#1

New to Wet-Shave
Phoenix, AZ
(This post was last modified: 08-06-2015, 09:35 PM by ddion.)
I’m going to start some threads all revolving around “Home Made” I will try to put them in the appropriate folders this one being the first. I’ll see where and how it goes. I’m new to Wet Shaving and have caught the addiction hobby. With everything else in my life I like to tinker and this is no different.
 
This one turned out pretty good. It could use some work on the scent but other properties work well.  It is a post shave (balm?) It is healing, soothing, and does not leave a stick feel/film.  If you are unable to read the labels: Witch Hazel, Aloe Gel, Glycerin, E Oil, (Essential oils) Black Pepper, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Rosemary, Frankincense, Melaleuca 
-AKA Tea Tree Oil.

Please add your "Home Made" things too. I'm posting so that I can see what others are doing/trying and give other idea's for things to try. Hopefully these threads will be well received.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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San Diego, Cal., USA
What proportions of ingredients did you use?
#3

New to Wet-Shave
Phoenix, AZ
(08-06-2015, 07:15 PM)Freddy Wrote: What proportions of ingredients did you use?

I was playing so I didn’t take notes but like.. 
: First 45% Witch Hazel, 40% Aloe Gel,  15% Glycerin, Then -> ½ T. E Oil, And one/two drops each Essential oil. 
That's close but I will be playing with it for a while until i'm 100% happy with it.

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#4

Member
Nashville
Awesome. It can be rewarding.

For scent blending, this may be useful for you. It's called a fragrance pyramid and it classifies a fragrance into head, heart, and base notes. More or less, you can consider it the order in which you smell them in and how quickly they dissipate from the overall accord.

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There's a bunch of different methods for creating accord, but to start I'd recommend using 3 total fragrances (one from each group) in drops of 1-3-1 (head/heart/base). You can branch out from there.

So based on what you have and using the above, you might try 1 drop of Lavender, 3 drops of Rosemary, and 1 drop of Frankincense.

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#5

Member
Virginia
(08-06-2015, 08:46 PM)j-mt Wrote: Awesome. It can be rewarding.

For scent blending, this may be useful for you. It's called a fragrance pyramid and it classifies a fragrance into head, heart, and base notes. More or less, you can consider it the order in which you smell them in and how quickly they dissipate from the overall accord.

[Image: pyramide_parfum.gif]

There's a bunch of different methods for creating accord, but to start I'd recommend using 3 total fragrances (one from each group) in drops of 1-3-1 (head/heart/base). You can branch out from there.

So based on what you have and using the above, you might try 1 drop of Lavender, 3 drops of Rosemary, and 1 drop of Frankincense.

Wow, this is awesome.  I have been researching making some of my own bar soap and eventually shaving soap.  The one thing I havent researched yet is scents, this is awesome!  Thanks!

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