When I first established The Southern Blueprint, I envisioned working with great people from the South. I really wanted to identify brands that I could get behind, support, to help grow and watch succeed. The South has so much to offer, and holds so many talented and special individuals.
One of those individuals is Jayson Reiher, owner of Southern Shine Beard Oil.
A few months back, Jayson was gracious enough to send me some samples of his product, which I ended up really enjoying. You can find the first article I did on them right here .
After chatting with Jayson about how much I really loved his product, he again, was nice enough to send me some more … this time … some new selections to try out.
Below, I give my two-cents about each one. These are just my personal preferences, so take them with a grain of salt. However, I’m incredibly smart so you should certainly listen to everything I say …
This one, I must say is my least favorite of the bunch. It’s a Tea Tree Blend that is for me, a little too strong of a fragrance. However, if you are looking for a “natural-hippyish” type of fragrance, this might be right up your alley. I know a lot of friends in the mountains of Asheville and Boone N.C. that might like this one! If you do use it, do so sparingly … a little goes a long way with this one.
I do like this one better than the Envy but again, not my favorite. This is what you would think a typical beard oil smells like. It’s a middle of the road, classic beard oil. Now, I’m not saying it’s just like all the other beard oils out there as far as quality or longevity of fragrance. I’m just saying that it smells like your typical beard oil … something your Father or Grandpa would have worn. (thus the name Wise One?)—you will have to ask Jayson about that one.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you either love Eucalyptus or you don’t. I happen to love it, and when you combine that with the Mint, it’s pretty damn amazing. One would think that with both the Eucalyptus and Mint together it would just burn the hell out of your nostrils and eyeballs, yet the pairing produces this surprisingly sweet smelling aroma. It’s certainly one of my favorites.
This one is a cologne scented beard oil that I think the ladies will like. It’s a clean smelling fragrance … a very fresh out of the shower smell. Like a lot of good colognes, it actually smells better once it absorbs into the skin. If you are new to beard oil or have a significant other that hates the typical beard oil fragrance, I would certainly give this one a try!
This is another cologne scented beard oil that’s dynamite! I’m not exactly sure whats in it but it smells incredible. Jillian really likes this one as well. A little dab of this goes a long way. The scent tends to tame down some over time, yet sticks around for a while, making this one ideal for using on a date. Again, if you are new to the beard oil game try this one, I think you will get lots of compliments.
Bay Rum Beard Balm:
This one is a favorite for sure, and I like to pair it with a beard oil like the Fierce. It’s a sweet smelling balm with a spiciness bite to it. If you are not a fan of the oils, try this balm. You won’t need too much and the smell lasts pretty much all day. I actually prefer to use the balms over the oils at times as it makes my beard a little more manageable to comb and maintain.
This is hands down my favorite of all the products I have tried so far (close with the Zest that I reviewed last time)! Let’s forget about the name for a second as it’s not what you think. This one smells like vanilla and cinnamon and spices that reminds me of the holidays … a euphoric, nostalgic feeling of awesomeness. It’s also Jillian’s favorite. In fact, the first time she smelled it her eyes lit up like a Christmas tree. I use this one the most and actually, I’m already about to run out … thats how much I’ve been using it.
Overall, the products Jayson sent over this time are just as incredible as the first batch he let me try. I’m really impressed with the quality of the selections, not just the quantity. There are thousands of beard oil companies out there, and most of them do the same things … they all smell the same way. Jayson on the other hand has something really special here. With the selection that he has to offer, you will never get bored having to use the same thing over and over again.
I also like the fact that Jayson’s beard oil and balms actually smell nice to the opposite sex. As I touched on it above with the Wise One, most beard oils smell the same and frankly, after speaking to a lot of females about it … they really don’t like it.
Give Southern Shine a try … you won’t be disappointed and neither will your significant other.
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