I’m not a fan of most smells that are marketed for men and on top of that after using most scented products, especially deodorants, my skin becomes sensitive or irritated. To combat this and not smell like a hobo I started using lye soaps, natural deodorants, unscented deodorants and castile soaps.
I tend to prefer some of the deodorants marketed to hunters and the Arm & Hammer unscented. I will note that I’ve tried a lot of all natural deodorants with no luck. If you’ve found natural deodorants that work for you please let me know using the contact form.
Lye soap is awesome but Pine Tar soap is even better. I have an article dedicated to Pine Tar soap coming out soon. Until then just know a good source of natural soaps and skincare products is Bee Natural Soap. Tracy the owner is awesome and makes the best Pine Tar soap I’ve ever used. If it isn’t listed in her Etsy store shoot her a message and request it saying RedBeard sent you.
Beard Wax, Beard Butter & Beard Oil. I have tried so many products out there but to be honest most of the ones that I liked or found most effective were too expensive to keep buying so I started making my own. It started by finding several Amish recipes and old balm recipes that have been passed down for generations. I then experimented with almost all of them until I came up with what worked best for me. You can find my beard care products in our store.
As far as scents I tend to stick with woodsy essential oils including cedar, pine, eucalyptus, mint and patchouli. When hunting I use primarily cedar and it really seems to do the job in masking scents especially in wooded environments where cedar trees are present. Watch the store because later this year I will also be selling a cedar spray that can be applied to clothing before and during your hunt.
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