Best 5 Beard Balms & Leave-In Conditioners Reviews

Best beard balms and leave-in conditioners are made with organic or natural ingredients. Here is a review of the most 5 popular beard balms on the market.

You always want the best for you beard and choosing a good beard balm is no exception. So what makes a good beard balm? Here are a couple of things you should take into consideration before buying a balm:

  • Oils, butter and waxes should be the only ingredients present in your balm. Optionally, essential oils may be added for flavour. Some of the most popular ingredients found in beard balms are shea and cocoa butters, sweet almond and coconut oil and beeswax. If water or other hard to pronounce ingredient is the first thing you see, I strongly recommend not buying the product.
  • Organic ingredients are simply the best. Your product will have no pesticides and herbicides and the oils, butter and waxes in the balm will have the highest nutritional value.
  • Natural ingredients are the second best choice.
  • Avoid petroleum jelly – this is not a natural product, it does not provide any health benefits and it may irritate your skin
  • Avoid synthetic fragrances and choose beard balms that use essential oils for scent
  • Avoid alcohol – some balms contain alcohol which will make your beard and skin dry
  • Consider the hold – even though all beard balms will moisturize the skin and keep your beard soft and manageable, different balms will provide different holds. So if you want more control over your beard, go with a strong hold – this will probably provide more shine and weigh down your beard a bit. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a matte finish and just want to keep some stray hairs under control, a light beard balm will do the trick.

The Best Beard Balms & Conditioners

Balm & Conditioner Natural/OrganicHoldQuantityScentIngredients 
libertyLiberty Premiumnaturallight2 ozoutdoorsy7more info
gentelmen's beard balmGentlemen’s Beard Premiumorganicmedium2 oznone10more info
wild willie's beard balmWild Willie’snatural & organiclight2 ozwoodsy13more info
smooth viking beard balmSmooth Vikingnaturalstrong2 oznone8more info
honest amish beard balmHonest Amishorganiclight2ozwoodsy8+more info

Beard Balms & Conditioners Reviews

liberty beard balm

Liberty Premium Beard Balm – The Modern Gentleman

Liberty Natural Beard Balm provides a light hold and it’s perfect for short to medium beards.


  • Conditions the beard
  • Encourages growth
  • Moisturizes the skin

Scent: outdoorsy

Ingredients: Babassu Oil, Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Cedar & Pine Essential Oils

gentelmen's beard balm

Premium Leave-in Beard and Skin Conditioner -The Gentlemen’s Beard

The Gentlemen’s Beard Premium Beard Balm is my # choice when it comes to beard balm. It contains 10 organic oils and butters that will make you beards silky soft and the beeswax will take care of those stay hairs and help give your beard the desired shape.


  • Moisturizes beard
  • Treats the skin
  • Strengthens facial hair
  • Encourages new growth
  • Won’t cause irritation and greasiness
  • Condition rogue, coarse hairs
  • Repair split ends

This product also comes with a money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the balm, you can return it for a full refund.

Scent: none.

Ingredients: Fractionated coconut oil, Bees wax, Organic Shea butter, Organic Coconut oil, Organic Sunflower seed oil, Organic Argan seed oil, Organic Evening primrose seed oil, Organic Jojoba seed oil, Organic Chamomile flower extract, Tocopherols (Vitamin E)

wild willie's beard balm

Wild Willie’s Beard Balm and Leave in Conditioner

Wild Willie’s Beard Butter contains 13 organic and naturals oils, butters and essential oils. This is one of the few beard balms that has so many high quality ingredients. I recommend this balm if you have a short to medium beard, since it will provide a light hold.


  • Conditions and protects the beard
  • Reduces irritation
  • Keeps follicles moist
  • Promotes fast growth
  • Moisturizes skin

Scent: woodsy.

Ingredients: Organic Shea butter, Organic Beeswax, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Apricot Oil, Organic Gold Jojoba Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Emu Oil, Tamanu Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil, Cedarwood, Rosemary

smooth viking's beard balm

Smooth Viking’s Beard Balm and Leave-In Wax

If you’re into styling but also want to get the conditioning benefits, the Smooth Viking Beard Balm is your best bet. It provides a strong hold and will tame even the most beastly beards. I recommend this balm as an alternative to beard wax.


  • Styles your beard
  • Makes beard look thicker
  • Conditions the beard
  • Moisturizes the skin

Scent: none.

Ingredients: Safflower Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Shea Butter

honest amish beard balm

Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner

If you’re on a budget, The Honest Amish offers one of the most affordable leave-in conditioner, made with organic ingredients only. This balm is also one of the best options if you are just starting to grow your beard.


  • Softens the beard
  • Repairs split hairs
  • Promote new growth
  • Cures itchiness

Scent: woodsy.

Ingredients: Organic Virgin Argan, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Virgin Pumpkin Seed, Organic Apricot Kernal Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Kokum Butter and more…