I do not have a beard. However, my husband has the ability to grow mountain man status facial hair and was interested in this new trend of beard oil. Upon researching beard oil I learned two things.
1. It’s insanely over priced and 2. It’s super easy to make yourself!
The main factors to consider are the oils you use. Carrier oils (the base of what you are making) each have different healing properties which, depending on your needs, will determine what you will want to use in your mixture. Here are some of the carrier oils and what they can do for you:
Coconut: Coconut oil is one of those things that’s fantastic for EVERYTHING. Whether it’s for cleaning your house, building your immune system, or making body products, coconut oil is one of the best oils to include in your mixture. However, since it comes in a solid form it is best to mix a smaller amount with a larger amount of a different carrier oil.
Almond Oil: Almond oil is considered one of the most useful, practical, and commonly used oils but with so many nut allergies it is a little less commonly used for gifting. It’s a good idea to use almond oil only if you know the recipient does not have a nut allergy or it’s stated clearly on the jar.
Jojoba: Jojoba oil is the most similar to the natural human oils so it is easily absorbed by the skin.
Argan: Argan is wonderful for softer skin and protects against signs of aging like wrinkles
There are also options for which essential oils you use but for this I used Tea Tree oil. Tea Tree is one of the most popular oils used in skin, body and hair care, especially for men. While I only used tea tree you are welcome to blend other scents for your own special concoction.
Tea Tree blends well with the following oils: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, oakmoss, oregano, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosemary, thyme, and ylang ylang.
Now to make the very simple beard oil!
1oz bottles (I used one with a dropper so it was easier for my husband to apply without getting his hands all oily.)
Small funnel (optional but makes things much cleaner and easier!)
Carrier oil of your choice (in this case almond)
Essential oils ( in this case tea tree oil)
1. Start with your carrier oil and fill 3/4 the way to the top of your bottle/glass/jar.
2. Melt about 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil on the stove top. (Too much coconut oil can give it a tropical smell and if that’s not what you’re going for then it won’t blend well.)
3. Add melted coconut oil to your jar
4. Add about 10 drops of essential oils to your carrier oil mix.
5. Mix well and apply to beard!
Depending on which oils you use you may want to add or subtract how many drops you do based off how strong the scents are. Tea tree is a pretty strong essential oil so 10 drops is a good base estimate for whichever oils you use.
And that’s it! So simple and really quite effective. My husband loves his new oil and I can notice a difference when he wears it, both on his beard and his skin.
If you would like to purchase Tea Tree oil, or any other essential oils, you can purchase the highest quality and the same oils I use HERE at the Mountain Rose Herbs website.
You may also purchase the sweet organic almond oil I used or take your pick from the selection of highest quality organic oils HERE
Have you ever made beard oil? What were your favorite blends?