"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau: The Legend Behind our Beard Butter
Henry David Thoreau was an American naturalist and poet, best known for his book Walden. As a young man, Thoreau left the city life of -- of the early 1800s -- and took to the woods as a means of developing a greater sense of self-reliance. Even in his day he could feel the encroachment of modernism on his masculine soul.
The Scent: Musky Self-Reliance
Taking care of your beard should be an experience you look forward to, not a chore. Our beard oil is light, quickly absorbed (never greasy), with a touch of scent that is just right for when your lady is close by.
The character notes in the Thoreau-inspired beard oil are woodsy, earthy, spicy, and yet mellow. The primary oils are dark patchouli and juniper berry.
Bottle Art and Never-Spill Design
We believe art should be evident in every thing that touches another person. It's the gentleman in us. We used the classic engraving of Blackbeard which shows his beard woven like fuses, ready for battle.
The amber bottle is reminiscent of the old apothecary bottles, and is not only handsome, but keeps the sun out, necessary to maintain essential oil quality.
Spilling your beard oil sucks
We've tried a number of beard oils over the years and have learned some lessons the hard way, such as: Knocking over your beard oil, spilling it on the counter, then trying to get it back into the bottle while not also raking in hairs and toothpaste is a poor start to a day. So we included a device in the opening of our beard oils to prevent spilling. Feel free to try it out.
Do I need beard oil for my beard?
Aye. Buy it. Jus' kiddin'. As yer beard grows it pulls oils away from yer face, 'n yer face can only supply so much oil. T' keep yer beard soft 'n healthy, 'n t' keep yer skin lookin' nice 'n free from "beardruff" (beard dandruff) beard oil be key.
How long does a bottle typically last?
Assumin' two drops a day, which be typically enough fer a medium beard, a bottle should last about 2 months. Ideally, beard oil would be applied anytime aft th' beard has been washed.
Will beard oil help me grow a thicker beard?
Perhaps, but prolly nah. Genes, diet, 'n o'erall health are goin' t' be th' main factors in beard growth. However, well hydrated beard hairs are both thicker 'n richer in appearance. So, while beard oil won't plant new follicles, it can help maximize wha' ye 'ave.
Are there any allergy considerations I should be concerned about?
We always recommend trying any new beard care product out on a small area of skin first, just to be safe. Argan oil comes from a nut and there are various essential oils in our recipes as well. So, while we can't think of anything specific, play it safe and test first.
Have other questions? Check out our article on what beard oil is supposed to do.