I have been using Merry Band Beard Oil ‘Zingy Lime’ Beard Balm and it is no surprise to me and if you have used the Merry Band Beard Oils then it will also be no surprise to you that this balm is so good, that it gets the Golden Beard Award.

Golden Beard Award
Golden Beard Award

Housed in a 30ml glass jar the light coloured Merry Band Beard Oil ‘Zingy Lime’ Beard Balm looks every bit like a top class product. The balm has a medium to almost firm consistency and that is perfect if like me your beard is a bit  on the wild side.

The balm is perfectly smooth with no grainy feeling that can often arise in balms, the balm is easy to scoop out of the jar with a finger but of course this may be a different matter in winter when we all start fighting with balms and waxes. However using the end of a metal comb is often the solution to this!

Once you have some in your palm you feel that this balm has a nice firm consistency but even so, it is easily worked into your beard hair and down onto the skin under the beard, which is very important to do!

Zec Richardson using Merry Band Beard Oil 'Zingy Lime' Beard Balm

The balm doesn’t leave the beard feeling greasy and a small amount of the balm goes a long way. My beard isn’t the longest but it still has a decent length and a scoop about the size of a finger nail is plenty enough to soften my beard and give it some control.

The base for the Merry Band Beard Oil ‘Zingy Lime’ Beard Balm is Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Coconut Oil (Unscented), Arrowroot Powder, Vitamin E Oil & Moroccan Argan Oil. Most of these ingredients will be familiar to you in beard care but the Arrowroot Powder is a new one for me. It is basically a natural starch obtained from plant rhizomes, I guess this ingredient is the reason that the balm isn’t greasy?

The ‘Zingy Lime’ scent is a match for the beard oil that was called ‘Fresh & Zingy’ but has no also been renamed ‘Zingy Lime’. It is a scent made up from a blend of Lime, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Rosemary & Lavender essential oils and it is damn good. The lime hits you first and then the Cedarwood and the two work very well together, Cedarwood isn’t my favourite of the essential oils but when it is perfectly matched and blended then I really like it.

This fresh and woodsy scent also has floral scent that you pick up after the Lime and Cedarwood and the choice of essential oils is superb. The balm also has a nice strength, often the balms lack compared to the Beard oils but not here.

The Merry Band Beard Oil ‘Zingy Lime’ Beard Balm is available from their Etsy shop and the 30ml jar costs £8.99.

The balms are also available as:

  • Cloudy North – Scots Pine, Wild Marjoram, Sicilian Lemon, Geranium & Rosemary
  • Rustic Charm – Tobacco Absolute Oil, Neroli, Grapefruit, Amyris & Scots Pine
  • Bold & Crisp – Cedarwood, Peppermint, Geranium, Rosemary & Lavender
  • Bay Rum – Lime, Ginger, Amyris, Cinnamon Leaf, West Indies Bay

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By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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