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5 homemade toiletry gifts for men

Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Here are five DIY items for men that would make for a perfect and original present.

If you’re looking for something unique to give the man in your life, then why not give them a little DIY treat. These homemade products are also and ideal way for saving some money if you don’t want to splash out on expensive brands.

Rosemary pine beard balm

Photo: Grow For Age Cook Ferment

This rosemary pine beard balm is great for bearded men. To create it you will need: 1/2 cup rosemary and pine infused oil, 3/4 ounce of beeswax, 1/2 of refined shea butter, 6 drops of rosemary essential oil, 6 drops of pine essential oil and 3 drops of sweet orange essential oil. Visit Grow For Age Cook Ferment’s website for the full instructions.

Shaving butter

Photo: Teach Beside Me

This easy-made shave butter only requires four ingredients: 2/3 cup of shea butter, 2/3 cup of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of almond oil (or olive oil) and 10 to 15 drops of essential oils of your choice. Although it would make the perfect gift for a man, this shave butter can also be used by women. Visit Teach Beside Me’s website for the full instructions.

Healing aftershave spray

Photo: Evermine

This DIY aftershave spay is made using nourishing ingredients that help soothe the skin after shaving. It can also be used as a refresher throughout the day. You will need the following ingredients to make it: 2oz of distilled water, 1oz of witch hazel, 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, 1/4 teaspoon of jojoba oil, 2-3 drops of vitamin E, 20 drops of your favourite essential oils, 4oz of amber glass spray bottle and a small funnel. Visit Evermine’s website for the full instructions.

Summer deodorant

Photo: Becoming Peculiar

To make this fragrant summer-inspired deodorant all you need is: 1/4 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of corn starch, three teaspoons of coconut oil, five drops of tea tree oils and five drops of other essential oils of your choice. For full instructions visit Becoming Peculiar’s website.

Body wash

Photo: Mrs Wright Writes

This homemade body wash is especially suitable for dry skin. You will need: 1/2 cup of distilled water, one cup of fractionated coconut oil and almond oil mix, 20 to 30 drops of your favourite essential oils and one tsp of kosher or Epsom salt. Visit Mrs Wright Writes’ website for full instructions.