This installment of the beard care series is coming to you straight out of Detroit. Known for being the historic heart of the United States car industry, the birthplace of Motown, and now, sadly, home to some serious urban blight. That last bit is thrown in there not as a dig against Detroit, all cities have their problems from time to time, but because Jon Koller, the bearded one behind Beardbalm.us, is doing what he can to revitalize his North Corktown neighborhood.
If you take a peek at the list of ingredients posted on the Beardbalm.us website you will see the following:
- Grapeseed Oil
- Coconut Oil (100% Fair Trade)
- Pure Beeswax
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil
- and a dash of Ponydust*
That last ingredient, as stated on the website, has nothing to do with grinding up ponies, but instead has to do with the fact that the beard balm is manufactured at Ponyride “in the heart of Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood” (do check out the Ponyride story and the companies that call that place home - good stuff).
These ingredients, some of which are food grade, are combined to keep your scruff looking good, kink-free, and to minimize split ends which can cause the premature death of a beard. They also help tame the wild, wooly look without appearing like you’ve got a face full of product. Instead, your beard is the star of the show, as it should be. The fragrance provided by the Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Geranium essential oils is not meant to be overpowering, rather it is just a hint of freshness that is masculine and alluring. Perhaps best of all, all of the ingredients in the balm are Earth-friendly and renewable which means that Beardbalm.us does not exist at the expense of our fragile ecosystem or the people involved in the industries from which the ingredients are sourced.
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