If I wasn’t testing, I would always use balm, I prefer it to oil and the Whit & Stubble ‘Signature Blend’ Beard Balm didn’t disappoint.
It’s a creamy yellow colour balm as they have used yellow beeswax in the blend and added to that is Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. This has created a medium consistency balm that is very easy to work with and it absorbed into my beard without leaving it looking greasy. I liked the feel of the Whit & Stubble ‘Signature Blend’ Beard Balm and it left my beard looking good with a hold that still left my beard feeling natural and soft.
I don’t look at the scent ingredients, I like to try come to a decision and figure it out without being influenced by knowing what essential oils have been used. This one threw me, I was convinced and so was my wife that there was tobacco in there but we were wrong. It is in fact Vetiver Oil, Lime Oil, Sandalwood Oil and so it was likely the Vetiver that gave that note of tobacco. The balm is actually quite woodsy and warm with a slight freshness and I am undecided on if I like it or not, but I certainly don’t hate it.
What I can say is that Whit & Stubble have produced a nice balm, you don’t need use very much and I was happy with the way it left my beard feeling and looking.
The balm is available in two sizes from the website, 15ml for £6.95 and 30ml for £10.95 and both come in a screw top tin. At this point it is the only balm available from Whit & Stubble but I imagine that more scents will be created.
Whit & Stubble – All About Us
Whit and Stubble is a company that has been inspired by my love of beards and by the beautiful seaside town of Whitstable that I am lucky enough to call home. We hand craft our beard oils using natural oils, so no harsh chemicals. Just healthy looking and feeling beards and skin.
I moved to Whitstable about a year ago, but the idea for beard oils and balms started well before the move. I have always had some sort of facial hair for as long as I can remember. I could never get past the itchy stage though. So naturally I looked into beard oils and tried a few, but they were all quite expensive, so that had me thinking, could I produce a high quality product for a much lower price.
I sat for many hours for nights on end before and after my move to Whitstable, looking at ideas for oils and balms, starting with basic recipes, then developing my own blends. By the start of December 2015 Whit & Stubble was born, starting with three beard oil blends, it soon became five and then our first beard balm as well.
All of our oils and Balms are completely natural ingredients, no chemicals just simple, natural beard care products. With five different blends, there is something for every bearded man.
Watch this space, coming June 2017 our beard oils and balms will be improving, more blends, more sizes more options.