Homemade Gentleman's Olde Spice Aftershave Recipe:
3/4 cup witch hazel
2 tsp glycerine
1 large pinch alum (found in the spices or canning section of the grocery store)
1 small cinnamon stick
10 allspice berries
1 half-pint jar
small dark glass bottle
You can add a teaspoon or two of rum to the recipe as well to add to the scent and the alcohol disinfecting properties. We don't drink so I don't have any in the home. I'm not opposed to buying it for this project, but I chose to use what I already had on hand imagining $25 bottles of rum that would break my budget ($0) on this project!
Pit a lit on the jar and put it in a dark cupboard.
My aftershave isn't complete yet. I created this recipe from some different ones I found, and I'm not really sure how strong it will end up. If it's too strong of a scent I will just add some more witch hazel. However I have heard that many people when using the original old spice could only smell it for a little while and then it went away--not really like wearing cologne.
I had fun making labels for it as well (even though I did it without my in-house graphic designers' help this time!
Let me know if you try the recipe--you can also use any assortment of essential oils in place of the fresh spices--there are so many possibilities.