Continuing in my search for high quality, handcrafted, made in the USA grooming products for men, I proudly add to my Millennial Man Series Sam’s Natural. Sam’s Natural, as its name suggests, is an American based skin care product company that encompasses everything about the green consumer of today.
I started conversations with Sam’s Natural about a month ago. Their fresh charisma and authentic style won my heart.
Their packaging is simple, and unsophisticated just like the woodsy millennial man. However, it spills high quality and freshness. Their scents are an ode to nature; some mature scents such as tobacco and cedarwood reminiscent of classic elegance (personally, tobacco reminds me of my grandad sitting in his room among his books, with his tobacco pipe and a cup of hot coffee) And some fresh scents such as peppermint, orange and vanilla come together beautifully to create a woodsy, natural, fresh aromas made specifically for men.
But, who is Sam?
Sam’s Natural founder, Sam Higginbottom, started the company out of the profound need of something less chemical. And so in Fall 2012 him and his wife Kristen, created a whole line of natural skin care dedicated to men.
“AS A TECHNICIAN, I COULDN’T FIND ANY NATURAL PRODUCTS TO GET MY HANDS CLEAN. MOST COMMERCIAL BRANDS ARE MADE WITH PETROLEUM-BASED INGREDIENTS – WHICH WAS WHAT I WAS ATTEMPTING TO WASH OFF MY SKIN TO BEGIN WITH – THAT’S WHEN WE KNEW WE NEEDED TO CREATE OUR OWN – SAM
I love everything they stand for. Cruelty-free and vegan “Because is the right thing to do” Sam’s natural not only has men skincare needs in mind but adheres to high ethical standards to protect the environment.
For the purposes of this post, Sam’s Natural provided me with some amazingly good products, so let the fun part begin! Let me tell you more about them.
Although they specialize in men care products, they have recently launched a deodorant for women. This deodorant is made with 100% natural lavender and sage oil, and a sweet and delicate citrus note.I absolutely love it! Au contraire to other natural deodorants, Sam’s Natural Women’s Deodorant runs smoothly and it doesn’t dry your skin. Also, after using for many hours it hasn’t cracked or left any white residue on my clothing.
The Cedar Body Deodorant for men is equally as good, the cedar scent however, is not as strong as the scent of the women’s deodorant. The aroma is quite neutral but woodsy, and it can last for hours*. Just as the women’s deodorant the ones for men are 100% natural and they offer a variety of scents from cedar to oak moss and leather, to classic tobacco, sandalwood, and vetiver.
*note: he didn’t do any strenuous work outdoors or otherwise that required a strong deodorant, nor did he sweat a lot during this trial. The deodorant did hold perfectly under regular indoor/office circumstances.
We also tried Sam’s Natural Cocoa Stick and Peppermint Lip Balm. The Cocoa Stick works like magic on dry, damaged skin. I write a lot (as in old school with a pen/pencil on paper) so my index finger is always dry and the skin feels rough on the tips. After using this Cocoa Stick for a week my skin is visibly smooth and soft. I LOVE IT!
OUR COCOA STICK HAS CRAZY MOISTURIZING POWER, WITH NO GREASY AFTER EFFECTS. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY TOO, SO NO NEED TO BURN THROUGH THE TUBE.
The Peppermint Lip Balm: I have tried so many lip balms that are either too dry or too greasy. I don’t know you but I don’t want to feel like I’ve just ate a bag of popcorn every time I use lip balm. Sam’s Natural Peppermint Lip Balm is made with cocoa butter , shea butter and a blend of natural oils (almond, coconut peppermint and squalale) 100% natural and high-grade ingredients. It is sweet and minty, non-sticky nor grease, and even my 10-year-old loved it. It is also the perfect size to fit in a camping bag when hiking or camping!
Now, let’s talk about your feet. Feet are so often neglected especially by men. The Tea Tree Foot Soak has to be the creation of Gods! It smells super fresh and invigorating and leaves your feet with a tingling sensation. I absolutely adore this product, perfect to relax during the weekend or after a hard day of work. Simply mix a spoonful of the salt (it comes with a little scoop) into warm water and relax. Ahhhh! perfection!
Now, ladies get ready for this. THIS is where it’s at. You know how us women LOVE candles, right? and how men, not necessarily care for it? You know how bad some “manly” spaces (think man cave or woodshop) can smell? well, here it is, the solution! The Handsome Candle! yes a candle for men (well, you know it’s still for us but it isn’t as girly so they will be more inclined to accept it in their spaces)
OU’LL FIND OUR ASSORTMENT OF MASCULINE SCENTS TO BE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO YOUR MANLY DIGS. WE HAND-POUR ALL OF OUR HANDSOME CANDLES INTO A FINE GLOSSY BLACK CERAMIC CONTAINER, WHICH CAN BE REUSED FOR PLANTS OR A CLEVER WAY TO ORGANIZE YOUR WARES. EACH 9-OUNCE CANDLE BURNS STRONG WITH OUR NATURAL HEMP WICKS, GIVING THEM A 45+ HOUR BURN TIME OF SUPREME MANLY AWESOMENESS.
At first, I have to admit I was a little scared and apprehensive to the thought of the tobacco scent, however the moment I lit that candle I fell in love (and so did he!) Manly, elegant, classic, this candle does it all.
All of their candle scents sound equal as manly and satisfying ranging from Whiskey to Vanilla Chai – I NEED them all! I mean, he needs them all, right?
If you want to try any of these products or any of the many others I have a promo code for you! 🌱 ENTER promo code JIHANE10 for 10% off a purchase of $30 or more, between now and 4/15/16!
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Hope you get to try them, and if you do, let me know how it goes!