Most men these days just dab on a bit of cologne after shaving I’m reliably informed, but splashing on this mix gives the combined healing and antiseptic powers of witchhazel and rosewater as well as returning the skin to a neutral pH after using alkaline soap.
This is from my book A Home Companion.
- 40mls rosewater
- 40mls witchhazel
- 10 mls vodka
- 8 drops bergamot essential oil
- 4 drops rosemary essential oil
- 1 tsp glycerine (add this for older men or those with dry skin as it adds extra moisturising, for oily skin, leave it out)
- Mix all together, put in a nice bottle and splash away.