Soothing DIY Aftershave Balm
For some bearded folks, shaving feels like an everyday chore. The routine of dragging a razor across your skin can often result in irritation and discomfort. Post-shave care is crucial for maintaining healthy and smooth skin. If you're looking for an upgrade to your aftershave routine, why not try a soothing and moisturizing solution that is completely natural? In this article, we'll explore the world of botanicals and introduce you to a DIY recipe for a soothing aftershave balm that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and nourished. Say goodbye to post-shave irritation and hello to a dapper and smooth face!
The Power of Calendula and Botanicals
When it comes to caring for your skin, nature has provided us with a wealth of beneficial botanicals. One such botanical that works wonders for the face is calendula, commonly known as marigold. Calendula has long been valued for its soothing and healing properties. It is gentle on the skin and helps to reduce redness and inflammation, making it perfect for post-shave care.
Creating the Perfect Infusion
To harness the benefits of calendula for your soothing aftershave balm, we'll create a unique infusion. This infusion combines the medicinal herb with two other aromatic botanicals: peppermint and sandalwood. Peppermint adds a refreshing and cooling effect to the balm, while sandalwood provides a pleasant and calming scent. Together, these ingredients create a potent blend that will leave your skin feeling nourished and revitalized. When you employ any of the LĒVO at-home infusion machines, creating a customized infusion is easy and mess-free. To learn more about the power of infusion click here.
Key Post-Shave Care Ingredients and Their Benefits
Let's dive deeper into the key ingredients used in this DIY recipe and explore their individual benefits in detail:
- Jojoba Oil: Jojoba Oil is a versatile and beneficial ingredient for after-shave face care. Its deep hydration, soothing properties, skin protection, anti-aging effects, and non-greasy formula make it a top choice for those seeking to nourish and soothe their skin post-shave. By incorporating Jojoba Oil into your grooming routine, you can experience the revitalizing benefits and enjoy a healthier, more vibrant complexion.
- Beeswax: Beeswax plays a crucial role in our recipe as a natural emollient. It creates a protective layer on the skin, effectively sealing in moisture and preventing dryness. Additionally, beeswax contributes to the balm's consistency, giving it a smooth texture that glides effortlessly onto the skin, delivering the nourishing benefits of the other ingredients.
- Avocado Oil: Avocado oil is a powerhouse ingredient when it comes to skin nourishment. Bursting with vitamins A, D, and E, as well as essential fatty acids, avocado oil deeply penetrates the skin, promoting hydration and improving overall skin health. Its antioxidants help to combat free radicals, preventing premature aging and leaving your skin with a youthful glow.
- Calendula: Calendula is the star of our recipe, renowned for its soothing and healing properties. Its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial qualities make it a perfect choice for post-shave care. Calendula works wonders in reducing redness and irritation, helping to calm the skin and promote healing.
- Peppermint: Peppermint not only adds a delightful scent to the aftershave balm but also provides a refreshing and cooling effect on the skin. Its natural menthol content imparts a soothing sensation, alleviating any post-shave redness or discomfort. Peppermint also possesses antiseptic properties, helping to keep the skin clean and free from potential irritants.
- Sandalwood: Sandalwood offers a pleasant and distinctive aroma, making the aftershave balm a delight to use. Beyond its fragrance, sandalwood brings its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to the mix. It helps to soothe the skin, reduce inflammation, and promote a calm and balanced complexion.
By harnessing the unique benefits of these key ingredients, you can create a soothing aftershave balm that not only addresses post-shave irritation but also nourishes and rejuvenates your skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and looking its best.
How to Make Your Own Soothing Aftershave Balm
Creating your own soothing aftershave balm is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. With the help of LĒVO, a revolutionary home infusion machine, you can streamline the process and achieve precise, mess-free results. Unlike other home infusion machines, LĒVO is specifically designed to maximize the infusion process while preserving the integrity of the botanicals you use.
Unlike other repurposed soy milk makers that can damage the plants and release unwanted elements, LĒVO ensures a gentle and controlled infusion process. Traditional machines can tear and whip up the plant matter, resulting in the release of chlorophyll, which can create an undesirable taste and introduce elements of oxidation. LĒVO, with its patented design, eliminates these potential problems, allowing you to achieve a fantastic infusion without compromising on quality.
How to Use Your Homemade Aftershave Balm
To use your soothing aftershave balm, simply rub a pea-sized amount between your hands and pat it onto your face. The nourishing and cooling properties of the infused botanicals will help soothe your skin, leaving it refreshed and revitalized after each shave.
If you've gifted your homemade aftershave balm to your dad for Father's Day or any other occasion, we'd love to see it in action! Share your creations with @LEVO_Oil and tag them with #LEVOmade to join our community of passionate DIY enthusiasts. You can also join our community on Facebook by clicking here to become a member of the LĒVO Love Club. Learn more about the power of infusion and get an inside peek into other LĒVO owner creations and botanical discoveries!
Soothing Aftershave Balm
1/3 cup jojoba oil
- 1/4 cup beeswax
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- 2 tbsp dried calendula
- 2 tbsp dried mint
- 2 tbsp dried sandalwood
- Pack LEVO Pod with a combined 2-3 Tbsp. of your dried calendula, mint, sandalwood.
Begin infuse cycle at 175 F for 30 minutes in jojoba oil
- After infusion, remove the pod.
- Add beeswax and avocado oil, infuse for another 5 minutes or until melted oil.
- Dispense into jar and leave to cool down and completely harden.
- To use, rub a pea size amount to your hands and pat on face.
- If you gifted dad a Father’s Day treatment with your homemade after shave balm, show us! And as always, share what you make with @LEVO_Oil and be sure to tag it with #LEVOmade.
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