Making Aftershave from leftover Rum and Orange Peels

Give a gift that will have the guy in your life smelling awesome and will also make use of that last shot of rum hiding in your liquor cabinet. Mix together this fragrant concoction with the help of the ends of seasonings and orange peels, ensuring that absolutely nothing goes to waste. And this aromatic balm costs hardly anything to toss together, making it a really unique and memorable gift for any handsome fellow. Use a repurposed glass bottle, and your aftershave looks like you picked it up from a chic boutique.

What You’ll Need:

  • Small saucepan
  • Fine grater or zester
  • Zest of one orange
  • 240 ml witch hazel
  • 120 ml water
  • 2 to 3 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger (optional)
  • Small sprig of rosemary (optional)
  • Strainer
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 60 ml rum
  • Small glass bottle
  • Wine cork