All of our ingredients are sourced from companies we trust and have worked with for years. Quality is of the utmost importance to us. Every ingredient in all of our products has a specific purpose. We don't dilute our oil with any cheap fillers, synthetic fragrances, or preservatives.
Essential oils & absolutes: We have a background with formal training in Aromatherapy and a long history with essential oil use. We only use the highest quality essential oils and absolutes in our products, and we tend to avoid synthetic fragrances like they are the plague. We are knowledgeable about safe essential oil dilutions and contraindications.
Argan Seed Oil: Also known as Moroccan oil, Argan oil has an outstanding ability to moisturize, nourish, and repair dry, brittle hair and skin. Argan trees grow only in the South Western region of Morocco and requires a very labor intensive process in order to extract the nut from the Argan fruit before pressing for oil. It has been used for centuries by Moroccan men and women for both cooking (roasted Argan oil) and skin and hair care (unroasted Argan oil). It is high in oleic and linoleic acids (omega 9 and 6) and is beneficial in treating dry flaky skin, brittle hair, eczema, psoriasis and acne. It has been shown to offer some sun filtering properties which offer protection against UVA and UVB rays. It has a high content of naturally occurring tocopherols (vitamin e) which make it a stable oil with a long shelf life.
Jojoba Oil: Not actually an oil, but a liquid wax, and is molecularly similar to the esters we produce in our skin. It is non-allergenic and non-comedogenic (won't clog pores). Jojoba oil penetrates the hair follicle and strengthens while maintaining elasticity and softness.
Hazelnut Oil: An excellent emollient and moisturizer, absorbs quickly and is full of beneficial essential fatty acids which help to maintain the health of your beard and the skin underneath. Hazelnut oil is slightly astringent, so it is helpful in preventing breakouts. It has been reported to have some sun filtering properties.
Hemp Seed Oil:
Hemp seed oil is a powerful restorative that works to strengthen and repair hair follicles as well as protect against dryness. It is high in proteins, and Omegas 3,6 and 9 which can help to stimulate hair growth.Camelia Seed Oil:
Also known as tea seed oil; for centuries camellia seed oil has been used as a traditional hair conditioner. It is rich in antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It helps to condition the hair shaft, stimulate circulation in the skin, and promote healthy hair growth by preventing breakage and split ends. Vitamin E:
Acts as a natural antioxidant, protecting the epidermis from environmental damage, UV rays and pollutants. It prevents the peroxidation of fats and extends the shelf life of our brews.
We only use certified fair trade Shea butter that is ethically sourced from the Tapko Widow's Cooperative in Ghana, where women are paid a fair and direct wage for their production of Shea Butter. The butter is hand processed and uses no chemicals or additives. The production of Shea Butter has transformed the economic health of the village, helping to fund school fee's, health care and better nutrition. Bees Wax:
Bees wax helps to lock in moisture and provide an extra layer of protection from the elements. It has anti-bacterial properties and can be helpful in reducing dry itchy skin. It gives our balm a medium hold allowing you to tame any frizz while maintaining a subtle shine. Our beeswax is locally sourced from our pals over at Fallentimber Meadery
Our packaging is just as important as the products it holds here at Mammoth Beard Co. Our beard oil comes in glass amber bottles in order to keep light out of the product, which can turn oils rancid quickly. We also choose to use treatment pumps instead of the popular glass droppers so that you don't have to worry about spilling an open bottle of oil. The treatment pump also ensures that the oil meets as little oxygen as a possible which extends the shelf life.