Homemade Beauty: Peppermint Aftershave Recipe

Witch hazel helps to heal and disinfect any shaving nicks, vinegar balances your skin's pH, and the peppermint stimulates your circulation in this natural aftershave potion.

from Massage & Aromatherapy (Reader's Digest Association Books)

Peppermint Aftershave<br />
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You Will Need

  • ½ cup peppermint leaves, bruised
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil

What to Do
1. Place the peppermint leaves in a bowl. Pour over 125 ml (½ cup) boiling water, cover and steep until cold.

2. Strain.

3. Add witch hazel, vinegar and oil, and pour into a bottle with a non-metallic cap. Shake before use. For an extra invigorating tingle, store in the refrigerator.

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