Our Simple Beginning
It all started with an embarrassing problem: a flaky beard. Beard dandruff. My face had been bearded since the age of nineteen but every time my beard grew longer than half an inch it would begin to itch and flake to the point of madness. The discomfort would increase until I’d finally have to break out the #1 guard and trim it back. This was my routine for over a decade until one day my wife gave me some peppermint oil. That’s where it all began.
I began to dabble with different carrier and essential oil combinations until I found something that brought relief. Finally, bearded peace. I thought that was the end of it: I’d finally get to let my beard grow free and we’d make just enough beard oil to keep my face happy. I was wrong. Some months later, over a pint, I started talking with a friend about my beard routine. One thing led to another and within a week I was making small bottles of beard oil for him. Word spread and The Bearded Savant was born.
Now here we are. Some time has passed and there are a few more pairs of little hands wanting to help, but everything is still handmade, in small batches, down here in Austin, TX.
-Peter & Elizabeth