I have been using Beardpilot ‘Lumberjack’ Beard Oil on my beard for the past few days, I also used the Beardpilot ‘Lumberjack’ Moustache wax that I reviewed a few weeks ago.
There are two essential oils that I’m not a fan of, clove which I actually hate and Cedarwood but there has been a couple of products that have blended the Cedarwood so well that I have actually ended up liking them and this is one of those products.
‘Lumberjack’ Beard oil from Beardpilot has a real woodsy pine forest smell, it’s an incredibly fresh oil and is welcome to grace my beard anyday. It’s a base of Apricot, Sweet Almond, Avocado, Jojoba and Argan carrier oils with a blend of Pine, spruce and Cedarwood essential oils.
The Pine and the Spruce give the oil that pine forest scent and you don’t get that usual earthy aroma from the Cedarwood, instead it’s fresh and reminiscent of freshly cut wood.
Whilst I sometimes wish I could create my own Beard oil, I know through testing these products that it is not an easy task and a mere few drops of an essential oil can mean the difference between an okay oil and a perfect oil.
A lot of oils are too in your face (no pun intended), their scents are just a massive hit of one essential oil, whilst there are some amazing oils where the oils have been balanced perfectly and ‘Lumberjack’ has that balance of essential oils.
“Bravo Beardpilot, mission accomplished”
‘Lumberjack’ comes in a 30ml / 1 fl.oz glass bottle with a glass dropper dispenser and is available from the website for 249,00 KR which at today’s exchange rate is £25.86.
Fuel cock levers… Both On
Propeller pitch… Full Forward
Starter… Engine Firing Evenly
Beadpilot ready for take off
How did it start? It all started with an out-of-control Moustache, a dried out beard, and a lack of products that could help with a desperate situation. In mid-2014, after having lived for some time in Cambridge, Salem (the founder and owner of Beardpilot) was looking for a beard product that could do more.
Most existing brands had a very one dimensional approach to beards, and – even worse – most had unnatural and even potentially beard-destroying elements in them (we all know that alcohol and petroleum based products can dry out our skin and hair, so why the heck use it on our beards?).
While no appropriate candidates were to be found in his native Copenhagen, Salem decided to make his own. After a great deal of trial and error, the first batch of Moustache Wax was ready for test run #001. It would take some more tweaking before the recipe was perfected (by now the rest of the beard had grown and was in need of some products… so back to the ‘lab’).
By late December 2015, a full range of products was on the drawing board and, as ‘the needs of the many outweighed the needs of the one’, so Beardpilot was founded. The final round of testing, brand design, and production fine-tuning then began.
Why Beardpilot? Well, it’s a name with a two meanings: firstly, it refers to the Moustache and beards of the Airmen of the First and Second World Wars – where having one’s beard in prime condition was part of the officers’ uniform. Secondly, it refers to the control element of using a good grooming product. While many beards go feral if left untamed, Beardpilot’s range of products lets one gain command and control over one’s facial hairs.
What’s the Mission? This is where we see Beardpilot as a brand that is different from others adding a truly unique original take on beard-grooming. Beardpilot’s products are all 100% natural and Beardpilot prides itself in its products using no artificial components (no petroleum jelly here).
Furthermore, Beardpilot is a brand that seeks to enhance different attributes in our products. We know that no two beards are the same, so the notion that one type of product fits all just seems misplaced and misguided. That is why our range of moustache waxes, beard balms, and beard oils all come in different variants, and not only in different fragrances.
We want to offer you the best and most complete line of styling products that will fit both your beard and your mood.
Who is the Beardo behind it all?
Salem B.S. Dandan is the founder and owner of Beardpilot. Having worked for over 15 years in the retail trade, he then embarked on a career-change and started to study Political Science, eventually becoming a Ph.D candidate specialising in International Relations.
While doing his studies in Denmark and the UK, and having been raised from a young age by entrepreneurs (also know as Mum & Dad), he saw the potential today for better beard and moustache products, and with tenacity launched Beardpilot.
With a mix of Danish Viking ancestry, together with heralding from some inherited Mediterranean roots, he strives to bring out Modern Scandinavian aesthetics in his 100% natural and handmade products, looking also to the past to reassert that wholesome sense of quality over quantity