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8 DIY Men’s Grooming Products for Tops

  December 7, 2017  |    #Live Fabulously

Grooming products for tops

Whether for the holidays, a birthday or just because, DIY men’s grooming products are great gifts for you and your man. Gay’s too often spend too much money on overpriced products because we’re sold on status over natural and organic DIY grooming products are healthier, better and more economical.

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Being fabulous with fabulous grooming products

We have a fabulous life and it’s not because we’re cheap but because we spend consciously. DIY men’s grooming products are not-so-expensive (NSE) options and perfect for any gay man concerned about his mug.

With grooming products, the saying goes if you wouldn’t stick it in your mouth, you shouldn’t rub it on your face. You shouldn’t need a doctorate in chemistry to understand what you’re putting on your body.

For the past several years, we’ve made our own men’s grooming products, some of which are below. These easy recipes make us look and feel great and save us money.

Make these for yourself and share them with your friends. It’s nicer to say, “I made this, and I want to share it with you,” rather than handing your hubby eye cream from Target and saying, “Bitch, do something with those bags.”

Men’s grooming products, recipes and instructions

1. Night eye cream

Our eyes are usually the first things to give away our age. We use eye cream every night, not because we’re afraid to grow old. We just want to put up a good fight.


  1. 1 Cup organic Coconut Oil
  2. 12 capsules of Vitamin E
  3. 3 to 6 drops of Rose Hip Seed Oil


If it’s not already in a liquid form, lightly warm the Coconut Oil on the stove. When the Coconut Oil is fully melted, transfer it to a bowl. Add the Vitamin E capsules by poking a hole in the capsules with a pin. Then, add the Rose Hip Seed Oil and mix all ingredients.

For storage, I pour our nightly cream in our ever-growing number of contact lens cases. This makes for easy travel and gifting.


Coconut Oil is an anti-aging agent that fights inflammation and helps with skin problems, such as burns, eczema and dermatitis. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that improves cell structure. Rose Hip Seed Oil is great for providing a healthy glow and replenishing damaged skin.

2. Face oil

We use this daily. It’s important to stay moisturized, and Colorado’s climate is dry. This simple recipe is great for keeping us moisturized and smelling good.


  1. 3 parts organic Coconut Oil
  2. 1-part organic, Hemp Seed Oil
  3. 5 drops Tea Tree Oil per 4 oz mixture of the above
  4. 3 to 6 capsules of Vitamin E
  5. 3 to 6 drops of Rose Hip Seed Oil


Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour into a bottle with a dispenser. Dab a small amount on your face, but not too much or your face will appear greasy.


Coconut oil re-hydrates the skin and is especially helpful in the winter. Hemp Seed Oils fights skin irritations and abrasions. An added benefit for the hygienic man is that Tea Tree Oil is a natural anti-acne treatment. Even at 40, we still have the occasional blemish.

3. Hair balm

Spending $25 on hair conditioner not only wrecks your budget but traditional conditioners use toxic chemicals that wreck your hair. Plus, if you’re not sold on the man bun, you’re regularly cutting your hair and that makes expensive conditioners a waste of money.

We like Humble Bee and Me’s Hair Balm. We switch out the Lavender, Rosemary, and Lemongrass for Tea Tree, Peppermint, Sandalwood or Eucalyptus for a more manly scent. Men still like to smell like men, whether they’re gay, straight, tops or bottoms.

4. Face exfoliator

No one likes dry flaky skin. Keeping your face looking bright and fresh is simple with the exfoliator from Inhabitat that’s gay man-approved. Remember to follow it up with a DIY face oil to soothe and replenish your skin.

5. Shave cream

The hipster has died and bought a razor. Our Shave Cream is from Little House Living is great. Add a bit of Eucalyptus Oil to soothe and freshen your face as you shave.

6. Aftershave

If you’ve turned from the dark side of being uber-hipster to the light side with the clean-shaven, this PopSugar After-Shave is a fav. It makes for a baby soft face that’s extra smoochable for your special guy.

7. Lip balm

You want to be Suzy Chapstick, but it’s not the 70s! Whip up a batch of this Lip Balm from Living Well, Spending Less. We add a tablespoon of Honey and a drop of Cinnamon Oil for date night.

8. Hair pomade

If your hair is like mine, it’s unmanageable until it’s as stiff as, well . . . . Momtastic shows us how to whip up a smooth operator for your wild style. This is not only simple, it’s cheaper than the $20 brown tubs you buy at salons.

Not only will these men’s grooming products save you money on the traditionally expensive men’s grooming products, but they’ll save you money long-term by avoiding harmful chemicals. So, grab your man, get into the kitchen and whip yourselves up several batches of age-defying men’s grooming products.

Don’t think we forgot about the bottoms in our lives.

Note: This article contains affiliate links. This means we’ll receive a small commission at no cost to you if you buy items through these links. We only recommend products that we use or have thoroughly vetted and would recommend to our moms.

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