Our Beard Oil Recipe

Pete Migneault |

Fellas, there are many beard products out there, and not all beard products are created equally.  One of the best quotes I've heard is "Good tattoos aren't cheap, and cheap tattoos aren't good."  I carry this quote into many areas of life, and beard products is certainly an area that applies.  Today, we want to discuss the benefits of using a high quality beard oil...specifically, our beard oil recipe, and the ingredients that we chose to put into it.

One of the most important tools a Beardsman can own is beard oil. Based on it’s amazing combination of fragrance and carrier oils, a high quality beard oil can make your beard go from looking dry and unhealthy to looking undeniably good.

Beard oil has a wide range of benefits from fixing beard itch and beardruff (beard dandruff), to the general texture, look, and feel of your beard. We’ll talk about all of them in a moment. But before we jump into that, let’s see what beard oils are composed of...

Our Beard Oil

The Ingredients of Beard Oils

There are two distinct ingredients that make up any great quality beard oil, an essential oil and a carrier oil(s). In various other cases, you will find companies who add ingredients like Vitamin E, which is a key nutrient for hair care, and random other oils as well.  The other additional oils can alter the overall feel of the oil and make the beard oil too greasy, too heavy, too runny, and so on, so we keep our recipe simple to avoid negative side effects of having too many ingredients conflicting with each other and over-complicating the beard oil.  

90% of the beard oil consists of the carrier oil(s), which are responsible for delivering many of the key benefits of the beard oil. Carrier oils are typically derived from nuts, seeds, and vegetables and should absolutely be all natural. If you see a synthetic carrier oil in the beard oil you use, run for the hills.  There are many carrier oils out there, but you'll most commonly see jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, grape seed oil, and the list goes on and on and on. You can find these oils in other products as well, so if you are prone to purchasing all natural products you will find these oils in soaps, shampoos, lotions and creams as well.

These natural carrier oils are widely used in many natural products because they have amazing moisturizing and hydrating abilities for your hair follicles and your skin. Natural products prefer using a high quality carrier oil instead of mixing several chemicals to achieve a certain level of moisture for your skin.

Now let’s talk about scented oils. Many of the high-end beard oils have essential oils or all natural fragrance oils added to them, along with the carrier oil to create their scent profiles. Many essential oils need to be diluted with the carrier oil(s) because they are too strong on their own.  Some essential oils, if not diluted, can actually harm your skin in a direct application, so you need to know what you're doing if you are going to attempt to create your own beard oil recipes at home!

There are limitless opportunities when it comes to fragrances when you’re playing around with fragrance oils. Pure Essential oils are more limited with fragrance, but include variations like sandalwood, tea tree, citrus, and lavender to ensure that you beard oil makers are never out of ideas. Usually beard oils cost more when they are paired with various essential oils. That is because essential oils come at a greater price as compared to some carrier oils.

Many price conscious people just take a bottle of argan or jojoba oil and use it on their beard as they may provide the same affects as some beard oils. But you should not brush essential oils off the shelf without trying them out. Many natural remedies consist of essential oils being used and turning out to be pretty effective. Tea tree or sandalwood are certain essential oils that are natural anti-septic, these essential oils have a very good chance of reducing acne and clearing out pores when applied directly to the skin.

If you are put off by strong fragrances, you shouldn’t be worried about beard oils. Even the fragranced beard oils we have get their fragrance naturally from the essential and natural fragrance oils. Commonly, they may smell a little strong at first, but within an hour or so they settle in and mellow out quite a bit. This is a reminder that the natural fragrance oils are not similar to cologne, they are a courtesy scent.   

Now let’s talk about cheap beard oils. With the beard product industry exploding over the last few years, you may have seen a lot of knock-off products hitting the market. These beard oils have chemicals inside them that are purposed to give a slippery texture with no actual benefit to your beard or skin. Hence, we recommend you to stay as far away from these products as possible. Another thing to note is that if you cannot find the ingredients listed on the product, refrain from purchasing it. You will also find some products trying to be fancy by using the scientific names of the carrier oils used in them instead of the typical name, for example if you come across a bottle labeled, Simmondsia Chinensis, that’s jojoba oil.  So if you see ingredients on the label you are unsure of, please look it up before potentially putting something in your beard that could damage your hair or skin.  

Beard Itch

Beard Itch? Here’s How You Can Fight It Off With Beard Oil!

If you have started to grow a beard and it’s been a month, you will notice that it has started to get itchy. It happens to almost every man that tries to grow a beard. There are people that try to ignore this and move on, but we know that it can cause a lot of discomfort and get highly irritating. A good beard oil can get cure this issue in no time.

You need to know what is going on in your skin to understand why your beard is itching and how the beard oil is going to help. There are a pair of glands called sebaceous glands at the root of each hair follicle. Keeping your beard nourished is the purpose of these glands by creating the sebum oil. As you grow more and more hair, it needs more sebum oil to keep the hair nourished and moisturized. But the sebaceous glands do not grow along with your hair, they remain the same size. Since they are at a certain size, they produce a certain amount of sebum oil, which can not keep up with your hair growth. Therefore, when your hair grows at a certain length, the sebum oil is simply not covering all of the demand, causing the skin to become rough and itchy.

This is where the beard oil comes in. It is supposed to act as a replacement for all the sebum oil that is absent. When the demand is refilled to the optimum limit with the help of beard oil, your skin rehydrates and all the itching goes away.

Beardruff? Beard Oil Has Got That Covered Too!

Without supplementing with beard oil, your skin will go dry and you will start itching. Because of the dryness and itching, beardruff will start residing in your beard. When the skin becomes too dry, it starts to flake due to constant itching and white specs start showing up on the surface of your beard and drop down on your shirt.

Beard oil prevents all that. Along with keeping your skin healthy, it makes your beard softer and helps it look amazing.

Maintaining Your Beard with Beard Oil

Using beard oil regularly will help you keep it less tangles and more manageable. Hence if you feel like your beard has been feeling quite straw-like or scraggly, using beard oil regularly can help you get rid of it.

Longer beards are prone to split ends, but not if you are applying beard oil. Many people that try to grow their beard end up keeping it at a stunted length because they have to keep trimming to get rid of the split ends. With regular usage of beard oil, you would not have to worry about the split ends and hence it will help you grow your beard longer faster.

Introducing beard oil to your daily routine will also improve the overall look of your beard and the general appearance. The follicles of your beard will look shinier and healthier giving you a softer feel and a manageable beard.

Applying Beard Oil

Live Bearded Beard Oil Recipe

At Live Bearded we use our own unique blend of the highest quality carrier and natural fragrance oils money can buy, and our collection of beard oils are available in scented and unscented versions.

You’ve learned throughout this article that our facial hair grows but the skin oil production cannot keep up, leading to irritation and dryness. It makes beard oil essential! Our line of beard oils help you replace the natural oils you lose and keep up with your hair growth. Thorough use of beard oil promises skin hydration which protects you from issues like beardruff, itching, and skin irritation. By using beard oil you can have a healthier, fuller, and more manageable beard while providing it proper conditioning and leaving it with a beautiful shine.

With our custom blends, your beard will not feel greasy or weighed down. We have proudly been crowned the "best beard oil on the market" by numerous online reviewers for a reason, but you should see that for yourself. You can find thousands of positive customer reviews from our loyal customers on our website and all over the internet. 

Our beard products are made in the USA and are covered by our lifetime warranty and money-back guarantee!  If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied, simply contact us for a hassle-free exchange or a full refund.  

Our Beard Oil Recipe

Alright, let's get into it.  As we discussed, the best beard oils consist of carrier oils and essential or natural fragrance oils. Here is a detailed look at all of our ingredients and what they are best known for:

Carrier Oils

Argan Oil

Argan Oil

Argan oil has been a culinary staple in Morocco for centuries — not only because of its subtle, nutty flavor but also its wide array of potential health benefits. This naturally occurring plant oil is derived from the kernels of the fruit of the argan tree. Although native to Morocco, argan oil is now used across the globe for a variety of culinary, cosmetic and medicinal applications.

Argan oil is often used as a hair treatment. It is extremely beneficial for hair and scalp, and is commonly used as a conditioner.

Vitamin E is extremely beneficial for hair, and is found in argan oil in high quantities. Vitamin E promotes healthy hair growth as it contains antioxidants, which help boost cells and encourage them to produce healthy hair – it has even been used for hair regrowth.

Argan oil has a number of benefits when used on hair. It can act as a moisturizer for the scalp to fight dandruff and dry scalp. It can also promote the growth of healthy, strong hair as opposed to thin, brittle hair. It can even undo some of the damage done through chemical treatments and dyes, and can be used to treat split ends.

Immediate benefits can also be seen in people who use argan oil on their hair. It is an excellent agent for taming frizz and promoting shine and gloss, as well as softer, more manageable hair.

Argan oil is non-irritating and actually reverses much of the damage done by artificial chemicals and treatments on hair. It is often used in its pure form for healthy, soft and shiny hair. Below are a few of the best ways to use argan oil on hair.

Argan oil makes an excellent leave-in conditioner, which can also prolong and intensify its beneficial effects on hair. It makes an ideal conditioning agent since it makes hair soft and sleek and adds extra shine.

Many leave-in conditioners are greasy or make hair stringy or clumpy. Argan oil is the exact opposite. It makes hair easier to style and, when used in the correct quantity, absorbs easily and does not leave any greasy residue.

Pure argan oil can be used as an amazingly effective, chemical-free leave-in conditioner. All you need is a few drops of pure argan oil. Rub the oil thoroughly between your palms and then comb your hands and fingers thoroughly through damp or towel-dried hair. Make sure to massage into the scalp and tips to promote healthy scalp, encourage hair growth and to treat split ends.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba is an emollient; it soothes the skin and unclogs hair follicles. Many people know jojoba oil to be a carrier oil for essential oil uses, such as making skin and hair products, but it’s actually an effective skin moisturizer and healer on its own.

Jojoba oil is not actually an oil but a wax ester extracted from a shrub that goes by the scientific name Simmondsia chinensis. It grows in the United States. Jojoba oil mimics the natural oil sebum, which is produced in our scalp. It nourishes our hair and follicles and maximizes the rate at which our hair grows. The oil has anti-fungal properties that help maintain the health of our scalp. It also helps in getting rid of the layer of dead skin, dandruff, and dirt and leaves behind a clean and well-hydrated scalp.

Jojoba oil is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids, and a saturated fatty acid called Docosanol that helps battle viral infections. It is also rich in antioxidants that battle free radicals that have adverse effects on the health of our hair. Since our hair is largely made up of proteins, the fatty acid content of jojoba oil makes it ideal to nourish our hair and follicles.

The most important thing to note while selecting the best jojoba oil is that it should be organic, because non-organic products bring a fear of pesticides and other chemicals with them. It’s not safe to use such pesticide-containing products, especially since they have a record of being carcinogenic and causing harmful side effects in the body. The next thing to consider is whether the oil is cold-pressed or not. If it’s not, it will be labelled as refined oil, so cold-pressed is the real deal— a genuine jojoba oil that is capable of doing wonders.

There are many brands that sell jojoba oil. Some of them are extremely effective, while others are crappy. It’s not at all surprising that many people find it difficult to choose which brand to use. It’s fair to say that before blindly going for any particular brand, make sure you try before you buy. As properties of skin will vary with people, the brand that works fine for your friend might not necessarily work fine for you.

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is a great choice for hair care because it contains a lot of vitamin E, which is necessary for hair growth, and health. The extensive proteins, minerals, and the linoleic acid it contains also offer lots of benefits for hair.

Grapeseed oil is, of course, the oil of grapes. It is usually extracted from the seeds that are normally discarded in the winemaking process. Grapeseed oil offers a lot of benefits and is a great way to use a by-product that would otherwise be wasted.

Because they are so small, each grapeseed only produces a small amount of oil. Most grapeseed is extracted with the use of chemicals, because this process is more affordable for producers and consumers.

Grapeseed oil is available at most drug stores, and health food stores. Tablets, oil, powder and capsules are usually available. Cold pressed organic is the ideal variety to choose, though it may be more expensive than chemically pressed oil.

Chemically extracted grapeseed oil is usually manufactured by subjecting the seeds to high heat, and certain chemicals. One of those chemicals is usually the toxic solvent hexane. Chemically extracted grapeseed oil is still safe, but organically cold pressed is higher quality. If you would prefer to use cold pressed grapeseed oil, then be sure to check the labels of any oil you buy. If it doesn’t specifically say it’s organic and cold pressed, it was probably chemically extracted and isn’t what you want.

Grapeseed oil is a great choice for hair care because it contains a lot of vitamin E, which is necessary for hair growth, and health. The extensive proteins, minerals, and the linoleic acid it contains also offer lots of benefits for hair.

Grapeseed oil is mostly hypoallergenic, and safe for sensitive skin, as long as there is no actual grape allergy present. 

Live Bearded Collection of Beard Oils

Our beard oils have been made with care and with the needs and feedback of our customers in mind.

Hand crafted and blended to perfection with all-natural ingredients, they are easily absorbed into your skin and beard, and will instantly leave your skin healthier and your beard fuller and softer.

Our custom blends are specially formulated to:

  • Relieve beard itch
  • Moisturize and heal dry, flaky skin
  • Soften your beard
  • Repair dry and damaged hair
  • Promote healthy growth
  • And make your beard healthier and easier to control

Made with top shelf carrier oils, it’s designed to be lightweight so it won’t weigh down your beard or leave it feeling greasy.

Out of our current six beard oils, there is always one or more than one that checks all of your requirement boxes. Here’s a look at our range and what they offer:

The Executive Beard Oil

The Executive Beard Oil

As it sounds, the Executive is the go-to for anyone with a beard trying to land a solid impression. It sets you up for success with the amazing blend of Cedar, Leather and Vanilla as the Essential Oils crafting the scent. Any cologne or deodorant goes perfectly with the smooth wave of Leather while Vanilla and Cedar give your beard a professional yet appealing look. 

Go Executive and be the “Boss” with the Executive Beard Oil.

The American Beard Oil

The American Beard Oil

The American Beard Oil gives you a sensation of sitting deep in the woods, next to a campfire sharing war stories with your brothers. It’s obvious masculine and woodsy note is crafted with the right amount of smokiness to get you the spotlight. Time to live bold and free with the American Beard Oil!

    The Legend Beard Oil

    The Legend Beard Oil

    This beard oil grabs you from good and takes you up to great with the legendary scent worn by the Greats. This instant classic is a clean, fresh and crisp blast of sophistication. The rich sandalwood and with its soothing aroma with a touch of vanilla with lift you up to the presidential status. 

      The Wilderness Beard Oil

      The Wilderness Beard Oil

      Let your woodsman out with the Wilderness Beard Oil, as you step into a forest of Cedar, Pine and Eucalyptus. This masculine scent is bold and earthly enough that even the late Grizzly Adams would approve. Just watch out for some serious beard envy.

        The Wingman Beard Oil

        The Wingman Beard Oil

        The light, fresh and complex aroma is a favorite among women making this oil the only wingman you will ever need, so prepare your beard for excessive fondling with the spiced citrus blend.

          Straight Up Beard Oil

          Straight Up Beard Oil

          This oil will be an absolute game changer for your beard! This all natural, fragrance free oil will never compete with your cologne or throw off a scent on the game trail! It's perfect for those who just want to smell like a man!

          Want to learn more? Check out our best beard oils guide.

          Well, there it is.  Everything and then some you've ever wanted to know about beard oil, and our specific recipe of ingredients.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us or leave a comment below.  Annnnnnnnnnnnnd, as always...LIVE BEARDED!