Now, it takes time and patience to grow a beard there’s no doubt about it – But like everything that is loved, your beard must be treated with some TLC.
Every single day your beard battles the elements: Wind, rain, snow, and even hard water when you take a shower.Unfortunately nature’s fight will make your beard hair brittle and break apart, leaving behind split ends everywhere. Yet no matter the forecast, if you’re beard is longer you’re bound to encounter one more thing, its called ‘beardruff’. Perhaps you’ve heard of it or are dealing with it right now.
But it’s time to kick the flakes and moisture your way towards a healthier, more manageable beard. The soft, lush beard you crave is waiting and so are the ladies at the bar.
Think of it as a cologne if you will, with cedarwood, eucalyptus, tabacco vanille, pine and other notes to try to on; it’s an experience to enjoy. Just two weeks of taking in fine aromas, and you’ll see a noticeable improvement in your beard. Good grooming habits are easier than you think!
I put together this list simply to help you get started. Every brand has their own set of rules, ingredients and beliefs; to say the least, there is a perfect beard oil blend for every man.
Here’s Where to Buy the Best Beard Oil
1. Mountaineer Brand – 100% Natural Beard Oil
Mountaineer brand offers a little more than most with 2 ounces per bottle. Each beard oil bottle contains a light cedar fragrance with 100% natural and essential oils. These ingredients include grape seed oil, almond oil, and castor, while the scented blend includes cedar and fir needle oils. The price is lower than most which means you get more value for your dollar.
As far as the company itself goes it was started back in 2013 by Eric Young in West Virginia.
2. The Bearded Bastard – Woodsman Beard Oil
3. Fisticuffs Mustache Wax Co – Grave Before Shave Viking Blend Beard Oil
The company who makes Grave Before Shave goes by Fisticuffs Mustache Wax but it’s actually quite confusing. The only thing I was able to dig up is that business is based in Southern California, but there’s no information of when it was started or who for that matter, started it in the first place.
Now I have heard from the grapevine that the Viking blend beard oil works fairly well, and of course reviews look just as good, but when it comes down to looking at the actual ingredients I can’t find any list anywhere. The only thing really mentioned is that the ingredients are all natural and there’s no additional scents added. However what I do know, is that they offer two choices in size the first being one ounce and the second being 4 ounces.
4. 2 Bits – The Woods Beard Oil
The 2 Bits company was started by a man named Brian out in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Their Woods Man beard oil features a combination of Scotch Pine and Cedarwood for an on-the-trail fragrance that stays with you all day. Or as they like to say, “Spend your day in the woods, no matter where you are.” The rest of the ingredients in this beard oil include grape seed oil and vitamin E.
The size offered is 1oz.
Jeremiah started making beard oils in Austin, Texas about two years ago. His Woodsman Beard oil delivers a variety of different notes to the nose with Texas cedarwood, sandalwood and pine needle oil. It comes in a 1oz bottle and is perfect for the man who enjoys manly things like axes and flannel shirts.
Each is wrapped with a wood label for a great looking outer finish. On the inside you’ll also find Safflower, Almond, Grapeseed, Jojoba, Argan, Caster and Olive Oil.
5. Prospector Co – Burroughs Beard Oil
Want to soften your beard and sample woodsy notes ranging from kukui nut, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, pine, and cedarwood. Simply consult the Burroughs beard oil made by Prospector Co in Savannah Georgia. Each 1oz bottle features the standard essentials including jojoba, grapeseed and argan oil for a more manageable, lush beard.
The company was founded back in 2010 and continues to sell a wide range of men’s goods from grooming to accessories, home decor and more.
6. Tom Ford – For Men Conditioning Beard Oil
In 2006 fashion designer Tom Ford left Gucci to form his own line of menswear and beauty products. Yet it wasn’t until a few months ago that he would launch his own men’s beard oil. The announcement featured ingredients including almond, jojoba, grape seed oil and vitamin E.
Currently he’s offering three different blends to choose from with unique scents ranging from a oud wood, neroli portofino and tobacco vanille. Each bottle contains 1 fluid ounce or 30 mL. Plus you can purchase the Tom Ford Beard comb to help refine your beard and distribute the oil evenly.
7. Beard Brand – Tea Tree Beard Oil
Although unsuccessful at making a deal with the sharks on shark tank, Brent has continued to lead the way for the urban beardsman. One product that has helped pave the way for this burst of success, is tea tree beard oil. It’s a light, crisp and refreshing fragrance with jojoba, grape seed, almond and castor oil. The overall scent aside from the more noticeable tea tree is hints of vanilla and peppermint. As far as size goes, each bottle contains 1 fluid ounce or 30ml of beard oil.
Now if you’re wondering where tea tree oil comes from, it dates back to 18th century sailors who used to drink tea from the leaves harvested on the southeast Australian coast. However, today’s research would indicate that it’s actually quite toxic to drink.
8. Beard Mountain Trading Co – Beard Potion
For a neat and manageable beard try Beard Mountains’ beard potion. On the face of the bottle it almost looks like something out of a circus, a magic show perhaps. Some of the nice and more mysterious surprises you’ll find are things like mint, lemon, thyme and rosemary to name a few. It does include jojoba, grape seed and argan oil as well.
Ian makes these small batch beard oils in Billings, Montana.
9. Brooklyn Grooming – Commando Classic Beard Oil
Hemp seed, sesame and argan oils are what you’ll find in the Commando Classic beard oil concoction by Alfredo and Mckenzie. It’s made in Brooklyn New York and designed to replenish and balance the moisture in your facial fuzz.
If you’re wondering where the name comes from, it’s actually quite simple. Commando means fragrance free. Consider that there’s still Jojoba oil and vitamin E, so it’s not completely odorless, but close enough.
10. Portland General Store – Tobacco Beard Oil
The Portland General Store opened its doors back in 2007 when Lisa Brodar made the move from Manhattan to Portland, Maine. Today, the store makes both men’s and women’s products plus a nice selection of candles. One of these products I’d like to tell you about is Tobacco beard oil with jojoba, marula, and hemp seed oil.
It has a cologne-based fragrance with notes of floral to tone down the masculine scent. You’ll find tobacco, leather and woods, but also lavender, neroli, and bergamot. The blend is sold in two sizes: 15ml and the larger, double-sized 30ml bottles.
11. Wild Rose Herbs – Wild Man Beard Oil
Wild Man beard oil is made by Wild Rose Herbs in the heart of Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. It’s operated by Ashley Bessler (founder), and crew: Mary, Ash and Maureen. Together they make their 1 fl. oz bottles with grapeseed, vitamin E, cedarwood, lime, lavender and rosemary.
12. The Bearded Chap – Original Beard Oil
Beard oil for the Australian man. For the first 5000 bottles each is individually numbered in a part of a collector’s edition. Designed to stop the dreaded beard dandruff aka beardruff, this beard oil features grapeseed, hemp seed, jojoba and almond.
The fragrance is notablly woodsy thanks to Siberian fir needle and Australian sandalwood oil. Each bottle is 1 fluid ounce or 30 ml.
13. Next Luxury – Overbear Beard Oil
Last but not least is product from my own store, Next Luxury Overbear beard oil. It was crafted a greater set of principles, and belief that old methods sought to please the nose and fool the beard. After 82 experiments my greatest discovery was a combination of apricot, jojoba, eucalyptus. All blended together as essentials for what the beard naturally demands.
The fragrance is woodsy with notes of eucalyptus, cedarwood and musk, yet refined and sophisticated with hints of vetiver grass and white pepper. A touch of citrus provides for cleanliness and a reinvigorated beard.