02-11-2015, 06:47 PM
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Any one using a homemade / DIY aftershave?  Here are two recipes / concoctions that i really enjoy... Esp the 2nd one....   

Love to hear your thoughts, ideas, recipes.....

1.   5 parts Witch Hazel   / 1 part Lime Essential Oil  .... shake before use...

2.  50% Witch Hazel / 25% Corn huskers Lotion / 25% Aqua Velva.  ... Shake before use....

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 04-05-2015, 04:10 PM
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Bump?  Any ideas / recipes folk want to share?

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 04-05-2015, 04:33 PM
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  • jarobe
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Making my own aftershave is something I've wanted to try for a while but yet to do so.

Hopefully this helps get my ass in to hear! 

Thanks for sharing! 

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 04-05-2015, 04:44 PM
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I have the B&M Orange and Cedarwood shave soap and wanted a balm so I took two ounces of Nivea Sensitive A/S balm and added three drops of sweet orange oil and one drop of cedarwood oil, mixed it up and it smells exactly like the soap. It worked just as well with the new Nivea cooling balm.

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 04-05-2015, 05:56 PM
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(04-05-2015, 04:44 PM)George N Wrote: I have the B&M Orange and Cedarwood shave soap and wanted a balm so I took two ounces of Nivea Sensitive A/S balm and added three drops of sweet orange oil and one drop of cedarwood oil, mixed it up and it smells exactly like the soap. It worked just as well with the new Nivea cooling balm.
That sounds like a great idea... I had not considered using the Nevia balm as a base... Will definitely try it!

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 04-06-2015, 12:45 AM
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you can do splashes with alchol, but consider that many essential oils and fragrances need a base to be tolerable on the skin. So, include some oils to dilute them. Making things that can be irritating tolerable or even overall soothing. Sorry  I have not done any myself.

Philipp

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 11-29-2015, 06:09 PM
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Bump... Any other good ideas

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 11-30-2015, 10:30 AM
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I really like the scents of Creed EdTs or EdPs, but my skin won't tolerate them.  So I converted some to aftershaves using a recipe I found somewhere online, and they work quite well.  This is the recipe I used:

10ml EdP
25ml glycerine
10ml unscented balm or water
 5ml aloe gel
 5 ml witch hazel

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 12-03-2015, 07:09 PM
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Its winter - and I use shea butter mixed with Olive, almond and coconut oil.
Love the post shave feel but would be happy if there was a way to cut down the grease just a little bit

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 12-07-2015, 07:36 AM
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  • urrlord
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Here is one of a few  blends that I make...
2 oz Witch hazel
4 oz Skin Bracer type a/s
1 to 2 oz oz of the dollar tree green a/s
1/2 oz isopropyl alcohol
add glycerin to your liking
 
the witch hazel for skin care 
the Skin Bracer is your predominate scent 
the dollar tree a/s is not a skin bracer clone as you would think from the color,it has a menthol and baby powder scent and is actually loaded with skin care ingredients.Better than many more costly a/s's.
glycerine for moisturing
the isopropyl seems to sharpen/bring out the scents 

one of my coworkers pays me to make this for him,his wife likes it.

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 12-07-2015, 08:08 AM
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(12-03-2015, 07:09 PM)inspectoring Wrote: Its winter - and I use shea butter mixed with Olive, almond and coconut oil.
Love the post shave feel but would be happy if there was a way to cut down the grease just a little bit

I blend Argan Oil with Shea Butter and find that it absorbs into the skin much better than olive oil or coconut oils.
My blend consists of 4oz unrefined Shea Butter mixed with two tablespoons Argan Oil. I also blend this at room temp no heating needed.

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 07-07-2021, 09:09 AM
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  • Bax
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Bump.  Surprised this thread didn't take off like crazy!

Originally, I looked for a Bay Rum recipe, but they were all so darned complicated and used goofy things I'd never heard of, let alone know where to buy 'em!  Then I ran across forum posts that suggested just using Witch Hazel or alcohol.  That sounded more my style... fewer ingredients.  So I figured I'd start with Witch Hazel and add an ingredient or two and see what happened.  I scrounged a little tupperware sort of container from the cupboard (with a lid) that held maybe 6 ounces of liquid.  it wasn't a great shape for an aftershave container, but this was just an experiment, so it'd have to do.  Maybe I'll get it back into the cupboard before my tupperware-fanatic bride misses it.

I used:
- 4 ounces of Witch Hazel (or "two big glugs" out of the bottle, the way I measure)
- 6 fat drops of Lemon Essence oil (I was trying for 3, but spilled)
- 2 shots of Myer's Original Dark Rum (one for me, one for the aftershave container)

(Obviously I'm neither a cook nor a chemist.)
I closed the container and shook it up.  Let it sit overnight.  Tried it this morning as an after-shave splash ("3-4 pats on each cheek" kinda thing).  It had plenty of soothing feeling, and the only real scent was the citrus (from the lemon) that faded within 5 minutes.  An hour later, my bride got REAL CLOSE and decided that it just smelled "clean and nice" (whatever that means).  At least she didn't wrinkle her cute little nose and make a "blech" sound.  I'll use it a few more times, then add in a glug of isopropyl alcohol, just to see how that changes the concoction.

Surely many folks out there make their own aftershave splash! 
Let's hear your recipes!
  :-)
- Bax

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 07-07-2021, 09:43 AM
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  • Chappy
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I added some Old Spice aftershave to my bottle of Witch Hazel because I didn't get the scented kind.  Never get unscented again!   Confused

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 07-07-2021, 12:47 PM
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  • chazt
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I had 2 half bottles of AS, Cryogen and Clubman. Poured the Pinaud into the Chiseled Face bottle with a little isopropyl alcohol, and now I have a kickin’ Clubman in a glass bottle. As they say, Boom!

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