Using scented products won’t, in and of itself, turn a man into a metrosexual, make him start getting manicures and using tons of product on his hair. However, if men could ever fully appreciate the effect their soapy, outdoorsy scent has on those of us who care for them, they’d start doing a little shopping on their own. Luckily, the market is beginning to reflect some of the cultural changes that have men thinking a bit more seriously about their grooming, and many excellent herbal product lines are now available for men. If you don’t have the time or inclination to make your own body-care products, here are some suggestions you might enjoy.
Sunrise Herbal Remedies’ You’re it Grooming Kit includes three Garden Boy men’s products: Be a Man Cleanser contains aloe and chamomile to purify skin and smooth rough areas; Rough and Tough Relaxing Wrinkle Cream has shea butter, aloe and a nourishing blend of vitamins and essential oils; and Smooth Operator Body Lotion softens with cocoa butter and calendula. All three products are scented with fresh, rugged cedar.
Contact: Sunrise Herb Farm
P.O. Box 467
Redding Ridge, CT 06876
MyChelle’s men’s line includes “So Clean,” three-in-one cleanser, shaving medium and beard softener; “Splash,” soothing and healing anti-inflammatory aftershave toner; and “Smooth,” nourishing cream with antioxidants. These all-natural men’s products include ingredients like shea butter, ginseng, chamomile, white willow bark, green tea extract and beta carotene.
P.O. Box 1
Frisco, CO 80443
Indigo Wild’s Zar for Men soap includes goat’s milk, glycerin and a blend of great-smelling essential oils like sandalwood and orange.
Contact: Zar for Men
Indigo Wild, LLC
3189 Mercier St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Herban Cowboy adds a rugged scent to its all-natural milled soap in “Dusk.” The soap includes pumice to scrub skin, black walnut extract to fight odor and sea kelp to tone.
Contact: Herban Cowboy
P.O. Box 949
Saegertown, PA 16433
Magnolia Hill Soap Company doesn’t feature products specifically for men, but its Sea Foam soap and lotion, in particular, has a sturdy, earthy scent that any man would appreciate.
Contact: Magnolia Hill Soap Company
3965 Gadsden Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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