More men are sporting beards and mustaches today than ever. However, growing a beard is not as easy as it might seem. You definitely need to give your razor a rest but there is a lot more to it than doing just that. You also need to condition your beard from time to time. This is where good quality beard oil comes into play. Beard oils and beard balms condition the beard and also treat issues like dandruff, dry skin, frizzy hair etc. Beard oil also locks in the moisture, making the beard more manageable. Men experiencing stunted hair growth can also benefit from regular application of beard oils. Commercial beard oil is expensive so it is best to use DIY homemade best beard oil recipes which are easy to prepare and also last long when made in bulk. All you need to do is source the essential oils and carrier oils needed for the recipes from a reputed vendor so as to obtain its benefits. Here are some of the best beard oil recipes:
1. Homemade beard oil with Argan oil
Argan oil is a great leave-in conditioner. It moisturizes, tones and exfoliates the skin. It is especially beneficial for men with acne and folliculitis. Use this homemade beard oil with Argan oil every night to keep your beard soft and manageable.
- 14 grams of Argan oil
- 7 grams of Jojoba oil
- 7 grams of sweet almond oil
- 3-7 drops each of lavender oil, rosemary oil and cedarwood oil
Using a dropper, mix all the oils. Store the mixture in an amber colored bottle. To use: shake the bottle well and using a dropper, take a few drops of oil in your palm. Rub it all over the beard. Use it nightly to condition the beard. You can also use a beard shampoo the next morning if you are not too fond of the greasy feeling of the oil.
2. Homemade beard oil with Coconut oil
Coconut oil has many health benefits and by using it in beard oil recipes you can soothe sensitive skin and also reduce fungal infections.
Ingredients and tools
- 4 oz apricot kernel oil
- 6 oz fractionated coconut oil
- 6 oz Jojoba oil
- 7 ml sage oil and cedarwood oil blend
- 6 ml Vitamin E oil
- 6 amber colored bottles
- Measuring cups
The above recipe yields about 6 sets of beard oil.Measure the oils starting with the apricot kernel oil followed by Jojoba oil. Add in the vitamin E oil and the blend of Sage and Cedarwood oils. Pour the mixtures in the amber colored bottles. Screw the caps in tightly. Use daily to condition the beard after bath. Store the bottles in cool, dry place.
3. Easy beard oil recipe
This is a super simple beard oil recipe and you can use any essential oil such as tea tree oil or peppermint oil. The former will give a nice fresh fragrance to your beard while tea tree EO is beneficial against pimples, fungal infections etc.
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 2-3 drops of peppermint oil or tea tree oil.
Mix the oils and store them in an amber colored bottle with a stopper. Use daily taking a few drops in your palm, rubbing it together and applying it all over the skin and hair.
4. Homemade beard oil with Jojoba
Jojoba is one of the best beard oils for growth. If you are experiencing stunted hair growth or hair fall, use this beard oil with Jojoba daily to curb it. The recipe also contains lime and orange essential oils which gives it a nice citrusy fragrance.
- 25 ml sweet almond oil
- 5 ml Jojoba oil
- 2-3 drops each of lemon EO and orange EO
Start with the carrier oils (almond and jojoba oils) and mix all ingredients in a dark bottle with a stopper. Use this beard oil formula daily to condition dry beards. When used regularly, the beard oil recipe will encourage hair growth and stop hair fall.
5. Homemade beard oil with olive oil
Olive oil is highly moisturizing and helps tame wild hair. It can also curb issues like dandruff etc. Below is a great homemade beard oil recipe with olive oil. The sandalwood essential oil in the recipe imparts a woodsy, outdoorsy fragrance which is masculine and sensuous. The orange essential oil stimulates collagen production while Melaluca oil promotes tissue regeneration. Cassia oil strengthens the hair follicle and also stimulates and invigorates.
- 4 tbsp Olive oil
- 3 drops of orange essential oil
- 2-3 drops of Melaluca essential oil
- 2 drops of Sandalwood oil
- 1 drop of Cassia essential oil.
Mix all the oils together. Store the mixture in an amber colored bottle. Use daily to moisturize and stimulate beard growth.
Use these 5 homemade beard oil recipes – you can make and stock up all 5 recipes or prepare just one having your favorite essential oils. Variety is always better though- so you could try all 5 recipes and store them in a cool dry place, using them one per day. Remember: well oiled beard is always better than a non-oiled beard and goes especially well with the ladies.