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Borroughs' Beard Oil

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Naturalist John Burroughs wrote in his Indoor Studies, "We readily attribute some extra virtue to those persons who voluntarily embrace solitude, who live alone in the country or in the woods, or in the mountains, and find life sweet..."

The woodsy scent of this beard oil evokes Borroughs' sentiment, but just because a guy boasts a beard that would make any mountain man proud that doesn't mean his facial fur doesn't deserve a little TLC. This all-natural beard oil is ideal for the man who's ready to look, and smell, like one. With Borroughs' logs on man's solitary connection with nature in mind, Prospector Co crafted this virile concoction with notes that bring to mind freshly chopped oak trees, a dusty carpenter's workshop, and the deep leathered richness of a cobbler's apron.

Utilizing an antiquated packaging aesthetic that you're more likely to find in a 19th-century apothecary, Prospector Co makes unique beard and skincare products for the design savvy man who's ready to whip his whiskers into shape. In addition to smelling delightfully tough and manly, this rich oil also helps moisturize the face and condition follicles. Can be used as a beard oil or as an oil based cologne. Hand-mixed in Savannah, Georgia.

Available in a 1 oz. mini-flask bottle with orifice reducer and a 0.5 oz. bottle with glass dropper lid.
Ingredients: Argan Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Cedarwood, Sandlewood and other pure essential oils.
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

January 05, 2012 02:34:18 PM

There's nothing wrong with the mountain man look. In fact, the popularity of beards seems to be booming! But even the most rugged beard deserves a little TLC. Would you treat your face fuzz with Burroughs' Beard Oil?

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January 05, 2012 09:19:47 PM

nice gift for a guy

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January 06, 2012 09:54:25 AM

I'd really have to smell this to give my full endorsement, the "mountain man" smell may not be appropriate for all occasions. Maybe they could come in a variety of smells.

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January 06, 2012 10:08:00 PM

Is there really a market for this? How many men would really purchase smell-goods for their beards? Aren't the men that typically have beards not usually the type to use smell-goods?

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January 07, 2012 12:28:29 AM

I really think you're barking up the wrong tree on this one, folks. Good luck in getting any men with beards to buy, let alone use it,, and if you are thinking of it being purchased as a gift. really...with a discription like that, how many girlfriends or wiea wouldwant their man to wear it instead of old spice?

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January 07, 2012 01:08:58 PM

i just dont think people really care about their beards smell....

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January 07, 2012 01:42:55 PM

Sounds very sexy.

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January 07, 2012 09:07:03 PM

Oh yeah!!!

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January 08, 2012 01:17:12 PM

i would love my boyfriend to have this.

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January 09, 2012 07:47:49 PM

Could be great for the right guy.

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January 09, 2012 08:16:52 PM

what the???

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January 10, 2012 08:33:41 AM

There's actually a huge audience for this type of product (see The Art of Shaving). With this awesome packaging and story, I can totally see hip, Brooklyn dudes eating this up! Old Spice is for they type of guy who's ok with smelling like his father...

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January 10, 2012 01:06:31 PM

Ok...so beards look dirty enough as it is why add greasiness too?

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January 10, 2012 01:11:53 PM

I give a thumbs up, but I'd really like to know more about the smell before I would buy it.

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January 10, 2012 02:18:03 PM

Need a checkbox for "just don't need". Not a beard fan.

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January 10, 2012 02:22:05 PM


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January 10, 2012 04:37:17 PM

Skin often is dry under the beard and this might help.There are plenty of well dressed professional men with beards and this could make a nice small gift.

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January 10, 2012 06:09:37 PM

seriously?? who wants an oily beard?

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January 10, 2012 06:16:20 PM

My husband has a beard. He uses hair conditioner and it works just fine. Don't think this is an uncommon product.

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January 10, 2012 06:58:55 PM

I like the idea. I'm just not sure how many men will add another step to their getting ready process.

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January 10, 2012 11:34:51 PM

Price is too high to even be a joke gift.

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January 11, 2012 12:57:21 AM

Were I a bearded fellow, or if one were in my life, I'd not hesitate to purchase this beard oil. There is something to be said about a Man and his scent.....

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January 11, 2012 02:42:57 AM

Sounds great in theory, but I doubt my beardie boyfriend would remember to use a product like this, plus if the scent is too strong it would drive him crazy being so close to his nose.

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January 11, 2012 07:32:52 AM

This product makes my skin crawl...beards...woodsy smell and oil...YUCK!


January 11, 2012 09:08:55 AM

Excellent gift for the guy you hate to buy for.

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January 11, 2012 11:57:35 AM

don't have a beard,

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January 11, 2012 12:14:00 PM


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January 11, 2012 09:16:31 PM

I don't like facial hair, so if they have to have it, at least it can smell nice.

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January 12, 2012 10:11:22 PM

I like this. Simple and good for my "mountain man"!

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January 16, 2012 12:48:13 PM

Need to have a 'maybe' thumb. My hubby would LOVE to have a product like this..me..well, not sure I'd want oil all over my shoulder when I get one of his numerous hugs! We're both outdoorsy people, so the smell may not bother me too much. Many fragrances cause headaches for me though, so it would have to be a product I'd see and smell before buying. Nice idea though!

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January 16, 2012 01:20:10 PM

OMG! I would buy 6 of these right now!

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January 16, 2012 01:26:07 PM

omg really?

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January 17, 2012 03:03:16 AM

I work in a natural skincare store and I have men ask frequently for products like this... Their girlfriends or wives, not usually, but the guys...yup.

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January 17, 2012 12:19:22 PM

That is ridiculous!

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January 17, 2012 02:33:22 PM

silly. guys don't really want this.

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January 17, 2012 04:02:32 PM

sounds a little creepy to me

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January 17, 2012 04:59:46 PM

A little pricey but at least it's mad in the US!

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January 17, 2012 07:41:24 PM

Love that it's hand-mixed in Georgia.

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January 18, 2012 12:03:13 AM

In support of beards and they're maintenance!

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January 18, 2012 12:11:04 AM

What? Huh? Are there really people going to purchase this item??

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January 18, 2012 12:30:14 PM

Totally disgusting. Considering how expensive Argan oil is to produce, there could be a much better market for this rather than beard oil.

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January 18, 2012 05:32:07 PM

Reasonable price and made in the USA!

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January 18, 2012 06:55:15 PM

Unique idea - made in USA - YES!


January 23, 2012 10:57:22 AM

Oh well...guess I can google Prospector Co and see if I can buy it from them...My son has a RIGHTEOUS beard!!

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January 23, 2012 11:17:20 AM

I currently have a full-face beard and would LOVE to use this product to help me to neatly


January 23, 2012 06:25:10 PM

When the voting is complete.. why not show us the tally?

thanks for commenting