Year of beard oil and balm and free solid cologne, oh my!

Over at the brain trust of The Bearded Savant, thinking hard, meditating with a few fingers of single, malt, crunching numbers, and the result are some pretty awesome deals for this Holiday Season.

One Year of Beard Oil, Beard Balm, or Beard Oil & Balm

If you look at our average return customer, we’re filling orders for them just about every other month. Can we make it easier on you? How about a year’s supply of beard oil and balm? 

For $17/month, subscribe to our Year of Oil and Balm and we will send you 1 oz of beard oil and beard balm every other month for a year. Its that simple. And to make it even sweeter, your first shipment will include our exceedingly popular Bearded Savant T-shirt. Forget about reordering, forget about shipping, forget about all that; we’ll deal with it. 

We’ll sweeten the deal even more to kick off the holiday season. Purchase a year of oil and balm by 27 November and we’ll add a tin of Solid Cologne. When all is said and done you’re looking at $119 in total savings. You’re practically making money (or making someone’s year)!

We are daily users of both beard oil and balm, but if you’re not, we have a Year of Beard Oil (for $11/month) and a Year of Beard Balm ($9/month) for you.

 

Gift Packages

Looking more for a one-off gift rather than a year-long commitment? We have phenomenal options whether the man in your life (husband, boyfriend, dad, brother, friend, cool beard-guy) has a beard, mustache, or goatee. Order now through the end of the day 27 November 2017 and you’ll get 10% off. Use code ‘GIFT2017’ at checkout.

Solid Cologne

We are beyond excited to announce the release of The Bearded Savant Solid Cologne. From the inception of The Bearded Savant we have been dreaming of this day. In this cologne is the summation of many late nights testing different ingredient blends to achieve just the right consistency, an incredible amount of product testing, and hours envisioning just how to maximize the customer experience. Now we’re here: Launch Day

 

“So we set out to create an intimate cologne, a cologne that is just for you and the one you allow closest to you, and nobody else.”

Why solid cologne? 

There are two reasons we have wanted to create this product. The first is pretty basic, and that is bearded men want cologne too. It would be unfair of us to encourage men to use our fantastic products then ask them to wear a jarringly different scent, created in a French lab, and retailing for over $100, when they want to go out. Our thought has always been that if you love the scents enough to wear them in your beard or mustache every day, why not create the Date Night/Friday Night/Out-with-the-guys Night/Clubbing version as well?

Secondly, we have always been turned off by the guy who wears too much of a pungent cologne that precedes him by 15-20 feet. That’s trying too hard. That is the antithesis of our Live Handsome motto. So, we set out to create an intimate cologne, a cologne that is just for you and the one you allow closest to you, and nobody else. 

Lastly, why a solid cologne? Cologne is made to be used but your typical cologne bottle is not very user friendly nor is it conducive to a man on the go. We want this product to be something you can leave on your bathroom counter, throw in your briefcase or gym bag, leave in your top desk drawer, or even toss in the top of your overnight pack so you can handsome-up when you make it back to the trailhead. Basically, we want this cologne to be wherever you need it, whenever you want it. Our solid cologne, in a simple yet elegant tin, makes all these things possible.

Why this cologne?

Why choose The Bearded Savant Cologne? I think we can all agree that cologne is way too expensive. We all have so many commitments pulling on our wallets, why should feeling comfortable in your own skin be one of them?  By going with a solid cologne, you can easily control how much is applied helping the product to last much longer than the alternative. Second, as we mentioned earlier, you already love the beard and mustache products, why should we ask you to wear a conflicting scent when you want to go out? And that leads into the final reason: The quality of our products and scents. We don’t skimp on our ingredients in order to make a little extra money. We would much rather you enjoy our products and have confidence that the utmost care has been taken in sourcing and producing them.    

 Only the finest ingredients.
Only the finest ingredients.

“We’ve designed this cologne such that the small amount of heat created by the friction of your finger across the surface will melt a small amount, perfect for a reload.”

OK, I’m buying solid cologne, now what?

Application is a breeze and can be found on our Using Our Products page. How do we like to use it? I typically keep one tin my bathroom and one in my work bag. In the morning, I’ll take a few wipes across the surface and apply the cologne to my pulse points (wrist and neck). If the day is dragging on and I have an afternoon of meetings I’ll take a light whiff of my wrist and if the scent is not as strong as I need to overcome the smell of my day, I apply a little more. How much is a little more? That’s up to you, but for me it’s never more than one wipe across the surface of the cologne. We’ve designed this cologne such that the small amount of heat created by the friction of your finger across the surface will melt a small amount, perfect for a reload.  

Parting Thoughts

There is nothing more we can say but ‘Thank you.’ As The Bearded Savant has transitioned from pipe dream to reality to profitable we can do nothing more than thank you for trusting us to help you Live Handsome. It doesn’t matter how wonderful or amazing we think our products are, if you—our customers—didn’t give us the chance, we’d be sitting on a ton of beard oil and a whole lot of questions that start with, “What if…” So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

The Story: Alpinist

The Story consists of six vignettes describing a small part about how each scent came to be. We want you to know more about us—we believe personal connections are the key to understanding people and understanding people is the key to joy. Consider this one small way in which we can connect with you. 

Alpinist

 Looking south, across Evolution Lake towards Mt. Spencer and the Goddard Divide , just after sunrise . Sierra Nevada range, California.
Looking south, across Evolution Lake towards Mt. Spencer and the Goddard Divide , just after sunrise . Sierra Nevada range, California.

For the Alpinist, let’s start with the image: A beautiful scene of an alpine lake at the base of a jagged peak.

The summer after I graduated high school I set out to conquer the John Muir Trail. About two thirds of the way between Yosemite and Mt. Whitney is Evolution Valley. Evolution Valley is one of the most beautiful places I have ever laid eyes upon. It is an east-west trending U-shaped valley bisected by the meandering Evolution Creek. As you’re hiking into Evolution Valley you stare up at the bare arêtes of the monolithic Mt. Mendel and Darwin’s, jagged, bare, frighteningly steep peaks. At the base is Evolution Lake. My hiking partner and I spent less than 24 hours at the lake but it was long enough to change my life. The raw beauty of the serene lake juxtaposed with the bare granodiorite peaks rising several thousand feet above—as if heaven were encircled by hell. We battled fatigue long enough to watch the sunset. I remember feeling the faintest breeze upon my face—like Elijah at the mouth of the cave—and feeling at the same time both completely free and completely insignificant.

Like seventeen-year-old me in the high Sierra, the Alpinist is liberation from pressure, expectation, and assumption. 

The Alpinist was crafted to provide you a shot of the high mountain peaks that formed me into the man I am today. Fresh juniper propped up by cool and refreshing peppermint. When the days seem too long and life is a hammer and I a nail, I massage Alpinist into my beard, close my eyes, and for just a moment, Nate and I are back at Evolution Lake. The day doesn’t seem so bad after that.

 

Mustache Wax is here!

We’ve taken some time off after the initial blogging binge leading up to Father’s Day and now we will get back to a bit more consistent (~once a week) posting. And what a great way to kick this off with the release of a new product: Mustache Wax!

Let me be the first to tell you that I never thought for a moment that I would be a man that uses mustache wax. I believed mustache wax was for the Rollie Fingers’ of the world and that was that. How wrong I was. 

As I’ve allowed my own beard to grow I have found the constant touching of my mustache hair to my bottom lip to be terribly obnoxious. So much so that I’ve kept my ‘stache trimmed for as long as I’ve had a beard. No more. Since I’ve started using mustache wax I’ve found it pretty easy to keep that ‘stache hair at bay and easily redirected to the outside. And, if I feel like it (or my kids ask), I can add a little flair or even go full Dali. It is a product I never envisioned that I now feel I can’t live without.

Out mustache wax comes in all six of our scents: Arborist, Naturalist, Alpinist, Lion’s Mane, Alchemist, and Geologist. Our wax contains nothing but bees wax, Shea butter, jojoba oil, and therapeutic grade essential oils for aroma and some homeopathic qualities. No fillers, no petroleum, ever.  This is a great product and not just for the Rollie’s of the world, but for you too. Try it out!

 The one, the only, the great: Rollie Fingers. He looks good in the brown and yellow, doesn
The one, the only, the great: Rollie Fingers. He looks good in the brown and yellow, doesn’t he? We agree.

Beard Oil

Last week we broke down each of the four major ingredients in our products: carrier oils, essential oils, butters, and beeswax. Now we are going to dive into the products themselves, starting this week with beard oil.  

Beard oil. What is? Why do you use it? When do you use it? What is special about The Bearded Savant beard oil? Let’s look at each one individually

What is beard oil?

Beard oil is a mix of carrier and essential oils. It is intended to keep the skin beneath your facial hair healthy, which in-turn keeps your facial hair healthy. Yes, facial hair. Beard oil is not specific to beards, it can be used on any type of hair—some friends of The Bearded Savant even use our products on their scalp and as a (gasp!) deodorant in the underarm. The essential oils carry with them their own health/homeopathic benefits while the carrier oils dilute and deliver the oils, as some essential oils can irritate skin if applied directly to it. Because each essential oil has its own homeopathic qualities, each beard oil will have its own homeopathic qualities. From cooling, to soothing, nurturing the root of your facial hair, to healing irritated and flakey skin. 

Why do you use beard oil?

At the end of the day, healthy skin equals a healthy beard. The Bearded Savant started because of beard dandruff and a well formulated beard oil (which ultimately became Alpinist) healed it. Beard oil will make your beard more comfortable, more pliable (softer), and will actually help it to look healthier, giving it a bit of a shine.

When do you use it?

Beard oil is most effective when applied directly after you bathe, when your pores are open and your beard is damp (but not wet). This allows for maximum wicking of the oil from your facial hair to your skin and then maximum absorption by your skin. When your skin is irritated you can apply more often than that. Typically the bearded men of The Bearded Savant we will apply twice a day when irritation arises and once a day otherwise. 

What is special about The Bearded Savant beard oil?

What makes our beard oil special are the ingredients. Take a look at our five part series the ingredients on the blog with emphasis on carrier oils and essential oils. Our quality will not be surpassed.