Balbo Beard Co & Magpie Hill Soap Review

Tucked away in the West Midlands is Shropshire’s best kept secret. Some of you may have discovered it already but for the rest of you *Spoiler Alert* it’s the home of a very talented lady named Rhian who not only is the creator of Magpie Hill Soap but after watching bearded gymnastics of Cirque Alfonse in their show Barbu  Balbo Beard Co.was born. Rhian was super generous and sent me a total of 9 items 2 of which were officially launched today (1st October) I was sworn to secrecy  so felt like an actor who has been unable to reveal a role they had been cast for. I did take a picture of the outside of the box when I received it but now I can fully reveal what exactly was sent to me

3 Beard Oils, 1 Balm, 1 Moustache Wax, 3 Soaps – 1 Beard soap & 2 Brand new Magpie Hill Soaps


As you can that’s quite a list. So where to start… I think it has to be the brand new things the 2 new Magpie Hill Soaps:


The Pits

Uses Hobsons Shropshire Stout scented with Coal Tar

I can’t describe how much I love this, i mean it could smell it as soon as I opened the box. it does lather up really well and leaves your body smelling of it for hours.


Honey & Hops

Using Hobsons Twisted Spire & local Shropshire Honey

When I saw this I kept getting distracted by just how creative this is my second thought was how long before my wife steals this, luckily she didn’t as with the pits it leaves your skin really conditioned and soft


Now the Balbo Beard items

Beard Soap


Gentleman’s Sandalwood Beard Soap

At the point with all the soaps I am the cleanest I have ever been. The beard soap has a great scent washes through amazingly well and leaves your beard super soft ready for more product.

Moustache Wax 


Sandalwood & Bergamot 15ml

Now I soon as I opened this I noticed it had a stainless steel plectrum in the lid, want to know why it’s there ? to be used a wax scraper so that you can get the ideal amount. Genius idea !!!

Amazing scent once again, this is becoming a thing, either that or the pure quality is shining through consistently on each product – it’s the latter, just as important as that is the hold of the wax it really holds for hours and even put up with constant fiddling to get the tache to look how I wanted. it’s also blended with the #3 blend of essential oils.


Beard Balm 


Blend #8 60ml

Now when I first became a member of iBeardClub  this was one of the products I saw recommended so when I saw it enclosed it might have made an inner woop, this particular blend contains Cedarwood,Pure Sicilian Bergamot, Lime & Grapefruit. The balm is non greasy, very soft & glides through the beard perfectly.


Beard Oils 10ml

Balbo #3

Blend #3

This blend contains Pure Sicilian Bergamot & Sandalwood. all the oils compliment the balm very well but  I have to say this one is my personal favourite.


Blend #5

This Blend contains Patchouli, Pure Sicilian Bergamot & Sandalwood


Blend #8

This Blend Contains Cedarwood,Pure Sicilian Bergamot, Lime & Grapefruit


All Balbo Co. products are handmade in small batches and conform to EU cosmetic legislations and they are also a proud member of The Guild of Craft Shop and Toiletry Makers

All the items mentioned can be purchased here 

Facebook Page here

You balbo believe that these products need to added to your beard care routine




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  6. I think everybody likes it. But because some people have had their natural feelings dulled by fear they won’t admit it or denounce those who still actually say what they actually feel. Bravo to you for being honest and open. I bet you would look great in it as well. Just a side note. These uniforms that are sexy, are modified from the standard issued ones that are pretty conservative.

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  18. You guys need to strap Jacob to a chair and tape up his eyes a la A Clockwork Orange, so he can be force fed 48 consecutive hours of deathmatch wrestling and the Hostel series to desensitize his queasy stomach so he can handle short and weak torture scenes like the one in Savages.Runner up for cheesiest line in the film:Ben: “We’ll go into this as a joint venture…no pun intended.”

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  21. Hallo liebe Bogenschützenbande,Mama Özlem und Papa Jan sind stolz euch den kleinen Jakob zeigen zu dürfen. Am 05.08.2011 um 12.04 Uhr ist der Kleine mit 2700g und 48 cm auf die Welt gekommen. Ihm gehts absolut super und seine Eltern sind zwar geschaft aber immer noch motiviert weiter zumachen Nein, es geht uns wirklich gut!Bis dahin alles liebe Özlem, Jakob und Jan

  22. lotte zegt:Ik ben bang voor mijn gedachtens want laatste tijd denk ik steeds negatief en aan dingen wat ik niet wil. En altijd worden mijn gedachtens werkelijkheid daarom probeer ik ôp iets te Focussen en positief te denken, maar het lukt me gewoon niet ik ga steeds terug na dat ene waar ik zo bang voor ben en raak ik in paniek. Ik zit er al maanden mee. Hoe kom ik hier vanaf hoe kan ik die gedachtens loslaten?

  23. Désolé pour ce malentendu, je me suis très mal exprimé, je voulais dire : quand Simply communique avec les codes de SFR, tout se passe comme si Simply travaillait sans le vouloir au profit de SFR. Le « vous » était un vous générique.

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  25. Je te confirme Isa, c’est bien la même Alexandrine! On va lui tirer les oreilles! Je suis ravie de voir que tu nous suis encore! Je fais de meme avec ton blog qui est toujours aussi chouette!Merci les filles pour vos commentaires! Un abrazo muy grande

  26. ) It’s just the pencils that are complete so far, and I still have to clean up the last chapter +5 pages. So maybe not as speedy as I’d really like. ;_; Right now I’m working on inking and toning those 170 pages.And Steady Beat is slated to come out October this year. Shoujo lovers unite!!!! ^_‾

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  28. I lived in Montville for 5 years. This is some really sad stuff. And as “hilarious” as the last comment was imagine buying into a place like that. Serene….boring….and now, toxic. Some of these side effects won’t be known for generations. I am truly sorry to hear about this scenario. And I imagine the homeowners place has almost zero value now.

  29. 10 Avril 2012Bonjour Nadia, merci!J’aime aussi les lys stylisées est égal à true.. il ya plus de mouches bleues qu’il’ coquelicots dans les champs de maïs. péché.que le bleu et ce rouge, c’est encore mieux et puis les broder.Bonne semaine

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  33. Michael,I love that you encourage your kids to be creatively involved in the food they eat. I love even more that many folks posting are sharing these ideas with their own children. I know Emma Kate will be all over this.Keep rippling the pond… and please pass my congratulations to James on a great idea!

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  36. chris – I know your home is DEFINITELY more stylish than your neighbours’ 😉 But its true…its hard to realize any gains in this market for even a superior product. Maybe you just focus on prettyfying your craft room for now?

  37. Oh ja, wie gut ich das kenne, dieses Gefühl, dass die Arbeit zu Hause keine wirkliche Arbeit ist bzw. dass mein Wunsch, irgendwas fertig zu nähen in meiner eigenen Einschätzung weniger wiegt als der Wunsch des Mannes, irgendeinen Bug in seinem Code zu finden, den er für seine Erwerbsarbeit geschrieben hat. Meins ist Hobby, seins ist Arbeit. Aber was kann ich dafür, dass er keine anderen Hobbies als seine Erwerbsarbeit hat? Mein Hobby ist auch produktiv!

  38. pour votre réponse toujours aussi impeccable.J’avais lu quelque part une origine vers gergo (plateau, dans je ne sais quelle langue) qui correspondait bien à sa situation topographique ; mais je préfère de loin vos explications ainsi que le lien Å“nologique qu’en tire arcadius.À la bonne vôtre.[pour tout dire et justifier ma curiosité, si mon grand-père est né à Gravelotte, j’ose à peine le dire, la femme de ma vie est originaire de … Reichshoffen*. ]* à la toponymie facile pour le coup.

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  40. Hola Gabriela,No sé de qué tipo de reparación hablamos, pero si es algo sencillo no tiene porque cambiar el diseño.Te recomendamos enviarlo a un zapatero de confianza y que te explique cómo lo va a reparar o en qué consiste la repación, así podrás asegurarte que no manipularán tu zapato.Saludos!!

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  45. Carlos I / Muy buen artículo. Yo creo que un problema grave es la prensa en España, que no es independiente y sólo se moja a favor del poder en vez de controlarlo. Si la prensa fuera realmente guardián de la verdad y desenmascarara a vendedores de humo y sectarios para que la opinión pública fuera sana y con criterios de juicio objetivos ( que es su principal razón de ser en una democracia), otro gallo nos cantaría y toda esa chusma estaría fuera de la política por vergüenza.

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  48. paor / Adelante señores de UPyD, hoy por hoy el único partido que nos puede dar alguna alegría a los que pedimos un poco de honradez y sensatez en la vida política española, espero que muchos ciudadanos se den cuenta que UPyD es muy necesaria en estos tiempos grises que corren en este país que todavía sigue llamándose España.saludos.

  49. Ciao Alice, mi hai fatto ricordare quando anch'io abitavo con i miei alle porte di Milano in una casa con un bel giardino e tante piante aromatiche…però adesso sul mio blacone ho fatto un piccolo giardinetto e cerco di non farmi mancare quei profumi! ;D

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  51. HEEFT IEMAND enige ervaring van ongeveer een maand of 2 ?Ik heb 12 kilo overgewicht en ik moet het er echt af krijgen. Wou dan ook African mango kopen maar ik zie op dit artikel best wel veel negatieve reacties.Kortom : HEEFT IEMAND MEER DAN 5 KILO VERLOREN MET DEZE PILLEN ?

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  53. Montag, 08.08.2011Wie siehts aus?? ich würde gern alles von simfy nutzen aber ohne ein app für mein BlackBerry is das nicht lohnenswert?? vorallem wo ihr doch anscheinend seit mindestens 3Monaten an den Betas rumbastelt und die updates fürs Iphone ja auch anscheinend auf die reihe bekommt!!

  54. Sieht doch spitzenmäßig aus 😉 Muss es asiatisches Mehl wirklich sein? Ich würde aus "Cake-Flower" (wenn's von einem US-Blog kommt) unser normales Mehl Type 405 rauslesen, ggf. einmal durchgesiebt. Vielleicht klappt es damit besser?Liebe Grüße!Em

  55. I was just curious to know when I should call about a Job application. I put in an application yesterday online and I was just curious to know when I should call about it. Thanks in advance and the more advive/tips the better.

  56. My Psych/therapist has me diagnosed as "EDNODS" (Ed Knows!), because i don't eat during the day, then if/when i binge at night, he doesn't think the binges are large enough…..whatever the means i use to try to "get rid of" the food. Hummmmmm… i'm not "officially" over weight, but i beg to differ…!

  57. Hallo Leute,das Eine ist das Zaudern mit Gott und der Welt und über Amazon beschweren, aber es hilft nichts, nur immer darüber zu schimpfen, etwas tun ist angesagt und daher bitte ich nochmals, das sich doch bitte diejenien, die sich hier schlecht behandelt fühlen auch endlich einmal melden, damit wir hier gemeinsam gegen Amazon vorgehen können, sonst habt ihr die Probleme noch in 20 Jahren!

  58. J'aime beaucoup et suis de tout coeur avec toi car j'essaie moi-même d'avancer un weekly et accumule beaucoup de retard. Comme toi, je ne me décourage pas et classe mes photos au fur et à mesure, mais tout de même parfois je me dis qu'il me faudra des siècles pour termnier 2012, alors que 2013 approche déjà…

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