How To Make Beard Oil (DIY Beard Oil)

Last updated on: August 21st, 2018

The process of making a homemade beard oil has never been easier. Not only DIY beard oil is a lot cheaper compared to a list of top beard oils in 2018, but also you know all the ingredients that went into the bottle. We’ll guide you through on how to make beard oil from the start with some basic tips. At last we have carefully selected 9 beard oil recipes.

Sporting a beard is now the trendiest thing. Celebrities like David Beckham and Bradley Cooper are looking great in their beards. Beards have now become part of office culture.

Depending on where you work, you can grow your beard. Many men’s magazines will have a significant number of men sporting beards. Campaigns like Decembeard and Movember are only a representation of how trendy growing beards has become.

You may have noted something among beard lovers. Their beards are very neat. These men have mastered the art of taking care of their beards, and it definitely pays off.

The best way to maintain your beard is by using beard oil. You need to shampoo regularly, trim, oil, and comb. Beard oil will keep your skin moisturized, tame beard frazzle, and emit a nice scent.

You can, of course, opt to buy beard oil to take care of your beard. Unfortunately, buying is way too expensive, as companies are undoubtedly capitalizing on this cool trend. Just like anything that you make yourself instead of buying, DIY beard oil is about $2 to $3 per bottle. If you bought the same bottle, the average price would be around $25.

Below we look at making homemade beard oil (DIY Beard Oil). As you will see, it’s not as hard as you think.

Ingredients

With regards to cost, the ingredients may seem to be expensive. Each essential oil is $5 to $10. Carrier oils are about $10 each. The good news is that they will really last you a long time. Here is a list of typical beard oil recipe ingredients:

  • Carrier oils – the common ones are sweet almond, coconut oil, and jojoba.
  • 1 oz. bottles
  • Small funnel
  • Eyedropper – if your essential oil or carrier oil bottle does not have an eye dropper
  • Essential oils – the common ones are peppermint, orange, tea tree, and cinnamon cassia

Let’s look at the ingredients in more detail:

Carrier oils

best carrier oil for essential oilsCarrier oils play a crucial role in your beard oil. They help to dilute the potent essential oils, making it easier for the skin to absorb them. Dilution reduces the effects of essential oils, for instance, irritation and burning. Carrier oils will make up the bulk of your beard oil recipe (98 to 99%).

This is probably the first time you will be making your own beard oil. Jojoba oil is the best carrier oil to go for. It is close to your skin’s natural oil and does not have any adverse effects like acne.

Carrier oils dos and don’ts

a) DO: go for cold pressed oil – Other extraction processes, for instance, expeller pressing result in a loss of all the nutrients. Use of heat makes things worse, as it literally destroys all the nutrients.

b) DO: go for carrier oil in an amber bottle. Amber bottles block the sun’s UV rays, which tamper with the nutrients.

c) DO: store your carrier oil in a cool dry place to ensure the longest shelf life. You can also store it in the fridge.

d) DON’T: avoid buying carrier oils with a rubber eyedropper bulb in the top

Essential oils

Essential oils make your beard smell nice. Some like peppermint oil stimulate growth. Peppermint triggers increased blood flow, ensuring that the beard accesses all the nutrients it needs. Essential oils also contain Vitamin E and other nutrients, depending on the particular type of essential oil that you choose. You should not use more than 10 drops of essential oils in your recipe.

Eye dropper

beard oil recipeIf you are using an eye dropper, ensure that you do not cross contaminate. It may be wise to actually get two droppers.

Preparation

The first step is sterilization.

Put some water into a pot, put the amber bottles and bring them to a boil.

Remove the amber bottles gently using a pair of tongs.

Pour out the boiled water to ensure that you do not pour it on yourself.

Some tips

a) When mixing the oils, write down the used proportions. If you end up with a mixture that you do not like, it will be easy to know where you went wrong.
b) Only use one drop of essential oils at a time. After adding each drop, test it on one part of your beard. Wait for 5 minutes as you study how your skin reacts to the oil. You could add more, but make sure that you test every time you add a single drop.

Beard Oil Recipes

You now know essential and carrier oils, understand their role and differences, what to consider when buying ingredients, and what you need to do to prepare effectively.

Here are 9 beard oil recipes that you can try at home:

1. Dr. Axe’s Beard Oil Recipe

Preparation: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 to 3 ounces

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce of sweet almond carrier oil
  • 3 to 4 drops of cedarwood oil
  • An amber bottle, with an eyedropper
  • 1/2 ounce of jojoba carrier oil
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut carrier oil (fractionated)
  • 3 to 4 drops of sandalwood essential oil

Directions

  • Add the jojoba oil into the bottle
  • Add the sweet almond and coconut oils (carrier oils)
  • Add the essential oils (cedarwood and sandalwood)
  • Place the cap tightly
  • Shake thoroughly
  • Using the eyedropper, apply a few drops onto your beard and massage
  • Brush your beard for a finishing touch

2. San Francisco Beard Oil Recipe

Total time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 oz. (2)

Ingredients

  • 8 g of grapeseed carrier oil
  • 1 drop of melaleuca tea tree essential oil
  • 3 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 3 drops of lemongrass essential oil
  • 16 g jojoba carrier oil (organic)
  • 3 g of sweet almond carrier oil
  • 1 drop of cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  • An amber bottle, with an eyedropper

Directions

  • Add the jojoba oil into the bottle
  • Add the sweet almond and grapeseed oils
  • Add the essential oils (cedarwood, peppermint, sandalwood, bergamot, lemongrass, and melaleuca )
  • Place the cap tightly
  • Shake thoroughly
  • Using the eyedropper, apply a few drops onto your beard and massage
  • Brush your beard for a finishing touch

3. The Bunyan Blend

Ingredients

  • 3 drops of Vitamin E carrier oil
  • 3 drops of oakmoss essential oil
  • 15 ml of argan carrier oil
  • 3 drops of patchouli essential oil
  • An amber bottle, with eyedropper

Directions

  • Add the argan oil into the bottle
  • Add the Vitamin E oil
  • Add the essential oils (oakmoss and patchouli )
  • Place the cap tightly
  • Shake thoroughly
  • Using the eyedropper, apply a few drops onto your beard and massage
  • Brush your beard for a finishing touch

4. Black Forest Beard Oil Recipe

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yields 1 oz.

Ingredients

  • 10 g of jojoba carrier oil (organic)
  • 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil
  • 17 g grapeseed carrier oil
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • An amber bottle, with an eyedropper

Directions

  • Add the jojoba oil into the bottle
  • Add the grapeseed oil
  • Add the essential oils (eucalyptus, lemongrass, lavender, and fir needle)
  • Place the cap tightly
  • Shake thoroughly
  • Using the eyedropper, apply a few drops onto your beard and massage
  • Brush your beard for a finishing touch

5. Spring Woods

Ingredients

  • 3 ml of grapeseed carrier oil
  • 3 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 1 drop of pine essential oil
  • 7 ml of jojoba carrier oil
  • 3 drops of patchouli essential oil
  • 1 drop of juniper essential oil
  • An amber bottle, with eyedropper

Directions

  • Add the jojoba oil into the bottle
  • Add the grapeseed oil
  • Add the essential oils (bergamot, pine, patchouli, and juniper)
  • Place the cap tightly
  • Shake thoroughly
  • Using the eyedropper, apply a few drops onto your beard and massage
  • Brush your beard for a finishing touch

6. Honolulu Beard Oil Recipe

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 oz.

Ingredients

  • 7 g of grapeseed carrier oil
  • 3 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  • 20 g jojoba carrier oil (organic)
  • 6 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • An amber bottle, with an eyedropper

Directions

  • Add the jojoba oil into the bottle
  • Add the grapeseed oil
  • Add the essential oils (bergamot and sandalwood)
  • Place the cap tightly
  • Shake thoroughly
  • Using the eyedropper, apply a few drops onto your beard and massage
  • Brush your beard for a finishing touch

7. Holiday Retreat Beard Oil Recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 drops of nutmeg essential oil
  • 3 drops of bay essential oil
  • 0.5 tablespoons of rosehip seed oil
  • 1 tablespoons of hemp seed oil
  • 2 drops of vanilla absolute essential oil
  • 0.5 tablespoons of jojoba oil
  • An amber bottle, with an eyedropper

Directions

  • Add the jojoba oil into the bottle
  • Add the rosehip and hemp seed oils
  • Add the essential oils (nutmeg, bay, and vanilla)
  • Place the cap tightly
  • Shake thoroughly
  • Using the eyedropper, apply a few drops onto your beard and massage
  • Brush your beard for a finishing touch

8. Spiced woods Beard Oil Recipe

Ingredients

  • 15 drops of cypress essential oil
  • 2 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 2 drops of black pepper essential oil
  • 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 0.75 Fl oz. of almond oil
  • An amber bottle, with eyedropper

Directions

  • Add the almond oil into the bottle
  • Add the essential oils (cypress, tea tree, black pepper, and peppermint)
  • Place the cap tightly
  • Shake thoroughly
  • Using the eyedropper, apply a few drops onto your beard and massage
  • Brush your beard for a finishing touch

9. Fes Beard Oil Recipe

Total time: 10 minutes

For this recipe, be extra careful with vetiver essential oil. It can really mess your recipe.

Ingredients

  • 5 g of jojoba carrier oil (organic)
  • 1 drop of lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  • 22 g of sweet almond carrier oil
  • 1 drop of vetiver essential oil
  • 5 drops of mandarin essential oil
  • 2 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • An amber bottle, with an eyedropper

Directions

  • Add the jojoba oil into the bottle
  • Add the sweet almond oil
  • Add the essential oils (lavender, sandalwood, vetiver, mandarin, and bergamot)
  • Place the cap tightly
  • Shake thoroughly
  • Using the eyedropper, apply a few drops onto your beard and massage
  • Brush your beard for a finishing touch

Conclusion

As you can see, making beard oil is quite easy. All you have to do is ensure that you use one drop of essential oils at a time, and test every time you add essential oils. Some recipes are more concentrated than others.

What you choose depends on what you intend to achieve with your beard, and whether your skin can handle the essential oils.

Freelance writer with over 5 years experience in multiple niches. Specialist in personal care and men's grooming. Outdoor tools are something I'm pashioned about since I can remember. Other than that I do also like to travel and meet new people. "Research is creating new knowledge" - Neil Armstrong

2 Comments
  1. Thanks for the great beard oil recipes, my only question is on some of the ingredients you have for example 22 g of sweet almond carrier oil. what does the g stand for?
    Thanks

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