The look, feel, and health of beards is a legitimate concern for men—and those who love them—and the answer is just a bottle (or two) of essential oil away. I am going to over some of the best DIY recipes for beard oil and beard balm as well as the best essentials oils to use for beard care. There are even some done for your options for the best beard oil experience.
Why Use a Beard Oil
Beard oils are becoming increasingly popular because they can change the look, texture, and health of your favorite facial friend in a matter of seconds. The science behind beard oil is quite simple. Within a matter of days, even the best efforts to grow a beard can result in a dry, itchy, and disheveled mess. While it may seem like it’s the hair, the root cause of these issues is actually the underlying skin and its sebaceous glands.
Sebaceous glands are microscopic glands located at the root of every hair follicle. Their main job is to keep your skin and hair moisturized. As the hair follicle progressively becomes longer, the sebaceous glands can’t keep up their moisturizing efforts. The longer the beard, the greater the risk for dry, unhealthy skin and hair. Beard oil is a simple solution to the discomforts of a beard. These tips also help men who have long hair as well.
There are a couple options when it comes to beard oil. You can make your own tailored to your specific needs OR you can buy a done for you option. I have both of those options here.
Best Essential Oils for Beards
So what are some of the best oils for your beard?
Cedarwood: This essential oil promotes the look and health of both hair and skin. Research suggests that when applied topically, Cedarwood oil may help to keep the skin looking healthy. Cedarwood is commonly used to reduce dryness and promote overall hair and skin health.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree): Has been shown to have cleansing properties, promote healthy looking skin and hair. Melaleuca is one of the best essential oils for daily use to keep hair and skin looking clean and healthy.
Patchouli: Patchouli is an ideal complement in a DIY beard oil because it is cleansing, purifying, and supports healthy looking hair and skin. Not only is Patchouli essential oil cleansing, but also experimental research suggests that it may help keep hair and skin smelling fresh.
Sandalwood: Sandalwood essential oil is a common ingredient in a variety of skin products not only for its woody scent, but also for its ability to support a healthy complexion. Sandalwood essential oil is soothing and to promotes healthy looking skin and hair when applied topically.
Other Oils: Rosemary helps with hair and beard growth, Siberian Fir can be very soothing to minor skin irritations, and Frankincense helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections while enhancing the effects of all other oils.
Beard Oil Recipe
1 ounce Fractionated Coconut oil
4–5 drops Rosemary oil
3–4 drops Frankincense oil
3–4 drops Siberian Fir oil
3–4 drops Cedarwood oil
- In a small bottle with an eyedropper cap, add Fractionated Coconut oil.
- Add Rosemary, Frankincense, Siberian Fir, OR Cedarwood essential oils.
- Place the cap on tightly and shake well.
- Using your hands or the eyedropper, apply a few drops and massage into the beard.
- Brush your beard for a finishing touch.
Need even more moisture? This beard balm is an all-natural, leave-in conditioner that nourishes and moisturizes your beard. It stops dryness, tangles, and frizz while bringing out your beard’s natural luster.
2 teaspoons beeswax
1 teaspoon shea butter
3 teaspoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
2 drops Cedarwood oil
2 drops Melaleuca oil
2 drops Rosemary oil
- Combine all ingredients, except essential oils, in glass container.
- Place jar in saucepan with one to two inches of boiling water.
- Stir ingredients until melted and thoroughly combined.
- Remove from heat and let rest for three minutes.
- Add essential oils and stir
- Pour mixture into an empty tin or air-tight glass jar.
- Let balm rest one to two hours before use.
Done For You Options
If you don’t have the daring, desire or time to make your own beard oil or balm, dōTERRA has several done for you options.
- Salon Essentials® Root to Tip Serum, which includes Cedarwood essential oil, can do the same thing to your beard as it does to the hair on your head.
- Healthy Hold Glaze – Provides immediate conditioning, smoothing, and shine
- Salon Essential Shampoo and Conditioner – use a couple times a week to grow and maintain a healthy looking and feeling beard and hair.
When buying essential oils, it is important to make sure that you are receiving oils that are pure and potent. When you purchase pure and potent oils, you are allowing yourself to receive the full benefits of essential oils.
If you want to learn all about some other amazing facial routines for men, just click here.
Where to Get Your Essential Oils
To buy a bottle of pure and potent essential oils, click any of the links in this post or here for Salon Essentials Hair Care System, Cedarwood Essential Oil, and Fractionated Coconut Oil. OR visit my essential oil store.
FYI, Cedarwood essential oi is 10% off during the entire month of August 2019!
Many oils available to purchase today are filled with additives and contaminants, which significantly reduce the effectiveness of essential oils. However, dōTERRA knows how beneficial essential oils can be when they are pure and have a strong potency; that is why the mission of dōTERRA is to create the highest-standard of essential oils.