2 parts Coffee liqueur, 5 parts Vodka, pour the ingredients into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes, stir gently.
That is how you make a Black Russian and the The Beardy Beard Co Black Russian Beard Balm has been blended to resemble that drink.
The scent is a blend of Vanilla pure, Coffee Arabica, Sweet Orange, Clove & Bay essential oils and the result is a sweetness from the vanilla and Orange followed by a coffee scent that smells like coffee beans and not a stale coffee.
After that comes a very slight spicy like note that is from the Clove and the bay, now normally for me those two are a definite “no” but in this blend those two oils are subtle and offer that gentle spicy like scent and I like the addition of these oils in this blend.
The base for this scent is Beeswax, Shea Butter, Grapeseed oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba oil, Hemp seed oil & Vitamin E oil and it has resulted in a creamy yellow balm that has a medium to firm consistency.
All in all it is a nice balm, it was easy to work in and left a softer feeling beard and gave a nice hold.
The brand was run by Peter Pedlow but has now been wrestled from him by his wife Gail and she has more products in the pipeline!