Having tested some of the Merry Band beard oils before, I knew to expect an oil that would leave my beard feeling soft and looking good, this was really a case of assessing the ‘Rustic Charm’ scent.
The base is a blend of Grapeseed, Argan, Jojoba and Vitamin E carrier oils, the result is a light and golden oil that is quickly absorbed into the beard hair and doesn’t leave it feeling or looking oily. My beard also felt good and I was pleased with the results. Of course the oils are just important to the skin under your beard as it is for the beard itself, it helps to keep it moisturised and helps to prevent itch and dry skin and if the skin and follicles are kept in good condition, this will help to promote stronger growth.
The scent is a blend of Tobacco, Neroli, Scots Pine, Grapefruit and Amayris, this has produced a very slightly woodsy scent that has a fresh and sweet layer that works very well. The Tobacco is very gentle and I really like it in this oil, I don’t dislike Tobacco but I am not massively fond of it in beard care but it works well with this blend. To be honest, the scent is actually very complex and difficult to nail down with words, I have spent a lot of time trying to do this but I can’t fully describe it.
Merry Band Beard Oil ‘Rustic Charm’ Oil is available in two sizes from their Etsy shop a 10ml bottle is £8.99 and a 30ml for £17.99.
The Merry Band Beard oils are also available as
- Fresh & Zingy – Lime, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Rosemary & Lavender
- Warm & Spicy – Clary Sage, Frankincense, Scotts Pine, Sweet Orange & Lavender
- Bold & Crisp – Cedarwood, Peppermint, Geranium, Rosemary & Lavender
- Bay Rum – Lime, Ginger, West Indies Bay, Cinnamon & Amayris
- Cloudy North – Lemon, Scots Pine, Marjoram, Geranium and Rosemary
- Captain Shaddock’s Forbidden Fruit – Rosewood, Grapefruit, Frankincense, Cedarwood & Rosemary
- Pine Forest – Rosewood, Scots Pine, Marjoram & Black Pepper
Established in 2014 by Artist/Designer Tom Rowlinson Merry Band Beard Oils have since been used by gents all across the globe!
The recipes are all meticulously developed using fine ingredients with a great deal of trial & error until they’re just perfect! The levels of each carrier oil in the blend is extremely important to ensure that the final product can be absorbed by the beard and provide the essential conditioning that it needs!
Since day one the feedback both locally & online has been fantastic and we’ve been widely regarded as a premium yet affordable brand.
All the cosmetics are made by hand in small batches so you can be sure of receiving a fresh finely crafted product.
Tom Rowlinson also owns a brand called Porth Mokum that sells a range of T Shirts, money clips, Hip flasks and tin mug.