BarBarossa's Beard Oil
Fresh, Floral, Citrus
HAYREDDIN 'RED BEARD' BARBAROSSA
Inspired by the dried botanicals used in the manufacture of Spanish Bitters, my Barbarossa’s Beard Oil are produced with 100% pure essential oils and take their name from one of history’s most feared pirates.
Born Khizr in 1478, Hayreddin Barbarossa gained notoriety as fleet admiral for the Ottoman empire during the 16th century where his dominance ensured Ottoman control throughout the Mediterranean.
Khizr’s honorary name of Hayreddin was given to him by Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and later became known as “Barbarossa” after inheriting the name from his elder sibling Oruç Reis following Oruç’s death in battle with the Spanish. Referred to as “Baba Oruç”, this pronunciation sounded like “Barbarossa” to Italian ears where it literally translates as, “Red Beard”. Given Oruç and Hayreddin did indeed possess red beards the nickname stuck, and the name Hayreddin Barbarossa would be immortalised as the greatest naval commander in the history of Islam.