Rinse your face with fresh water, then lather up your beard with this fragrant soap before shaving. Be sure to thoroughlyrinse off the lather.
2/3 cup rose water 4 ounces pure soap flakes 4 drops rosemary essential oil 3 drops lemon essential oil 2 drops bay essential oil 1 drop sage essential oil
the rose water in a nonreactive saucepan over low heat. Place the soap
flakes in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir the
warmed rose water into the flakes to moisten. Keep stirring the mixture
until the soap has melted to a smooth gel. Remove from the heat and
cool to lukewarm.
Stir in the essential oils and spoon the soap into a sterilized shallow 200 ml glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Set aside harden for 3 to 5 days. Keep handy in a cool, dark place.
Lightly Scented Aftershave
The aftershave splash has two purposes: to soothe the just-shaved beard area and to offer a pleasant scent. 1/2 cup witch hazel 1/2 cup rose water
the two liquids in a sterilized jar. Splash your face directly after
shaving. Keep tightly covered. Keep indefinitely on bathroom shelf.
Shaving –Cut Lotion
a drop of this simple, inexpensive, and effective lotion to stop
bleeding and prevent infection in the event of a razor nick. 4 teaspoons witch hazel lotion 13 drops lavender essential oil 7 drops geranium essential oil
all ingredients in a sterilized 30 ml glass bottle with a tight-fitting
lid. Shake well to combine. Keep in a cool, dark place. Shake before
Aloe Aftershave Gel
This alcohol free gel is suitable for men or women because it refreshes and is safe for sensitive skin.
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
1 1/2 tablespoons distilled water
1 tablespoon witch hazel
10 drops essential or fragrance oils of your choice
all ingredients in the container you will store the gel in. stir until
well mixed. Cover container with tight-fitting lid.
Keep in cool, dark location. Can be keep indefinitely.
1 teaspoon lanolin
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons beeswax, shaved or grated
2-3 drops arnica essential oil
6 drops ginger essential oil
3-4 drops lemon essential oil.
an oven proof glass measuring cup with a pour spout, combine the
lanolin, olive oil, and beeswax. Place the cup in a hot water bath
until the wax is nearly melted. At this point, remove the cup from the
water bath and stir the mixture with a clean utensil to evenly mix the
the mixture cool. When the mixture begins to harden around the edges of
the cup, add the essential oils and stir to incorporate them.
Pour into a sterile widemouthed jar and allow to cool before capping. Store in a cool, dark place for several months.