The Braw The Arctic Explorer 1813 Beard Oil is without a doubt an amazing product, so much so that it gets top marks and therefore the ‘Superior Product Golden Beard Award’

Superior Product

Of course it is all very well having an amazing oil, but you also need to couple that with amazing branding and Braw have delivered in both areas. The bottle of Braw beard oil looks stunning, the branding is stylish and the label just looks like it is top quality.

I have said many times before that I prefer a heavier beard oil and that is exactly what we have here in the Braw The Arctic Explorer 1813 Beard Oil, a base of Hemp seed, Jojoba seed, Argan &  Vit E that feels so good in my beard, my beard is softer, the thicker consistency helps to give it some hold and I actually can’t fault this oil in any way, well obviously as it has earnt the Golden Beard Award.

The scent of The Arctic Explorer 1813 is made up from a blend of Ylang Ylang,  Peppermint & Cypress essential oils. Fresh, slightly earthy and a touch of floral that I couldn’t get enough of and that scent lasts and I was catching a slight waft every now and then.

Without a doubt the beard care market is saturated and more brands pop up every week, but very few actually achieve the standards that Braw has achieved. Yes I have only tried one oil but if their beard butters and tash wax are of the same standard, well then I fully understand why Braw are a firm favourite among many of you.

Braw Beard Oil

The Braw The Arctic Explorer 1813 Beard Oil is available from the website in 10ml for £11.99, 50ml £22.99 or 50ml with pipette £23.99.


The Braw beard oils are also available as:

  • Big Kink – Jack Jester – Special Label Arctic Explorer
  • Natural – Unscented
  • Brook Macdonald signature label – Lover Beard Oil 50ml – Lavendar Rose Geranium
  • EBMC edition Warrior Braw Beard oil – Patchouli Rosewood Ginger –  £2 to Cash For Kids as chosen by the EBMC.
  • GBMC limited edition Wulver beard oil – Patchouli Marjoram – £2 to Cahonas Scotland.
  • Grafter Beard Oil – Cedarwood Rosewood
  • Heather Beard Oil – Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood
  • Lover Beard Oil – Lavendar Rose Geranium
  • The Grand Eckson 1918 – Cypress, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Ginger
  • The Jarls Northman 1263 – Scots Pine, Petitgrain, Palmerosa
  • The King Lot – Limited Edition Heather – Amyris, Ylang Ylang – In conjunction with Scottish rock band The King Lot 
  • Warrior Beard Oil – Patchouli, Rosewood, Ginger
  • Wulver Beard Oil – Patchouli, Marjoram
  • WolverDean Reilly signature  – Braw Beard Oils and MMA extraordinaire WolverDean Reilly have got together to produce this limited run special edition Wulver beard oil

You can keep up to date with Braw on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

The Braw Story

Our Story

Braw Beard Was Born In 2012 After Breaking My Back

Braw Beard Oils founder John has trained and competed in many sports since age 10, many of which are reflected in our choice of Braw Athletes. With a love for rock music, he naturally started embracing facial hair as soon as it grew around age 16, going through variations of sideburns and beards.

The longer beard became messy and dry after training and days on the mountain bike, this was just accepted.

The Incident

After breaking his back and separating his shoulders (AC Joint) in 2011 in a mountain bike crash, John spent a long time recovering with the help of Dr White in Musselburgh. After recovery, Dr White offered to train John in his TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), which he accepted.

Whilst studying and practicing, John started to experiment with base and essential oils for sports & tui na massage, then used his knowledge to tailor them as a conditioner for his beard, like hair oil. The main focus being keeping it healthy looking after sports and outdoor activity.

Time In The BrawLab

After months of testing, going through trial and error to get good results, John found the perfect recipe.

He created a game changer, an all natural product designed to maintain the health of your majestic facial hair. In late 2012, Braw Beard Oils was born. Since then it has been an amazing journey, constantly learning, coming up with new products and ideas, creating new friendships and meeting inspirational people.

Handmade in Scotland, we use the finest natural ingredients to maintain the health, length and strength of your facial hair. Take pride in it, it grows for a reason, Braw Beard Oils are for the wild man, the working man, the gentleman, whatever stage you may be at, from stubble to skiffin’ rubble.

Our Mission

Our aim is to provide high quality products for a fair price.

All of our beard oils are safety tested and certified, so you can be sure you are treating your facial hair to some mighty fine ingredients. We test on willing bearded humans, not animals.

We wanted to share this story because we worked hard to make Braw Beard Oils what it is, we started before the ‘beard trend’ and are in it for the love of Beard.




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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