One has to marvel at the shear number of ‘woodsy’ scented beard oils hitting the market.
The virtual supermarket shelves of the beard oil industry are lined with seemingly endless rows of ‘cedarwood’ type mixtures.
So it’s nice to see a brewer taking a unique approach to the problem and providing a recipe with three different timber-scented essential oils contained within.
Today we have cypress, fir & spruce – encapsulated in a carrier mixture of argan, avocado and jojoba.
And the specimen is bought to us by Spinster Sisters Co. – a Denver, Colorado based ‘microsoapery’. This passionate, artisan company was founded in 2011 by Kelly Perkins- who describes herself (among other things) as a “rabid composter”.
So, let’s see how the Timber beard oil fares the trials of my review methodology.
I found this specimen did a more than reasonable job of lingering in my facial hair.
When put through the formal test, it stayed for exactly 53 minutes – which is nearly twice the benchmark average.
The Timber gets it right in the potency stakes.
When you crack open the bottle and release the glossy, argan mixture into your hand – you can sense the potency of the essential oils wafting up into your nostrils.
With a 1.84 foot emanance rating, this oil is one of which you can stand proud.
94% On the nose
When I apply this oil, a deep sense of warmth and comfort bellows up through my beard and envelopes itself around my face.
The spicy peppermint dances a waltz with the timber notes – who themselves skip cheekily in amoung the faint hillside hints of juniper and lavender.
For a whilst it is intoxicating and genuinely pleasant – almost joyful – then it fades into a more subtle musk of fir and spruce tones lingering amoung your whiskers.
This has to be a scent for an up-and-coming man about town with big ideas for the future.
94% – Warmth and comfort
With an argan recipe, your biggest danger is always greasiness.
The Timber is a gloriously, thick, nourishing beard oil. That’s why it scores so well in the Hair Impact test. It comes down to taste – many gents prefer the thicker constituency – especially if they have a large, wild or dry beard that needs some serious taming.
The Spinster Sisters Crew have done an admirable job of concocting a nourishing recipe.
The argan base delivers right to the roots, backed up by the well renowned properties of the Avocado oil. Avocado oil is so flabbergastingly good for you that it just received prescription drug status in France!
After leaving the mixture to soak in for ten minutes and then giving it a good comb, I looked like a champion.
I was very keen to see how the avocado and jojoba mix would deliver to the skin. Jojoba being somewhat famous for its skin penetrating reputation.
To be honest, I was expecting to find this specimen a little heavy to use on the face – but I was surprised. It was lighter than anticipated and did a good job of moisturizing the skin under my beard.
A nice big 60ml bottle of Timber will set you back just $28. There is a cost of $6.77 for shipping on US orders.
This equates to a price per ml of $0.55.
From my sample of 46 US based beard oil manufacturers, this puts the Timber under the median price per ml of $0.63 – and derives it a base score of 59%.
However, there are also some adjustments to be awarded:
I adjust 15% for the inclusion of 6 essential oils, compared to the industry average of 4. And a further 15% for the clearly high quality argan oil used.
So, overall – based on the weighted factoring of all criteria – the Timber beard oil by Spinster Sisters Co. scores an incredible:
A thick, deeply nourishing oil with a lovely warm and comforting scent. Highly recommended.