Mr. Whiskers Beard Balms by Laurie Stern for Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery


Post by Poodle


I received a lovely bunch of samples from the Fragments 2015 show. The little burlap bag from Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery was one of my favorite discoveries. Inside were samples of Honey which I reviewed last time and Mr. Whiskers Beard Balm which I had to try just because of the fabulous name. Laurie Stern is the perfumer behind the brand which is named in honor of her two cat’s. She uses natural ingredients and the products are made in small batches. They are also cruelty free. I’ve enjoyed sampling her perfumes so I was hopeful I’d like the beard balms.

Mr. Whiskers Beard Balms by Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery

Mr. Whiskers Beard Balms by Laurie Stern

Juniper & Cypress Forest, Piñon Desert, and Vetiver Breeze

Mr. Whisker’s Beard Balm! Velvet & Sweet Pea’s PurrfumeryPhoto Stolen Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery

Ingredients – organic oils of jojoba, avocado, rose hip seed, organic cocoa butter, beeswax from their own bees, virgin oil de coco creme, essential oils

Let’s clarify one thing. I don’t have a beard so I’m sure you’re wondering what on earth I’d want with a beard balm. Well, I have dry hair and lately I have a head full of frizz. I’ll try just about anything to calm it down. Why not beard balm? Hair is hair.

The first one I tried was Juniper & Cypress Forest Beard Balm with notes of, you guessed it, juniper and cypress. Compared to most of the fruity and flowery hair products out there this is a refreshing change. It smells forest-like and clean. Piney, but not like a Christmas tree. It reminds me of a cabin in the woods.

Vetiver Breeze is great for vetiver lovers. It’s fresh and earthy. I enjoyed catching a faint whiff of this one in my hair.

Next up was Piñon Desert with notes of piñon pine and sandalwood. This was my favorite of the three. It’s woody, but not sharp and synthetic. It hints at being in a lumberyard. There’s a warmth and a softness to it as well.

Mr. Whisker’s Beard Balm! Hipster Ryan Ruppe FlickrPhoto Stolen Flickr

These scents are not going to overpower. They’re linear and light but it’s beard oil not perfume so that’s fine. I can’t imagine anyone wanting a strong scented product to use around their mouth area anyway. They’re somewhat solid in the container but melt on contact with warm hands. They’re oily but they are not heavy feeling and would probably work well as a body oil in winter. I didn’t use much and they did calm down my frizz and give my hair a decent bit of shine without silicones. For me, Beard Balms seem to soften and smooth my hair and skin pretty well so I imagine they’d work great when used on beards as intended. I’m curious to see what hubby says when he sees beard oil on my Christmas list.

Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery has $22/10ml

Guys, do you use a beard oil? Do any of you use hair oils? What’s your holy grail dry hair remedy?

Poodle xxx

14 thoughts on “Mr. Whiskers Beard Balms by Laurie Stern for Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery

  1. Hey Poodle,
    I have not yet used a Beard Balm but have for decades used Moustache Wax to put my eyebrows under my makeup.
    Love that it works as an anti frizz.
    Portia xx


  2. I adore hair oils. Use them as mask (avocado, almond etc.). My holy grail dry hair remedy is Orofluido elixir, I use it to discipline and add shine.


    • I’m trying avocado oil for the first time. So far, I like it. I’m going to look up orofluido too. I’m not sure my hair can even be disciplined anymore.


  3. My hair would freak out if I put oil on it and lay flat as a pancake and cause me to have a total meltdown. On saying that, I do like to sometimes use a conditioner (or perhaps beard wax) in the evening, because it´s nice. Then I can wash it out the next morning and proceed as usual. Lovely post Poodle. xxx


    • I wish I had that problem. You know those silicone drops like FrizzEase that say just apply a few drops? I can apply multiple pumps of the dispenser and still look like I stuck my head out the window the whole way to work some days. I’ve learned to just go with it but I would just love for it to look slightly better behaved.


  4. Hi Poodle,
    My favorite hair oil is Lierac Three Flowers. I also put together various balms myself with a base of coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax (1 cup coconut oil, 1 cup olive oil, 5 TBSs beeswax pellets – all organic). To make the balm firmer, like a perfume solid, use a higher percentage of beeswax (or reduce the percentage of olive oil). If you don’t want olive oil you can use other oils of your choice. An addition of vitamin e oil will help the balms last a little longer. As it is, this recipe has about a 6 month shelf life. This is an easy and fun project and you can add whatever essential oils you like to the base.
    Azar xx


    • I have tried making my own concoctions with mixed results. Just when I think I’ve found the right stuff my hair rebels again. I’m adding the Lierac to my list of things to look up.


  5. Poodle! You’re blowing me away again! Thanks so much for this fun review of my Beard Balms! Maybe I’m marketing this wrong! But I do sell this to lots of women that want a subltle woodsy perfume. Also folks tell me they use my Face & Body Whipped Frostings on their hair all the time. Big thanks again!

    Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery


    • Thanks! They smell amazing so it’s no surprise women are buying them. I doubt I’m the only one who thought to use them this way. I’ll have to try the Frostings one of these days. I have heard good things about them and I love products I can use for multiple purposes. Give the kitties a scratch behind the ears from me.


  6. I don’t have a beard, but I am growing a mo for Movember (you can see a pic at my website address – feel free to donate while you’re there).

    It’s driving me crazy, with these stiff itchy bristles, so I have been rubbing Geo S. Trumper’s sandalwood skin food into my face each day, with special attention to the mo. Does it work? I think so, but it might be just a placebo effect. It does smell great in the morning, for sure.

    I wish I’d seen this post a week ago. My son has a full beard and it’s his 30th birthday on Sunday. Some of the Mr Whiskers would have been perfect for him.


    • My hubby is bald-ish so he can’t do much to change his look other than occasionally grow his facial hair. He’s tried a beard and goatee but it always gets itchy and he shaves it off. I’m amazed by people who can grow them and not be bothered by it at some point. My old boss had a huge moustache that he used to wax and curl up the sides.
      Sad we were too late for this birthday but keep them in mind for next time.
      Good luck with that mo!


  7. What a great idea to use Beard Balm for your hair!! I also have dry hair and I’ve been suffering from over the top frizz, I wonder if these balms would calm down the explosion on my head. I’ve been using argan oil for my hair from time to time but the effect doesn’t last long. I might need to use the balm for my eyebrows as well. 😀


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