Skip Nav
9 Summer Makeup Palettes You Can Get at Sephora — All Under $50
Beauty Trends
Thought You Were Over Mermaids? Wait Until You See This Adorable Manicure
Beauty Trends
Set Your Alarms! Here's When to Snatch the Benefit x Wonder Woman Makeup Kit

DIY Spa Treatment: Peppermint Aftershave

I've polled the guys in my circle of friends and they all agree that shaving creams or aftershave products that contain some kind of minty, menthol ingredient feel the best on their face. An aftershave splash is cooling, soothing, and it serves as an antiseptic against dirt and germs as the pores begin to close.

For those of you looking for a homemade Father's Day gift, this peppermint aftershave recipe (tweaked from this one) is thoughtful, inexpensive and easy to create. Just remember to go light on the mint. The goal is to create a little tingle and an overall calming effect, but if he nicks himself shaving, too much mint (or alcohol) will sting. Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/8 cup peppermint essential oil
  • 2 cups rubbing alcohol
  • 1 cup witch hazel
  • 1/8 cup lavender essential oil
  • 1/4 cup glycerin
  • 1/16 cup eucalyptus essential oil
  • A clean, empty bottle
  • For four easy step-by-step directions,


    • STEP 1: Combine the ingredients (except the essential oils) in a jar and mix thoroughly.
    • STEP 2: Add the essential oils in slowly, especially the lavender since you don't want to overdo it.
    • STEP 3: Close the jar and shake thoroughly. Refrigerate the ingredients for three or four days and shake it about once a day.
    • STEP 4: Your aftershave is ready. Tip: Tell whomever you are gifting it to that it is important to shake the container before each application. The bottle should last about six to eight months.
    Around The Web
    Join The Conversation
    kahribar kahribar 8 years
    Hmmmm, interesting!
    kahribar kahribar 8 years
    Hmmmm, interesting!
    anne_ anne_ 8 years
    anne_ anne_ 8 years
    sudenmorsian sudenmorsian 8 years
    Isn't there too much essential oils in the recipe? I mean, I've only seen them measured in drops or teaspoons until now :o
    bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
    Thanks Bella should have more DIY post like this...
    Mascara Hacks
    How to Lighten Hair Naturally
    A Cute Guy Tests the Gillette Fusion Power Razor
    Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Suggestions
    Pearl Hair Color Trend
    Man Sues Salon For Charging More For a Male Manicure
    Review of The Cool Fix by Shaveworks
    DIY Marquee Letter Sign
    How to Make an At-Home Body Scrub 2011-08-03 11:58:00
    Holographic Highlighter Tutorial
    From Our Partners
    Latest Beauty
    All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds