"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass: The Legend Behind our Beard Oil
Born a slave but becoming a freeman and inspiration to a nation, Frederick Douglass epitomized the character of manhood. In his own words we read of the hell he and other slaves endured, and yet the great call to liberty and peace for men of all races.
When selecting the characters for our beard oils that we hope men learn about and tell their children about, Douglass topped the list.
The Scent: Earthy, Subtle, & Sweet with a Hint of Spice
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 Frederick Douglass-inspired beard oil reminds us of petrichor (the smell after it rains), a subtle brightness, & warm vanilla-like base notes.
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 found an awesome old print of Douglass from a newspaper article, did some magic on it, and brought his beard to full glory. We've complimented the cover art with the furling flag and on the back can be seen the silhouette of the 1865 36-star flag.
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?
Yes. Buy it. Seriously, just click the button! ;-). Just kidding. As your beard grows it pulls oils away from your face, and your face can only supply so much oil. To keep your beard soft and healthy, and to keep your skin looking nice and free from "beardruff" (beard dandruff) beard oil is key.
How long does a bottle typically last?
Assuming two drops a day, which is typically enough for a medium beard, a bottle should last about 2 months. Ideally, beard oil would be applied anytime after the beard has been washed.
Will beard oil help me grow a thicker beard?
Maybe, but probably not. Genes, diet, and overall health are going to be the main factors in beard growth. However, well hydrated beard hairs are both thicker and richer in appearance. So, while beard oil won't plant new follicles, it can help maximize what you have.
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.