Homemade Aftershave Lotion

by Merissa on March 18, 2013

in Featured, Make Your Own

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Homemade Aftershave Lotion

When you begin to read labels on everything, (this is seriously becoming a habit of mine) you can't help but wonder what those weird named chemicals are. How can any of that be okay? Along with label reading, making my own versions of everyday things is also becoming a habit. I honestly didn't realize how sensitive my family's skin really is, until we began to get rid of the store bought stuff and go natural. We're seeing acne and eczema healing, roughness and redness going away. It's so cool!

My next adventure in homemade health and beauty items is a new and incredibly simple homemade aftershave lotion. Not sure about any other ladies out there, but I really hate shaving because my skin hates it so much. I typically breakout, no matter what I do. So, I wanted to dive into this and I also wanted to make a uni-sex version that both my husband and I could enjoy together. His skin is super dry and shaving makes is 238,743 times worse! My version not only helps heal the little nicks on your skin, but keeps it moisturized too.

You won't believe how easy, and wonderful, this stuff is!

There are only two ingredients that you will need to make this homemade aftershave lotion!

Homemade Aftershave Lotion

What You Need:

If you don't have coconut oil, you could also use goat's milk lotion or another Homemade Lotion.  Now, it's preferred to purchase the witch hazel without alcohol, but I know this can sometimes be hard to find. If you can't find it, you can substitute organic apple cider vinegar (Bragg's is my go-to brand). (Find more uses for Apple Cider Vinegar here!)

What To Do:

Choose a container you want to use and fill 3/4 of the way with melted coconut oil. This is pretty easy to do. If you have a microwave, you can nuke the oil for a few seconds, or you can even use a hair dryer to melt it since it doesn't take much heat. Having the oil melted makes it easier to mix in the witch hazel. I would recommend a 3 parts coconut oil to 1 part witch hazel mixture. If your skin is extremely oily, add a bit more.  Let the oil set up again and its ready to use! Just take a little after shaving and massage it in until absorbed. Coconut oil sticks around a bit longer so if you don't like that, take a warm damp cloth and wipe off the excess.

**Note** This is best to make in small batches and keep in the shower with you. That way, the coconut oil will melt from the heat of the hot water (the oil and witch hazel WILL separate once it hardens, but it doesn't take much for them to melt right back together!)

I adore this stuff. And with only two ingredients, it's easy to make and doesn't drive my skin bonkers! My skin actually clears up when using this combo!!

Up next you will want to make easy homemade shaving cream and coconut oil lotion! And don't forget to check out all the DIY and Make Your Own Recipes we have posted.

Have you ever made homemade aftershave lotion? Or any kind of homemade lotion?


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ravichandel December 6, 2013 at 12:26 am

I wanted to know is their any way i can use hazel or any other substance.


2 Miguel April 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm

If I wanted to add aloe vera gel, how would you recommend I do so…also, do you have a source for organic aloe vera gel? Thanks in advance.


3 Babalon May 16, 2014 at 3:54 am

I always add aloe vera gel to my aftershave lotions. It makes my skin so smooth!


4 Mary June 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm

I’m wondering if you were to whip up the oil and witch hazel and really incorporate a lot of air into it, would it still separate after cooling down?


5 Rachel October 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm


Why not use fractionated coconut oil instead? That way the mixture may separate, but it won’t solidify. I tried your recipe substituting fractionated coconut oil for the regular stuff, but won’t find out what it’s like until tomorrow after my husband tries it out. For the moment, it seems to be maintaining its liquid form. Thanks for the recipe.


6 Jessica April 27, 2016 at 11:31 am

Hi I just found this page and its great so far. In reading the comments I was wondering if Vitamin E could be added to this aftershave and did anyone try whipping it so it wouldn’t separate after cooling down?


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