DIY Beard Oil

in Home Made Recipes June 14, 2019

While there are plenty of beard oil products on the market, you may prefer an alternative approach to health and choose to make your own all natural beard oil. Beard Oil is so easy to make. Simply blend together your desired carrier oils and essential oils in a pipette bottle.  It will take less than 10 minutes.

Recipe 1

15 ml Grape Seed Oil

15 ml Argan Oil

5 drops Cedar wood Essential Oil

5 drops Sandalwood Essential oil

Measure out the oils and pour into a glass pipette bottle. Shake gently to combine.

Recipe 2

15 ml Sweet Almond Oil

15 ml Avocado Oil

3 drops Tea tree essential oil.

3 drops Cedarwood Essential oil

3 drops Lavender essential oil.

Measure out the oils and pour into a glass pipette bottle. Shake gently to combine.

How to Apply Beard Oil

  • The best time to apply beard oil is fresh out of the shower to a towel-dried beard.
  • Pour a small amount of oil into your palm. The bigger the beard, the more you’ll need!
  • Rub hands together.
  • Run open palms and fingers through your beard until evenly distributed.
  • Do you have leftover oil on your hands? Rub this botanical goodness into your hair or neck.
  • Touch-up and refresh beard as needed throughout the day.

Pro Tip:

Adding a little vegetable glycerine to the mix helps cut the oil so it doesn’t weigh down a glorious beard.

 

Carrier oils

  • Hemp seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. It is an excellent moisturiser which will help prevent brittleness and increases shine and manageability.
  • Argan oil can be a quick and effective remedy split ends. There is high concentration of vitamin E in Argan Oil, which can rejuvenate the hair, protect the follicle beds, and improve the shine and overall appearance.
  • Avocado oil is highly moisturising and will sooth dryness and itchiness.
  • Sweet almond oil is light oil that will lock in moisture, smooth the cuticles of your hair, controlling frizz and enhancing the shine as well as the appearance of your hair.
  • Grape seed oil is packed full of antioxidants and vitamin E. It is ideal for moisturizing and conditioning dry hair (for use of all skin types).
  • Evening primrose oil is popularly used by people who suffer from poor hair health. It restores moisture, and is absolutely great for dry hair and skin.
  • Sesame oil has gained quite a bit of popularity in recent years as it has an impressive amount of vitamins such as E and K. Sesame oil has traditionally been used to improve hair health.
  • Coconut oil has been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy. Using it in a beard balm will nourish, combat frizz and promote healthy hair growth. Coconut oil is moisturising and contains high amounts of essential fatty acids and enzymes. Just remember, if you are going to use normal cold pressed, unfractionated coconut oil, it may solidify and turn into a beard balm instead. So u might consider using a small tin instead of a pipette bottle.  Melt it by rubbing a small amount between the fingers when applying to the beard.

Essential Oils

  • Cedarwood is great as a hair tonic, and assists with bald patches.
  • The invigorating aroma of Lemongrass makes it an ideal choice for beard oil.
  • Peppermint oil is stimulating and increases circulation, helping encourage hair growth. It also gives a cooling sensation.
  • Eucalyptus is a decongestant so this might help clear blocked passages while also being stimulating and anti-inflammatory for the skin.
  • Clove is a mental stimulator and lends a warm, peppery aroma.
  • Orange is a natural cleanser and increases shine, while giving a soft citrus, sensuous aroma.
  • Soothing Sandalwood is excellent for dry skin and hair.
  • Juniper has fresh forest-like aroma.
  • Pine is stimulating and invigoratingly fresh.
  • A wonderful astringent, patchouli adds a touch of sweetness.
  • Cinnamon, warming, spicy oil that boosts circulation.
  • Bay has a masculine, spicy aroma, and is a great hair and skin tonic.
  • The unmistakable, sweet, sensuous scent of vanilla is a favourite.
  • Calming and relaxing, chamomile soothes irritated skin.
  • Rosemary is great for hair growth.
  • Lemon is refreshing and ads shine to hair.
  • Lime has an invigorating, fresh scent.
  • Tea tree has a refreshing aroma and is antiseptic and great for problem skin.

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