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Save Or Splurge: 6 Easy Clean Product Swaps For Men

When it comes to personal grooming, my husband is the polar opposite of me- he is a hyperminimalist and a creature of habit who has no desire to try anything new once he finds a product that works for him.

Since I do all the shopping in the household, I took it upon myself to find him clean swaps that wouldn't overwhelm him. Despite some initial resistance, I was surprised by how quickly he took to the new products and how much he enjoyed them.

Read on for 6 easy save-or-splurge swaps for men!

Face, Body and Hair

Splurge: Graydon Clinical Luxury All-Over Soap ($19.00 for 8 oz)

Swap out conventional 3-in-1 products which can contain controversial ingredients like synthetic fragrance, PEGs, triclosan, DMDM Hydantoin and parabens.
SAVE with Dr. Bronner's 4-in-1 Unscented Organic Soapmade with fair trade and organic ingredients that are good for you and the environment and mild enough to use on babies and sensitive skin, or SPLURGE with Graydon Clinical Luxury All-Over Soap which uses plant-based ingredients with an invigorating aroma of citrus and mint that will cleanse your body from head to toe.


Swap out conventional deodorants which can contain controversial ingredients like aluminum, synthetic fragrance, petrochemicals, PEGs, BHT and parabens. 
SAVE with Schmidt's Natural Deodorant in Tea-Treewhich combats odor and wetness with their award-winning non-sticky formula enhanced with natural minerals, or SPLURGE with the handcrafted Agent Nateur holi(man) No. 5 Deodorant made from non-GMO, food-grade ingredients and seductive essential oils like vetiver and sandalwood.

Hair Pomade

Save: Badger Balm Navigator Class Hair Pomade ($13.59 for 2 oz) Splurge: Brickell Flexible Hold Wax Pomade ($23.00 for 2 oz)
Swap out conventional hair styling products which can contain controversial ingredients like synthetic fragrance, silicones, PEGs, DEAs, urea and parabens. 
SAVE with Badger Balm Navigator Class Hair Pomade which offers medium hold and shine with a blend of rich and nourishing oils, butters and pure essential oils, or SPLURGE with Brickell Flexible Hold Wax Pomade which gives an all-day flexible hold with a natural shine thanks to the highest-grade natural ingredients which conditions and encourages hair growth.

Shaving Cream

Save: Pacific Shaving Co. Caffeinated Shaving Cream ($5.49 for 3 oz) Splurge: Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream ($24.00 for 5.3 oz)
Swap out conventional shaving creams which can contain controversial ingredients like synthetic fragrance, petrochemicals, PEGs and BHT.
SAVE with Pacific Shaving Co. Caffeinated Shaving Cream, which will help you achieve an exceptional shave and boost your morning routine with naturally-derived caffeine, or SPLURGE with Ursa Major Stellar Shave Cream which is a concentrated, non-lather formula that will naturally nourish your skin and cushion your skin from nicks and burns. 


Save: Raw Elements Eco-Formula Sunscreen SPF 30 Plus ($16.00 for 3 oz) Splurge: Coola Classic Sport SPF50 Unscented ($32.00 for 5 oz)
Swap out conventional sunscreens which can contain controversial ingredients like synthetic fragrance, chemical filters, petrochemicals, PEGs and parabens.
SAVE with Raw Elements Eco-Formula Sunscreen SPF 30 Plus, which boasts of a super clean ingredient list that is reef-safe and performance-driven with physical UV protection, or SPLURGE with Coola Classic Sport SPF50 Unscented which shields your skin from sun damage while providing long-lasting hydration without a greasy residue.


Save: Jason Powersmile Peppermint Toothpaste ($3.95 for 6 oz) Splurge: David's Premium Natural Toothpaste ($7.95 for 5.25 oz)

Swap out conventional toothpastes which can contain controversial ingredients like sodium flouride, triclosan, SLS, propylene glycol and DEAs.
SAVE with Jason Powersmile Peppermint Toothpaste, which uses natural polishers and stain-fighting botanicals like bamboo powder, calcium carbonate and baking soda to whiten and brighten your teeth, or SPLURGE with David's Premium Natural Toothpaste that is made from 98% USA-farmed ingredients and contains xylitol to reduce plaque and inhibit enamel demineralization.

Want to learn more? Log onto EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database to look up products and make smarter choices for you and your family!
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