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Skin-Softening Aftershave

Skin-Softening Aftershave

We show off more leg in summer than any other time, and we want those legs to be smooth and soft. The ingredients in this great-smelling aftershave lotion are antiseptic, hydrating, and softening, without any alcohol or harmful chemicals: a truly elegant formula. This would make a great gift idea for Fatherís Day, since it works beautifully on the face, as well.


2 cups witch hazel extract
2 ounces rose water
2 ounces aloe vera gel
1/2 to 1 ounce glycerin (use the vegetable-based kind if you are concerned about animal products)
5 drops essential oil of peppermint
5 drops essential oil of eucalyptus
1 drop myrrh tincture

1. Put all the ingredients in a glass jar with a lid, shaking thoroughly to blend.

2. Pat onto skin after shaving.

Makes 2 1/2 cups. This should keep for 6 months, but if you see any signs of mold, discard it.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:12AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

Thanks for all the info.

2:06PM PDT on May 30, 2007

Sounds good! Can't wait to try it!

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