Beard Butter vs Beard Balm

When it comes to beard care products, there is an abundance of choices on the market. Sometimes it can be a little confusing picking the correct product that will give you the desired results your looking for. Hopefully this blog will help when it comes to choosing either a Beard Balm or Beard Butter.
To start off, Beard Butter and Beard Balm are both designed to help you style and shape your beard. However, there are a few differences we thought we'd share.


Beard balm is a product with a mixture of several ingredients, most of which include things such as beeswax, Shea butter, essential oils, and natural carrier oils. Its purpose is to help keep your beard conditioned, healthy and to act as a styling agent to provide control and tame flyaway hairs. The Beeswax in beard balm gives your beard that extra hold and also helps to lock in moisture. Beard balm will help make sure that your beard simply looks tamed, great and well groomed.
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Beard butter is generally made up of all natural oils and butters such as Shea and mango butter to serve as a deep conditioner to soften and moisturize both your beard and the skin beneath. Natural butters such as, Shea butter absorb into the beard hairs giving your beard a fuller appearance. Beard butters generally provide a light hold to help tame flyaway hairs and to help shape your beard. Since beard butters usually lack beeswax or contain very little, beard butter is easy to spread and has a soft butter like consistency. This soft consistency will ensure full coverage to your hair follicles, skin and facial hair which helps to hydrate, deep condition and soften your hair and the skin beneath. Beard butter is the perfect option if you're looking to manage beard itch or have dry skin or dandruff.
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Beard balm and beard butter are both great products. It comes down to what look and results you're going for . If you want more control and hold to tame flyway hairs, beard balm may be the choice for you. If you are looking for deep conditioning to soften and promote better healthy beard growth, but still want a light hold to style your beard, beard butter may be the the right choice. We recommend adding both to your beard care routine, since they each have different uses and benefits. Beard butter is excellent to use at night before bed to deeply hydrate your facial hair and skin. Beard balm is great to use during the day to tame, style and to provide hold.

We highly recommend trying our beard butter or beard balms. Our exclusive formula is created with the highest quality ingredients possible! We currently offer 13 unique and amazing fragrances and 1 fragrance free option. Plus, every product we sell comes with a Satisfaction guarantee100% Money Back Guarantee and FREE domestic shipping and returns! 









Based on 1005 reviews
Outstanding product!!

Had previously purchased a 5 pack of samples from and was thoroughly pleased. My top three were Kentucky Mash, Double Tap, and Havanah Smoke. The samples from the Beards Never Die collection took it to the next level. Top two are Jugernaught and Rum Dumb. Will purchase again!!

Hi James, thank you for sharing!

Beards never die hoodie

Real nice hoodie.. nicely printed.. I wouldn't expect anything less from this company. They rock!!! All their stuff is great.


We love skullys and the Irish mint is bomb. Love all your products that I ha e gotten for my husband. Thank you.

Thank you for the review! Glad you're enjoying the products.

"Irish Mint" Beard Balm St Patrick's Day (Limited Edition) 2 oz. Only Available Until 3/17

Not bad at all!

2 scents I really liked Numbskull and Juggernaut!!

The best

I absolutely love the comb and brush. My mane feels amazingly clean and best of all soft.

Beard Oil Sample 5 Pack - Beards Never Die Collection

Behind the beard with Pauly G

Love the Irish mint☘️💀. Smells amazing, chocolate 🍫 mint 🌱. High quality oils, beardtastic! Great seasonal scent, I purchased the whole kit and Caboodle

Juggernaut is a Juggernaut

I was skeptical of the scent but wanted the addition to the beards never die. The scent is awesome and most importantly, the wife really likes it.

Awesome product. Great smell, not overpowering at all. Just right.


I like the juggernaut scent a lot.  The only other scent I’ve tried is the Double Tap. While I love both scents, for me, the Double Tap  is my favorite by far. I look forward to trying mor from Skulley’s in the future. 

Beard Oil Sample & Travel Pack

Smells great!!!

Very happy with irish Mint!!!! Smells great!!!

Backwoods Oil

Smells great and makes my beard hair silky soft, gets rid of the itch and helps my dry skin all at once. Also leaves a pleasant lingering aroma.

Good stuff

The products work and smell great. Kinda wish the smell was a little stronger but thats just me. This stuff is awesome.

Awesome Scent !

Irish Mint is by far the best scent I have used from you guys since becoming a regular customer. Your products are great! I will be ordering a couple of more rounds of the Irish Mint before it is gone. Everyone should give it a try, you wil not be disappointed!

Excellent Stuff

Ordered this bc the oil scent was great and it did not disappoint! Good consistency and makes my beard feel great! 10/10 would buy again

Love it

Best of my collection I have hundreds of koozie cups but I love this one best.

Awesome products 👍

I purchased this for my fiance and he loves the beard comb kit!! and the other goodies too!...
oil and balm. Fast shipping too!! Thank you!


I would imagine this is what Paul Bunyan smelt like 🤣

Irish Mint Oil and Butter

Great conditioning product and the scent is subtle but long lasting.

Greatness In A Bottle

Backwoods smells like I am back in the New England forest with a hint of citrus....brings back great hometown memories.

Amazing Chocolateness Minty Madness

Last year I missed out on the Irish Mint special edition this year I got one and it did not disappoint. I put it in right away the smell is unbelievable: smells like fresh mint chocolate chip ice cream in beard; the wife went nuts for it and makes the beard so smooth and skin feels awesome and healthy.

Smells like it is described!!!

I'm normally not a fan of this type of scent but I have to say this smells amazing...a cool minty scent with an undertone of chocolate...none of it overpowering...definitely an everyday balm!

Awesome product

I ordered the Rum Dumb beard oil and the beard balm. My wife said my beard is now softer and more tame. She also loves the scent that I chose.

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