These are ridiculously important questions to know, and should have been better researched prior to mass production and big box sales. While some answers have been found, the more important part of this movement is that better, safer and all natural alternatives are now beginning to flood the market.
The following products are ones I’ve personally worked with from Wooly Beast Designs, and I wanted to highlight my thoughts and findings…
Misty Mountain Soy Wax Candle – While most traditional candles have been made with paraffin wax, the new, safer and cheaper wax base is all soy candles like this. The burn is clean, long lasting, and the aroma is subtle but beautiful. The scent of the Misty Mountain candle is a lovely mix of peppermint and teakwood.
Teen Spirit Soy Wax Candle – This is another 100% soy wax candle with a unique scent that marries patchouli and tobacco, and perhaps a little of teen angst in an aroma that is rich, alluring, earthy and woody. The overall burn is quite nice, though I don’t think they last quite as long as they’re advertised (25+ hours).
Lumberjack All Natural Soap – An all natural soap that took me by surprise, because not only does it smell amazing and comforting, but it works really, really well. Their soaps are small batch, handmade in Portland, and are non-toxic, cruelty free and vegan friendly. The scent is woodsy with a hint of whiskey, and it’s beautiful.
The Bearded Man Beard Oil – With the rebirth of righteous beards comes an exciting line of fragrant beard oils that not only inspire healthy growth but also fantastic smells. The Bearded Man scent is a mix of cedarwood, cinnamon, musk, and the forest. The carrier oils that make up their beard oils are sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and argan oil, which help to condition hair, nourish dry skin and inspire new growth.
Dirty Hipster Unisex Perfume Oil – Traditional perfumes are notoriously toxic, filled with chemicals and containing some other unsavory things, but when you create oil-based perfumes, you have the ability to keep them natural, non-toxic and scented mainly by essential oils, so they come with some benefits. The Dirty Hipster is a throwback to the old hippie wearing patchouli days, and to be honest, I love this scent; it’s woody, warm, fresh, and earthy.
Wooly Beast also has a selection of apparel that is stylish, eye-catching and super comfortable.
All in all, I found all Wooly Beast’s products to be very effective, attractively made, and full of amazing aromas. If you would like to learn more about natural body care products and Wooly Beast’s products, click here.
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