What’s the difference between Beard Balm and Beard Oil?
The Truth About Beard Balm vs Beard Oil
Beard Oil is a moisturizer for your beard with a number of purposes: it’s meant to condition and scent your beard so that you can enjoy a natural fragrance and softer whiskers. Applying beard oil should give you a sense of invigoration, protection, and hydration for your beard. For Beard Oils, it’s a good idea to use natural ingredients like Coconut Oil and Argan Oil.
Beard Balm can also help style and shape, while also protecting. It’s important to use natural ingredients like Shea butter in a beard balm; otherwise, you’ll find that leaving this beard balm in can irritate the underlying skin and make you feel less comfortable as a result of using it. For Beard Balms, natural moisturizers and protectants like Shea butter will help.
We at Fatwood Beard Company believe that it’s important for any man to have both products in his bathroom. But it might also be a good idea to keep Beard Balm in its travel form so you can protect and moisturize your beard at a moment’s notice.
The key to making it work: scents and ingredients. The better your ingredients are, the better you’ll enjoy the scents. Artificially-created scents can come from ingredients that tend to irritate the face, which in turn defeats the purpose of applying the Beard Balm in the first place. The same is true of Beard Oil.
Fatwood Beard Company started with that simple concept in mind: that by doing the little things right, all of this irritation and grittiness could be avoided. Rather than embrace artificial ingredients to create unnatural and overpowering scents, our Beard Oils and Beard Balms utilize natural ingredients to create scents that are better for your beard and your skin.
The Scents The Same When It Comes To Beard Balm vs Beard Oil
You’ll find that each of our scents is available both in Beard Oil and Beard Balm form, including:
- Felled Wood
- Morning Wood
- Sweet Wood
These scents weren’t created in an artificial laboratory environment. They’re the natural result of using ingredients that include woods, butters, and oils. These are the ingredients nature intended you to use for your beard and your skin, which is why you have to apply these Balms and Oils yourself to get a sense of how different they feel than the artificial creations you may be used to.
Some people think they can tell how good a Beard Balm or a Beard Oil is by how it smells. Not so. The true test of both Beard Oils and Beard Balms is how it feels long after it’s first applied. When you see how a Balm or Oil reacts to temperature, wind, or humidity, you’ll get a sense of whether you’re using the product that’s right for your face. It’s this true “test” that we at Fatwood Beard Company try to pass with flying colors—and it’s why we make a wide range of products and samples available to customers to try it out for themselves.