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.

By Annie B. Bond


Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for all the info.

Deborah Campbell
Deborah Campbell10 years ago

Sounds good! Can't wait to try it!