We know what you are thinking, Beard oils are expensive. You are right; taking care of your beard can be expensive, especially when you have to buy them every month. Homemade Beard Oil Recipe is just a mixture of a few key ingredients, and that’s how the beard companies make money.
Beard growth oil that meets all your needs is hard to find. So, why not make your own oil? Yes, you can make your own oil by just using the carrier and essential oils. A Homemade Beard Oil can be successfully made by just following some basic steps highlighted below. In this blog, you will get to know the difference between ready-made and homemade beard oils.
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Why You Need a Beard Oil Recipe?
Growing a beard is not a one-time task, so is maintaining them. And the first beard care product that plays a huge role in maintaining your beard is beard oil.
Since beard and beard oil goes hand-in-hand, one common question arises; Is buying beard oil costly than homemade beard oil?
The answer to the question is, it is worth making beard oil at home. How? Let’s find out.
An average beard oil costs somewhere around $20-25 per fluid ounce. The price fluctuates with time. If you have just started growing a beard, you will require 1-2 drops of beard oil. On the other hand, if it’s more than a month since you have been growing, it will require 2-4 drops. Besides, if you have 3-months of beard growth, you will need some more drops of beard oil.
So taking this as a base, let’s calculate the cost of making beard oil vs. buying.
For instance, your beard is about 3-months, and so it will require 6-drops.
If you buy an ounce of beard oil, it would contain 600 drops. For instance, considering your beard length, it is suggestible to apply beard oil every day. Applying beard oil every day will last for 100-days, i.e., 3-months.
In this case, you will require to spend $100 annually on beard oil.
Contrary to this, if you make it at home, you will require a few sets of things:
- Carrier Oil
- Essential Oil
- Amber Glass Bottle
Talking about the carrier oils, a 16-fluid ounce bottle of Jojoba Oil costs somewhere around $10. It contains 2400 drops, which is 4x of your premium beard oil. Now, this bottle will last for more than a year.
Similarly, you will budget-friendly essential oils as well. These oils come in a pack of 4 or 6 for $15. Lastly, an amber glass bottle costs somewhere around $10. We would not suggest buying a new one if you already an empty beard oil bottle.
So, an investment of $35-40 lasts you for a year as compared to the premium brand beard oil that would require $100 to last for a year.
Now that you know who is the winner between ready-made and home-made- let’s also see the benefits of homemade.
Here are some general advantages of DIY Beard Oil-
Ready-to-use beard oils usually come in small bottles that last no more than a month (depending on use). So if you think about it, using beard oil can cost you more than 100 dollars per year. Is it worth it? That solely depends on your pocket size. But if you can afford it, don’t just make it. Try and make the best one possible for your beard and skin.
And if shelf life matters to you, DIY beard oil is very cost-effective and takes just 40-50 dollars a year, which is very less than ready-to-use oils. So, why not save money and use it on other important things?
Another advantage of making beard oil at home is that you can customize the beard care product according to your needs. There are some ingredients in ready-made oil that you can be allergic to, so just exclude those from your recipe. For instance, if you don’t like coconut oil in your grooming products, you can exclude them. There are hundreds of different carrier and essential oils available in the market that you can use to avoid allergies like allergies from vegetable glycerine and other fatty acids.
It is even easy when one can alter the fragrance in his product. That’s right, by just changing the mixture of the essential oils, you can alter fragrances too. It is the main advantage of DIY Beard Oil, which is it can be customized to fit in your needs circle.
Own the Product You Created
When we discover something and then use it in our day-to-day life, there is a sense of accomplishment. That feeling is the best since you know what the product contains and how it will benefit you. Secondly, when a consumer buys a product, all he is worried about is what if the product presents false claims. But that is not the case with DIY beard oils, where the ownership is limited to you.
What Do You Need For The DIY Beard Oil Recipe?
Unlike Beard Balm recipe, where you need a bunch of other main ingredients, beard oil recipes just need 2 ingredients which are the carrier and essential oils. So first, let us discuss these oils, and then we will go into some examples from which you can choose some.
All beard oils have two key ingredients, carrier, and essential oils. There are various kinds of oil available which gives you a lot of options to choose from. Each oil has its own therapeutic properties and knowing about those properties can help you a lot with making a perfect custom beard oil for you. You can choose the ingredients based on your skin type and condition.
What is Carrier Oil?
The carrier oil is an essential ingredient of any beard oil recipe.
You can think of it as the base, which will help deliver the nutrients to your skin and facial hair. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most important parts of the beard oil recipe but doesn’t get enough credit. You can pick any carrier oil or a blend of carrier oils to make your custom oil. If it is your first time making a custom beard oil, you should stick to a single recipe and check how it turns out for you.
The most popular and highly used is oil jojoba. It is a perfect oil to use as it goes well with all skin types, doesn’t cause acne, lasts for a long-time, and has a great scent. It is one of the best oils to use for grooming.
Another benefit of choosing jojoba oil is that it is one of the closest you will get to a natural oil for your skin. Though it is not the only choice you have, it is still the best one you can opt to choose.
The carrier oil which you choose will directly affect the consistency of your recipe. Jojoba oil is light and not greasy at all. Another such oil is fractionated coconut oil.
Apart from consistency, the other thing that you need to worry about is the possibility of oil going rancid. It becomes more worrisome when you are planning to make it in large quantities for longer use. Using jojoba oil will provide you with great shelf life. Other oils like grapeseed oil and argan tree oil are good but do not have a long shelf life.
Always store cold-pressed carrier oils in dark-colored bottles. The colored bottles prevent the UV rays from taking away the nutrient value of the carrier oils. But let’s not get too technical here and just keep in mind the points above while selecting a carrier oil.
Pro Tip – Carrier oils make up 95% of the beard oil, so it is best not to experiment too much while learning and go for the commonly used option such as jojoba oil. Here are some commonly used oils and their health benefits or skin benefits.
Some of the Carrier oil options are-
- Argan oil is a 100% organic product that works well with all skin types, especially sensitive skin. It moisturizes skin, treats acne and oily skin while also promoting hair growth. This cold-pressed certified oil is best for the skin.
- All beard oils contain Jojoba oil because of the advantages it brings to the beard. It is similar to the oils we use in our day-to-day lives. Jojoba oil is the main carrier oil that treats acne for sure. It works well on all types of skin and reduces itchiness. Jojoba oil also reduces beard dandruff.
- Sweet Almond Oil is a must-have oil if your beard is too itchy because it not only reduces itchiness but also works well with the skin beneath. You can buy sweet almond oil from the link below.
- Coconut Oil is one of the best moisturizing and skin smoothing products that work well with every beard and skin type. You can use it as a diluting agent for other carrier oils because of its stable nature. It also promotes growth and reduces dandruff which makes it one of the best base oils.
- Avocado oil– Reduces wrinkles on the face and acts as an anti-aging agent. It will make your skin smooth and make it look fresh.
Below we have highlighted a small list of other carrier oils that you can use-
- Hemp seed
- Borage Oil
- Peanut Oil
- Pecan OIl
- Rosehip Oil
- Sesame oil
- Cocoa butter oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Walnut Oil
- Olive Oil
- Castor Oil
What Are Essential Oils?
- It can moisturize
- Prevent fungus
- Reduce beardruff
- Stimulate growth
Essential oils also have a major role to play, similar to carrier oils. But unlike carrier oils that achieve many functions, essential oils are just there for skin protection and amazing smell. Even though they have few functions to carry out, their presence takes your beard oil to another level by making it a good smelling oil.
Similar to carrier oils, there are essential oil bottles as well, of which the selection depends on the personal taste of fragrances. So we won’t bore you by listing oils that you don’t like.
Amazon also has this kit available which carries many different oils in small quantities. Essential oils are better when combined with other oils because they will make your beard oil DIY unique. So when you buy this kit and mix different oils, it will give you the best results.
Now you might be wondering, what else essential oil can do? They do many little things to your beard and skin underneath. Firstly, most of them are rich in Vitamin E that acts as a preservative and makes your DIY oil last longer, and helps avoid it from getting spoiled soon.
So in a way, you can say that it has a better shelf life. Essential oils also act as anti-bacterial products. It will reduce beard dandruff and itchiness. You cannot avoid essential oils from your DIY oil because they are not just an excellent source of fragrance but help protect your skin and beard from skin problems as well.
The list of best essential oils are:
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Ginger Oil
- Patchouli Oil
- Peppermint Oil
- Bergamot Oil
- Jasmine Oil
- Pine Oil
- Chamomile Oil
- Lavandin Oil
- Cardamom Oil
- Lavender Oil
- Rosemary Oil
- Cedarwood Oil
- Lemongrass Oil
- Sandalwood Oil
- Tangerine Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Vanilla Oil
These are the best essential oils that all the brands use to include in their beard grooming products. What else you will require to make homemade beard oil is in the next section.
Additional Things You Need To Get Started
Certainly, there are additional things you need to get started with while making a DIY Beard oil. After all, you don’t want to start mixing oils without knowing what is going to happen. These things will make the preparation of the beard oil recipe much easier.
Additionally, they are not hard to buy, because you can get these for under 20 dollars. But if you already have these instruments, then there is no need to spend money buying them.
If your carrier and essential oil did not come with droppers, you might want to consider buying a dropper. Using a dropper will make it easy to measure and mix the ingredients. After all, you do not want to put a random quantity of ingredients in your product. Also, you would need a dropper to apply DIY oil as it is the best way to do so.
Please don’t use the same dropper for different bottles, as it will change beard oils’ characteristics and fragrances. The amber glass bottle to store your DIY oil. The color of the storage bottle will block sunlight from spoiling your DIY oil. This kit has 12 bottles and droppers, which will motivate you to try different combinations of carrier and essential oils.
When your ingredients are ready to use, a container like the one below is needed to mix them well. Do not mix the oils directly in a bottle, as you might end up creating a mess and won’t be able to mix them properly. So start by cleaning this pot, and then add appropriate quantities of carrier and essential oils. Then use the right mixing tools to mix them well. You can also get a storage bottle or storage container.
Moreover, you must also know how to clean the amber bottles, so the next time you fill beard oil in a bacteria-free amber glass bottle.
Sanitizing Amber Bottles
- Submerge an empty amber glass bottle into a cold water pot.
- Now place the pot on gas and let the water reach the rolling boil state.
- Turn off the gas and let the water cool down.
- Once the water reaches room temperature, use tongs to grip and lift the amber bottle.
- Empty water in an amber glass bottle and keep it aside to completely dry.
That’s how you can sanitize a bottle to make it bacteria-free and ready for filling up the beard oil.
How To Make Beard Oil?
Now, let’s get into the thing which everyone was excited about- Making Beard oil. As listed above, there are two main ingredients involved, carrier and essential oil for beards. Now one might think of just mixing the oils to make your beard oil. But there are still a couple of things to keep in mind before trying different DIY beard oil recipes.
- First, start by taking the appropriate quantity of carrier oil into the container that you have sanitized. If you wish, you can also mix different carrier oils and try different beard oils. But you need to make sure that the quantity you wish to have is maintained. For instance, if you plan to have a 2oz bottle of DIY beard oil, then you might decide to have one and a half oz for carrier oils and another half oz for essential oils. So when you are mixing carrier oils, you will know that the total of all the carrier oils should be one and a half, so mix and measure it accordingly. Another thing you can do to have a stable DIY oil every time is to write down the quantities you have chosen. One can put a label on the bottle or maintain a piece of paper to write down your creation of different beard oil recipes.
- Then, you have to mix an essential oil with carrier oils. This step is not too complicated once you have decided the quantities you want to put in. Among the few options available to you for pouring essential oils, the best one is to use a dropper. Most of the droppers come with the quantity scale, which measures beard oils.
- Then according to what you have planned, mix the essential oils or a mixture of different essential oils with carrier oils in the container. For instance, one might choose to have 2-drops of essential oils and 3-drops of carrier oils. This way, it will make your lives easier. It is best to note down essential oil instructions for future reference.
- Next, take a spoon or any tool for mixing. Just give it a slight stir so that all the oils can mix up well together. You do not want to stir too much because it will make it look more like water and not oil. Lastly, just pour the mixture into the amber bottle. Your beard oil is ready!
Guess what you just learned how to make oil for your beard. That’s an important skill to have!
12 Amazing Beard Oil Recipes
There are thousands of different beard oil recipes available on the market. But it is just a combination of different carriers and essential oils in a bottle. But that also implies that you need to be extra careful by measuring everything you put into your DIY oil.
Below we have highlighted certain combinations that you can give a try. Remember that everyone likes different things, so it’s not important that you might like these recipes. The beard oil recipes are from general likes and dislike. If you feel that any ingredient requires replacement, please feel free to give it a try. If it works well, then let us know by contacting us.
Simple Coconut Beard Oil with a Spark of Orange
- 5-tablespoon of coconut carrier oil
- 4-drops of sweet orange essential oil
Beverly Hills Beard Oil Recipe
- 10 ml of Sweet almond oil/ apricot oil
- 10 ml of Avocado oil
- 10 ml of jojoba oil
- 5-drops of tea tree oil
- 10-drops of sandalwood oil
- 5-drops of peppermint oil
- 7-drops of juniper essential oils/ sunflower oil
Toronto Swag Best Beard Oil Recipe
- 20 ml of jojoba oil
- 5 ml of sweet almond oil
- 2-drops of lavender essential oil
- 3-drops of eucalyptus oil
- 2-drops of rosemary essential oil/ mountain rose herbs
Desert Eagle Beard Oil Recipe
- 15ml of almond oil
- 5ml of grapeseed oil
- 5-drops of Ylang-ylang
- 2-drops of cinnamon Oil
- 1 Fluid Ounce of Jojoba Oil
- 1 Fluid Ounce of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 10 drops Lavender Oil
No Beard Dandruff
- 1 Fluid Ounce Apricot Kernel Oil
- 1 Fluid Ounce Jojoba Oil
- 5-drops of Castor Oil
- 5-drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil
Soothing Beard Oil
- 1 Fluid Ounce Jojoba Oil
- ½ Fluid Ounce Sunflower Seed Oil
- ½ Fluid Ounce Apricot Kernel Oil
- ½ oz. Argan Oil
- 5-10 drops Sandalwood Oil
- 30 ml Jojoba Oil
- 6-drops Sage Essential Oil
- 2-drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 2-drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 3-drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
- 6-drops Sandalwood essential oil
- 2-drops Juniper essential oil
- 2-drops Orange essential oil
- 1-drop Clove oil
- 0.5 fl ozs Oenothera oil
- 0.5 fl ozs Argan oil
- 1 fl oz Jojoba oil
- 7.5 ml Jojoba oil
- 5 ml Argan oil
- 5 ml Hemp seed oil
- 2.5 ml Walnut oil
- 2.5 ml Macadamia nut oil
- 2.5 ml GrapeSeed oil
- 2.5 ml Aloe Vera oil
- 8-drops Lavender
- 3-drops Grapefruit
- 3-drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 1-drop Lemon
- 0.25 fl ozs Jojoba Oil
- 0.25 fl ozs Argan Oil
- 0.25 fl ozs Sweet Almond Oil
- 0.25 fl ozs Hemp Seed Oil
- 9 ml Jojoba Oil
- 8 ml Sweet Almond Oil
- 7 ml Avacado Oil
- 6 ml Castor Oil
- 8-drops Patchouli Essential Oil
- 4-drops Bergamot Essential Oil
- 2-drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1-drop Black Pepper Essential Oil
These are some of the recipes we love. We have not tried every single one of them individually because of a lack of resources. But they have been gathered through different research methods. If you like any other recipes, please share them with us.
Tips for DIY Beard Oil
There are certain things to keep in mind while making beard oil. Here are some of the tips that we would like to suggest based on different experiences.
- Sometimes recipes you love will have a list of ingredients and quantities, which will be difficult to remember. Therefore, it is advisable to note down your beard oil recipe somewhere as it will just make your lives easier.
- Some people can have irritated skin and other skin issues if they use essential oils in excess. So you need to use appropriate quantities of essential oils to avoid irritated skin. It is a good option to do a patch test first, then try on the beard. If it works well, then you can add more of that oil for beard growth. Choosing the right base oil is also important, as base oil changes the outcome of the beard oil recipe.
- If you are planning to use wax-like form coconut oil, then you need to melt it. Otherwise, it will become too hard for you to mix carrier oil and essential oil. For instance, if you want to mix this solid coconut oil with tea tree oil, then after mixing it, it will look more like a beard balm recipe. But using oils such as tea tree oil is great for the beard as it prevents bacterial and parasitic contamination. Tea tree oil also makes sure that you don’t have dry hair. So finding the right mix and right form for using oils, such as tea tree and coconut is necessary.
- Lastly, the best oils for the beard are what you think is best. Make something that you will use every day, and more importantly, be happy using it. There is no point in spending money and wasting time if you are not going to use it. Also, make sure to include the best ingredients like natural oils, shea butter, and other necessary ones. And if you are looking for an alternative, you can choose beard balm.
The Importance of Making Beard Oil at Home
Making beard oil at home is no rocket science. But if you are mixing different oils and trying out new recipes, you are allowed to call yourself a scientist. Making beard oil gives us the pleasure to spend time with ourselves. It would make us happy and provide a sense of accomplishment that will reside in us. It is always fun to learn and understand what you are using in your day-to-day life.
People who make beard products at home notices an increased usage and a sense of accomplishment. So we ask you to go out there, get the ingredients, and make the best beard oil for you. Also, don’t be limited to one or two ingredients.
1. How can I make beard oil at home?
Making beard oil at home is a really easy process, but only if you keep certain things in mind. It has two main ingredients- carrier and essential oils. To make beard oil, just mix carrier and essential oil, and your product is ready. But you have to measure appropriate quantities of both oils to make good facial hair oil. Too much essential oil can cause skin irritation, so it is important to measure and use.
2. What essential oils are good for the beard?
You can obtain essential oils from different trees. It brings a fragrance to any beard grooming product. There are many little things that it does, like killing bacteria, preventing acne, etc. But essential oils don’t have a prominent role like carrier oils. Apart from these, there is a list of essential oils. It all comes down to your needs and the fragrance you like. Every essential oil acts as an antibacterial which is an important thing to remember.
3. Do beard oils actually work?
Beard oils do work great with a beard. There are many important things it does to your beard. Beard oils make your beard smoother and also promote growth. Due to the presence of carrier oil, the beard will be less itchy, and dandruff will not be visible. The best thing, according to reviewers, is that the oil makes their beard smoother and easier to comb.
4. How do you make beard oil with essential oils?
It is really easy to make beard oil with essential oil. You can find a detailed guide in this article. To sum up, carrier oils are mixed with essential oils to create a good beard oil.
Beard oil moisturizes, nourishes, and hydrates your facial hair, but what about cleaning them deeply to open up the skin pores. That’s where even these beard oils and recipes will help you. Also, it will prevent beard dandruff and itching.
We hope this article finds you well and hope you have made your choice from the list. Share your experience with us and let us know your insights. After all, your inputs matter a lot to us.