Take a look at the ingredients in typical soaps, shampoos, shaving creams, toothpaste and moisturizers and all you will see is hundreds of different chemicals that you can’t pronounce. Now, why has this become normal to put synthetic chemicals on our body, in our hair and in our mouths? The truth of the matter is that many of these ingredients are wreaking havoc with your body and in particular, your hormones. See, a lot of these grooming products contain chemicals known as endocrine disruptors. This means that they mess with your bodies hormones, particularly increasing estrogen and lowering testosterone.
Fear no more, as in this article, i outlay the solution to this problem, with a complete guide to grooming, the natural way. It has taken me a fair amount of research to find products that contain 100% natural ingredients, as it has become the norm for personal care products to contain chemicals.
This guide contains recommendations to get you started with natural grooming. All products are 100% natural, no chemicals, parabens or endocrine disruptors whatsoever!
SOAP: Grandpas Pine Tar Soap
Grandpas Pine Tar soap is the 3 in 1 miracle soap that can be used for your hands, body and even to shampoo your hair. This will replace the need to have multiple different products that are completely unnecessary and simply marketed to you. Grandpas soap is less than $/£10.
MOISTURIZER: Badger Balm
Badger Balm make an excellent array of organic, non GMO moisturizers. I recommend this one for hardworking hands. If you have a manual job, lift weights in the gym, or get dry skin in the winter weather; this stuff will do miracles for your skin!
TOOTHPASTE: Baking Soda
Baking Soda is an excellent, cheap alternative to the industrial chemicals and fluoride in regular toothpaste. It works well for whitening when mixed with hydrogen peroxide. It also can be used as a deodorant and household cleaning/cleaning dishes and pans.
Make sure to brush 2X Per Day.
TOOTHBRUSH: Bamboo Toothbrush
Bamboo is a high quality, sustainable wood that works very well for toothbrushes. It contains no plastic, therefore putting no BPA (mimics estrogen) into your mouth.
MOUTHWASH: Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is an antimicrobial and anti fungal. Swish a tablespoon around your teeth for a few minutes every day to pull bad bacteria from the teeth.
FLOSS: RADIUS silk floss
This floss by Radius is made out of natural silk and waxed with Candelilla leaf wax. Flossing every day is essential in order to get little bits stuck in between your teeth.
RAZOR/BLADES: Merkur Safety Razor with Astra Blades
The German made Merkur safety razor is one of the highest quality piece of shaving kit out there. Superior manufacturing at a reasonable price. The Astra blades are also very cheap and an excellent product.
SHAVING CREAM: Taylor of Old Bond Street Organic
Taylor of Old Bond Street have been making shaving products since the 1800s in England. This one is one of the most natural shaving creams out there.
SHAVING BRUSH: Omega Badger bristle brush
Omega Badger bristle brush is a very good Italian brush. It works well to lather the shaving cream onto your face.
POMADE: Badger man care pomade
This pomade made by Badger Balm is the ONLY 100% natural hair styling product I could find anywhere. It does work fairly well, of course doesn’t hold as much as chemicals would. However it is great for someone who Wants to avoid all the strange chemicals found in most hair styling products.
If you want to maintain a clean look, make sure to get to the barbers every 2-4 weeks depending on your style, length and budget.
NATURAL DEODORANT: Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth make a great, simple salt based deodorant. This contains only 1 ingrediant- potassium alum. Use this to keep the sweat away.