I have been testing Bush Beard Care Co ‘Janissary Blend’ Beard Oil for the past few days.
Bush beard Co has furnished the page for this oil with great detail about who the Janissaries were and why this oil is reminiscent of them, you can read it here. Basically the Janissaries were the elite infantry of the Ottoman Empire in 1383 and as they were forcibly converted to Islam, they were banned from ever touching alcohol. Instead they either drank tea or Coffee and it is coffee that is used in this oil.
Janissary Blend Beard oil from Bush Beard Care Co is certainly without doubt a coffee scented oil, it’s a Dark Roast Coffee, Cardamom and Vanilla aroma, the main scent player here is without doubt the coffee and I managed to pick up the Vanilla in the background, but for me unfortunately the coffee is a bit too strong and that might be to do with the fact that I am a tea drinker, but I have spoken with a fellow bearded gent and he loves the strong coffee scent and I know that many guys love the strong coffee aroma. However I don’t judge an oil merely based on its aroma, it’s a big part but its a very personal thing and the base oil and the way it makes your beard look and feel is very important and that is a good thing to remember when choosing a beard oil. ‘Janissary Blend’ has a very good base, it’s quite a light oil and it left my beard feeling good and gave it a healthy appearance.
Janissary Blend Beard oil from Bush Beard Care Co is a base of Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Pure Apricot, Grapeseed, Kukui Nut, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera carrier oils with a blend of , Essential Oils, with a blend of Coffee, Cardamom and Vanilla essential oils with a couple of whole Coffee Beans thrown in.
Janissary Blend Beard oil from Bush Beard Care Co comes in a 1oz bottle with a glass dropper for $11.99 or 1.25oz corked vial for $14.99 from the Bush Beard Care Co website.
Bush Beard Care Co. is a men’s care company based out of Port Jefferson, New York. Us here at Bush are dedicated to creating all natural grooming products that are free from chemicals, colourants and fragrance oils. All of our products are created using all natural locally sourced ingredients and created in small batches to ensure freshness and quality.
Ingredients we use:
Coconut Oil – This is a truly spectacular oil with a deep and mildly intoxicating scent of pure coconut pulp. It is one of the most revered oils for nutritional purposes. This is a great oil for general moisturising and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in your skin and hair
Beeswax – Beeswax is an exquisite substance that is secreted from worker honeybees. Adds thickness and texture to our products while also naturally moisturising
Shea Butter – Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa for its skin-supporting properties, where it has been used to hydrate skin which has been exposed to extreme elements. Shea butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A and E as well as essential fatty acids and other vitamins and minerals
Cocoa Butter – Cocoa butter is aromatic and pressed from the roasted seeds of the Cacao tree. It will soften at body temperature and adds a rich, creamy, and thick consistency to our balms. Cocoa butter contains the natural antioxidant Vitamin E, as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals
Jojoba Oil – Jojoba oil, also nicknamed “Liquid Gold” is highly prized for its moisturising properties. It is the only oil that resembles the oil that our skin and hair naturally produce and is easily absorbed by our bodies. The Native Americans knew of and valued its healing properties and created a paste from the nut for skin and hair care
Sweet Almond Oil – Sweet Almond oil is a fantastic carrier oil. It contains fatty acids as well as vitamins A and E and penetrates easily into the skin. It is quite an effective emollient for moisturising the skin and hair
Pure Apricot Oil – Derived from the kernel of the apricot. Apricot oil is well suited for skin and hair care because it is a mild, moisturising oil, and is readily absorbed into the skin without leaving a residue behind. Its mild manner is especially useful for moisturising sensitive or mature skin
Grape seed Oil – Derived from the seeds of common wine grapes. Grape seed oil one of the lightest and thinnest carrier oils. It contains more linoleic acid than most other carrier oils. Helps strengthen and stimulate hair follicles
Kukui Nut Oil – Derived from the nut of the kukui tree. The kukui tree is the official tree of Hawaii and has been used by natives of the island for hundreds of years. kukui nut oil was also used to massage members of royalty, who were sometimes massaged for seven or more hours! It is highly prized and highly moisturising
Aloe Vera – Derived from the leaf of the aloe plant. Aloe has long been an important and indispensable ally for emollient and moisturising skin care. Reduces itch and irritation
Vitamin E – The health benefits of vitamin E come from its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants remove free radicals — the unstable compounds that damage the cell structure. It helps by moisturising the hair from root to shaft and stimulates hair growth while doing it.
Pine Rosin – Pine rosin is a resin obtained from the pine tree. It is naturally tacky and a great addition to our moustache waxes
Essential Oils – Unlike fragrance oils which are artificially created using chemicals, essential oils are produced by extracting the oils(usually through steam distillation) from the leaves, roots, pits and bark from natural plants. Essential oils are used in aromatherapy and have therapeutic/medicinal properties
WE DO NOT AND WILL NEVER USE COLOURANTS, PRESERVATIVES, PETROCHEMICALS OR FRAGRANCE OILS. 1 FRAGRANCE OIL CAN CONTAIN OVER 200 CHEMICALS IN IT. OTHER COMPANIES MAY TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT AND USE PRE-MADE FRAGRANCE OILS, BUT NOT BUSH! ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE ALL NATURAL AND ALWAYS WILL BE. THIS STUFF IS GOING ON YOUR FACE, PEOPLE. REMEMBER THAT AND STAY HAIRY.