should be ready in about fourteen days.
These are the steps on how you can make your own aftershave at home using natural ingredients. It is best to use an aftershave that you made yourself as you are sure of the ingredients that you put in. The aftershave will help soothe your skin after shaving. The ingredients will also help in relieving razor burns from shaving. You can alter the smell of the aftershave by choosing the herbs that you want to put in.
These aftershave recipes can be used by both men and women. It can be used for the face, legs and armpits. This is also a good gift item to give some of your friends for a special occasion. They will surely appreciate the effort that you put in making your own gift.