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humidorbeardoilIt’s not every day an apothecary such as ourselves gets to have their flagship beard oil product field tested by a true industry expert. In fact, we were very surprised indeed to be contacted by the elusive and eccentric Bobert Brush – a man of some celebrity in the domain of male grooming – who seemed most enthused by our formula! Bobert diligently subjected our product to his 7-point scientific beard oil review methodology. In this post we’re listing the reasons we think Bobert graded our beard oil so highly.

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High Quality Tobacco Flower Absolute

There’s simply no other oil on the market that strikes the tobacco note with as much purity and force of intent as us. We use tobacco flower absolute, instead of perfume or essential oils. For those that aren’t familiar with the term, an absolute is a concentrate that is produced by solvent extraction rather than steam distillation. With a good understanding of the solvent they are using, extractors can produce absolutes with aromas much closer to the original plant than is possible with essential oils produced through distillation.

Our Lingerability Factor

Bobert was especially impressed by the linger-ability of our oil, scoring it 98%! Because we use a generous amount of high quality ingredients, the aroma of our beard oil tends to stick around for much longer than the competitors.There’s nothing worse than opting for an inferior beard oil only to find you can’t even detect it in your beard ten minutes after you’ve applied it!

We Use Broccoli Seed Oil to Enhance Skin Benefits

By using broccoli seed oil in our recipe, we enhance the skin impact of our recipe. Many beard oil manufacturers are keen to highlight the hair enhancing properties of their wares, but not so many think about the various impacts on the skin. Broccoli seed oil has a reef of benefits for the skin and makes our product really stand out! I reckon that explains why Bobert graded our oil 94% overall!

You can read more about The Beard Oil Pledge and Bobert’s index of leading beard oils here.

If you’re searching for the best beard oil, there’s no need to look anywhere else!beardoils800x200

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Last week, on my way to Toronto, I spotted an animal transport truck on the highway, you know the ones that are usually carrying cows and pigs on their way to be slaughtered. Instead of the usual sad sight, I saw something that shocked me – horses. Beautiful, majestic horses on their way to slaughter.  What the hell is going on?

Well, it turns out that a lot is going on.  Canada is home to one of the world’s largest horse slaughter industries with 93,000 killed in 2009 alone. The large number is partially due to the fact that it has been banned in the U.S. so they are all getting sent here. The majority of the meat gets exported to Europe.

If you have ever spent any time with a horse then you would know how sensitive and easily startled they are. You can well imagine how humane the slaughter is when the horse is completely freaked out.  

Many of these unwanted creatures come from the production of the drug Premarin, another proud Canadian industry. It is a VERY common hormone replacement therapy (HRT) given to women with post-menopausal symptoms. The name of this drug says it all, PREgnant MARes’ urINe. It is made from the urine of pregnant horses. Yup. The horses are impregnated and then restrained in a factory farm for 6 straight months while their urine is collected in bags. Unable to lie down, exercise, get sunshine, or breathe fresh air. Many horses in these conditions develop sores and infections. When they become useless, they are sent to slaughter. Their foals are considered a mere byproduct and are also sent to slaugher.

Wow, so between this and the seal hunt, Canada’s really sucking when it comes to using animals for profit.

If you’re Canadian, you can contact your MP and let them know how you feel about the treatment of horses in our country.

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