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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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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