Happy Father's Day Ya'll!
Well, Almost - to celebrate I've made my hubby up a great big batch of my Activated Charcoal Beard Bars and our Signature Face & Body Butter (his favorite is the Gulf Coast Coconut).
And I promised everyone a terrific guest post by Burly Stone Owner and Maker
T. Gates Councilor
He's the big boss behind the Burly Stone label and I'm honored he agreed to post for Wild Texas Soaps. So, without further ado...
A lot of people
assume that because you’re a guy you don’t really care about what grooming products you use – any old soap will work. A can of barbasol shaving cream? Yep, that’ll do. CVS Discount hair gel? Fine. Maybe you don’t care… but you should.
Using high quality grooming products made with guys in mind can really make a difference in your morning routine. Think about it like this: You take great care of your car – you wash it, make sure the engine’s tuned up, and put good gas & oil in. That thing purrs. Why don’t you treat yourself the same way?
You know the deal. You wake up, groggily smack the alarm clock to shut it up, and stumble your way to the bathroom. Bleary eyed, you do a quick assessment of yourself in the mirror. Two eyes? Check. Nose? Check. Bed Head? Check. 5 o’clock shadow? Double check.
"Using high quality grooming products made with guys in mind can really make a difference in your morning routine"
Before you go any further, think about how much better it would be if, when you stepped in that shower, there were products in there that really worked for you. Your morning shower is one of your first daily rituals, and elevating that experience? It raises the bar for the whole day. One easy way to raise that bar is to put great freaking stuff in your shower.
As a man who makes men’s grooming products, I’ve become really aware of what I put on my body. One of the core principles of my company, Burly Stone, is that we’ll never make anything we don’t use. So I get it, I really do. But trust me on this, fellas. Using good quality grooming products will make a world of difference in how you look & feel.
Let’s look at soaps. I don’t want to sound like a commercial for my company, but our soaps are, as are most hand crafted soaps, just flat out better. Instead of the lowest common denominator ingredients shoved together in the most economical way possible, we carefully researched our ingredients and our processes. We care more, and it reflects in the product we put out.
"Why not get a soap that’s made better, is geared more towards you, and makes you feel better? It’s a no brainer, really"
The same goes for all the other hand crafted, small batch grooming products out there. Doesn’t it just make sense to get something made that uses the best quality ingredients? You deserve it. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look at the ingredients we use in our beard elixirs:
ARGAN OIL: great for moisturizing the skin, it also softens & conditions the beard hair.
BUCKTHORN EXTRACT: has a rich nutrient profile that’s said to aid in hair growth. It’s also really beneficial to the skin.
GRAPESEED OIL: exceptionally light & non-clogging. Its benefits include helping dry, damaged hair and combating the dreaded “beard dandruff”.
JOJOBA OIL: incredibly similar to the oil in our own skin so it’s easily absorbed. It coats new hair growth, strengthening it.
SWEET ALMOND OIL: another light, moisturizing oil for the skin. Its unique properties also soften the hair & coat the shaft, protecting from breakage. Adds shine.
SUNFLOWER OIL: with its high Vitamin E content, it’s great for the skin.
ESSENTIAL OILS: added for scent, as well as beneficial effects. We’ve crafted great, unique blends:
FREUD: Unscented. No essential oils added, just damn good base oils.
GARCIA: A warm, soothing blend of Tea Tree, Patchouli, and Lavender.
HEMINGWAY: A bold, spicy blend of Juniper, Bay, and Cedarwood.
LINCOLN: A cool, crisp blend of Peppermint, Eucalyptus & Basil.
Do you see what I mean? Natural ingredients thoughtfully pulled together. It makes the product more than the sum of its parts.
So take some pride in yourself, gentlemen. Use high quality products, and it will help you look, smell, and feel like a million bucks. Aren’t you (and the people in your life) worth it??
So, there you have it folks. Straight from the Burly Boss himself. Pop over to Burly Stone and grab some great products and pair them with our own Father's Day Activated Charcoal Beard Bar - only available during the month of June. And don't forget to grab your Discount Code and save during Dad's special holiday too.
That's it from our end. Happy Father's Day!