Next up after their ‘Original‘ Balm was the Mountaineer Brand Magic Beard Balm WV Citrus & Spice. After testing one balm from a brand you know what to expect from the balm itself and its just the scent that changes.
Again I hadn’t looked to see what the exact scents were in this balm, I just knew it was what it said on the tin. I actually was thinking Orange and Cinnamon which is what a Citrus and Spice product is, this however was Citrus (Orange and Grapefruit Peel), Clove, and Spices and despite my hatred for Clove, this was quite nice.
Clove drags up memories of having a toothache as a child and having some cotton wool with Clove oil put along side the offending tooth. Ever since then I have avoided Clove oil, but it frequently is used in beard care and West Indies Bay that is used in many Pirate named oils and balms has clove notes. I could smell the clove straight away, but the blending with the other essential oils has really worked well.
As with the Original Balm, Mountaineer Brand Magic Beard Balm WV Citrus & Spice has a soft consistency and so is very easy to scoop from the tin, it’s January and many other balms have set solid and I get messages about how to soften the balms, that isn’t an issue here!
Mountaineer Brand Magic Beard Balm WV Citrus & Spice is soon ready to apply after a quick warm in your hands and it works easily into the beard and down onto the skin under the beard and that is what you want. These products should be worked in properly as they are beneficial to the skin under the beard as well as the beard and that is what keeps the itch and dry skin at bay and it helps to promote good thick and strong beard growth.
The Balm made from a blend of all natural oils and butters, beeswax, essential oils and Vitamin E gave my beard a light hold but still managed to keep those stray hairs in check, the scent isn’t overpowering but I could still occasionally detect it throughout the day as I played with my beard.
Mountaineer Brand Magic Beard Balm WV Citrus & Spice comes in a 2 oz tin with a push on lid and is available from the website for $12.50 which is £10.19 at today’s exchange rate (Jan 4th 2017) and you can save 10% by taking out a subscription which is available every one, two or three months.