This bespoke beard oil, The Basturd AB Whatmore, was created specifically for a local sailor, Ryan Whatmore. Ryan is a passionate sailor in The Royal Navy. He also has a keen interest in naval history. He sent us an email one evening with an idea to create a beard oil that has the traditional scents of old warships from Nelson’s day.
This was a fantastic challenge. It took us a few months to get it right, we put a lot of blends in the bin, we wasted a lot essential oils, we met with Ryan at our HQ in Rosyth to do old fashioned skin and sniff tests, and Ryan also took two prototype blends away to try out on his beard. It took time and patience but we got there eventually.
Traditional scents of old warships from Nelson’s day
In his bespoke beard oil, Ryan wanted lime, because sailors were traditionally given lime to treat scurvy. He wanted rum, because we all know sailors like their rum, he wanted something smokey to symbolise the gunpowder smell from the fierce battles and a woodsy scent to symbolise the wooden ships.
Does it solve any beard problems?
Yes it does. As well as having an amazing smell, this beard oil is packed with antioxidant properties, about 50 times stronger than antioxidants like, vitamin C and E which will help provide protection against skin and hair damage. It will also promote hair growth which is great for patchy beards, it will leave the beard smooth and soft without feeling greasy.
What oils are featured in this bespoke blend?
This bespoke beard oil is shaped around our key carrier oil grapeseed, along with our blend of calendula, vitamin-e and our new oil andiroba. Andiroba penetrates the skin quickly, acting as an excellent emollient oil. It’s naturally high in limonoids and triterpenes which are anti-inflammatories (great for sensitive skin), which is why andiroba is often found in formulations for muscular aches and pains and products intended to reduce swelling.
In fact the Brazilian football team are known to use andiroba after every football match to aid muscular recovery. If it’s good enough for Neymar and company, it’s good enough for Bearded Basturds customers.
The scent has been achieved with our blend of lime, patchouli, bay leaf, cypress and cedarwood essential oils.
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity
To thank Ryan for this amazing concept, and for working with us so closely, we have decided to give something back, £1.00 from every sale of his oil will be sent to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. They exist to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.
The charity’s mission is:
To raise and deliver resources, working with others, to provide the best support to serving and former members of the Naval Service and their families.
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