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August 3, 2015

Aftershave with Essential Oils

 

Aftershave is the best way to finish off your shave. It is bracing, it tingles, and gets your blood pumping. Making your own aftershave gives you the edge. You can make one that suits your own skin and, by using essential oils,  gives you the scent you want.

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Recipes

These DIY aftershave with essential oils recipes each use various oils, so you can customize the scent. Feel free to substitute any of the oils for ones you have on hand. Always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your face. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Soothing Aftershave

Mix together all ingredients. Pour into a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. Place the jar into a cool, dark place for 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks, strain off the liquid and pour into a clean container. Discard any remaining solids. Splash on face after shaving.  Shake well before every use.

Old West Aftershave

Mix together all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Place in a dark, cool place for 2 weeks. At end of two weeks, strain off liquid and store in a clean container. Discard solids.

Roman Empire Aftershave

Mix together all ingredients and store in a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. After shaving, pour a small amount into your hands and pat on your face.  Shake well before every use.

Aftershave

Other possible essential oil combinations:

Put all ingredients in a dark colored glass bottle (4 ounces).  Shake well before every use. Can follow with some Jojoba oil.

Soothing Aftershave

Mix together all the ingredients in a dark colored glass jar.  Shake well before every use. Keep it tightly sealed when not in use.

Myrrh and Aloe Aftershave

Mix and store in a dark glass bottle. Shake well before every use. Use within two weeks if stored at room temperature. Within 6 months if stored in refrigerator.

Aftershave Gel

Mix and store in a 4 ounce, dark glass bottle.  Shake well before every use. Use within two weeks if stored at room temperature. (If you are storing at room temperature, divide the recipe in half, or even in a fourth,  just so you don’t waste any.) Use within 6 months if stored in refrigerator.

JC’s Bay Rum Aftershave Balm

Mix ingredients together with a whisk or hand blender. Store in an airtight container. Apply to clean, dry face after shaving. Use within 6 months

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Do these recipes also apply for women shaving their legs or bikini area?

Lara | June 18, 2017 | Reply

    We have yet to try any of these recipes for the bikini area. If you give any of them a try let us know what you think.

    Rocky Mountain Oils | June 22, 2017 | Reply

Do these recipes also apply for women when shaving the legs?

Lara | June 18, 2017 | Reply

    Hi, Lara! These could be helpful but typically for legs, we recommend the use of Better Butter with the addition of your favorite essential oil that is great for skin. (Lavender, Frankincense or Rosewood are great for the skin)

    Rocky Mountain Oils | June 22, 2017 | Reply