Just like dry skin ailments as a result of the winter, one’s beard can get dry too. Help your mate combat harsher, seasonal weather and still look his best with a soft-textured, groomed, and protected beard free of beard dandruff with a proper beard growth oil. It’s the perfect holiday gift in a jar and quintessential grooming product.
The best beard oil is one full of natural ingredients like shea butter, sandalwood, rosemary, jojoba, and other essential oils. (NOTE: Just be sure your gift recipient is not allergic to any of the oils in this beard oil recipe. Remove any that would trigger a reaction from him.)
Why should I use beard oil?
A beard oil will soften coarse hair and help make it supple and easier to style. And, behind the scenes it will help condition the skin underneath, reducing the chances of it becoming itchy or flaky. Lastly, as we’ve already mentioned, beard oils tend to be fragranced, so you can make your beard smell fantastic all day, without having to resort to spraying it with aftershave. Also, many kinds of oils promote growth, so if that is your desire with your own beard, a beard growth oil is key. Some such oils are:
- Rosemary oil stimulates the roots, improves hair growth, and increases circulation in the scalp.
- Clary sage oil promotes hair growth and stimulates the scalp.
What are the best beard oils for itchy beards?
The best beard oils for itchy beards are once that offer moisturizing and skin relief if you or the male gift recipient you know has been commenting on such skin irritation made worse by scratching. Good moisture is how to stop itching when growing a beard. Consider any of the following essential oils to add to your beard oil recipe:
- Almond oil soothes and moisturizes the scalp.
- Cedarwood oil stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth.
- Chamomile oil adds shine and softness to hair, and soothes the scalp.
- Jojoba oil moisturizes the hair, adds nutrients, and stimulates the scalp.
- Lavender oil deep conditions the hair, keeps it shiny, and helps control beard dandruff.
- Moroccan argan oil moisturizes, nourishes, and provides antioxidants to hair.
Is beard oil good for your skin?
So long as any of the carrier and essential oils you decide to add into the recipe don’t cause an allergic reaction or irritation, yes, beard oil is good for your skin! Many of the same oils you’ll find in a beard oil are the same ones that you can find in body washes and creams.
NOTE! Test the oils on a small area of your skin or scalp to see if you have a reaction.
What happens if you apply beard oil twice a day?
If you apply beard oil twice a day, you’ll notice a shinier, softer beard for starters. (Coconut oil is another oil you can consider to help with that softness.) Although, you really don’t have to apply beard oil more than once a day due to the oils giving long-lasting benefits. However, if you or your gift recipient sweats easily and is very active, second applications of beard oil after the activities might be needed.
Is beard oil necessary if you have a long beard?
Yes, beard oil is just necessary (if not more) if you have a long beard because you have much more hair that you’re aiming to keep moisturized! Sandalwood oil in your recipe will help with dry ends and even add fragrance to the hair. So, it’s a win-win all around.
Can beard oil be applied on hair?
Yes, beard oil can be applied on hair too! That is the point! To soften coarse beard hair and to keep it healthy and growing (if the latter is desired.) To apply the beard oil to your skin and hair, shake 3–5 drops into your hand and work the oil into your skin and beard. Use a Beard Comb and/or Boar’s Hair Brush to evenly distribute the oil. For longer beards, use 7–10 drops.
So, what’s the best beard oil recipe?
A beard oil recipe with shea butter and argan oils, rich in fatty acids and antioxidant Vitamin E and fast-absorbing, will combat frizz and dryness while nourishing the skin underneath your beard. A nice scent makes all the difference too! Some good fragrance oils to consider are: sandalwood, musk, cedarwood, amber, pine, geranium, patchouli, and other woodsy and musky notes.
- Get 2 oz. of carrier oil (such as coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, and olive oil) and add it to a 2 oz glass jar, 3 oz. jar., or 7 oz. threaded cylinder jar. Consider shea butter for thickness plus nourishment.
- Add in just a few drops, about 2-4, of your essential oils and fragrance oils of choice (that’s all you need!) into your 2 oz. of carrier oil.
Your male gift recipient can now go out and tackle the day with an all-day moisturized, soft, good smelling beard, whether long or short, with this DIY beard oil recipe now complete.