First of all these should come with a warning – Don’t apply any of these to your beard when you are hungry 🙂 I’m talking about the many, many products I received from Bamboo Beard Co based in Ormiston, East Lothian. You will see further down the review some that some of these are just pure nostalgia but if you are super sharp you might notice what I mean before then.
I just want to say what an absolute joy Amanda & Adam are to communicate with for instance Amanda said she would send “a few things” what I actually received was this
It was TWO packages !!!! I had to snap this to also illustrate just the amount of pride & care they take in making sure that whatever you get arrives in perfect condition.
So I finally unwrapped everything & I was spoilt for choice so didn’t know where to start. As I have said previously in life i am very much a mood different person for instance I can’t pin down a particular favourite as there are elements to every single one I like which make it super difficult – My wife Mel has her favourite.
Still at the time of writing this I can’t decide so am going to start alphabetically:
First up is Black Jacks – True Story I once ate 50 Black Jacks in one maths lesson, I only did it the once though…
You are going to find a lot of repetition here as every single one of Bamboo’s balm’s smelt exactly as described. I usually get Mel to blind smell everyone I get to see if she can work them out & she got every single one right
Having a look through the ingredients all the good things are there Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coca Butter, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Benzoin (this has great anti- inflammatory properties btw) & the Aniseed Essential Oil is prominent but it’s on application when it really comes through subtle but not overpowering.
Next up Cherry Bakewell – We are big fans of Cherry Bakewell in this house whether it’s the food or bathroom products. I am going to admit this because I can’t be the only one – I like a good Bakewell but I have to take the cherry off the top… controversal ?
Once again Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coca Butter, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Benzoin come into play. Before application this one has a sweet sickly (in a good way) tang to it but when it’s starting to be rubbed through your hands the cherry aroma really pops out. Another success
I don’t care that I’m nearly 39 I like Jelly Beans at Christmas and this has really put me in the mood for them because again this smells exactly like Jelly Beans
Bamboo’s Jelly Bean contains Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coca Butter, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Benzoin. I still can’t put my finger.. nose even on the exact fragrance but it’s divine…
About halfway through so it’s good time to point out not only the amazing day of the dead esque panda logo but also acknowledge that the colours on each balm relate very well to each scent. Also re smelling the balms whilst I’m typing was making me hungry…
Right back to it Kola Kube contains Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coca Butter, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Benzoin & Grapefruit Oil… Grapefruit Oil !!!! basically I used to demolish these as a kid so does that mean the sweets have the evil one in ? ok,ok, it’s not that evil and if I didn’t have the ingredients in front of me I wouldn’t know but next time I go shopping I might have to go and smell a grapefruit to see if smells like this balm. Once again another hit.
Now Mint Bad Boy really stumped us as we couldn’t put our finger on it as it’s not straight up mint. Looking through Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coca Butter, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Benzoin, Organic Rosehip Oil, Peppermint Oil, Gin… Stop !!!! that’s it Ginger & Cinnamon Essential Oils. That would explain the slight kick that really compliments the peppermint and also gives it that warming feeling on application. Minty Christmas wohoooo 🙂
Boooo the last one 🙁
Woodmeister needs no clever puns it contains Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coca Butter, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Oil, Benzoin, Rose-wood, Cedarwood, Patchouli & Cinnamon Essential Oils. It’s really crisp & cold right now even with sun out & I always looks for something to really reflect that and this does the job fantastically.
So that’s all he wrote….
Well not quite I even got a Woodmeister oil. So it’s become Woodmeister Wednesday in this house.
All of Bamboo Beard Co. products are 100% Handmade
I was totally Bamboozled by them