Thirteen Thieves was designed out of a desire to grow my beard. I’ve always wanted to grow one but wasn’t able to last more than a month before shaving the whole thing off due to the itchiness and “Brillo pad” feel. More embarrassingly, I always had a consistent stream of white flakes on my shirt anytime I scratched my face. After a year I decided to try again to grow a beard. This time, however, I did more research and discovered the use of beard oil to avoid the ills of a dry beard. I began experimenting with different oil combinations and scents. Having a beard is a much more enjoyable experience this time around. I spent months doing additional research and testing, finding the right balance of oils that not only worked for me but my friends as well. I naturally have sensitive skin and knew that if these products were safe to use myself, they would work for nearly everyone. When developing this formulation, I made sure the oils I used had low to no comedogenic values. I was looking for things that wouldn’t clog my pores and make me break out. I also wanted to make sure that I kept it as natural as possible using the best organic carrier oils and essential oils I could find. This business started very organically as a way to get my beard softer, limit my exposure to outside chemicals, and more importantly, make the beard growing process less annoying.