DIY After Shave Lotion Recipe

DIY After Shave Lotion Recipe

By Aniela M / February 18, 2019

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Looking for an all natural after shave lotion? Look no further than this DIY after shave lotion made entirely out of all natural, soothing ingredients! This DIY after shave lotion is not only for men – gals can use this lotion to soothe irritated and inflamed skin! Made with witch hazel, coconut oil, and aloe vera, this homemade after shave will hydrate dry skin, calm and soothe irritation, and leave skin feeling and looking silky smooth!

Commercial aftershave lotions are loaded with ingredients which can actually further irritate skin. Alcohols and other ingredients can cause redness and irritation, so a homemade lotion is the way to go, especially if you have sensitive skin. Another thing that's great about this recipe, is that you can tailor it to your exact needs and/or preferences. For this recipe, we used coconut oil, but you can easily substitute it for olive oil, jojoba oil, or any other carrier oil of your choice. For those with oily and/or acne prone skin, we suggest you stay away from coconut oil as it can clog pores.

DIY After Shave Recipe

diy after shave ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil (any carrier oil will do)
  • 1/2 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1/4 tsp witch hazel
  • essential oils – optional
  • a few drops of vitamin E oil – optional

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients and apply to freshly shaved skin using your fingers.
  2. Massage into skin in slow, circular motions.
  3. Do not rinse off.
  4. Can be used as often as needed.

Benefits of DIY After Shave:

  • Aloe vera has healing properties, making it an excellent choice for an after shave lotion. It will soothe dry, irritated, and inflamed skin.
  • Coconut oil comes in to hydrate and moisturize dry skin, plus it will leave skin glowing!
  • Witch hazel is a natural toner which balances the skin's pH, sucks up excess sebum (oil), and leave skin super soft!
  • Essential oils – while this step is optional, you can certainly add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use tea tree oil if you have oily/acne prone skin. Essential oils can target specific skin problems and also give your aftershave lotion a nice scent!
  • Vitamin E oil is great for those with dry skin, as it can replenish moisture and also keep wrinkles at bay.
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DIY After Shave Lotion

Made with witch hazel, coconut oil, and aloe vera, this homemade after shave will hydrate dry skin, calm and soothe irritation, and leave skin feeling and looking silky smooth!
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Skin Care
Cuisine: After Shave Lotion
Keyword: after shave lotion, DIY, skin care
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp carrier oil coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, etc…
  • 1/2 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1/4 tsp witch hazel
  • 2-4 drops essential oil optional
  • 1-2 drops vitamin E oil optional

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix all ingredients and apply to freshly shaved skin using your fingers.
  • Massage into skin in slow, circular motions.
  • Do not rinse off.
  • Can be used as often as needed.

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milk99
2 months ago

very gentle and does not sting!