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    Quote Originally Posted by elorajade View Post
    Favorites are:

    Sandalwood (but expensive right now, however it may be cheaper from where you are)
    Tonka Bean
    Patchouli
    Oakmoss
    Bay
    Cypress
    Ginger
    Black Pepper
    Vanilla
    Vetiver

    You can add it to your deodorant too.

    AS a woman (and a soapmaking business owner) I can tell you that women like earthy scents on men (80% of my sales to women, buying for their men were earthy scents), we like natural, we like you smelling like you were just outdoors chopping wood, working up a light sweat, muscles are twinging....

    My top selling scent contains:
    Italian Bergamot, Apple Wood and Tonka Bean to round out the darker, more sensuous Patchouli, Cedarwood, and Oakmoss. Cardamom, Vanilla Bourbon and allspice give it a spicy undertone.
    Wow!
    So all of the sorts above are for creating that male scent? Now that's a good list...it'll be hard to find out where to start, though, hehe

    Suzan & elorajade: I'm using this body lotion at the moment, Juice Beauty Green Apple Extra Firming Moisturizer, and while it's not an EO, it does seem to help the skin by smoothing it.
    http://www.essentialdayspa.com/juice...le-p_10715.htm

    I know that the more ingredients, the more suspect, but does it comply here?

    Also, I've been interested in using skincare products from these:
    http://www.beingcontent.com/men/mois...e--for-men.htm

    Don't know if someone has tried any of these products before..

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    Go to a health food store, hippy store, and get some tiny bottles of the stuff, then open a few at a time and hold the bottles to your nose. You can also just enter say "patchouli blend for men" in a search engine to get an idea.

    Patchouli is a bottom note, it lasts and lasts and lasts and tends to be used across the board as a base for most higher end perfumes/colognes. Read the profiles for the EOs and see what resonnates with you, I'm sure you already have an idea of what goes well on you. AND you can google your favorite cologne to get their scent profile to give you a starting point.

    I always get a giggle when people poo poo my straight up patch soap, telling me they HATE patch, only to pick up my "Cleopatra" and declare their undying love for it. Its a patch, lemongrass, ginger and lavender blend.

    I took a look at the link for Juice body, and they have some really nice ingredients in there. Wow, that really is a nice looking formula. They don't have a good preservative in there, but they don't have any water either, and they're using some really high end, natural stuff. They also have a lot of redundant oils in there, both of them do.

    Whats wrong with a good bar of soap? There is a soapmaker in the UK, called Future Primative and she makes some really fantastic soap. Honestly, thats all you really need. And because she does mostly use EOs in her formulations (and she is also all organic too!) so you'll also solve the wanna "smell good" problem.

    Frankly, most of the time all you need is a good bar of soap. I used to have perpetually dry skin (and ezcema), but it was from the soap I was using. I had ended up formulating a fantastic body butter, but then my mentor told me I was being an idiot because I was effectively chasing my tail. Damaging my skin in the shower, and then slathering on the cream to heal it, what a cycle! Now I make the soap, and rarely use body butter or lotion, and thats usually only when I've used a commercial soap.
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    [QUOTE=Balance;346410]I use coconut oil as lotion. I no longer use a deodorant since they were expensive and the anti-perspirant aspect of conventional deodorants have aluminum that I read could be absorbed into your system. Instead of deodorant I use baking soda which actually yielded much better results. My box of baking soda costs $2 and has lasted me over a year so far. I play basketball, sprint, jog and it has worked better than my conventional deodorant in preventing odor and sweat. And like I said financially it has saved me a little money as well.

    A little fyi...mix the baking soda in some coconut oil. I found that it helps the baking soda to disperse better, hold longer and not leave that powdery residue on my skin or clothing. Just wait a couple of minutes before dressing, give the skin time to absorb the oil.
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    The guy I knew used a patchouli/sandalwood/Oakmoss/Vetiver blend. Their whole house smelled like EOs. I still don'tk now which ones were so good smelling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by inquisitiveone View Post
    I'm not a man, but since I'm part of the demographic you're hoping to attract (single female), my thoughts might be worthwhile to you. I strongly prefer a man's clean, natural scent to any sort of perfume or deodorant. If you wish to use some kind of scent, keep it as light and natural as possible—and use one that enhances your natural scent, rather than covers it up.

    My moisturizer of choice is coconut oil too—I get the plain, unrefined kind in the oils section of the grocery store and it works just fine. I don't think we really need all the additives that body lotions often have in there. It would be such a pleasant surprise to encounter a gent who smells lightly of coconut!
    Another single female here in total agreement.

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    [QUOTE=Karate Lisa;346677]
    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    I use coconut oil as lotion. I no longer use a deodorant since they were expensive and the anti-perspirant aspect of conventional deodorants have aluminum that I read could be absorbed into your system. Instead of deodorant I use baking soda which actually yielded much better results. My box of baking soda costs $2 and has lasted me over a year so far. I play basketball, sprint, jog and it has worked better than my conventional deodorant in preventing odor and sweat. And like I said financially it has saved me a little money as well.

    A little fyi...mix the baking soda in some coconut oil. I found that it helps the baking soda to disperse better, hold longer and not leave that powdery residue on my skin or clothing. Just wait a couple of minutes before dressing, give the skin time to absorb the oil.
    Ooh I think I will try it. I know when it is really dry baking soda tends to irritate the skin. Coconut oil looks like it just may do the trick. So many uses for coconut oil
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    iherb.com sells essential oils, and they ship to Norway (for only $4):

    http://www.iherb.com/Aromatherapy-Essential-Oils

    They also have various organic moisturizers, etc., but I haven't tried any of them, so I have no idea if they are any good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norak View Post
    iherb.com sells essential oils, and they ship to Norway (for only $4):

    http://www.iherb.com/Aromatherapy-Essential-Oils

    They also have various organic moisturizers, etc., but I haven't tried any of them, so I have no idea if they are any good.
    Thanks for the tip, norak!
    I found some oils on the iherb-site which I couldn't find here in Oslo, Norway. Hats off.

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    Mountain Rose Herbs and Frontier (Aura Cacia) are much better quality EO's than NOW brand. JMO

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