As a bearded man, you already know the importance of beard oils and beard oil recipes. It is probably the most important beard grooming product there is. You would also agree that it is also the most expensive. This makes many men seek out alternatives to save costs.
What if you could save cost and still enjoy the benefits beard oils offer. DIY beard oils come in to save the day. For a fraction of what it would cost to purchase a premium beard oil, you can make your beard oil.
Today, we’ll introduce some of the best beard oil recipes. These recipes would not only save cost but give your beard everything a beard oil would provide. After reading this article, you should be making your beard oil in no time.
Intro to DIY Beard Oil
Beard oil is probably the most essential and popular beard care product there is. The demand for the product has made it quite pricey, which is not convenient for many men. This has led them to DIY beard oils.
A premium beard oil cost averagely around $20/oz. When applied daily would likely not last a month. With $20, you can buy all the ingredients needed to make you a DIY beard oil that would last you several months.
However, you shouldn’t make a beard oil simply because it is cheap. It should be able to provide the benefits a quality premade beard oil would, that is, moisturizing and hydrating your beard and skin.
Making your beard oil is not rocket science at all; it isn’t a walk in the park either. But if you’re the fun and creative type that likes to get his hands dirty, then you’ll enjoy doing this.
DIY Beard Oil Recipes Checklist
The ingredients required to make a DIY beard oil are affordable and readily available. DIY Beard oil is made up of two primary components:
- Carrier Oil: This is the base on any beard oil recipe. It contains most of the nutrients a beard oil would give your beard and skin. It moisturizes and hydrates the beard and skin to prevent beardruff and beard itch. There are several carrier oils to choose from, but the commonly used ones are Jojoba oil, Argan oil, Coconut oil, Sweet Almond Oil, etc.
- Essential Oil: The primary function of essential oil is to give your beard oil scent. It also has a moisturizing effect while also stimulating growth. Essential oils are potent and cannot be applied directly on the skin hence the need to mix with carrier oils. Many men pick their beard oils on the type of scent they prefer. Some common ones are cedarwood, pine, lemon, etc.
Some other accessories needed before going about the work of making your beard oil include:
- Amber/Dark Coloured Bottles: The bottles usually used are 1oz. or 2oz. bottles. The 1oz. bottle is preferably, especially if you’re trying out a new recipe. The preferred bottles are dark because sunlight breaks down the ingredients in the bottle. So a dark bottle would prevent this and maintain the shelf life.
- Eye Dropper: This would be used to extract and measure the oils for your recipe
- Measuring Cups
Beard Oil Recipes
When preparing DIY beard oil, you can pick a single carrier oil or a blend of several carrier oils. Each carrier oil has its benefits. It’s up to you to choose what you think would be best for your beard while also saving costs. It is recommended you stick with one carrier oil if you’re new to DIY beard oil to see how it works for your beard.
First, we’ll take you through the general steps for making your beard oil. Irrespective of the recipe you want to create, the process is usually applicable for most recipes.
General Step for Making DIY Beard Oil
- Sterilize the bottles
- Create your base carrier oil blend – measure the oil in proportion using the measuring cup
- Fill the bottle with the carrier oil
- Add essential oil proportionately
- Shake the bottle to allow the oils to mix
- Give your beard oil its name. Be creative!
We’ve covered the steps, let’s get to make those beard oils. These are some of the best and simple DIY beard oil recipes.
Basic Conditioner Beard Oil
- 1 oz. Jojoba Oil
- 1 oz. Coconut Oil
- 10 drops Lavender Oil
Coconut Mint Beard Oil
- 1 oz. Melted Coconut Oil
- 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
Feel Fresh Beard Oil
- 1 oz. Coconut oil
- ½ oz. Sweet Almond Oil
- 3-4 drops Sage Oil
- 3-4 drops Eucalyptus Oil
Fast and Simple Beard Oil
- 2 drops Sweet almond oil
- 2 drops Eucalyptus oil
- 2 drops Tea Tree Oil
Soothing Beard Oil
- 1 oz. Jojoba Oil
- 4 drops Rosemary essential oil
- 2 drops Cedarwood essential oil
- 1 oz. Apricot Kernel Oil
- 1 oz. Jojoba Oil
- 5 drops Castor Oil
- 5 drops Cedarwood Oil
These are some of the best and easiest DIY beard oils to make. You would notice that Jojoba and Coconut oil were present in most of the recipes. This is because they are the cheapest available carrier oils.
Argan oil is great, but compared to those two; it is quite expensive. This is because it is native to Morocco where it is produced which can make it quite rare.
We also ensured we used not more than two carrier oils for each recipe. This saves cost and time and is also safer for men new to creating their recipes. As you get used to making your beard oil, you can choose to add as much carrier oil as you can get.
When it comes to DIY Beard Oils, there’s no right or wrong. You can be as creative as you want to be. With some time and experience, you would start creating your recipes. If after trying DIY beard oil and you think its not for you, that’s fine. You can always continue to buy the ready-made product.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading the recipes. Feel free to drop your unique recipe in the comment section. It could be of great help to someone.
Stay beardly, brothers!