How to Make Homemade Beard Oil To smooth, condition, and prevent dandruff
Use this DIY Beard Oil Recipe with essential oils to help keep your man’s beard soft, tame, and conditioned and will moisturize the skin beneath it.
Just like our hair, men’s facial hair needs to be conditioned or it will become dry, brittle, and have that “flyaway” look. Using beard oil will help moisturize the beard and keep it looking healthy.
Why do men need to use a beard oil?
Well, when most men start to grow a beard, within a matter of days, even the best efforts to grow a beard can result in a dry, itchy, and disheveled mess.
While it may seem like it’s the hair, the root cause of these issues is actually the underlying skin and its sebaceous glands.
Sebaceous glands are microscopic glands located at the root of every hair follicle. Their primary function is to secrete an oily and waxy substance called sebum that keeps skin and hair moisturized.
While the hair follicle progressively becomes longer, the sebaceous glands do not grow nor do they have a means to increase production of sebum.
The longer the beard becomes, the greater the discomfort and risk for dry and unhealthy skin and hair.
Beard oil is a simple solution to the discomforts of a beard.
Some beard oils may be fortified with vitamins or fragrances, but fundamentally, beard oil is composed of two ingredients: a carrier oil and an essential oil (or a blend of them). The essential oils provide all the fragrance that’s needed.
Essential Oils for your DIY Beard Oil
There are many essential oils to choose from for this Beard Oil Recipe.
Some oils that tend to be favorites for the males are:
If your man is trying to grow a beard faster, using beard oil with rosemary essential oil in it can help.
Rosemary essential oil can help keep the hair follicles healthy and stimulate circulation which will help with beard hair growth.
Cedarwood oil may help to keep the skin looking healthy. Cedarwood is also commonly used to reduce dryness and promote overall hair and skin health.
Cedarwood essential oil has a number of properties that promote the look and health of both hair and skin research suggests that when applied topically.
Supplies for DIY Beard Oil gift
You’ll need a 1 oz glass dropper bottle.
I love these sleek black bottles for the men! And the set even comes with a funnel.
You’ll need Jojoba Oil. You could also use Fractionated Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, or whatever your favorite carrier oil is. If you’re not sure, go with Jojoba because it is closest to our skin’s natural oil.
This is the Jojoba Oil that I buy.
Instructions to Make Homemade Beard Oil
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DIY Beard Oil Recipe
- Add all essential oils to the 1oz dropper bottle.
- Top off the dropper bottle with Jojoba or Fractionated Coconut Oil.
- Add your top and gently shake to incorporate everything.
- To use, massage 1 -2 drops into beard from root to tip every evening and morning.
More Ways to Use Essential Oils for Men
Printable Label for your DIY Beard Oil
Download your Printable Label HERE
You can grab some waterproof sticker paper like THIS ONE that runs through your printer.
This sticker paper is waterproof in case the oil runs down the side of the dropper bottle, and believe me, it will.
This is the perfect type of sticker paper for other essential oil DIY projects, for example roller ball recipes
Once you print the image on the sticker paper, cut it out with some stickers, and stick it to your dropper bottle.
A few washes a week with your favorite shampoo and some extra attention with your homemade beard oil is all it takes to grow and maintain a healthy looking and feeling beard.
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