A trio of mighty fine beard oils

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Left to right; Old Street Barber Co argan beard oil, Sawmill from Bedfordshire Beard Company and Cuban blend beard oil from The Bluebeards Revenge.

Having recently had a fantastic experience trying out The Old Street Barber Co’s peppermint and lemon peel beard oil, I thought I’d see what else was on the market for the gentlemen with facial hair. Over recent weeks I’ve been using three other oils, each of them very different (regular readers may be aware that I had to remove my beard a few days ago but it is now returning).

Here are the products I’ve been trying out.

Sawmill from Bedfordshire Beard Co
Sawmill came to my attention when it arrived in a box from the Primal Shave Club subscription shaving club (full review coming soon!). It’s a versatile product, as it can be used as a beard oil or a shave oil.

This oil contains, amongst other ingredients; almond, vitamin E and sandlewood and cedarwood. As a result of the sandlewood and cedarwood oils, it has a strong odour on application but this quickly dissipates.

If you like things hyper-traditional, this cold be the product for you. It comes in a glass bottle with dropper that says “old school”.

It was great to use and dealt with a case of “itchy beard”. It’s available from the Bedfordshire Beard Co’s website for a very reasonable £4 per 10ml bottle.

The Bluebeard’s Revenge Cuban Blend Beard Oil
The Blue beard’s Revenge is no stranger to Dadbloguk. This is a recent addition to its men’s grooming range.

With a name like Cuban Blend you might expect this would smell like rum or cigars or have some other harsh, stereotypical, masculine scent. Nothing could be further from the truth.

A look at the ingredients reveals it is made from a blend of plant-based oils with a dash of cedarwood. As a result it has an incredibly subtle scent.

The oil worked well. It left my facial hair and face feeling great, an important point to make as beard oil should moisturise the skin as well as the beard.

You can buy The Bluebeards Revenge from a range of retailers including Asos and Tesco. Expect to pay £9.99 for a 50ml bottle.

The Old Street Barber Co argan beard oil

The Old Street Barber Co is a new producer of beard oils. I recently tried out its lemon peel and peppermint oil. This time around I’ve tested out its Argan oil product.

Argan oil comes from the argan tree which is largely found in Morocco. It’s one of those ingredients that’s becoming increasingly popular and can be found in a range of foods and cosmetics because of its health properties.

This is very subtle compared to the peppermint and lemon peel oil. It has a sweet odour, although it’s not one that lingers. Both my beard and skin loved it.

The Old Street Barber Co’s beard oils come in very trendy, well designed 30ml air-pump dispensers. More information can be found on its website.

Do keep an eye of the blog. I will shortly be running a giveaway in collaboration with The Old Street Barber Co. I don’t reveal the details now, but if you’re into beards and beard oil, you’d be well advised to keep a look out!


Disclosure: Some products were provided for review purposes. Thoughts and opinions entirely my own.

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6 thoughts on “A trio of mighty fine beard oils”

  1. I never knew about beard oils, wow, please do a youtube vid on this, it would fly! Will be sending this to all the men in my family (who all have beards)! #welovebeards

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  3. Michael K Taylor (@MikeTaylorPics)

    When I had my full beard I had never considered using a beard oil, but since shaving down to a Van Dyke I am seeing reviews of this sort of thing everywhere.
    It’s definately something I’ll keep in mind if I ever go full blast again. Thanks for the informative review John.

  4. Indeed, The oil worked well. It left the facial hair and face feeling great, an important point to make as beard oil should moisturize the skin as well as the beard. Thank you so much!

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