About Firehouse Moustache Wax, LLC
& Our Charity of the Year Info

Here are some photos of the cabin (aka Firehouse Moustache Wax Central) during a rare Mississippi snow, and a couple photos in warmer weather.

Background Info. & FMW’s Story:

The wax is literally handmade, hand-poured and hand-tested by John in a quaint, rustic 2 bedroom/1.5 bath cabin in Mississippi. (See photos above.) The cabin is meant to generally be a guest cabin, but has now become Firehouse Moustache Wax Central! All wax is made in its kitchen area, which can get quite messy! There is no central heat or air in the cabin so John likes to heat his working area in the Winter with the large brick fireplace along with a gas heater that's in the wall. He likes to keep the windows open to have a little ventilation from the constant smell of wax, so it can stay quite cool in there despite the fireplace/gas heater. In the very hot months that Mississippi is known for, he uses a wall/window a.c. unit in the main area to cool things off, but still keeps a couple windows open. So it can get fairly toasty in the warmer months when making his 3 waxes: Light, Dark and the infamous 'Wacky Tacky.' 

John is a firefighter by trade as well as a farrier (horseshoer) on his days off from the station, in addition to the time consuming wax making. He formulated the wax after 2 different waxes he used were no longer available and he just couldn't find anything comparable that worked. He decided maybe he could make his own wax to withstand the heat and humidity in Mississippi as well as the damp and cold. After many trial and error batches, he came up with the formulations of Firehouse Moustache Wax. Many of the guys at the fire station also got in on the fun and experimentation. In addition to John using it, he shared his wax with friends/co-workers and family who all thought it was great. He then stated to his wife back in 2006, "I think I'll try to market this on the internet." She nonchalantly told him, "Sure, if you want to" while thinking, "Who in the world is going to buy moustache wax??" Well, she ate those words as they now sell all over the world and, for a small 'mom and pop' business, continue to grow. As a side note, his wife has never been particularly fond of his moustache and has never seen him without it since they first met in 1990. He's had his 'stache since 1987. To John’s satisfaction and her dismay, she now can't say anything about his 'stache, particularly since she's running the business end!

See the news segment that was done on us by our local NBC News affiliate. It consists of two short videos, one that was on the morning news (minute long) and one that was on the evening news (2 minutes long):

​ http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/25137232/firehouse-moustache-wax-business-matters

To see an article about our business in our local paper as well as a local magazine click below:  

Click to enlarge Magazine article
(2nd photo is enlargement of 1st page insert)

Newspaper Article Page 1 (Click to enlarge)

Newspaper Article Page 2 (Click to enlarge)

Total Charity Donation thus far for 2018: $2,930.00

​25 cents per tin and 50 cents per
t-shirt/sweatshirt sold in 2018 will be donated to:

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN 
WHERE HOPE AND HEALING MEET

Firehouse Moustache Wax Charity

We are pleased to announce that our 2018 Charity of the Year will be Shriners Hospitals for Children. What wonderful things they do to help children in need! My wife's grandfather ("Pop-pop") was a Shriner when he was still living, and she remembers going to many of the fun events they had for children when she was growing up. Thanks for purchasing our product and further helping their worthy cause. 

About Shriners Hospital for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 non-profit medical facilities across North America. Children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay.

Their Mission

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:

*Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
*Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
*Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.

Their Vision

Become the best at transforming children’s lives by providing exceptional healthcare through innovative research, in a patient and family-centered environment.

Company Overview

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Their 22 facilities, located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
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As a 501(c)3 organization, Shriners Hospitals for Children relies on generous donations from Shriners, corporations and the general public. Individuals can help support our work in many different ways. To learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a child, visit www.donate2shc.org.


http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ShrinersHospitalsforChildren/

PREVIOUS CHARITY DONATIONS:

2017 Donation to F.R.E.E. International ( FreeInternational.org ) $3,700.00

2016 Donation to Wounded Warriors of Mississippi ( www.woundedwarriorsofms.com) $4,000.00

2015 Donation to Stewpot Community Services ( Stewpot.org) $4,845.00

2014 Donation to Guardians of Rescue ( www.GuardiansOfRescue.org) $6,615.00

2013 Donation to Wish For Our Heroes ( www.wishforourheroes.org) $6.430.00

2012 Donation to Sunnybrook Children's Home ( www.sunnych.net) $3,585.00

2011 Donation to Community Animal Rescue & Adoption ( www.carams.org) $2,125.00

2010 Donation to Arkansas Children's Hospital ( www.archildrens.org) $1,110.00

2009 Donation to Mercy Flight Southeast ( www.mercyflightse.org) $850.00

2008 Donation to Mississippi SIDS Alliance ( www.ms-sids.org): $450.00

2007 Donation to Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital ( www.umc.edu/childrenshospital): $260.00

2006 Donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital ( www.stjude.org ): $164.00