I hated shaving. I really disliked the feeling of my skin afterwards. Dry, tight and often a bit raw around my throat. Razor burn was the order of the day.
I then read about someone somewhere making their own aftershave.
I decided to try my hand at making my own. I made some different types up, all alcohol based and got mixed results. I then tried a recipe blending essential oils. It was brilliant. I got the recipe from an Australian aromatherapist, and she explained the benefits of using all natural products as well as how good essential oils are for you.
My shaving routine started changing and with it my whole experience. I got less razor burn, less ingrown hairs and my skin was not dry or tight and burning anymore. I wanted to learn more.
I read up about this subject for months, almost a whole year and decided to take this a bit further. I played with the recipe and made my own blend, which, when I showed it to some other folks they liked it very much. I spoke to a mentor and with his guidance and support I made a small batch up and this is now for sale, as SAILOR. My brand is TGM, The Garage Man.
I aim to help men understand that many modern products may be good for your skin in some ways, but there are completely synthetic and man-made chemicals inside of them which are actually not so good for skin.
I asked myself why on earth would I want to put stuff like this on my body? I am made of 100% natural stuff and would prefer to run on more natural stuff.
So my products will all be made from natural elements. They will be made by hand, and not be mixed by a machine to a scientific formula, they will use a recipe. A tried and true recipe that is not just thumb sucked. However TGM knows that the modern man needs to look sharp too and therefore the products all have a sharp edge too.
TGM stands for this. And is set on developing men’s grooming products that are good for skin, and all natural. I am always learning more and thinking of new recipes to try.
I will not stop until I know all there is to know about using more natural products. And will always offer the best I can.
The Garage Man.