This post was most recently updated on November 25th, 2018
Mad Viking Beard Company makes a variety of products for your beard that will leave it feeling powerful and pampered like the Vikings of old after a celebratory feast. The beard oils come in thirteen different scents, all boasting sweet names like “Odin’s Rok”, “Dragonshead”, and “Berserker”. Each scent is designed with a masculine aesthetic in mind, meaning you’ll smell both manly and pleasant after each use, no matter which scent you choose.
All of Mad Viking Beard Company’s products, including their beard oils, are made in the U.S. and are paraben-free. The company also doesn’t test on animals, which is super cool. As an added plus, their customer service and customer interaction are some of the best. Mad Viking has a Facebook group where you can get quick responses to questions or concerns. If you ever have something go wrong with an order, reach out to them and they will do everything they can to fix it. It’s good knowing that even if you don’t like what they have to offer they’re going to help you out.
Beard oil is designed to relieve many issues that beard-holders can face. The oil can soothe any itches underneath your beard and clear away “beardruff” or flaky skin. It soaks into your skin and moisturizes without feeling heavy or sitting on top of the skin. It is also, obviously, good for your beard itself. If your hair is dry, coarse, or brittle, beard oil can give your beard the extra moisture it needs to be soft, healthy, and more easily wrangled. It can also leave your beard with a nice shiny look, but while it is oil, it doesn’t leave behind greasy residue.
There are a lot of products on the market, but a good beard oil should be able to take even the coarsest of beard hair and tame it into soft, smooth, and easy to style.
One of the scents Mad Viking sells is called “Mjolnir”, as in the hammer of the god Thor. Thor himself is part of the beard club, so the name should be a good sign of things to come.
The scent itself is pleasant and manly. It’s a blend of peppermint, sandalwood, and cedarwood, so it kind of smells like walking around a forest, but there’s also probably some peppermint schnapps somewhere in the thermos you’re carrying.
Beard oil itself is generally easy to apply, so long as you don’t put too much on. Mad Viking beard oil comes in two different types of bottles: one has a spritzer and one has a dropper. If you use the dropper bottle, it’s just a matter of getting a few drops onto your beard, depending on the size you may need more, and then working them throughout your beard and down to the skin. You can do this with your hands but a comb also works. The spritzer is easier since you spray the oil onto your beard and don’t have to worry about accidentally spilling too much onto yourself.
Mad Viking’s beard oils absorb quickly, so it’s important to work it through just as quickly. In no time, your beard is going to shine and your skin is going to feel soft and moisturized. The greatest aspect is that the oil doesn’t leave your skin or beard feeling greasy or bogged down. It’s very light and the oil is going to end up in your beard and skin, not sitting on top of it.
As far as the scent goes, it has staying power but isn’t overwhelming. Your beard will be smelling great to you and anyone close enough to smell it, but you’re not going to bother a packed movie theater with all those manly, woodsy smells.
As far as long-term use goes, you should see a noticeable difference in the overall appearance and feel of your beard. One of the reasons beards can get unruly, tangled, and unmanageable is because the hair is too dry and/or very coarse. Mad Viking beard oil helps moisturize, hydrate, and nourish your skin and hair so that your beard ends up smooth and easy to style. Your skin is going to be grateful as well, since keeping it hydrated is going to reduce any skin flaking or dandruff that can easily cause beard itch. Additionally, while it is obviously not really a magical oil sent down from the gods for our use, you may notice that it helps push your hair growth along a bit if you were having trouble before. This isn’t some miracle potion, but keeping your hair and skin healthy just encourages it to grow better.
If beard oil is your beard product of choice or even if you’ve never tried anything and are just getting started, give Mad Viking Beard Company a try. They’ve really got your back when it comes to making high-quality products and delivering them at a decent price. The nice thing about the company is that even if you don’t like beard oils, you’ve got other options. They also offer beard balms, beard washes, beard combs, and mustache wax. You can even pick up some products to keep the rest of your hair and body clean.
Not only are the oils good for your beard’s appearance, but they are good for the overall health of your beard, as well as your skin. Mad Viking’s beard oils have many benefits and provide them better than some other oils on the market, particularly when it comes to absorption rate and choice of scents. Your hair will be tame, your skin will be healthy, you’ll smell great, and you’ll be free to go out into the world and enjoy the glory that comes with having such a great looking beard.