Saturday, February 7, 2009

Classic Herbal Aftershave

Here's an easy-to-make herbal aftershave with a classic spicy scent.


  • measuring cups/spoons
  • small jar with tight-fitting lid
  • small strainer or coffee filter
  • bottle for finished product


  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons rum (may substitute witch hazel)
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole allspice
  • zest from one small orange
  • drop or two grapefuit or cypress essential oil (optional)


  • Simply mix the ingredients together.
  • Pour the liquid into a jar and seal it.
  • Leave the jar in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks.
  • Strain the liquid and pour it into a clean bottle.
  • To use: Splash a small amount onto the face following shaving.