It all started with a man, his beard, and a dream.
There was a problem: beard balms with so-called “natural fragrances” turned out to be far less “natural” than advertised. These laboratory-created monstrosities might smell nice for a while, but they also tend to dry out beards and even irritate sensitive skin. Some balms would get gritty and separate. Others were so strong that they result in redness and even a burning sensation.
There was also the issue of portability. Simply put, a man with a beard might itch during the day. Can he really whip out a whole heaping of artificial peppermint jelly to apply to his beard when that happens?
Using himself and his own sensitive skin as the guinea pig, the founder of Fatwood Beard Company experimented with natural moisturizers and oils that keep a beard soft and irritation-free throughout the day. Rather than “natural fragrances,” the best ingredients turned out to be oils like Argan Oil (the so-called “liquid gold of facial oils”), Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond and Avocado Oil.
The Fatwood Brand
Fatwood Beard was created to combine our love of “rugged manliness” with the awesomeness that is the beard. Why’d we start making beard products? We wanted woodsy scents. Don’t get us wrong, we do like the scent of patchouli, clove, and other fine essential oils, but we wanted the woods, and we weren’t finding it.
What’s in a name?
Some people go to the gym to relieve stress, some read books, or hit the golf course. Our stress relief was splitting wood and getting out in the woods in search of fatwood. If you’re unfamiliar with what “fatwood” is, there’s an informative article in our Outhouse Articles series. Speaking of fatwood, if you haven’t ordered from Fatwood Beard, every order comes with a hand cut, found in nature, piece of fatwood. That’s not something we advertise, it’s our way of sharing something we love, with something that you’ll hopefully love as well. Also, our love for searching for and splitting fatwood hasn’t gone away, and it does start to pile up… so enjoy!
A pine tree. An Axe. A beard. Need we say more. Look closely at the logo and you’ll see that the beard is a reflection of a pine tree over water.
What We Believe In
Our goal is to make a product that you love, and that we’re proud of. We use the best ingredients, and continuously refine our processes to manufacture the highest quality beard products in the marketplace. If you don’t like our product, we’ll give you your money back. No hassles.