Beard Oil Recipe
This easy DIY beard oil recipe helps to keep beards soft and conditioned. When used properly, it also helps to give beards a healthy shine without looking oily. This Beard Oil is made using only pure carrier and essential oils, and it can be more affordable to make than most commercial beard oils on the market. The essential oils incorporated into the recipe give it a woody, masculine aroma that isn't overpowering.
- 4 drops Virginian Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 3 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
- 2 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
- 1 oz. Jojoba Oil
Patchouli Essential Oil was chosen to give the blend a more rugged, earthy aroma. If you don't like the smell of patchouli, it can be eliminated or substituted with 2 drops of another essential oil. Just be sure that the essential oil that you select is safe for use on the skin and is not contraindicated for any issue that you have.
Jojoba was chosen as the carrier oil for this Beard Oil Recipe because Jojoba is an affordable and readily available carrier that helps to condition the hair, has a mild aroma and has a stable shelf life. Some or all of the Jojoba can be substituted with another carrier oil (i.e. Sweet Almond Oil or Hemp Seed Oil) if you would like to experiment with other carrier oils to see which conditions your particular beard best.
Be sure to follow all safety precautions and always research the safety info and contraindications for each essential oil that you are considering working with.
- To make the beard oil, combine the essential oils and Jojoba in a clean 1 oz. glass bottle that has either a dropper top or a treatment pump top.
- Gently shake or roll the bottle to incorporate the essential oils into the Jojoba.
Drop 1-2 drops of the Beard Oil into the balm of your hand. Then, gently rub your hands together. Lightly rub your fingers through your beard. The length and condition of your beard will determine how much beard oil it requires. It is best to start with 1-2 drops and see if this is enough for use with your beard. This beard oil can be used once daily. Immediately discontinue use if you experience any discomfort.
This recipe contains no preservatives. It is best to discard any unused oil after 1 month and make a fresh batch. Don't allow your skin or fingertips to come into contact with the dropper or treatment pump as the bacteria that naturally exists on your hands can contaminate your bottle of oil and shorten its shelf life.
General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.