Beards, long or short, need some care and maintenance to make them look attractive and well groomed. Beard oil keeps the hair on your face healthy and manageable, and also hydrates the skin below which usually loses moisture. In addition, it gives a pleasant aroma to the hair.
Currently, there are several brands of beard oil available in the market that you can buy (either in stores or online) that promise to keep your beard healthy, bright and without itching.
Some are often on the expensive side, so why not give it a try and make your own beard oil?
Here, we will provide you with some easy ways to make your own homemade beard oil. This will help you spend much less and enjoy some excellent results.
The ingredients you will need to use are vegetable and essential oils which can easily be obtained in pharmacies, health food stores or online.
There is a large variety of oils available and they all have different natural benefits, so the choice will depend on your own preference and need.
Keep in mind, though, that some of them are difficult to get, so I recommend using the ones you will find in the list of ingredients below as they are the most common and easy to find.
You must also remember that homemade beard oil is free of preservatives. Nevertheless, there are also a lot of branded beard oils that are free of preservatives as well. In the case of homemade beard oil, you just have the chance to use great natural oils that you like and in the amount you choose.
So, here are some of the carrier oils you can use for your beard:
Jojoba Oil: It is very similar to the natural oil produced by the skin so it gets absorbed very quickly.
Argan Oil: It makes the skin smoother and helps prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Sweet almond Oil: It prevents inflammation as well as ingrown hair.
Coconut Oil: It is one of the best natural ingredients for hydration.
Hazelnut Oil: Prevents acne and skin imperfections.
Hemp Oil: Prevents hair from cracking and drying.
The Essential oils you will need for your natural beard oil derive from seeds, roots and / or flowers or fruits. They have extremely potent nutrients which have therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Let’s see some of the ones that are great for beard use.
Cedar Essential Oil: It prevents acne.
Eucalyptus Oil: Helps with skin irritations.
Mint Oil: Perfect for toning and refreshing.
Amla Oil: It repairs hair damage.
Now that we have seen some of the natural ingredients you can use when making your beard oil, let’s look at some of these oils in depth and learn how to make your own beard oil.
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Jojoba Beard Oil
This natural recipe is designed for people with oily or combination skin. Jojoba oil helps to balance the oiliness present in the skin as well as treat and prevent the appearance of pimples and acne. It will also keep the hair on your beard healthy and shiny.
Small empty bottles (dark glass) preferably with a glass dropper.
Essential oils of either mint, orange or tea tree, whatever you prefer.
Start by adding two tablespoons of jojoba oil or any other carrier oil we have mentioned before. You can also combine two of them together by using a tablespoon of one mixed with another but if you want to mix two, you have to choose at least one that is more lightweight than the other with a thinner consistency so that the final product is applied more easily and gets absorbed better.
After this first step, add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil, which will not only add to the beard oil’s properties, but will also give a nice fragrance to your beard. Simply mix it well and let it stay for a day so it blends well and it’s ready to use the next day.
Of course, you can change the quantities according to your taste. If you don’t want strong fragrance, use less essential oil. Try different combinations and see which one you like more.
Eucalyptus Beard Oil
Eucalyptus oil for the beard is another excellent choice as it helps it to grow faster and become stronger. Using it regularly will make your beard look dense while it also gives a pleasant and fresh aroma to it.
Eucalyptus essential oil also has antibacterial properties that help cleanse the beard and keep your skin free from infections.
Prepare your Eucalyptus beard oil in the same way we described above for the jojoba beard oil. Just choose a carrier oil and mix it with some drops of eucalyptus oil.
I also like to add a bit of lemon to it since it goes very well. Eucalyptus oil is also known for promoting fast and healthy beard growth.
Bergamot Beard Oil
Bergamot essential oil is known to enhance hair growth including facial hair. It also keeps the beard soft and smooth. It does not have many properties for the skin, however it gives a refreshing sensation and a soft citrus aroma to your beard.
If you want to try out the benefits of bergamot oil for the beard, you just need to buy a small bottle and give it a try.
Almond Beard Oil
Almond oil is rich in vitamin E but it also contains vitamin A and B6. The vitamin E which contains makes it ideal for treating dry or irritated skin. At the same time, almond oil gives a nice shine to your beard and a soft feel.
It also hydrates your skin and it is anti-inflammatory, helping to eliminate blemishes.
You can make an almond beard oil by mixing almond oil with orange essential oil. This combination will give you excellent results and a product with a great aroma.
Coconut Beard Oil
If you are looking for an effective beard oil, you have got to try making a coconut beard oil which will not only keep your skin hydrated and smooth, but it is also highly recommended for speeding up hair growth.
Coconut Oil keeps your beard hydrated and smooth, and it prevents fungi which is quite common in the beard.
You can make a coconut beard oil by mixing coconut oil with some drops of any essential oil of your own preference.
How to Use Beard Oil
Now that you know how to make homemade beard oil, you also need to know how to apply the beard oil to make the most of it. Use the following tips and you will be amazed at the results.
The best time to use beard oil is after a shower while the hairs are still damp. Depending on the length of your beard, you will have to experiment with the amount of oil you need. If your beard is short, you can use 2 drops and as your beard grows you can add more.
Start by rubbing the oil at the tips of your fingers and hands. Then, distribute all over your beard, reaching the skin underneath. Take your time and try to reach all the areas covered by the beard.
If you live in a humid climate, it is advisable to use a hair dryer with the minimum heat quickly.
To conclude, making your own homemade beard oil is not difficult at all as you have seen. You just need the right natural ingredients and a little time.
You can find oils at very affordable prices and in quantities that will last you very long while the essential oils are always a bit more expensive but you only need a few drops of those.
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