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For this Father’s Day, be sure to treat Dad to some products to enhance his manscaping routine. A man can never have too many tools in his arsenal to look good, and feel his best.
Luckily, it doesn’t have to be complicated, nor expensive. Here are some ideas:

Make something
Use Veriditas, Simplers or Aura Cacia essential oils to create your own body care products for Dad. Search the internet to get inspired! Here are some recipe ideas.

Chocolate Shaving Cream
Adapted from auracacia.com.
3 Tbs. jojoba oil
3 Tbs. sweet almond oil
2 Tbs. cocoa butter
1 1/2 c. distilled water
1 tsp. baking soda
4 Tbs. castile soap (use unscented or almond)
1/2 c. honey
3 Tbs. cocoa powder
15 drops vanilla in jojoba blend
Directions: Heat the jojoba, sweet almond oil, and cocoa butter in a double boiler at low heat. Stir until the mixture is clear, then pour into a large bowl and let cool. In another pan, heat the water to simmering. Add the baking soda and castile soap, stirring until completely diluted. Add honey to this solution and stir. Pour the soap mixture into the bowl with the now room temperature oil mixture. Add the vanilla. Blend with a hand mixer or blender until well mixed. Add cocoa powder a little at a time and blend until completely mixed. Store the cream in an airtight container in a dark, cool location.

Nourishing Argan Outdoorsman’s Beard Oil
Adapted from auracacia.com.
1/2 ounce whiskey (or grapeseed oil if a heavier blend is desired)
6 drops vetiver essential oil
4 drops bay essential oil
3 drops Texas cedarwood essential oil
2 drops lemongrass essential oil (can be omitted for a more earthy scent)
1/2 ounce argan oil
1/2 ounce extra virgin olive oil
Directions: Combine whiskey and essential oils in an empty, 2 ounce glass bottle. Shake well to evenly disperse oils. Add argan and olive oils and shake well again. To use: Apply a few drops to comb or palms of hands and work the oil into the beard.

Purifying & Motivating Peppermint Workout Mist
Adapted from auracacia.com.
4 ounces of water
19 drops lemon essential oil
19 drops peppermint essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
Spray bottle
Directions: Combine water and oils in spray bottle. Shake vigorously before each use. Use 1 to 2 sprays to freshen the air and/or apply to your workout towel.

Bergamot and Sandalwood Aftershave
4 ounces witch hazel
4 drops sandalwood essential oil
4 drops bergamot essential oil
Directions: Blend all ingredients into a spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray or pat onto skin.
Here’s an idea for the kids to make for dad using essential oils.

DIY Car (or office or closet) Air Freshener
Adapted from auracacia.com.
Wool Felt
String
Essential oils
Directions: Cut your wool felt into a shape and punch or cut a hole in it for the string. Attach the string. Add 4-6 drops of an essential oil. Hang in car. Refresh with more essential oils as needed. Suggestions: bergamot, peppermint/vanilla, rosemary/lemon, sweet orange, pine.

Buy something—When all else fails, we’ve got the goods he’s likely already buying

  • Bulldog Natural Skin Care: The UK’s #1 skin care line for men, available stateside at the Co-op.
  • W.S. Badger Men’s Grooming Products: The brand you know is meeting the face care needs of the men you love.
  • Van Der Hagen Safety Razor: Make Dad feel like a bad ass by shaving his face with a straight razor. Or shave him and do a duet of “Pretty Women” from Sweeney Todd.
  • Bass Combs and Brushes: Tear through those tangles and arise a majestic gentleman.
  • Bass Sisal Back Strap: A long strip of scrubbie fabric that allows you to scrub your own back. For all those hard to reach areas that no one wants to help Dad reach.

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