Green Goddess: Make your own aftershave for father's day

Long Lunch 28/08/2018
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Green Goddess by Wendyl Nissen

This will make a great father's day present.

Aftershave splash

I’m reliably informed that most men these days just dab on a bit of cologne after shaving, but a splash of this mix offers the combined healing and antiseptic powers of witchhazel and rosewater. It also returns the skin to a neutral pH after using alkaline soap. Use the glycerine if you’re making the mix for older men or those with dry skin, as it adds extra moisturising. For oily skin, you can leave the glycerine out.

40 ml rosewater
40 ml witchhazel
10 ml vodka
8 drops bergamot essential oil
4 drops rosemary essential oil
1 tsp glycerine (optional)

Mix the ingredients together, store in a nice bottle and splash away.

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