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How to make Beard Oil at Home

Looking for the best Beard Oil Recipe?

Of course you are or you wouldn't be reading this!

Lucky for you we’ve sourced some of the best and put them in one place for your convenience.

If you aren’t familiar with beard oil and all it’s benefits, I’d suggest you READ THIS to learn how beard oil will help you look and feel your best.

So let’s get straight to it…

BEARD OIL RECIPE CHECKLIST:

Carrier Oils

There are many oils to chose from when considering creating your base oil, but we highly recommend you choose a base oil comprised of carrier oils that will closely mimic the sebum oil your skin produces naturally.

PRO TIP: After our research, we recommend Argan, Jojoba and Grape Seed for your base oils for their ability to match the molecular structure similar to your natural sebum oils, and the way they blend together to soften and nourish the skin and hair.

This will allow the oils to absorb into your skin and hair better, rather than just sitting on the surface and rubbing off on anything your beard touches (cell phone, hands, wife/girlfriend etc.).

The following are the most commonly used for beard oil base blends:

  • Jojoba
  • Argan
  • Grape Seed
  • Sweet Almond
  • Coconut
  • Castor
  • Apricot Kernel
  • Hemp

Essential Oils

These are the oils that will make your beard smell like you’ve been trekking through the woods or sitting next to a campfire all night. The combinations are endless and this is where your personal preference comes into play.

PRO TIP: Essential oils all have different characteristics from helping you relax to serving as a bug repellant, so keep that in mind when considering your essentials!

***WARNING*** Essential oils are extremely potent and if you’re not very careful when mixing they can be overpowering and quickly ruin an entire batch of beard oil.

STORAGE

Well you need to put it somewhere, right? You will likely want to try a different beard oil recipe from time to time, so picking up a few is always a good idea.

We highly recommend a 1oz amber glass bottle for your oil as it will protect if from harsh UV rays and preserve the quality of the oil much longer.

PRO TIP: Avoid blue and clear bottles at all costs as they allow blue light to penetrate and oxidize your oil.

Tongs

We recommend sterilizing your storage bottles before filling and you’ll need these to pull out of the boiling water.

Tongs

Eye Dropper

You’ll need to extract the oils and measure the doses out for your beard oil recipes.

Eye Dropper

Funnels

May seem like common sense here, but these little guys will come in handy so you don’t make a mess of your kitchen counter.

Funnels

Glass Graduated Cylinders

Precision is crucial when you are mixing your different beard oil recipes. You want to find that balance of a strong and noticeable note, but not something that slaps your friends in the face from across the room.

Glass Graduated Cyliders

Labels

If you play around with different beard oil recipes, you’ll want to be able to tell them apart at first glance.

Labels

READY TO MAKE SOME BEARD OIL?

1. Sterilize your storage bottles
  • You can quickly do this by tossing them into water and bringing it into a boil. Remove with the tongs and dry thoroughly with a paper towel.
2. Create your base carrier oil blend.
  • Check each beard oil recipe for proportions of each carrier oil called for (or create a base you prefer).
  • Use a funnel to fill the glass graduated cylinder to portion out the proper amount of carrier oils to complete your base oil.
3. Fill your bottle
  • Remove top from your now sterilized (amber) bottle.
  • Use funnel to fill bottle with your carrier base oil.
4. Add the essential oils into the bottle.
  • Again, be extremely careful here! Different beard oil recipes call for different amounts and even one extra drop will have a dramatic affect on the note of your oil.
6. Shake the bottle to allow the oils to mix.
7. Enjoy!

PRO TIP: Finding a base oil that closely matches your sebum oil and the perfect amount of shine and consistency, as well as moisturizing characteristics can be VERY difficult. This is why we spent months with top chemists here in the US to get our percentages just right.

If this seems like too much work for you, learn more about our beard oil where we've already perfected it for you!

Beard Oil Recipe: 25 You Can Make at Home

"WOODSY" BEARD OIL RECIPE

1

 If you're an outdoorsman, or just like the smell of the woods, this one might be for you!

2 

 This is a well-balanced note that is a great go to for daily wear.

3 

 Deep woods with deep condition - this one is on the greasy side but good if you’re struggling with heavy dandruff or itch and give you a nice woodsy note.

4 

 This fresh Eucalyptus blend is just outdoorsy enough without being too overpowering.  

5

 You can’t be in the woods without a good campfire…this recipe does just that.   

6

 Looking for a little sweeter woodsy note? This recipe has a nice light blend  

It is really important to remember that beard care isn’t over with beard oil...

As your beard grows you’ll want to be mindful of what you use to wash your beard and you’ll need additional help to keep it moisturized beyond what a beard oil can provide.

Recommended: Learn About Beard Wash

Knowing we all love to switch up fragrances often, we created a Fragrance Free Butter and Wash to compliment ANY beard oil you want to use. This way your beard gets the nourishment it needs while having the flexibility of trying different oil recipes whenever you’d like!

Beard Butter

Recommended: Learn About Beard Butter

"FRESH/CLEAN" BEARD OIL RECIPE

7

 This recipe smells like a fresh morning breeze all day long  

8

 This recipe reminds us of fresh, spring mountain air.  

9

 This recipe is a classic Tea Tree note…  

10

 Relax the day away with these soothing and clean aromas. The sunflower Seed Oil gives this blend a bit of a greasy feel so keep in mind you can switch the base to your preference.  

11

 You might get your best nights sleep with this one as the essentials have natural soothing and calming benefits.  

"BOLD/MASCULINE" BEARD OIL RECIPE

12

 This recipe is like walking into a humidor with its bold and masculine cigar notes.  

13

 If you like a good cigar note, here’s a second recipe for you.  

14

 Nothing beats a fresh brewed pot of coffee in the morning. So if you want that in your beard..this one is for you  

15

 Didn’t get enough coffee? Here’s another one to try.  

16

 Who likes bourbon for breakfast?  

17

 In the Holiday spirit?  

18

 The cypress essential oil makes this a spicy masculine note.  

19

 This oak moss and earthy recipe has a musky note that is definitely one for the bold.  

20

 Cracked Pepper and Cedar.  

"CITRUS" BEARD OIL RECIPE

 

21

 This recipe is a blast of fresh citrus and mint, perfect for a spring or summer day.  

22

 You can't go wrong with this fresh citrus recipe.  

23

 The clove gives this recipe a bit more of a spiced note to it.  

24

 This recipe leaves you feeling as if you’re on the beach in Hawaii! Who doesn't like the sound of that?  

25

 This beard oil recipe blends lemon and coconut perfectly.

Whether you use our products or make your own, we are here to support you and answer any questions you might have. Whether it's product related, styling related, or just about anything at all. Don't hesitate to reach out to us anytime at support@livebearded.com or on Facebook.

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