"ALL THE PAST WE LEAVE BEHIND
WE DEBOUCH UPON A
NEWER, MIGHTIER WORLD,
FRESH AND STRONG THE WORLD WE SEIZE,
WORLD OF LABOR AND THE MARCH
PIONEERS! O PIONEERS!"
- WALT WHITMAN
The first steps in this journey were taken in 2016 by Thomas Dalton when he became tired of being consistently underwhelmed with the way his beard was feeling and the efficacy of the beard oil he was using.
Never one to shy away from trying his hand at something new, Thomas began researching beard oil recipes and fiddling with essential oil mixtures. But those recipes continued to just be not good; so he began to research, in earnest, individual carrier oils and developing a brand new formulation.
After creating a fantastic base formulation, he decided to launch O Pioneer Grooming, taking the name and celebrating the spirit of one of his favorite poems: "Pioneers! O Pioneers!" by Walt Whitman.
O Pioneer Grooming was founded on the desire to develop premium and comprehensive products that keep beards, hair, and skin healthy, conditioned, and strong. We use naturally derived ingredients and pure essential oils to develop products that work with your body to create and enhance the foundation for superior results.
Before the first test batch of oil was poured, we decided to use the oils that are the best, not what is popular. In doing so, we designed our own recipes, scrutinizing the results with meticulous testing. It took nearly a year of research, testing, rejection, learning, and retesting to arrive at the base formula for our oil; At the end of that year, we have a product that we’re proud of and that simply works.
We want to highlight and celebrate those that are Pioneers, who are pushing their art beyond the bounds, and forging a better future for themselves and others.