Make Your Own Healing After Shave with Natural Ingredient 

Shaving is so hard on our skin. We use all kinds of lotions and lubricants, but shaving still strips our skin of nutrients and much-needed protection. If you have sensitive skin, shaving just seems to make everything worse. The best solutions for shaving with sensitive skin is to get a great shaving cream that’s as all-natural as possible. After using that, your sensitive skin might want a little extra TLC to protect it before going out into the world. That’s where a DIY after shave spray comes into play. With this recipe inspired by Scratch Mommy, you can make a customized and gentle after shave solution for sensitive skin in your very own kitchen. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to accommodate ingredients you already know your skin tolerates well (for example: your skin doesn’t love jojoba oil, but tolerates sweet almond oil well). Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s a spray and not a lotion- it will still work just as well!

After shave from shaving creamWhat You Need for a 4 oz batch:

  • 2 oz of filtered and distilled water
  • ~2 oz witch hazel
  • ½ tsp vegetable glycerin
  • ¼ tsp jojoba or other moisturizing oil
  • 5 drops Vitamin E oil
  • Essential oils of your choosing (a blend equalling about 20 drops, see note)

Now put it together:

  • Put everything but the water and witch hazel into your 4-5 oz spray bottle.
  • Gently swirl to start mixing the oils together.
  • Add the water to the mix (should get the bottle to about the halfway filled point).
  • Top off the bottle with the witch hazel to get it nearly all the way full.
  • Shake that bottle good to mix it all together!

Using the spray:

  • Shake gently before each use.
  • Spray directly onto face and massage in, or spray onto hands for application.
  • Spray should keep for at least a few months with no problems.

NOTE: Essential oils for homemade beauty products are such a personal preference thing. You can choose whatever oils you want. Cedarwood, bay rum, patchouli, and frankincense oils are great because they are antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and skin toning. If you are looking for a more demure or feminine fragrance, look at rose, lavender, and geranium oils. Tea tree oils is a great option for both men and ladies and has great antiseptic properties.

Enjoy your fantastic homemade after shave!