About Us

Our Story...

After almost 6 years of running Magpie Hill Soap, Rhian wanted to branch out and make beard products after watching the amazing bearded gymnasts of Cirque Alfonse in their show 'Barbu'.

Balbo Beard Oils were the first product to be developed and launched in January 2017 and were sent off to an independent Beard Product Reviewer (Zec Richardson, Sat on my butt beard product reviews) for public feedback. The results were great, some 10/10 and 'Gold Beard Awards'! Our Balms, Wax and Beard Soaps were also sent off for review, and we were very proud with the results!

Within the next 6 months of launching, beard balms, beard soap and moustache wax were created and added to the Balbo range. Again, these new products recieved great feedback as you can see from our Facebook reviews.

  • Paraben Free
  • Not tested on animals/ cruelty free
  • Preservative Free
  • EU Safety Assessed
  • Handmade
  • Small batch

We pride ourselves in making products using the finest ingredients, such as Grapeseed Oil, Castor Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba, Hemp Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax and essential oils. Essential Oils are highly concentrated, fragrant natural constituents that are found in plants and contain the healing power of the plant from which it was extracted. Essential Oils, when used correctly, bring a wide range of health benefits. Balbo’s product range contains a range of in-house blended essential oils to complement you. You will find ingredients for each product on the item description in our SHOP section.

As seen in The Barber Magazine

The trends for moustaches and beards has breathed fresh life into barbering, and the new salons really reflect this with their decor and philosophy of lifestyle and personal care.

And those who have been in the business for generations have not been left behind either – they’ve been ideally positioned to show how it’s done!

In this – and future – issues, we’ll be bringing you the best product information, industry news, the latest techniques, and business know-how from those who have ‘been there, done that!’

Customer Feedback

"Fragrances #8 & #2 amazing beard scents.  Great communication and fast (well packaged) delivery! Not one single fault can I find! I shall definitely be purchasing in the future. 100% recommend" Review by Mrs J. via Facebook

"Great products, well presented and with a nice personal feel to it all. Have tried 3 oils and a soap so far and they all smell and feel amazing!" Mr B. via Facebook

"Absolutely fantastic products and amazing customer service. Rhian really does go above and beyond in creating the finest oils and soaps for your face fuzz...I couldn't give a higher recommendation." Mr P via Facebook

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