How to make your own aftershave
With all those commercials, brand names, fashion designer names and hype about the various aftershave products on the market itís almost impossible that you havenít noticed the rush among the various brands to conquer the aftershave market. But, is it really such a big issue or the whole thing about aftershaves is overrated? Is it possible that you could just forget about all of that and get your job done using just materials that you will find inside your home?
It turns out that sometimes it is better to ignore all that hype and just do what your instinct tells you; try to be as natural as possible. In this article i will talk about 2 good aftershave recipes that you can do in just a few minutes inside your home. I have tried them both and i can say that I was more than satisfied and impressed with the result.
For the first aftershave you need :
Half a cup of distiller water
Quarter a cup of witch hazel
1 tbsp of olive oil
And half a cup of dried herbs (this can be chamomile, rosemary, lavender flowers etc). Additionally, you might use a few drops of clove, cinnamon, sage, eucalyptus etc.
After you have collected the materials you should put them all together inside a glass jar. You should place the jar in a cool, dark place so it can steep. For the next 2 weeks you should shake the jar two times a day. Then, after 2 weeks you should strain out everything and store the aftershave in a bottle of your choice.
For the second aftershave you need:
Half a cup of hazel
2 tbs of dried chamomile
And 2 tbs of vodka
After you have those materials, you need to repeat the same process from the first recipe. The second aftershave is quite different from the first one. Itís up to you to add variations to the recipe and to choose witch is the best for you. You can always experiment with new dried herbs or tweak the dosage a little bit.
As you can see, itís really easy to create your own aftershave.
Apart from saving money off overpriced products, you are also doing something creative that will more than satisfy you.
Finally, home-made aftershaves can be a perfect way for a woman to show a man that she actually cares for him. Personalized gifts are always a pleasure to receive, especially when they come from the other sex.
About the Author: John Gibb is the owner of aftershave guides
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