Fox+Fir is currently a one-man venture operating out of Burlington, Vermont. The Fox+Fir line originated from the desire to have simple and effective products to be used at home or on the trail. All ingredients are natural, organic, or wild harvested whenever possible. The beard oils, salves, deodorizing body sprays, and all-purpose castile soaps are each crafted by hand in small batches, using ingredients that are free from additives, colorants, and harsh chemicals and are outdoor-friendly. The four signature scents have been designed with men in mind, but appeal to the nature-loving woman as well.
Nicholas Szumowski, the proprietor of Fox+Fir, moved to Burlington in 2008, and fell in love with the outdoor lifestyle of the region. He enjoys hiking, camping, and cross-country skiing, among many other activities, and the scents and products he crafted were inspired by these interests. The names for each scent come from trails or other natural areas in Vermont he has visited. Nicholas’s mother is an herbalist and has long made body care products of her own; her knowledge, experience, and attitudes further inform the Fox+Fir line.