How To Make Your Own DIY Beard Oil

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Every man’s beard timeline is different. It takes some guys a week to go from clean-shaven to lumberjack. For others, it takes a month just to get past the stubble phase. But regardless of how long it takes you to grow a beard, one thing is for sure: Once your beard starts getting long, you have to keep it soft. This is where beard oil enters the picture.

But what is beard oil? Beard oil, as the name suggests, is oil specifically designed for nourishing and softening beards. A good quality beard oil has two specific ingredients: a carrier oil and essential oil. (In many cases, there are additional ingredients and vitamins, such as vitamin E, to provide additional nourishment.)

The essential oils serve two main purposes. First off, they add a scent to the oil that makes your beard smell better. Secondly, essential oils are believed to provide health benefits. For example, tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, which means it cleans out your pores and reduces acne.

Beard oil can be purchased online or in the personal hygiene section of your local supermarket or health store. It typically comes in a small dropper bottle and, depending on the length of your beard, can last for months.

5 Beard Oil Recipes You Should Try

While there’s nothing wrong with commercial beard oil products, you don’t have to spend a lot to get the same benefits. Beard oil is actually super easy to make. With the right ingredients – and a little time – you can make any type of beard oil your heart desires for cheap. Here are a few recipes worth trying:

Coconut-Mint Beard Oil

This is a really awesome recipe. The coconut oil is a little thicker than some of the other carrier oils, which makes it great for guys with longer beards. It adds a shaping element to the oil that allows you to tame wild hairs. The peppermint oil gives it a nice refreshing smell that will leave you feeling clean.

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Manly Blend Beard Oil

Want to smell like a man? This blend of sweet almond oil, cedarwood, and frankincense is pretty incredible. The smell isn’t so overpowering that you get tired of it, but does provide a nice aroma.

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Summer Blend Beard Oil

Enjoying an afternoon lounging by the pool? A nice citrus blend of lemon and orange essential oils will give you a fresh smell that’s perfect for the warm weather.

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Christmas Beard Oil

The holidays will be here before you know it – smell good and feel good with this Christmas oil blend that contains pine needle and cedarwood scents. The grape seed oil will leave you feeling especially merry.

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Soothing Beard Oil

Do you suffer from dry, itchy skin when your beard gets longer? This soothing oil will help you maintain soft and healthy skin. The rosemary aids in circulation and eases puffiness and swelling, while the cedar wood has anti-fungal properties that help prevent dandruff and relieve itching.

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Show Your Beard Some Love

You might not need beard oil when you only have stubble, but wait long enough and you’ll want some on hand. The longer your beard gets, the more unkempt it starts to look. Little stray hairs can make you look less like a classy gentleman and more like a bum.

As self-proclaimed beard expert Domen Hrovatin explains, “Using beard oil can help smooth out your beard and keep it under control. By keeping your beard hair healthy and pliable, you’ll decrease the need for combing and grooming in general. Make your beard work for you, not the other way around.”

As you look into beard oil, consider making your own. Not only is it cheaper, but it’s also healthier. After all, you’re the one who gets to choose the ingredients that go inside.

 

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