How to Make Sandalwood, Cinnamon and Citrus Aftershave

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Sandalwood, cinnamon and citrus aftershave is a special blend of aftershave made specifically for men, as it has a typically masculine smell due to the sandalwood and spiced cinnamon. Using aloe vera gel and witch hazel, a natural astringent, sandalwood, cinnamon and citrus aftershave will leave the skin feeling clean, healthy and soft. Sandalwood, cinnamon and citrus aftershave will keep for about one month if stored in a cool, dry place between uses or in the refrigerator.

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Things you need

  • 1 cup aloe vera gel
  • 4 tbsp high-proof vodka
  • 2 tbsp orange flower water
  • 4 tsp witch hazel
  • 10 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 5 drops orange essential oil

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  1. 1

    Combine the aloe vera gel, high-proof vodka, orange flower water and witch hazel in a small mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon or disposable stirrer.

  2. 2

    Add the sandalwood, cinnamon and orange essential oil to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.

  3. 3

    Transfer the sandalwood, cinnamon and citrus aftershave to a plastic squeeze bottle or glass bottle with a pump.

  4. 4

    Store the mixture in a cool, dry place for 24 hours before first use. Shake gently before each use to combine.

Tips and warnings

  • To use, apply a small amount to the face with clean hands after shaving. Do not wipe off excess moisture.
  • Avoid mixing or storing any type of homemade skin care products in an aluminium or copper container, as these metals tend to alter the final product negatively.

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