Learning how to make beard oil is a skill that offers numerous benefits. It can save you money, help moisturize your skin, and soften your beard.
While you may prefer the Grizzly Adams styling of a rough beard, your partner won’t enjoy the way your beard exfoliates her skin. Trust me – I learned this the hard way.
When I first grew a full beard, I was happy to discover that I didn’t have any bald spots or missing patches of hair. But, I soon discovered a different problem – my facial hair is incredibly curly and itchy.
Despite the fact that the hair on my head is straight, my beard hair resembled other body hair that is best left unseen. I tried using different beard shampoos and conditioners, but nothing worked. I still had a mangled mass of hair.
It wasn’t until I started searching the net that I discovered a simple solution – beard oil. All I had to do was start applying an oil to my beard. And, it worked.
The best part is that I could learn how to make beard oil on my own. I didn’t need to spend ten more dollars on yet another personal care product.
Now, I will pass my knowledge on to you. If you want a beard that doesn’t resemble a bush, you need to learn how to make beard oil. I’ll even include a couple of simple DIY beard oil recipes to get you started.
The Basics of How to Make Beard Oil at Home
Making beard oil is not hard. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have had the attention span to make my own. So, learning how to make beard oil is something that any guy can do.
There are two main components that you will need – a carrier oil and an essential oil. These two components can include a single ingredient or a blend of oils, depending on the beard oil recipe that you use.
Below, I’ll walk you through the steps for choosing the right oils and learning how to make beard oil. First, you should learn the right way and wrong way to apply the oil:
Carrier Oils for Beard Oil Recipes
The carrier oil is the main ingredient. This is the base of the beard oil. It is often a thicker oil that can easily be massaged into your beard. The most popular choices include (with links):
Coconut oil and hemp seed oil moisturize your skin and help hydrate. Jojoba oil also does a good job of moisturizing, as it’s similar to the natural oils found in your hair. If acne is a problem, you should consider using hazelnut.
Essential Oils for Beard Oil Recipes
Along with a carrier oil, or a combination of carrier oils, you will add essential oils. They help make the beard oil a little softer while adding beneficial nutrients and a pleasing aroma. Generally, you will only need a few drops of the essential oils.
There are dozens of oils available, but I’ll keep this simple. Here are a few of the most commonly used essential oils and the benefits that they provide (with links):
Lemongrass and peppermint are my favorites. These are the two most invigorating oils. They pack a bit of a punch, which can help wake you up in the morning.
Eucalyptus and Cedarwood are good for your skin. The eucalyptus can prevent skin irritation, while the Cedarwood could help prevent acne from popping up under your beard.
The other essential oils mentioned, including sandalwood and rosewood, are mostly added for the scent that they provide.
You can find essential oils at most home goods stores – or around your girlfriend’s place. Though, she may not appreciate you using her oils to learn how to make beard oil.
How to Make Beard Oil with a DIY Beard Oil Recipe
You’re almost ready to start making your own beard oil. You just need a few beard oil recipes to ensure you use a good combination of oils. I recommend that you start with one of the following two beard oil recipes.
Along with the oils, there are just a few other items needed:
- 1-ounce bottles
- A shot glass or small glass
- A small funnel
- A stick for stirring the ingredients
You can purchase a pack of empty 1-ounce or 2-ounce bottles for a few bucks. This is needed for storing your beard oil.
I find that it’s easier to mix the ingredients in a shot glass before pouring into the bottle. Just make sure that you thoroughly clean the shot glass – you don’t want a whisky-scented beard oil. You then use a small funnel to pour the mixture into the 1-ounce bottle.
Apply the oil to your beard daily. Just use a few drops and massage it into your hair. Doing this after you get out of the shower is all that’s needed.
Mint Coconut DIY Beard Oil Recipe
This first recipe I found while learning how to make beard oil is incredibly simple, which is why I’ve included it first. You only need two ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (melted)
- 5 drops of peppermint oil
Melt the coconut oil for a few seconds in the microwave. Then, add the peppermint oil and stir. Pour into the bottle and allow to cool and thicken before applying.
Natural Scent Beard Oil Recipe
This next recipe has a pleasant, outdoorsy aroma, thanks to the inclusion of Cedarwood and sandalwood:
- 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 3 drops Cedarwood oil
- 3 drops sandalwood oil
This beard oil doesn’t have the same powerful effect as the peppermint coconut oil recipe. Instead, it is a soothing mixture.
First, melt the coconut oil and then combine it with the jojoba oil. Add the drops of essential oil, mix, and pour into your bottle.
Final Thoughts on Making Beard Oil
You now know how to make beard oil. It’s not hard. You just need to mix a few oils and put them in a bottle.
Once you test out these beard oil recipes, you can begin experimenting with your own mixtures. Just remember to avoid using too much essential oil. They are meant to enhance the carrier oil – not overpower it.
So, if you need help taming the foliage growing on your face, you should use a beard oil recipe and prepare your first batch. Get started today for a softer beard tomorrow. Or if this is too much for you to take in you can always purchase beard products. We strongly recommend Dollar Beard Club for a monthly supply of products, but there are many options available, some we will list below.