Natural Mountain Man Homemade Detox Soap Recipe

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Most men probably care about their skin a lot less than women do, but that doesn’t men the appearance of their skin doesn’t matter to them. They’re just a lot less likely to complain about those bad skin days or let us know about it in general. So I crafted a fabulous homemade detox soap recipe for the men – and the boy! – in my life, that you can also create for the men and teens in your own life!

This natural Mountain Man Homemade Detox Soap Recipe comes with free printable labels for gifting to your favorite guy!

Made with natural French green clay which nourishes skin with minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium, the clay in this homemade detox soap recipe also help to removes impurities within skin and even shrink pores. There’s also a strip of activated charcoal which is believed to detoxify skin and naturally absorb odors.

To top it all off, this soap is scented with The Perfect Man fragrance oil. This fragrance oil gives this detox soap recipe soap a wonderfully classic men’s scent comprised of Japanese grapefruit, bergamot, and lemon followed by middle notes of peppercorn, ginger, jasmine, aquatic marine with a hint of peppermint which is then layered on natural patchouli, cedar, vetiver, labdanum, and frankincense. My boyfriend really loved the scent of this finished soap.

Mountain Man Homemade Detox Soap Recipe for Men with Free Printable Labels for Gifting

Mountain Man Homemade Detox Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

11 oz. pomace olive oil
10 oz. rice bran oil
6 oz. refined coconut oil
5.4 oz. sustainable palm oil
2.25 oz. refined shea butter
1.6 oz. camelina seed oil

12 fluid oz. distilled water
4.8 oz. sodium hydroxide (lye)

At trace:
1/8 teaspoon chromium oxide green pigment powder
2 Tablespoons French green clay
1 Tablespoon activated charcoal
2 oz. The Perfect Man fragrance oil

Instructions:

This men’s homemade detox soap recipe will fit into one of my wooden loaf soap molds {learn how to make your own} or into a silicone loaf soap mold and will yield approximately 10-12 4.3-5 oz. bars depending on how they are cut. You’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions as well as take all necessary safety precautions when creating this soap.

Start by measuring out 12 fluid ounces of distilled water and place into a pitcher or large glass pyrex measuring cup. Then, using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the lye, then stir into the distilled water until all of the lye has dissolved and set aside to cool.

Next, weigh out the soapmaking oils and shea butter and combine in a large non-aluminum pot. Place the pot on the stove and melt at medium heat until all ingredients have melted, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.

While the lye-water and soapmaking oils are cooling, line your soap mold (unless you are using a silicone loaf soap mold which does not need to be lined) and measure out the activated charcoal into a small container. In a second container measure out the clay and pigment color and set aside. And finally, in a third container, measure out the fragrance oil and set aside.

I mixed this soap at around 110 degrees F as I wanted a slightly faster trace since I was creating two layers and needed the bottom layer to set up slightly before I poured on the top layer. The fragrance oil I used did not seem to accelerate trace even at this temperature and does not discolor the final product. I started by first pouring the lye-water into the liquified soapmaking oils and mixing with an immersion/stick blender until a light trace was reached. I then mixed in the fragrance oil and stirred until thoroughly incorporated. Next, I poured 1/3 of the soap into the mold, then tapped to even the soap along the bottom of the mold.

Next, slowly sprinkle the activated charcoal evenly along the layer of soap you just poured and set aside.

With the remaining soap still in the pot, stir in the green clay and pigment and mix well with your immersion/stick blender. Then slowly and evenly pour the remaining soap on top of the first layer and the activated charcoal. Once all of the soap is in the mold, you can use a knife to even out the top 3/4 of the soap. I generally run the knife back and forth along the width of the mold all the way down so that the knife only goes about halfway down into the soap to evenly distribute the soap from front to back, then run the knife back and forth lengthwise until my desired look is achieved. At that point you can also tap the mold on a hard surface to help release any remaining air bubbles if desired. Then cover your mold and insulate for twenty-four hours.

After the insulation period, unmold your soap and cut into bars. {Learn how to make a loaf soap cutter.} Set bars in a cool, dry location to cure for 3-6 weeks before use.

This natural Mountain Man Homemade Detox Soap Recipe comes with free printable labels for gifting to your favorite guy on special occasions or just because!

Your soaps are now ready to be wrapped and labeled, used and enjoyed or gifted to that special someone. You can download my Mountain Man Detox Printable Soap Recipe Labels here along with a printable version of the recipe. I think these are just perfect as homemade Father’s Day gifts or to tuck inside stockings as homemade Christmas gifts for men.

For more great homemade soap recipes, like my mountain man detox soap recipe, as well as bath and beauty DIY’s and craft projects, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, G+ and Instagram.

DIY Tempestuous Roll On Cologne for Men

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DIY Cologne for Men - Tempestuous Cologne Recipe - Easy Homemade Gift Idea for Men - Also Make Great DIY Wedding Favors for the GuysThere’s a cologne fragrance for men called Fierce that’s distributed via Abercrombie & Fitch. However, in light of their recent negative press, you might be wary about making future purchases from them. Regardless of your stance, their cologne, Fierce, is still a great fragrance for men. But you don’t have to buy it because now you can actually DIY it. Very recently a dupe of this Abercrombie fragrance was developed as a fragrance oil. So not only can you now make your own handmade colognes for men with this great scent, you can also use the fragrance oil to produce other men’s products with this fragrance including homemade soaps, lotions and other masculine skin care products.

Following is a recipe for making your own Fierce-like cologne using a fragrance oil dupe created by Nature’s Garden called Ferocious Beast. Of course, I came up with my own name for this fragrance as well and dubbed mine Tempestuous. You can call yours whatever you like. But if you dig the name Tempestuous, I have created free printable labels for you to use on your own cologne oils you create with this recipe.

Nature Garden’s Ferocious Beast fragrance oil contains citrusy top-notes of orange, lemon and lime, leading to middle notes of rosemary, jasmine, lily of the valley, vetiver  and rose and finishing a woody, oakmoss and white musk base note. Create these as diy wedding favors or homemade stocking stuffer gifts for the guys.

Other fragrances for men you may be interested in trying include The Perfect Man, Game On, and Bay Rum. (Buy any 5 16oz. fragrance oils and receive a $1 off per container from Nature’s Garden.)

Homemade Gift Idea for Men - DIY Roll On Cologne RecipeDIY Tempestuous Roll On Cologne Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 fl. oz. deodorized clear jojoba oil
1 fl. oz. fractionated coconut oil
1 fl. oz. Ferocious Beast fragrance oil

Supplies:

7 roller ball glass bottles
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
small glass measuring cup
small metal utensil for stirring
printable labels

Directions:

Start by measuring 1 fluid oz. each of the jojoba and fractionated coconut oil in a small glass measuring cup. Next add 1 fluid oz. of fragrance oil and stir well. Using a plastic pipette, fill your perfume bottles, stirring the container of fragrance oil occasionally as you go, then cap your perfumes and label with my free downloadable labels. This recipe will yield seven .3 oz. (by weight) perfume oils.

Looking for a fragrance for women? Be sure to try my homemade Red Velvet Cake Perfume Oil Recipe.

(Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen, Soap Deli News and Nature’s Garden are not affiliated or associated with Abercrombie & Fitch in any way.)

DIY Mustache Wax for Men

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Handmade DIY Father's Day Gift Idea - Homemade Mustache Wax Recipe for MenComing up with a great handmade Father’s Day gift can be hard. So I’ve created a functional DIY Father’s Day gift that Dad that’s sure to be used year round. Granted, it’s only a great gift for dad if he has a mustache, but if your dad – or the man in your life – sports a ‘stache, this is a gift that’s sure to be appreciated. I had my boyfriend give it a test drive first to be sure and he really enjoyed the feel and scent in his mustache. (P.S. This makes a great homemade Christmas stocking stuffer gift as well!)

DIY Mustache Wax Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 Tablespoons Beeswax, recommended or ( 2 Tablespoons Carnauba Wax)
3 Tablespoons Palm Kernel Flakes
3 Tablespoons Grape Seed Oil
3 Tablespoons Jojoba Oil
40 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
40 drops Pine Essential Oil

Directions:

Using a Tablespoon measurement, measure out level Tablespoons of the Beeswax or Carnauba Wax and Palm Kernel Flakes and place into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at reduced power in the microwave – I have a 1200 watt microwave and heated at 80% power for 3 1/2 minutes – until melted. Watch this closely to be sure your waxes don’t burn or boil. (In warmer climates you’ll need to increase palm kernel flakes to 4 Tbs. Also note that beeswax will offer more hold than carnauba wax as it’s sticker. Carnauba is simply offered as a vegan alternative.)

Now measure out the Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil using a Tablespoon measurement and stir into your waxes – a knife works great for this! Add your essential oils, stir again, then pour into metal tins and allow to cool.

DIY Mustache Wax Recipe for Men - Easy Homemade Gift Idea for Dad for Father's Day or as a Christmas Stocking Stuffer

For my mustache wax I upcycled a metal tin with snowflakes on it that I had from Christmas. I simply decorated it with washi tape by wrapping it around the tin and then applying it onto the top of the lid and cutting off the excess.

You can also pair this gift with my DIY Natural Beard Conditioner for Men. For more great handmade gift ideas for men, be sure to follow my Father’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest.

DIY Natural Beard Conditioner for Men

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Looking for a homemade Father’s Day gift idea? Then try out this easy DIY natural beard conditioner recipe for men!

DIY Natural Beard Conditioner Recipe for Men for Father's Day. This DIY natural beard conditioner is perfect for Dad's unruly beard. Not only does it keep it from being prickly, but it also helps to prevent having a flaky beard. Perfect for full beards or those in still stubble stages, this natural homemade beard elixir conditions beards and adds a fresh scent. Make it today as a DIY Father's Day gift!

This DIY natural beard conditioner is the perfect Father’s Day gift for Dad’s unruly beard. This natural beard care product keeps Dad’s beard from feeling prickly. It’s also great at preventing flaking so Dad’s chin, just like his scalp, stays in top condition. After all, no one wants beard dandruff.

Perfect for full beards or those in still stubble stages, this DIY natural beard conditioner conditions beards and adds a fresh natural scent.

DIY Natural Beard Conditioner Recipe for Men for Father's Day. This DIY natural beard conditioner is perfect for Dad's unruly beard. Not only does it keep it from being prickly, but it also helps to prevent having a flaky beard. Perfect for full beards or those in still stubble stages, this natural homemade beard elixir conditions beards and adds a fresh scent. Make it today as a DIY Father's Day gift!

Men’s DIY Natural Beard Conditioner Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

Base:

16 ml grape seed oil
5 drops vitamin E oil

Essential Oil Blend 1:

4 drops lime essential oil
3 drops cedarwood essential oil
1 drops lavender essential oil
1 drops rosemary essential oil

Essential Oil Blend 2:

2 drops peppermint essential oil
3 drops lemongrass essential oil
4 drops pine essential oil

Essential Oil Blend 3:

2 drops pine essential oil
2 drops juniper berry essential oil
2 drops patchouli essential oil
2 drops bergamot essential oil
1 drops vetiver essential oil

Directions:

To create this DIY natural beard conditioner, you will need to use a different  graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out each ingredient.

Start by measuring out 16 ml of grape seed oil into an amber glass bottle.

Then add five drops of vitamin E oil.

Next, add the essential oil blend of your choice – based on your preference of essential oil blend 1, 2 or 3 – to the grape seed and vitamin E oil. Cap and shake.

Then label or decorate your bottle of natural homemade beard conditioner for gifting.

To use, simply add several drop to the palm of your hand, and massage into your beard.

For more handmade Father’s Day gift ideas, be sure to follow my new Father’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest!

DIY Father’s Day Gifts – Homemade Bay Rum Aftershave and Handmade Bay Rum Soap

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Father’s Day is just around the corner. And just for dad, I recommend giving the gift of homemade! A bar of handmade bay rum shaving soap from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and a container of homemade bay rum aftershave you’ve made yourself ties together perfectly as a great Father’s Day gift!
The Handmade Bay Rum Goat Milk Soap for Men from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen makes the perfect gift for dad on Father’s Day! This incredible handmade men’s soap boasts a masculine fragrance perfect for men with dry or more sensitive skin. This handmade soap is scented with a masculine, old time barber shop blend of bay leaves and orange peel. It is strongly scented so you are left with a light fragrance on your skin afterward. Men love this in the shower and for shaving too!

This handmade goat milk soap is specially formulated for normal to dry skin and is hand crafted in small batches using the cold process soapmaking method. It contains rich, wholesome goat’s milk, shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, rice bran oil and even colloidal oatmeal. (It’s the same great recipe as Rebecca’s bestselling Handmade Unscented Goat Milk Soap.) You’ll find this bar is highly scented for a fragrance that lasts even stepping out of the shower. Use it on your face, hands, and body and even try it in your hair! It’s all natural expect for the fragrance and contains no color. This soap is available now from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

Now that you’ve got your soap, why not try your hand at a homemade bay rum scented after shave for dad with this easy aftershave recipe.

BAY RUM AFTERSHAVE

Recipe courtesy of SpaIndex.com: Guide to Spas

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup vodka
2 tablespoons Jamaican rum
2 dried bay leaves
1/4 teaspoons whole allspice
1 cinnamon stick
zest from a small orange

DIRECTIONS:
Mix together all the ingredients and place into a clean jar with a tight fitting lid. Place the jar in a dark, cool place for 2 weeks. After two weeks, strain liquid through several layers of cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Discard solids. To use, splash on the face after shaving.

Organic herb, oils, and spices  are available in bulk and at great prices at Mountain Rose Herbs.

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