15/10/2013

Springa ... Aftershave Cologne

Following on from Sprygg, here's a simple Aftershave Cologne that can be made from Echt Kölnisch Wasser by 4711 towelettes, available from Boots.

Echt Kölnisch Wasser by 4711 is THE original Eau de Cologne.

From www.4711.com:
"The precious ingredients are carefully harmonised. Bergamot, lemon, and orange provide a uniquely revitalising effect. Lavender and rosemary have a calming and relaxing effect, strengthening the nerves. Neroli, extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange, has a calming effect in the base note, creating a positive mood."
... and from www.basenotes.com:
  • Top Notes - Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Petitgrain & Neroli
  • Middle Notes - Rose & Rosemary
  • Base Notes - Musk & Woody Notes
  • Launched - 1792
  • Perfumer - Wilhelm Muelhens
After use, there is still plenty of scent on the towelette, so why not just drop it into a bottle of Witch Hazel? Trap the towelette in the cap of the bottle and leave it to steep overnight. Remove the towel upon first use and press against your face after shaving. Discard the towel. Repeat with a second towel ... consume, steep, deploy and discard ...

... thereafter simply use the blend from the bottle as a splash.

So, there you go ...

Household Aftershave Cologne, which I call Springa, Swedish: dash.

Formula

100ml bottle of distilled Witch Hazel BPC
2x 4711 Towelettes

Optional

Glycerin ... 1 tsp?

Grapefruit essential oil as a lymphatic stimulant citrus top note ... 3-4 drops?
Lemon essential oil as an astringent citrus top note ... 3-4 drops?
Tea Tree essential oil as an immune boosting cooling top/mid-note ... 1-2 drops?
Patchouili essential oil as a tissue regenerating deep base note ... 1-2 drops?
Ylang Ylang essential oil as a  sebum conditioner floral base note ... 1-2 drops?

Try it out and let me know how it goes for you ...

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