I had just finished using ‘Merchants Origin’ Beard balm and so I knew that I was going to love the scent of The Old Norse ‘Merchants Origin’ Beard Oil.

Golden Beard Award
Golden Beard Award

It’s a beautiful blend of fresh Lime, the sweetness of Mandarin and the warm and exotic scent of Frankincense and if I could create a custom scent, it would be this. Frankincense is an incredible oil and it isn’t often used in beard care and so I am always happy when I get a product containing this oil.

This scent blend is mixed into a union of Jojoba, Argan, Sweet Almond, Apricot, Avocado and Vitamin E oils.

The Old Norse ‘Merchants Origin’ Beard Oil is quickly absorbed into the beard hair and doesn’t leave a greasy residue.

It does leave the beard feeling softer and will also help to keep the skin under the beard in good condition, it will help to prevent dry skin, spots and keep the follicles in good condition which helps promote strong and healthy beard growth.

I am a beard balm fan but I appreciate a good beard oil and this is a very good beard oil!

The 30ml The Old Norse ‘Merchants Origin’ Beard Oil comes in a glass bottle with a glass pipette to dispense the oil, it costs £11.99 or £13.49 in a gift box from their website.

The Oils are also available as

  • Hunters – Bergamot, Sage & Cedarwood
  • Glacial Fjord – Grapefruit & Sandalwood
  • Winter Nights – Peppermint, Ylang Ylang & Juniper Berry
  • Norwegian Fir – Lemon, Fir Needle & Lavender
  • Baltic Breeze – Unscented
  • Dawn – Orange, Ylang Ylang & Cinnamon


Our aim is to bring you naturally produced, handmade and beautifully smelling Beard Care products. These Oils and Balms will help you with the maintenance of your Beard. Whether it be smoothing, softening, reducing itchiness, stimulating growth, reducing beard dandruff or just because you want to smell fantastic all day long then these Oils and Balms are perfect for you.

The next step was discovering the science of essential oils. The benefits of these oils are astounding. With constant use they can benefit your beard no end. Whether it be to help prompt Growth, Reduce oily skin or Reducing irritation, they are a great additive to our products. Along with their amazing uses for the body they smell beautiful. In such a concentrated form the scents last a long time  in your beard which allows you to enjoy them for hours in to your day.

Who better to style my product mixtures on than the creators of all that is manly. The Old Norse. Having a beard in Scandinavia is pretty much mandatory. When surviving out in the harsh cold and wild you must know how to look after your skin, to keep it hydrated and rich with nutrients. It’s from these group of countries that i have designed our products scents around. To match the ruggedness but beautiful scenery and smells that you can experience whilst there. As much as Men like to strive for masculinity we can’t help but still enjoy the better smells in life.

We want to create a following, a clan of avid Beard growers to support our handmade Balm and Oils movement. A revolution in the beard community. This is why #Raidwithus is our Twitter slogan. We want you to join our clan and help The Old Norse reach out to as many Bearded Norsemen as possible to ensure their Beards are just as well treated as ours.

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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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