|1 quart||Distilled Water|
|1 ounce||Tincture of Benzoin|
|1 drop||Oil of Bergamot|
|2 drops||Lemon Oil OR:|
|2 ounces||Tincture of Lemon Peel|
The tangy tingling sensation it causes after being splashed on is one way to describe an aftershave. Most aftershaves act as astringents; they help firm skin tone and close skin pores when applied immediately after shaving. Many aftershaves contain alcohol, which possesses antibacterial abilities, helping to prevent infections of knicks or shaving cuts. It also should contain glycerine and/or other ingredients known to be beneficial to skin care. Glycerine will help counter the drying effects on the skin, and the chafing and irritation that can develop with dry skin.
*Most drug stores contain all of the above tinctures and oils. Herb and health food shops carry the essential oils.
DaisyLin's comments: Here are some aftershave recipes that I have used. My ex liked the lime one best. They are really good. I still make it for him once in a while. And you can get neat bottles at a healthfood or herb store, or some specialty stores...and the essential oils can be found at a health food/herb store, and the tinctures etc can be found at some pharmacies, I suggest calling around. I found it at three old type pharmacies. Like Rexall.
Posted on GEnie Food & Wine RT Jun 27, 1993 by DAISYLIN From the recipe files of Sylvia Steiger, GEnie THE.STEIGERS, CI$ 71511,2253, GT Cookbook echo moderator at net/node 004/005, Internet sylvia.steiger@...
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