grooming guide

grooming guide: as a general rule

There was an interest in sustainable living. Then the discovery of some vintage soap and perfume recipe books and some Czechoslovakian pharmacy bottles. Inspiration ensued and the Portland General Store was founded. It started with creams and bath salts and is now a full line of men’s grooming products that includes soaps, hand creams, facial products and fragrances. All products are made with simple, natural ingredients, using time-tested methods and are free of frangrance oils and chemicals.

MENTORS NOTE: Fellas, listen up! You need to take better care of your skin and face. There are a few exceptions, but most of you guys use a regular bar of soap to wash your face, you do not use moisturizer on your hands and you do not exfoliate. Am I right? It is not that difficult to start the process and the change you will see is completely worth the extra effort. Here are a few of our favorite products from the Portland General Store (all products were used by our model shown above):

1. Face Bomb: The product is not as harsh as the name may reference.  Use the Face Bomb twice a week.  It includes rhassoul mud, a natural clay that’s mineral-rich and anti-bacterial. Hand-blended into the mud is sandalwood essential oil, hydrosol of wild geranium and Damascus rose (floral waters), and finely ground walnut shells for gentle exfoliation. That’s nuts! Sorry, we had to go there. Since this product is SO raw with the materials that are used a small amount of preservatives are used to extend the shelf life of this product.

2. Use the Hunting Camp Deep Exfoliating Bar for your body. You need to get rid of all that dead skin. This bar is made with pumice, sandalwood exfoliating powder, frankincense powder, spikenard powder and moisturizing natural oils. It gets its black color from the addition of activated charcoal, which naturally lifts toxins from the skin.

3. Take care of your hands! They are the first things people see when they shake your hand and one of your most visible body parts when interacting with someone. Whether you’re a mans man and cut timber for a living or whether you are an advertising exec, you need to keep your hands from looking like the dry desert floor. WOOD Super Thick Hand Cream will help you do just that. It is completely natural, and scented generously with essential oils of cedar, hiba wood, patchouli, vetiver grass and vanilla

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