I have finally got round to using The Basic Beardsman ‘Elixir No 4’ Beard Oil, I had a week where everyday I received several products and so I have been slowly getting through the products and giving them the proper use they deserve for a review.
This oil is presented in a blue glass bottle to help stop the oil being spoilt by UV light and it comes with a glass dropper to dispense the oil, its a light oil that is a base of Sweet almond Oil and has a woody note due to the Texas Cedarwood and Pine oils and yet it feels and smells fresh because Peppermint oil has been added to the blend.
‘Elixir No 4’ gave my beard a light hold and left it feeling soft (my beard is like wire wool) and the woody scent with the freshness of the Peppermint works well, I personally don’t like Cedarwood on its own but when properly blended with another oil it is a good oil.
This oil is the handy work of Kory who is the owner of The Basic Beardsman. His day job is in the nutritional supplement industry where he learnt about the essential oils that can also be used in Beard Care products. He founded Basic Beardsman in 2014 after making his first beard oil after using good old ‘Google’ to research the process and he (in his own words) threw together some oils that eventually became his Signature Blend.
Kory runs The Basic Beardsman knowing he can offer his fellow beardsmen products that are cheaper than we usually find on the Internet and he currently has six products available but has plans for more products in the future.
‘Elixir No 4’ costs $12.95 for the 1 oz bottle (just short of 30ml) and the other four oils available are:
‘Signature Blend’ – Coconut oil, cinnamon leaf oil, Texas cedarwood oil, sweet orange oil.
‘The Skin Doctor’ – Sweet almond oil, coconut oil, tea tree oil, lemon oil.
‘The Woodsman’ – Sweet almond oil, peppermint oil, lemon oil, citronella oil, sweet orange oil.
‘The Lumberjack’ – Sweet almond oil, pine oil, Texas cedarwood oil, clove bud oil.
‘Lions Mane’ – Coconut oil, sweet almond oil, clove bud oil, lemongrass oil, sweet orange oil.
It’s not often you see the oils in a brand that have different base oils for each Beard oil, most companies will use the same blend of carrier oils as a base for all their oils. Using a different base means that if a customer isn’t keen on a base oil or has an allergy to a base oil then they can choose a different beard oil in the range rather than turning their back on the whole brand!
You can also purchase the oils in the two following sets:
The Ultimate Beardsman 3 pack consisting of Signature Blend, 1 oz, The Skin Doctor, 1 oz and The Woodsman, 1 oz for $29.95
The Beard Boss 5 pack containing, Signature Blend, 1 oz, The Skin Doctor, 1 oz, The Woodsman, 1 oz, Beard Elixir No. 4, 1 oz
and The Lumberjack, 1 oz for $44.95.