Have you switched to a reusable razor, and now want to splash on some cologne? This post links you to the best natural brands of men’s cologne and aftershave, made with natural ingredients, and all cruelty-free.
Avoid aromatherapy essential oils for pregnancy/nursing (and medical conditions like epilepsy and asthma). Avoid rosemary & citrus oils for high blood pressure. Avoid shea butter (in some solid perfumes) for latex allergies. Keep scents away from sunlight. Never spray cologne/perfumes near pets or children (air rooms before allowing them back in room).
Conventional aftershaves may contain animal ingredients (civet, musk, ambergris, mink or ambergris from whales). Some contain rosewood oil, from a critically endangered tree. Natural aftershaves are made with biodegradable ingredients and tend to charge for the scents, rather than packaging and ads.
Dolma Men’s Vegan Aftershaves
Dolma Men’s Vegan Aftershaves were developed by a vegan chemist (the company also sells perfumes for women). The bottles are sold alongside reusable gold tops, to use for future orders. All four are available in tester bottles, 50ml bottles or try them all with the box set, or save with an aftershave bundle.
- Freedom has accents of lavender enhanced with crushed mint, cinnamon leaf extract, cedarwood, patchouli and vetiver
- Imagine is a dark earthy scent with green violet leaves, juicy pineapple tones and dry ambers.
- Sirius opens on accents of artemisia oil around bergamot and bay laurel tones, with a heart of geranium leaves spiced up by carnation and cinnamon, on a wood base of pine needle, patchouli and amber.
- Kwame means ‘man born on a Saturday’. with refreshing bergamot and lemon splash on a lightly spiced heart of nutmeg. Never wear this one near pets, as nutmeg can be toxic if inhaled.
Eden Perfumes (Brighton) is a company that recreates the best-selling brands of perfume and aftershave, then makes them vegan, ethical and eco-friendly. The company also offers a unisex selection, if you want to share with your other half. For instance, No.244 Intense is a natural alternative to Pegasus by Parfums de Marly. It features a strong almond note, thick vanilla and a touch of lavender.