Artifact Beard Oils & Tonics

Question: What do you get when you mix an archaeologist and a full beard? Answer: If the archaeologist is Mississippian James Turner, you get Artifact Beard Oils & Tonics!

Let’s let James tell his own story…

Artifact Beard Oils & Tonics grew from two passions in my life. One, being my career as a professional archaeologist here in Mississippi for the past 20 years. The other was my love for growing a nice, full beard!  Over the years I have tried countless beard oils and products and never found just the right “fit” and rarely purchased the same product twice. Over time I learned what characteristics of certain products I liked and others that I did not. With this in mind, I decided to have a go at making my own. I began reading up on the subject and carefully researched and experimented with the various properties of specific carrier and essential oils in an attempt to create my own unique blends that would not only smell amazing and soften and condition my beard and skin, but would be light, easily absorbed, and not overly greasy like many beard oils can be. 

After successfully creating some fabulous blends, my wife approached me with the idea of producing and selling the product. From this, the idea for Artifact Beard Oils & Tonics was born. 

What better way to “blend” my two passions than to name the beard oils “artifact”? Sure, it’s a catchy name, and, after all, with more than two decades experience as an archaeologist and professor, I know that angle.  Creating a brand centered on archaeology seemed appropriate. Many of these natural oils have been used for millennia across various civilizations for their beneficial properties. Just consider all of the famous beards throughout history, as well! 

All of our beard oils are carefully crafted by hand in small batches using only the finest of ingredients. Our signature line of 5 different blends contain all-natural ingredients that will leave your beard and skin looking and feeling its best. All of our beard oils are proudly made in Madison, Mississippi, USA!  And, we have more products in the works so please stay tuned! 

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