Eco-Friendly Body Care Guide FOR MEN

Men are interesting shoppers. We’ll buy the exact same type of shampoo, toothpaste or whatever for like a decade once we find something that works. Keep it simple.  I’m low maintenance and like it effective but then you learn a thing or two about sustainability and bodycare (plastic packaging, shitty ingredients and dimwitted brands) you realize it’s time to update your go to products. SO I went ahead and did that research for you (well really just for myself a ways back) and found quality, no bullshit products to get the job done without fucking over the earth…

HAIR AND BODY

Dr. Bronners Hemp Peppermint Pure Castile Soap  

$18.49 for a 32oz bottle (will last you like a full year)

 
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This does it all for me. If you listen to ONE goddamn thing in this article, BUY DR. BRONNERS. It is life changing and here’s why my friends.

  1. One soap to rule them all! Clean your hair, body and face with the SAME bottle! That means way less plastic packaging and the concentrated nature of it means one bottle lasts you over a year in my case.

  2. The peppermint feels GREAT on your balls (you know that menthol tingle?) and smells great in your hair. Yes this deserves a #2 spot. Unfortunately you kind of get used to it over time...

  3. Made of certified fair trade ingredients. Here’s your list Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Organic Olive Oil*, Mentha Arvensis, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Mentha Piperita, Citric Acid, Tocopherol

  4. Certifications from head to toe! Checkout our article on eco-labels to learn more about some but here’s what its got: Leaping Bunny, Fair for Life, Non GMO, Certified Vegan, Organic Tilth Certified Organic

  5. PRIME TIME for travel and camping! I use it to wash dishes with, wash my hands or just about anything. You can even use it to wash your asshole if you are primitive camping and forgot toilet paper.

So I also have pretty bad dandruff and it is brutal out here in Colorado in the winter thus used to be a Head and Shoulders user but this is how I combat that.

  1. I only wash my hair once every 3 days or so. Some lady friends of mine pointed out that you’re actually fucking your hair up when you wash it every day in most cases.

  2. After I do wash it, I’ll use a little bit of coconut oil and sensually rub it into my scalp while humming the Game of Thrones theme song to myself.

SHAVING

Vikings Blade The Chieftain Double Edged Safety Razor

$24.97 (on amazon prime) Includes a case and complimentary pack of blades.

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You know once you get past like 3 blades for the disposable razors it’s all marketing bullshit anyways right? And you know how much money you’re wasting on Gillette or even subscribing to Dollar Shave club in comparison to getting yourself a quality safety razor. So cut the nonsense, and buy something your grandpa would be proud of AND your grandson would be able to use 50 years from now.

Here’s why it’s superior.

  1. Reduce your waste. Nuff said there.

  2. Save money. This is very simple people...

  3. Get an EQUALLY GOOD SHAVE. It’s a fucking myth that you’ll be looking like a cat used your face as a scratching post if you don’t use the patented 10 bladed Gillette go Fuck Yourself with some cooling gel strip. MAN UP!

  4. It makes you feel like Bruce Wayne when you’re shaving with a girthy, heavy, STEEL razor instead of some plastic toy.

Now for shaving cream (any you’re gonna love this shit) I use (wait for ittttt) DR. fuckin BRONNERS! That’s right, stop wasting your time for some mamby pamby pressurized synthetic gel that clogs up your sink drain. I don’t care if it sounds cool when it comes out! Lather up some DB’s, rub it on your face skin and get started. It will dry out as you shave so now and then just wet your hands and lather it back up.

BRUSHING

Bogobrush Biodegradable Hemp

$9.50 OR have them delivered every 2,3 or 4 months for $4.75 a piece! (same cost as a basic ass toothbrush)

 
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CUT THE SHIT with your vibrating fancy shmancy brush! If you brush your damn teeth and floss like your supposed to, you be just fine! Stop over complicating it, the brush isn’t the problem YOU ARE! All of these plastic components just end up in the trash eventually after using it for just a few months. Then it’ll sit in a landfill for hundreds of years to come… So it’s time to change! I had an amazing conversation with their founder Heather you can check out on the Protect Your Wild Podcast Episode 40 if you want to learn more about their awesome brand!

Here’s why I like them.

  1. Biodegradable hemp handles produced in America. That’s a win win win if you ask me!

  2. They operate on a bogo (Buy one GIVE one) business model. So for every brush you buy, one is also donated to a child in need with one of their partner organizations.

  3. Sleek design and small head feels nice in my mouth. I still have my wisdom teeth in, and the thinner design does actually make it easier for me to brush back there and in hard to reach spots.

Now for toothpaste this is where you’ll see I’M NOT PERFECT! I have yet to try out any funky, tooth powder or tabs yet. I know, I’m awful but one step at a time right? But what I do do is use Colgate in those little plastic bottles so I can at least rinse and recycle them. But I will eventually try out some other solutions and let you know what’s good. Deal? Deal.

DEO FOR YOUR B.O.

Green Goo Deodorant: Apricot and Lemongrass Gel Glide

$10.50 for a typical deodorant size

 
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I smell fruity toot tooty and I like it okay? Some people believe that all natural deodorants don’t work for shit, and I get pretty RRRRIPE body odor in the summer but this one does the trick. Also, Green Goo is a Colorado based company so that’s what’s up! Here’s what’s good.

  1. Again ingredients is everything and this leaves out the worst common ingredients in deodorant: Aluminum, Propanediol, Parabens, or Phthalates (bad stuff)

  2. Gel formula doesn’t yank out my long scottish armpit hair like the dry baking soda based ones

  3. And of course Green Goo is yet another certified B-Corp and deserves your money so give it to them…

ALRIGHT MEN, it’s time to start giving a shit about our planet! Women have been on natural, organic and zero waste shit for years now. Because of that, most of the products are geared towards that demographic. I gave you the damn answers that perform, save you money and are no hassle. So buy that shit above and get started down the right path alright? OK cool.

If you have any other tips or questions about body care that I missed, leave a comment below!

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