Any man who has dared to go beyond the stubble and grow a full bread knows that maintaining a beard is hard work. If you want to look your best every day, a scraggly and frizzy beard just won’t do. Just like the hair on your head, beards also need a lot of care and pampering if you want them to add stay groomed. While shampooing, conditioning, and combing are obviously a necessity, you can give your beard that extra zing with beard oils.
There is a range of beard oils available today to cater to your beard but you can never be sure of what chemicals have been added to them during the manufacturing process. If you’re a man who does not mind dabbling in a little DIY, you can actually make your own all-natural beard oil without too much hassle. Not only will your homemade beard oil be 100% natural, but it will also give the satisfaction of going that extra mile to make sure your beard always looks its best. So here are 5 recipes you can choose from to make your personal blend.
1. Basic Beard Oil Recipe
2 tbsp cold pressed virgin Coconut oil at room temperature
3-5 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil sourced from authentic sources
½ tbsp of Castor oil
In a very clean, preferably dark colored bottle, add all oils using a dropper.
Mix well by shaking.
Use this formula at bed time and shampoo it off the next morning.
Coconut oil is extremely beneficial for dry, dandruff ridden beards. Castor oil promotes hair growth. Eucalyptus is anti-inflammatory, deodorant, and stimulating oil. Mixed with coconut oil, it can give a nice shine and lift to dull beards.
2. Moisturizing Beard Oil Recipe
1 ½ tbsp Sweet Almond oil
5 ml or 1 tsp Moroccan Argan Oil
4 drops of Cedar essential oil
3 drops of Frankincense essential oil
In a 2 or 4 oz bottle, add all the oils.
Close the bottle with a stopper.
Use this formula daily to tame wild hair and moisturize the skin.
This manly DIY beard oil recipe has numerous benefits thanks to Cedarwood essential oil which cures acne and promotes hair growth. Frankincense essential oil is known to slow down signs of aging by lifting the skin naturally. Moroccan Argan oil and Sweet almond oil are both moisturizing and provide antioxidant benefits to dry, chapped skin.
3. Hydrating Beard Oil Recipe
2-3 tablespoons of Sweet Almond Oil
8 drops of Sandalwood essential oil
6 drops of West Indian Bay essential oil
4 drops of Cypress essential oil
4 drops of Melaleuca essential oil
In a dark/amber colored bottle, add the Sweet Almond oil.
Using a dropper, add all essential oils one by one.
Swirl gently to mix well.
Store the beard oil in a cool and dark place away from light and heat.
Use it daily before stepping out to keep your beard hydrated and sweet smelling.
Sweet almond oil is an antioxidant rich in Vitamin E. It can protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by photo-damage, keeping it soft and supple. Melaleuca has cleansing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. Cyprus essential oil is known for healing wounds, sores, and acne scars. It has a spicy, manly fragrance. Likewise, sandalwood oil is known for its exotic lingering, woody smell. It soothes the skin and keeps it cool and fresh.
4. Beard Balm Recipe With Shea Butter
¾ cup unrefined Shea butter
4 tbsp plant oil mixture- You can use coconut oil, Jojoba oil and Plum kernel oils
5-10 drops of essential oils of your choice-you can choose one or all of the following Carrot oil, Roman Chamomile oil or Lavender oil
In a clean plastic bowl, add the Shea butter with a combination of plant oils. Mix together with a spoon until you achieve desired consistency. This will take a few minutes of beating and mixing.
Just before filling this Beard Balm recipe in a clean container, add your favorite essential oils.
Apply this DIY beard balm daily after bath. Take a bit of it in your palms and rub them together. Now dab them all over the beard. Rub the balm in well so it is evenly distributed.
Shea Butter is rich in essential fatty acids and it is incredibly nourishing for the skin. It contains Cinnamic acid that reduces inflammation to prevent folliculitis. Jojoba oil is highly conditioning and is best used on beard as an after-shower moisturizer. It locks in moisture to prevent dryness. Coconut oil is slightly heavier oil, so if you want to avoid the greasy look, use it sparingly.
5. Beard Conditioning Recipe
1 tbsp Jojoba oil
2 tsp Argan oil
1 tsp sweet almond oil
7 drops each of Vetiver and Frankincense essential oils
5 drops of West Indian Bay essential oil
4 drops of sandalwood oil
3 drops of Cedarwood essential oil
2 drops of rosemary essential oil
Using a funnel, pour in the Jojoba, Argan and Sweet Almond oils in an amber colored bottle.
Swirl to mix gently.
Add 7 drops each of Vetiver and Frankincense oils.
Add the West Indian Bay, Sandalwood, cedarwood and rosemary essential oils.
Close bottle with a dropper cap.
Use every morning after bath and also at bedtime to keep your beard in mint condition. Shake well before each use.
Jojoba is a drought resistant shrub native to desert regions. The waxy oil produced by the seed of Jojoba is ultra moisturizing and hydrating. It can smoothen and soften beard hairs to keep your beard supple and luxurious. Argan oil is native to Morocco and is an antioxidant which protects the skin from harsh UV rays of the sun. It clears up sebum and prevents acne breakouts beneath the beard. Frankincense, sandalwood, and vetiver all have mood enhancing properties. Sweet almond oil is ideal for moisturizing and nourishing the skin and hair.