Beard Balm Vs Beard Butter

When it comes to Beard Care Products, there is a lot out there to choose from. It can get slightly confusing distinguishing what is right for you and your beard, let alone what your preferences are. We are hoping this short blog will squash some of that confusion so you can more easily make those personal choices!

All in all, Beard Balm and Beard Butter are both designed to help you in maintaining and styling your beard, so now let’s discuss some of their differences.

What is Beard Balm

Beard Balm is mainly a styling product. It is typically made up of Beeswax, Shea Butter, carrier oils and essential/fragrance oils. It acts as a means for styling and conditioning, providing a medium hold while the beeswax works to seal in moisture. The amount of beeswax and the way it sets is the key difference here. Beard Balm provides you with an added hold for those fly away hairs, which means it is great to use for when you’re heading to work or going out. 

*Tip- Beard Balm is perfect for those with shorter to medium beards.

What is Beard Butter?

Beard Butter is mostly made up of an array of butters like Mango, Shea and Cocoa. These butters work to provide you with deep moisturising and conditioning for both your beard and the skin below. A keynote to remember is that Beard Butters are of a different consistency to Beard Balms, they are lighter so therefore can more easily absorb into beard hairs. This, you will notice will provide you with a fuller looking beard. Considering Beard Butter typically lacks Beeswax, it is a soft butter like consistency, ensuring full coverage to your hair and skin, as well as providing you with a light hold and taming effect. Beard Butter is perfect to use at any time of day and is perfect to use on it's own or in conjunction with your Beard Oil or Balm. It is ideal for those who suffer from any dryness, beard itch or beardruff (dandruff)


Perfect to use as a leave in treatment/conditioner overnight. Apply after your nightly shower and make sure to massage in to reach the skin underneath.

A little goes a long way, start off with a small amount then add more if desired. But don’t worry if you scoop a little too much out at once, it can be used on your body as well (rub any excess into your dry spots like knees and elbows)

In conclusion, both Beard Balm and Beard Butters have a place in your routine, considering the fact they have different advantages and uses.

We do hope you are all staying happy & healthy, during this time.

Take Care & Beard On!


Jericho Australia


Well written 👍 And its true, a lot of beardsmen in australia are not familiar with the beard butters, but times are changing. Im going to order some asap, ive ordered oils and balms/waxes from jericho before, and i cannot fault the quality of their products. Cheers Josh 👍👍🇦🇺

Jase g April 20, 2020

Hi Ian,

It has moisturising and conditioning capabilities but also offers a light hold. Really great for all Beard sizes.

Jericho Australia April 19, 2020

So it’s more like a moisturiser ?

Ian April 19, 2020

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