I don’t know about you, but every time I have to figure out what to get my dad – that isn’t the same thing year after year (tie, novel, sweater, cologne, golfing accessories, cologne…oh did I say cologne twice?) – it can be a tedious task!
So what’s a caring woman to do when she’s trying to be super thoughtful for dad and give him something unique, he’ll actually appreciate?
Take a deep breath because men tend to be a bit more basic and don’t mind practical gifts!
P.S. if you are a guy – this Father’s Day Gift Guide of Natural Grooming Swaps will help you easily zone in on great gift ideas for your dad or another special man in your life…maybe even you!
Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016: Natural Grooming Swaps
I’ve rounded up a very few my favorite, super clean, natural grooming products for men – and they’re swaps that a man will actually be happy to use!
Psst! To help the switch go well, see my advice in Converting Your Guy To All-Natural Men’s Grooming Products.
If you’re reading this article after Father’s Day, now you’ll have some ideas for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukah, etc. Whew!
Seriously Skin Healing Shave
Ditch that toxic white, shaving cream mousse in a can filled with toxins and flammables now!
Swap it for Dr. Alkaitis Skin Care: developed by a man, it’s an uber-clean line of wild-crafted botanicals based on native medicinal healing uses of plants.
Here’s how to cocktail his products for the perfect Skin Healing Shave:
Major Tip: People are going so nutso over the Treatment Oil that it’s out of stock in many places! Buy the amazing Travel Kit at a crazy-good price that includes the all the products listed above, plus more! (you may even want to get one for yourself…shhh!)
Manly, Stink-Free Under Arms
Ditch his aluminum-filled conventional antiperspirant/deodorant.
Swap for a safe, all-natural deodorant that works to powerfully combat man-stank.
Soapwalla’s wildly popular Original Deodorant Cream combats wetness as a multi-functional product “utilizing superfine vegetable powders and clays, as well as lavender, peppermint and tea tree essential oils to absorb moisture, inhibit bacteria, and ensure a long-lasting and highly effective experience.”
Bonus: Soapwalla’s team told me their deodorant can also be used as a replacement for chafing balm (haven’t tried that myself) and hair texturizer (which I’ve totally tried and it works!). It can also be used on feet or anywhere else you’d rather not have too much wetness from sweat. (Buy it here)
For the man who prefers a deodorant stick with no scent – we’ve got you covered too!
Swap for Blissoma’s Solid Unscented Deodorant Stick has no discernible smell of its own, but make no mistake, it is a powerful stink-blaster. The smooth texture ensures it won’t tug or pull on underarm hair during application.
He’s still gonna sweat using this deodorant (a healthy and totally necessary body function), but it should keep body odor at bay. (Get it here)[Read Giving up the Anti-Perspirant Addiction for more tips.]
One Stop Soap
Ditch SLS, fragrance filled bar soaps that strip skin of moisture and can lower sperm count.
Swap for Soapwalla’s safe, Organic/Vegan Rosewood, Cedar & Clay Soap Bar that’s perfect for the body and face to nourish (not dry out) skin and smells like gender-neutral herbal plants, not flowers.
Rosewood and cedarwood essential oils balance skin helping relieve a variety of skin conditions from acne to eczema. Kaolin clay helps hairs stand on end for a smooth shave, while pure seed oils moisturize and protect the skin from irritation!
(Buy it here from Follain or on Amazon here.)
Softening His Rugged Exterior with Moisturizer
Ditch whatever economy sized, multi-purpose, mineral oil-filled, generic pump bottle moisturizer for something a bit better.
Swap for Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 formulated with potent plant oils (but no essential oils) and skin calming anti inflammatory herbs that protect delicate facial skin with a very light cocoa aroma.
The SPF comes from natural mineral Zinc Oxide and this will leave his face moisturized, not greasy or sticky, and have matte finish without a white cast. (Buy it now)
Swap for Blissoma’s Awake Moisturizer with a very gender neutral scent, is super lightweight – a great choice for summer time – and will not leave skin feeling too greasy as it hydrates and nourishes skin with a unique blend of plants to firm, repair, and protect the skin. (Get it here)
Tame that Man(e)
Ditch traditional pomades that control wild hair with unhealthy chemicals that can block hair follicles (um, can you say premature hair loss?!).
Swap for one of these two natural, organic plant-based styling aids.
Pomade: Innersense Inner Reflection Finishing Polish is petrochemical free and water soluble. Certified organic olive, castor and wheat germ oils create reflective shine. Shea butter, tamanu oil and sunflower seed extract condition hair and protect color from fading adding intense shine and flexible hold to any style without drying it out. (Buy it here)
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Styling Cream: Josh Rosebrook Styling Cream delivers on looks and ingredients in a major way. Gone are those crunchy hair styles! This natural styling cream offers a more modern, natural look that doesn’t appear overdone.
Doesn’t matter what kind of hair cut or texture your guy has, it will work without clogging hair follicles. As a bonus, these herbal actives encourage scalp stimulation and long term hair growth. (Buy it here)
OK! That wraps up our Father’s Day Gift Guide for this Year!
Now it’s time to order and wrap up your special presents for that guy you love so much.