If you are a man who hates seeing your gender portrayed as a mindless sheep on national ad campaigns, as someone who doesn’t have enough brains to figure out what you want to do with your own personal care, then keep reading. This is only for you.
You can’t walk past a magazine rack or read this month’s Men’s Health without seeing the latest science and most recent men’s product designed to help with male pattern baldness/wrinkles/shaving cream/aftershave/ and whatever can make you smell good without smelling like a floral shop.
You’re probably already using deodorant, cologne, body spray, and some assortment of shaving products, all available on the shelves of your big box retailer, all pitched as the perfect solution for every man. But are they? Are the various chemicals and fillers perfect for YOUR skin care? Do you need what your neighbor/friend/co-worker needs? Doubtful. And since when did you become just another number, part of the faceless masses? Commercial products are designed for the largest number of people and to make them try to work for the largest number of people.
Making your own personal care products can be done easily and quickly and it is so satisfying and rewarding. You can create skin care products to suit you and you alone. You can meet the specific and individual needs of your skin, your beard, your feet, or anything else you so desire. By using essential oils, you can customize the scent to be what you want, when you want it.
This is the beginning of the Natural Men’s Care articles. The first ones to come after this will be on shaving creams and aftershaves. We also have one on dandruff, the bane of all existence. The rest will be linked on here and to each other as they are published. So keep an eye out so you can see them as they come.
Here is what you need to do first. Think about what types of scent you prefer. Do you like spicy? Citrus? Herbal? Figure that out first so you are ready to create your own personal scent. One that reflects you and your personality. That reflects the image you want to present to the world.
Below are some possible oils to consider. These are just a few that came to mind. They are here to help you think about what you want. (These oils are listed more by what they smell like rather than actual classification)
- Citrus: Bergamot FCF, Cucumber Seed, Orange, Red Mandarin, Lime, Lemon, Tangerine,
- Spicy: Bay Rum, Cardamom, Nutmeg
- Mint: Spearmint, Peppermint,
- Woody: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Cypress, Pine Needles,
- Herbal: Carrot Seed, Rosemary, Vetiver, Clary Sage
- Menthol: Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus globulus, Ravintsara, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile,
- Flower: Lavender, Rose, Neroli, Geranium, Rose Geranium, Ylang Ylang
A last thought
Are there ways you like to create your own natural men’s care products? What do you like to use? Please tell us in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Everyone would like to hear your advice.