DIY Beard Oil Recipe
Making your own beard oil recipe isn’t rocket science, nor is it exactly the easiest thing to do.
This insanely detailed guide will show you the exact steps that the beard oil manufacturers use to make and sell their own beard oil and more importantly – to make your own!
What Is Beard Oil?
Beard oil is just that, oil. Oil is often given a bad rap in beauty care, but using oil to cleanse and moisturize can actually help balance your body’s natural oils and lead to soft, healthy skin and hair.
While I have written often about beauty care for women and natural hair care, your man’s beard is no exception and the skin hiding underneath all that facial hair needs as much care and attention as it would if he were shaving it everyday, if not more.
Because beard hair is typically quite coarse, men often experience itchiness, dandruff or “beardruff,” and even in-grown hairs on the delicate facial skin underneath. A full beard also makes it difficult to access the skin so common skin problems like dryness, acne, or inflammation can be compounded.
Longer beards can also become quite tangled and unruly. Daily application of beard oil, followed by combing with a beard comb, will smooth the hair and encourage it to grow and lay in one direction.
- 1/2 ounce (14 grams) Argan Oil
- 1/4 ounce (7 grams) Jojoba Oil
- 1/4 ounce (7 grams) Sweet Almond Oil
- 7 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 3 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
- Combine all ingredients in a 1 ounce amber glass bottle with a dropper. Gently swirl to incorporate.
To apply: Depending on beard length, drop 3-5 drops in one hand. Longer beards will require more drops but remember, a little goes a long way, so increase amount by one drop at a time. Dip fingertips from the other hand in the oil and rub oil all over beard. When all the oil has been applied, use fingertips to massage oil down into the beard all the way to the skin. Use a small comb like this one to smooth down the beard.