Make Your Own Aftershave For Women

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I’m showing you how to make your own aftershave for women because Nielsen Massey asked me to feature their Orange Blossom Water on my site and provided me with a bottle to use.  If you buy something by clicking on the links in this post, I will earn a few pennies.  No matter what I have been provided with, all opinions and ideas are mine and mine alone.

If your legs are irritated after you shave, it could be because you haven’t used an aftershave. No, aftershave is not just for men.  Aftershave helps to close your pores, prevent infection, and soothe irritation.  Men are not the only ones that need this type of help after they shave. If I don’t use an aftershave when I’m done shaving, my legs break out it little red, itchy, irritating bumps. Not only is that not a great fashion look, it is itches and burns.

make your own aftershave

Make Your Own Aftershave For Women

All of the aftershaves I found in the store were made for men or smelled strongly of perfume.   I really don’t enjoy super strong scents and I definitely didn’t want to use an aftershave that was made for men.  Thankfully, I learned how to make your own aftershave for women and found that it was really quite simple.


  • 3 tbsp pure witch hazel
  • 5 tbsp Heinz apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tbsp Nielsen Massey Orange Blossom Water
  • 10 drops of your favorite essential oil – do NOT use fragrance oil as it may irritate your skin

make your own aftershave


  • Mix all of the ingredients in a small bottle or container.  
  • Put the cap or lid on and store in the dark for at least a week before you use it.
  • I store mine in the refrigerator.
  • When you are ready to use it, shake it gently, take off the cap and pour a little bit in your palm. Rub your hands together and smooth on your legs.

I enjoy making this with orange flower essential oil.  It’s a sweet, fruit scent that I enjoy.  If you want something less fruity, I have added lavender essential oil to mine as well.  If you want to make this for a man, you can add peppermint or wintergreen essential oil or you could use sandalwood essential oil. Sandalwood is a rather strong scent so you might want to use only eight drops of essential oil instead of ten.

What scent would you use to make your own aftershave?

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  1. This is awesome, reminds me of the facial toner that I made a while back, but I love the fact that there's essential oils in there to give your legs a bit of moisture after shaving!
  2. Check it Out! with Dawn says
    That is awesome!  We are gonna try this !  Thanks for sharing!  Pinned and Tweeted!
  3. Never even knew there was one for us.  Going to have to give it a try. Pinned & Tweeted!
  4. I never would have thought of this! What a wonderful idea!
  5. Jenny @ MyLittleMe says
    This sounds like a real treat for the legs! I amgoing to try this!
  6. This sounds like such a pampering product! My legs could use a little extra care, and I like the thought of creating my own scents.
  7. I think it's a great idea to make your own aftershave. I would use rose scent to make my aftershave, thank you for posting these instructions.
  8. I never thought of making or using an aftershave for me and my daughter...seems logical now that I read your post.
  9. Fantastic! What a great idea!
  10. Mag@GirlyCreation says
    Never thought of aftershave for me.... maybe make some to try, thanks for the "recipe".


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