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#1

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Philadelphia, PA
witch hazel seems to be a staple for most wet shavers after their shave. do you use it?

I bought the cheap brand of witch hazel from walmart and added a few drops of lavender EO (iirc) to it to help tame its scent.
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#2

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Witch Hazel is the primary ingredient in my homemade aftershave. I like the lemon and cucumber scented Thayers.
#3

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San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-14-2015, 09:42 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: witch hazel seems to be a staple for most wet shavers after their shave.  do you use it?

I bought the cheap brand of witch hazel from walmart and added a few drops of lavender EO (iirc) to it to help tame its scent.

I have been using witch hazel for more than 40 years.  I actually do not mind the scent, though I understand why others do.  

Adding a few drops of EO/FO to scent witch hazel is also something I have been doing for a long time.  I'll do it to match up the witch hazel with a scented shaving soap/cream. Besides lavender, I also have rose, grapefruit, orange, menthol, and lemon.  I once got a sampler pack of the Thayers witch hazels. It was eight 2-oz. bottles of their different varieties and when I used them up I just started making my own.  Thayers also does a non-scented witch hazel and a cucumber scented one.  The cucumber is an amazing scent in the summer when it's hot and humid.

NOTE: Essential oils and fragrance oils should be tested first to make sure one does not have a reaction to them.  Also, only a few drops are needed in a 2-oz. bottle.
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Dickensons after every shave for me. My grandfather did it. I'll carry on for him


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Philadelphia, PA
(06-14-2015, 10:48 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote: Dickensons after every shave for me. My grandfather did it. I'll carry on for him


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I'm a younger fella. what is Dickensons?
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#6

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San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-14-2015, 11:01 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(06-14-2015, 10:48 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote: Dickensons after every shave for me. My grandfather did it. I'll carry on for him


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I'm a younger fella.  what is Dickensons?

It is probably the best known brand of witch hazel and has been around for just shy of forever.  I'm surprised you didn't see it at Wally World.  My Wal-Mart has it right beside their own brand.  There is nothing special about Dickenson's over Wal-Mart's or Target's generic brand, except the price.  Dickenson's is much more expensive.
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Philadelphia, PA
(06-14-2015, 11:26 PM)Freddy Wrote:
(06-14-2015, 11:01 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(06-14-2015, 10:48 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote: Dickensons after every shave for me. My grandfather did it. I'll carry on for him


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I'm a younger fella.  what is Dickensons?

It is probably the best known brand of witch hazel and has been around for just shy of forever.  I'm surprised you didn't see it at Wally World.  My Wal-Mart has it right beside their own brand.  There is nothing special about Dickenson's over Wal-Mart's or Target's generic brand, except the price.  Dickenson's is much more expensive.

I hadn't noticed it. I only recall seeing Thayers and then the walmart branded witch hazel.
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I like Thayers...my favorite scents are lavender and peach. I use in all my shaves.
#9

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San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-14-2015, 11:37 PM)ClaudioBP Wrote: I like Thayers...my favorite scents are lavender and peach. I use in all my shaves.

I like the peach, too. Smile

I wish Barrister & Mann, Mickey Lee Soapworks, or Dapper Dragon would come out with a pure peach scented shaving soap and not a blend. I have Mickey Lee's La Belle du Sud which shows a ripe peach on its label.  I love the soap and I love the scent but it doesn't smell like peach to me.  Rather, it reminds me of my late mother's homemade cinnamon and sugar cookies. Tongue
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San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-14-2015, 11:33 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(06-14-2015, 11:26 PM)Freddy Wrote:
(06-14-2015, 11:01 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(06-14-2015, 10:48 PM)Skinny Rogers Wrote: Dickensons after every shave for me. My grandfather did it. I'll carry on for him


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I'm a younger fella.  what is Dickensons?

It is probably the best known brand of witch hazel and has been around for just shy of forever.  I'm surprised you didn't see it at Wally World.  My Wal-Mart has it right beside their own brand.  There is nothing special about Dickenson's over Wal-Mart's or Target's generic brand, except the price.  Dickenson's is much more expensive.

I hadn't noticed it.  I only recall seeing Thayers and then the walmart branded witch hazel.

That's interesting because I only remember Dickenson's and the Wal-Mart generic witch hazels. I'll have to pay attention the next time I am in Wally World.


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