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How to Make Skin Care Products

After-shave Lotion

There's an amazing array of aftershaves available, and most of them are expensive. This one, besides being cheap and easy to make, is an excellent preparation for closing the pores.


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Gallon jar with lid
  • Funnel
  • Coffee filter


  • Boric acid
  • Glycerin
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Witch hazel
  • Water
  • Cologne as desired

Yield: 1 gallon

Measure 1 tablespoonful of boric acid into a large mixing bowl and add 1/2 cup of glycerin; mix thoroughly, being careful to get all the lumps out. Stirring constantly, add 1 pint of rubbing alcohol and 1 pint of witch hazel. Let stand 1 hour.

Pour the mixture into a clean gallon jar through a funnel lined with a clean coffee filter; add water to the jar to fill it completely. If desired, add a few drops of your favorite cologne.