A Green Man is a Good Man


I know this Ryan Gosling joke is played out (except that it’s not, I still laugh every time).

Lately, so many friends, family members and readers have been asking me about Clean products for men.  My personal guinea pig, my husband, is no metrosexual.  He is a man’s man; he’s never had an arsenal of (toxic!) Kiehl’s like some of his friends. (And I like it that way – I want to be the pretty one!)  He is particular about what he uses, but he doesn’t like to spend a lot on products, so consider this a starter kit, or, the “basics” for getting your man to go Green.


Acure Organics Clarifying Mint Body Wash.  I love, love, love Acure Organics Body Wash.  It lathers, cleans and moisturizes effectively and it is so inexpensive.  Cost: $10.95 for 8 oz.  Purchase it here.


Acure Organics Daily Clarifying Lemongrass Shampoo is a great option for most hair types, lathers well and it smells great.  Cost: $11.95 for 12 oz.  Purchase it here.


Weleda Shaving Cream actually moisturizes and soothes the face, unlike most conventional shaving creams, which are full of alcohol.  This cream is designed for a wet shave, fyi.  Cost: $14.50 for 2.5 0z.  Purchase it here.


S.W. Basics Cleanser is simple and effective and I love their androgynous packaging.  Be warned: this cleanser does not lather, but it does cleanse the skin thoroughly.  Cost: $24 for 4 oz.  Purchase it here.


S.W. Basics Cream for Face and Body is the best alternative to those toxin-packed Cetaphil and Cereve-type lotions.  It is gentle and moisturizes really well without being greasy.  Cost: $32 for 4 oz.  Purchase it here.


Consonant Skincare The Perfect Sunscreen SPF 30 is a great daily sunscreen for the face and is strong enough for a day at the beach.  Cost: $45.  Purchase it here.


Hurraw! Mint Lip Balm is a favorite at our house.  It glides on smooth, lasts hours and it’s not shiny or greasy.  And it doesn’t roll off the nightstand!  Cost: $3.95.  Purchase it here.


Soapwalla Deodorant Cream is the KING of Green deodorant.  It works so well and has a nice, barely there unisex fragrance.  Cost: $14.  Purchase it here.


Dr. Bronners 18-in-1 Hemp Tea Tree Pure Castille Soap is a great all-in-one product for super low-maintenance dudes.  This is a shampoo-cleanser-bodywash all in one.  The tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic and prevents acne and dandruff.  Cost: $16 for 32 oz.  Purchase it here.

Did I cover it all?