A few weeks ago I happened to be on Facebook and noticed Lucky Scruff was looking for people to review some of their products. I’m all about writing reviews for stuff I like, so I volunteered and a week or so later I received a box with:
Lucky Scruff makes their own soaps and oils, and is based out of Antioch, Tennessee. They seem to really care about helping people enjoy beards, and they do so with wit and humor. They sell quality products that are modestly priced, and hold up to other beard care and maintenance products I’ve used. Oh, and if you live in the state of Tennessee I think you’ll like their shipping perk.
Right from the start I have to comment on the packaging itself. Both the soap and the oil came in white, cloth, drawstring bags. It’s classy and gives more opportunity for branding. I’ve never been great at gift giving or gift wrapping and Lucky Scruff does it for you.
I also thought the literature was great. The first piece was post-card sized with beard care and maintenance tips, and a coupon code for my next order. It also highlights the three most basic beard care items: a comb, soap, and oil. The simple step-by-step instructions on how to properly use and apply beard oil are key as some customers may be first time users. The brochure highlights their products, the company, and how to contact them on the web.
I only started using beard oil this past year and have been using Beardbrand’s Blank Slate Oil, so Lucky Scruff’s Holy Beard Oil is my second. Comparing the two it seems like the Holy Beard Oil is slightly lighter than the Blank Slate. Neither leaves my beard feeling oily, greasy, or weighted down. I’ve been using a slightly larger amount of the Holy Beard Oil on my beard, but I can’t quite say if that’s because it’s a lighter oil or my beard has grown in the 2-3 weeks I’ve been trying it out. Either way, I think it’s a great product and it smells great. I’ve never worn scents or colognes and this is just enough without being overpowering or too noticeable.
Similar to beard oil, I also started using beard soap this year. Hudson Made makes an excellent product, but it’s a little on the expensive side. I’m not saying it’s not worth it, just not the right solution for someone on a tight budget. Pine Tar soap has been around for decades and is a staple for many beardsmen. Before I tried out Hudson Made’s soap, I read in many places on the internet that pine tar soap “smells like a wet campfire” and will stink up your house. If you’ve read much else on my blog you’ll notice I have severe respiratory issues and anything connected to smoke is not a good thing. I’ll be honest – I was a little worried when I saw Lucky Scruff had sent me pine tar soap, but I wanted to try it out to be fair.
I’m happy to report the soap is great, it lathers awesomely well, it cleans my beard, the scent is subtle, and it in no way smells like a wet camp fire. The price is also right at $5 for a bar. Lucky Scruff sent me a sample size and after heavily soaping my beard 6x in the past few weeks, the bar looks like it has hardly been used.
Overall I am very satisfied with the soap and oil from Lucky Scruff. Looking at their other products, I’d love to try out their Honey Oatmeal soap as well. I’ll probably get a bar after I’ve used up more of the other two soaps I already have. People have been loving the beard these past few weeks. I think it’s fair to say if you use Lucky Scruff beard products, babies will love you.