Poland-based Herbs & Hydro (H&H) has launched Jim’s Beard Oil, the first in a planned line of men’s health and beauty products based on hemp and other herbs.
“Hemp has amazing properties in all health and beauty products,” said Tomek Gorski, H&H’s Founder. “It shouldn’t necessarily be singled out but should be integrated freely into natural products generally. We’re at that moment.”
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H&H, based in Katowice, Poland and which has been in business since 2014, already produces a high-end line of craft bar, liquid and foam soaps, sold primarily in Poland via its website and specialized distributors such as health and herb stores.
Herbs & Hydro’s planned line for men also includes beard & pubic shampoos, mustache wax, lubricants, skin lotions and a massage oil — all incorporating hemp oil.
Hemp-based bar soap made by H&H was the first of its kind made in Poland, and it continues to be the company’s best selling product domestically. While H&H first had to import hemp oil from Germany to make its products, in recent years supply in Poland has been sufficient for current production.
Herbs & Hydro does a growing business supplying its branded products to high-end hotels in Poland, and last year the company picked up its first international customer, Dublin’s The Hemp Company, which is stocking H&H products.
Jim’s Beard Oil is based on natural oils of hemp, Abyssinian, sea buckthorn, jojoba, safflower and almond. The essence is of the Palo Santo tree, a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. The product is priced at 70 Polish zlotys ($18) retail in Poland, with the wholesale price sales based on volume.
H&H works with trusted private suppliers who can supply large quantities, but the focus is always on quality, according to Gorski. “We’re looking to supply highest quality product first. We’ll focus on upscaling a bit later.”