After learning more about some of the harmful ingredients in our family’s personal care products, it became necessary to do a ditch and switch. It didn’t make sense to use harsh chemical aftershaves. My goal was to replace the artificial fragrances and questionable ingredients that my husband and son were slathering on their faces after shaving. So I came up with a Natural Aftershave Recipe to soothe and refresh their freshly shaved skin.
When I was growing up my dad used the most famous aftershave of all time. You know…the one with the classic ship on the front and that distinctive smell. I thought it was quite manly and what every “real” guy should smell like. Now I’m not so sure.
The ingredients in our Natural Aftershave Recipe leave skin smoother, tighter, healthier, and might I say, smelling very manly…
It’s a natural astringent that tightens the pores and leaves skin clean.
This is one of our favorite carrier oils. It’s moisturizing and deeply nourishes the skin.
A little goes a long way! Vegetable glycerine helps blend the ingredients, gives the mixture a little body, and attracts moisture from the air to enhance the appearance of your skin.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E is a naturally occurring antioxidant that protects the skin against damage. It’s great for fine lines and blemishes.
Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil
This sweet and warm essential oil helps beautify the skin while providing a deeply peaceful aroma.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil is derived from a prized resin whose scent is rich and luxurious. It helps smooth the appearance of healthy skin.
New to essential oils? Learn more about how we use them and why you should use them as well.
Natural Essential Oil Aftershave
- 2-ounce lotion bottle
- 1-ounce witch hazel
- 1/2 teaspoon almond oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerine
- 3 drops vitamin E oil
- 8 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil*
- 4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- distilled water
- In the lotion bottle, pour the witch hazel, almond oil, vegetable glycerine, vitamin E, and essential oils.
- Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water.
- Secure the lid and shake vigorously to combine ingredients.
- To use: Shake before each use. Dispense a small amount into your hand and rub your hands together. Gently apply to freshly shaven skin.
NOTE: Some other possible essential oil combinations would be Lavender and Cedarwood or Valor.*
This recipe is included in our eBook, Essential Oil Recipes for Healthy Hair & Skin, along with more than 60 other tried & true recipes that we’ve created, tested, and personally use. Click HERE to see more information and purchase your digital copy today!
What other carrier oil(s) would you suggest in place of the almond? We can’t use it due to allergies. Thank you.
Beth K says
You might want to see our post on our favorite carrier oils to give you some ideas and point you in the right direction.
Amethyst Storey says
All the aftershave goodness with none of the skin-drying alcohol. I’ll definitely have to give this a try!
What other oils could be used?
Beth K says
Some other essential oils I love for men’s skin are Helichrysum, Cypress, Elemi, and Patchouli.