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Beard Butter - Thoreau: Musky Self-Reliance
Beard Butter - Thoreau: Musky Self-Reliance
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Beard Butter - Thoreau: Musky Self-Reliance

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"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

Beard Butter or Beard Oil?

While beard oil is primarily for your skin and benefits your beard, beard butter is primarily used to condition and style your beard. You can use both, and it's recommended that you do in most cases. But, if you have a shorter beard, you can really use either and achieve many of the same benefits.

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.

What Makes Our Beard Butter Better?

As a much requested follow-up to our beard oil, we wanted to create a beard butter that accomplished a few things really well:

  • Not be greasy (check!)
  • Have a decent hold (keep the stubborn hairs down)
  • Condition the beard
  • Smell amazing, but not overpowering

Kokum Butter is the Key

While a lot of beard butters use shea as their primary ingredient, we found kokum to be superior in a number of areas: hold, higher melting point, and less grainy to name a few. So, we use that as the main butter, along with shea butter and argan oil to craft a beard butter that holds well, but doesn't feel heavy or greasy.

Each 4oz Jar Contains:

  • Kokum Butter
  • Shea Butter
  • Argan Oil
  • Essential Oils

Common Questions

How much beard butter should I use?

For a short to medium beard, we recommend a fingertip's worth. Just get a little bit out and rub it in the palm of your hands, then work it into your beard.

If I use beard oil and beard butter, will the scent be too much?

We typically recommend cutting the beard oil amount in half if also using the beard butter. So if you usually do 6 drops of beard oil, cut it back to 3. Our beard butter has some of the same ingredients as the oil, but will stick to the hairs better. This will also help you avoid a greasy beard.

Will beard butter help my beard grow?

Probably not, but it can make it more full. A conditioned beard has thicker hairs than a dry one. So while beard butter won't plant new follicles for you, it can give the appearance of a healthier, fuller beard.

How long will a jar typically last?

If used every day, a jar will typically last 2-3 months. That's 2-3 months of smelling amazing and looking like a champ. Not a bad investment!

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