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.

1 comment:

Stephen Roberts said...

Skin products for specific skin types have been available for a number of years now, and products formulated for men are slowly gaining popularity. However, before choosing what shaving creams or aftershaves to use on our faces, we should start with the basic issue: knowing our own specific skin type.