Natural Aftershave

Most of the body recipes that I share are for girls.  Lets face it... all of my guinea pigs product testers are girls.

With Fathers day right around the corner I am thinking about the guys.  Most of my products can be tweaked to be more guy friendly by changing the essential oils. 

Oils and Herbs that work well for men are:  allspice, basil, bay, cedar wood, coriander, fir, lime, pine, rosemary, and sandalwood.

If you stand close to my hubby you will notice that he is pretty spicy.... just like I like it.  I have no idea if he loves it or just me but he keeps using the creams I make.

Isn't this the cutest bottle?  For most of my life it was setting on the counter in my grandparents house.  It held my grandpa's Listerine.  I think it is lovely and it makes me smile every time is see it in my bathroom cupboard.

Bay rum aftershave

2 cups of rum
1/2 cup crushed bay leaves
1/4 cup ground cloves
1/4 cup ground allspice berries
1/4 chopped fresh ginger

Cover the herbs in the rum in a clean glass jar and allow to steep for two weeks.  Strain out the herbs and store the remaining liquid in a pretty glass bottle.  I LOVE this one!  ...and I love the guy who wares it.

Island man aftershave

Juice of 2 limes
1 cup witch hazel
15 drops lime essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops bay essential oil
1 cup rose water
1 t. tincture of benzion

Combine all ingredients and store in a glass jar.   This one is sweet and spicy.  It is also quick and you don't have to wait two weeks to use it.
Note:  tincture of benzion is in there to help heal damaged skin.  You can put it in any of these recipes and it will be fine.

Herbal aftershave

2 cups witch hazel
1 T. rosemary
1 T. spearmint
1 cinnamon stick
7 whole cloves
Peel from 1 orange
Peel from one lime
1 t. tincture of benzion

Place all the ingredients in a glass bottle and allow to steep for two weeks. Strain out the herbs and bottle the liquid.  Splash on face after shaving.  Hubby says this one is invigorating!  There is something about the Orange in this one that I love.


Mike Fout said...

Dang, I wish they had smell-o-vision on your blog!

The Bay Rum seems almost good enough to drink. Any preference of brand?

Bobbi said...

Hi Mike!

Yes, I bet it would be good to drink. I don't really Have a brand that I am loyal to for body products. I go for the pretty bottles. *wink*