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Does the man in your life have a beard?
Beards are amazing…as long as they are maintained properly! A scraggly and unkempt beard puts a man in the not so desirable category. But with a nice trim and a little beard oil, he can be back into the confident, manly-man group in no time.
A freshly grown or scruffy beard can be very scratchy. When my husband recently started growing his beard back in he was complaining about the itchiness. He needed something to soothe his skin as well as keep the prickly hair from scratching his face. Instead of ordering an expensive beard balm, I looked around my DIY supplies and found the perfect ingredients for beard oil.
Beard oil softens the hair and soothes the skin. It will help tame the wild hairs and keep a beard from getting frizzy. The oils are nourishing to the skin and hair and also promote strong, healthy growth.
With my husband’s input, we found these ingredients to work great for beard oil:
Avocado Oil – this is my favorite oil for maintaining a clear complexion. It’s light and non-greasy feel will keep a beard and face clean and clear.
Argan Oil – this non-greasy oil is a natural conditioner and keeps the hair from frizzing or drying out. Also acting as a toner and great for reducing acne, argan oil is perfect for the skin.
Jojoba Oil – this oil is long known for benefiting the skin and hair. Used in many beauty products this vitamin rich oil is similar to the natural sebum that excretes from skin. Jojoba oil will naturally nourish the skin without drying or causing the skin to over produce sebum.
Essential Oils – there are various essential oils that are amazing for skin and hair. Rosemary, peppermint and frankincense are excellent choices. They stimulate hair growth and keep the skin and hair clean. Choosing other essential oils to create the perfect scent will give a variety of aromatic benefits.
To make beard oil, mix your base oils of avocado, jojoba, and argan in a 1 oz dropper bottle until it’s ¾ of the way full. (Reusing an old essential oil bottle works great too.) Add in 20-30 drops of essential oils. Top off with a little more base oil leaving enough room for the dropper. Shake gently to mix.
To use beard oil, drop a dime size amount on the hands and rub into a freshly washed beard. Brush with the fingers or a natural bristle brush to smooth the hair.
The exact recipe we used is as follows:
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 2 Tbsp argan oil
- 1 Tbsp jojoba oil
- 12 drops Cedarwood
- 8 drops rosemary
- 4 drops juniper berry
- 4 drops vetiver
- 4 drops patchouli
- Mix base oils in 1 oz dropper bottle.
- Add essential oils.
- Top with a base oil leaving room for the dropper.
- Shake to mix.
For a soft, kissable, woodsman look, make your man some beard oil. He will thank you for it.