With so many products in the market ridden with harsh chemicals that can negatively affect your health and life, it is best to stick to natural products. When buying any product, it helps to check out the ingredients and choosing those with more natural ingredients or those that are purely made of the natural ingredients. Essential oils are pure and natural extracted from different plants. In their pure form they offer a wide range of benefits and using them you can come up with some of the best products for your use.
A homemade aftershave is among the products that you can make easily at home using the essential oils and other important ingredients. If you are a man who shaves on a regular basis, then you know how irritating the process can be, especially when you do not know how to soothe the aftershave cuts and nicks. This recipe will help you create an aftershave that is soothing and healing for the skin so you are able to also avoid the dreaded razor bumps that can be quite uncomfortable.
Best essential oils for the homemade aftershave
When it comes to the aftershave, peppermint essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, peppermint and valor essential oil blend are the best. They have cooling effects to the skin will therefore take care of the itch you might experience every time you shave. They also keep the skin protected from infections, so you do not end up with those unsightly razor bumps. The essential oils have antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making them very good for soothing the skin after shaving. The rarely mentioned Idaho blue spruce essential oil is also a very good selection for the homemade aftershave. And you cannot forget coconut oil as a carrier oil and also in benefiting skin, especially in keeping it hydrated and moisturized.
How to make the aftershave
Take ¼ cup of coconut oil and melt gently under low heat. You can put in a glass jar and then immerse in pan with simmering water so you can melt the oil at good temperatures without necessarily heating too much.
After melting the coconut oil, pour in 15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 5 drops of Idaho blue spruce essential oil and 2 drops of peppermint essential oil. Pour in also 10 drops of valor essential oil blend.
The aftershave can be applied directly onto the shaven skin immediately after making. You can apply several times if you feel a need to after shaving.
Store the remaining aftershave in a glass jar for later. You can heat a little if necessary but generally room temperature should be good enough to prepare the aftershave for application.
You can use the homemade aftershave for your beard or even scalp.
To make more so serve your shaving needs for a couple of weeks, then alter the ingredients appropriately so you get enough. You should however not make too much because there is no preservative for the ingredients. It is better to make fresh aftershave every once in a while.
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