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Homemade Aftershave Lotion

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Shaving Supplies
Eliminate the harsh chemicals sometimes used in aftershave lotions by making your own. This is a guide about homemade aftershave lotion.

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December 9, 20051 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 2 cubs rubbing alcohol
  • 1 Tbsp. glycerin
  • 1 Tbsp. dried lavender
  • Tbsp. dried rosemary
  • Tbsp. ground cloves

Directions:

Combine ingredients into bowl. Pour into glass jar, cover and refrigerate for 3-4 days, shaking occasionally. Strain ingredients after 3-4 days and store refrigerated for up to 2 months.

By Ellen Brown

Note: Some recipes are not suitable for sensitive skin. Each person is different, so test on the inside arm or wrist for any possible allergic reactions before using these recipes.

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November 22, 2005

Does anyone have a recipe for after shave lotion for a man? Nothing fancy, just basic.

TIA
Margaret from BBC, AZ

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November 24, 20050 found this helpful

http://search.f  L&search=all

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March 5, 20070 found this helpful

I have made my own for years, becuase I don't think men should smell like flowers!

100 mL 95% ethanol (ethyl alcohol)

100mL distilled water

20 mL isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol

scent/fragrance to preference (I use musk oil)

I also add a small amount (~2 mL) QAC/antiseptic solution like Solyptol or Detol

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February 8, 20130 found this helpful

A mix of half apple cider vinegar and half water works well, and once it dries doesn't smell like anything.

Witch hazel is a fine traditional aftershave, available at drug stores and discount stores. At my Wal-Mart a bottle costs only $1.44.

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