My name is Bobert Brush! And I am a beard oil collector.
It has not always been this way.
When I first stumbled upon ‘beard oil’, I fell in love with the concept! I found the 2 minutes each day when I applied my oil and combed my beard was a great moment and one I looked forward to.
What’s more, I was overcome at the beautiful wooden smell of the first beard oil I tried. It seemed to me an exotic luxury of the highest order!
I am not a man that is especially concerned with his appearance.
I shave my head because it’s easy and saves me going to the barbers!
So having this little bottle of pure, natural goodness – that I had the pleasure of applying to my newly germinating beard – was something that struck a chord with me.
As I used up the first bottle of oil, my hunt continued – and I my jaw dropped at the sheer variety of beard oils available on the Internet.
When I was a kid I used to collect rocks and minerals. I had hundreds of these specimens. I used to love organizing them, labelling them and displaying them.
I crave order. The wilderness of the world of beard oil calls out to me as something that must be collected and logically categorized! Each oil has its own fascinating characteristics, exciting unique ingredients and vastly disparate price points.
I started dreaming of a system whereby all the world’s beard oils would be curated into a single place and the viewer could sort and filter the specimens according to the unique properties of each product!
I felt in my heart a man would feel as if standing in an alchemist’s laboratory full of exotic and rare treats!
I began to reach out to beard oil artisans across the world and talk to them.
The level of time and effort that each recipe took to concoct was amazing! Oftentimes I found there were stories and facts behind ingredients – or even secret ingredients entirely – that weren’t mentioned in the supplier’s web sites.
And I started to muse on how I could use the whole idea to help out those people in the world that really need it.
I became obsessed with my vision and on the 10th January 2016 – in my fervour – I started this project The Beard Oil Pledge.
My pledge to humanity: to gather and grade every beard oil on the face of this planet.
My hope is that when using this site you feel just like a kid in a sweet shop – or an adult in an alchemist’s laboratory – the same as I do every time I look at my beard oil collection