DIY Soothing Aftershave Serum

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Shaving may be essential, but shaving irritation isn't! 

I have super sensitive skin, and so this is a a recurring issue for me. I've found that a lot of commercial skincare products tend to make irritation worse for me, and so I've resorted to making a lot of my own skincare products.

This DIY Aftershave Serum provides relief with calming doTERRA essential oils that help combat irritation and promote a clear, bright complexion.

DIY Aftershave Serum with doTERRA Essential Oils

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Helichrysum essential oil: A DIY Skincare Must-Have

One of the main players in this DIY Aftershave Serum recipe, Helichrysum, referred to as "The Everlasting Flower," is known as one of the best essential oils for skin! It's one that I always make sure to keep in stock.

With chemical components that can help improve the appearance of skin, Helichrysum oil is a smart addition to any skincare regimen. One of the greatest benefits of Helichrysum oil is that it provides a safe, natural way to improve your skin. So many commercial cleansers and moisturizers on the market contain harmful toxins, but using a pure essential oil like Helichrysum to improve the skin allows you to keep your skin clean and protected.

DIY Aftershave Serum with Essential Oils


1/2 cup Organic Jojoba Oil

1/4 cup Rosewater

5 drops Frankincense essential oil (renewing)

5 drops Lavender essential oil (calming)

5 drops Melaleuca essential oil (cleansing)

5 drops Helichrysum essential oil (protecting)

5 drops Myrrh essential oil (anti-aging)


  1. Place Organic Jojoba Oil and Rosewater in a glass spray container ( I get mine from 
  2. Add essential oils, and shake vigorously until blended.
  3. To use, spray directly on skin or place 2-3 pumps in palms and rub on affected skin.

Pro-tip: I love to stock up on a lot of my go-to healthy dry goods and organic DIY materials at Thrive Market! They have a great discounts on a lot of natural living products and my favorite healthy pantry items.

 The original recipe for this serum can be found on  the doTERRA Blog.

The original recipe for this serum can be found on the doTERRA Blog.


There's something I like to call the dōTERRA difference. 

More than any other essential oil company I've come across, dōTERRA goes out of their way to provide the most purepotent, and therapeutically beneficial essential oils. 

dōTERRA employs a self-imposed standard for purity called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade - all of dōTERRA's essential oils must meet this standard to be sold and used. In order to be labeled Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (or CPTG for short), a batch of essential oil must pass eight different tests read up more on the process here!

Because of this testing process, you can be confident that dōTERRA essential oils are safe, pure, and effective to use in the ways described above and why I choose to use them in my integrative health coaching practice. 

Each essential bottle also includes a Quality ID # that you can use to track where your oil was sourced and view the GC/MS test results for the batch. How cool is that?!

From my experience, dōTERRA essential oils are the best out there.


Learn how you can get your hands on some of my favorite essential oils here, and don't forget to get your FREE essential oil guide!

Joe Struhs, INHC | Happy Healthy Joe | Certified Integrative Health Coach


I am a Certified Integrative Health Coach and essential oil educator based out of Los Angeles and Salt Lake City! As a Health Coach, I combine nutrition, positive psychology, and science-backed self-care for all-natural mood support. 

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