How to Make Beard Oil


Beard oil can be expensive. Even though a $30 USD brand name bottle can last you several months, you still can get a better deal by making your own custom beard oil. Making oil is easy, since all you need is a carrier oil and at least 1 essential oil. Mix the oils together so you can keep your beard soft and fresh every day.

Part 1
Mixing Any Beard Oil

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Whatever carrier oil you choose forms the main ingredient in your beard oil. It is used to dilute any essential oils you add later. There are a variety of carrier oils you can use, so experiment until you find at least 1 you like. Each oil has its own faint scent and may react differently on your hair and skin.[1] Jojoba oil is the most common carrier option. It is said to be similar to natural skin oils and have anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut oil is another popular choice often used to nourish skin. It is said to have anti-inflammatory properties as well. Argan oil is a carrier oil used to repair damaged hair and patchy beards. It is rich in several nutrients, such as vitamins A and E. Sweet almond oil is an antioxidant rich in vitamin E. It is often used to nourish skin and promote cell regeneration.

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If the carrier oil is the main event, the essential oils are the highlight reels. These oils give your beard oil its aroma in addition to stimulating your hair and skin. Because essential oils are so potent, you should only ever add them in small quantities. Use an eye dropper to add them to the carrier oil.[2] Cedarwood oil is said to be an antiseptic that removes toxins from the body. It may also repel insects. Peppermint is a common essential oil that leaves a cooling sensation on skin. It may stimulate hair and skin growth. Lavender is a popular essential oil and is considered to be relaxing. It is mild, gentle on skin, and may prevent hair loss. Rosemary smells like the herb you used when cooking your chicken. It is supposed to make hair longer and stronger as well as boost mental activity.

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Make sure the cap is on tightly so you don’t splash oil all over the place. Shake the bottle up and down and swirl it around for a good minute. This will help the essential oils spread evenly through the carrier oil.[3]

Part 2
Creating a Sweet Mint Oil

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You can use a measuring cup to make sure you get the proper amount of each ingredient. First, pour in 1⁄2 fluid ounce (15 mL) of jojoba oil. Follow that with 1⁄2 fluid ounce (15 mL) of sweet almond oil. Add both ingredients to a 1 fluid ounce (30 mL) bottle.[4] If you add more oil than this, you will fill the small bottle completely, leaving no room to mix the oils together. Switch to a bigger bottle if you plan on making a bigger quantity of beard oil.

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Pour about 5 drops of peppermint oil into the oil mixture. To make the oil a little sweeter and more fragrant, include 2 or 3 drops of sweet orange oil. Complete the mixture with 2 or 3 drops of tea tree oil. You can leave out some of the oils or mix in different oils. Make sure not to add too much, though, or your beard oil will be too pungent. Use a separate, clean eye dropper for each essential oil to avoid cross contamination.

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Your bottle should have plenty of empty space at the top. Slide the cap on the bottle, then shake and swirl the bottle for a minute to blend the oils. Your beard oil is finished, but consider letting it rest for a day before you use it.

Part 3
Making a Sandalwood Oil

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Measure out approximately 1⁄2 fluid ounce (15 mL) each of coconut oil and jojoba oil to form the base of your beard oil. Use a fractionated coconut oil, since it stays liquid at room temperature. Pour both oils into a clean 1 fluid ounce (30 mL) amber bottle.[5] If you use regular coconut oil that has solidified, heat it briefly on your stove or in your microwave to melt it. To make a larger amount of oil, keep the ratio of coconut oil and jojoba oil even. Combine the ingredients in a mixing cup or bowl and divide them into bottles later as necessary.

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Pour in about 5 drops of sandalwood oil. While you may feel tempted to add more, additional drops may leave your oil with too much of a woody scent. Also add about 3 drops of grapeseed oil to give your concoction some variety.[6] If you really like the smell of pure sandalwood, leave out the grapeseed oil. You can also substitute in other oils, such as lavender or chamomile, to customize your oil further. Make sure you use different pipettes for each oil. This way, you avoid mixing essential oils by accident.

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Put the cap on the oil bottle. For about 1 minute, shake the bottle to combine the oils. You can then take a look at your oil and see if the smell is to your liking.

Part 4
Using and Storing Beard Oil

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Choose a brown bottle if you can, since the coloring will block out light that degrades the oil over time. Green and blue bottles are also okay. Clean the bottle out with liquid dish soap and warm water. Make sure the bottle air dries completely before you pour any beard oil components into it.[7] The bottles can be purchased at most general stores or ordered online. A lot of essential oils come in these bottles, so you can repurpose old bottles for use as well. You can sterilize the bottle to ensure it is clean. Put the bottle in a pot of water, then boil it on your stove. Remove the bottle with rubber tongs and dry it.

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The beard oil is technically done after you mix it. However, you should give the oils 1 or 2 days to settle. That way, the oils stay well-blended and you won’t get an uncomfortable whiff of concentrated essential oil when you finally put the oil on your beard.[8]

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You can simply tip the bottle over and splash about 3 drops onto your fingers. Using a clean eye dropper is fine too if you want to be precise. Work the oil into your beard and enjoy your creation. To keep your beard healthy, apply more oil every day.[9] The best time to use the oil is after a shower when your beard is clean and your skin is fresh. Since you only need a few drops each application, a small batch of beard oil may last months. When you start running out, make more in advance so you can give the oils time to settle.

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Beard oil isn’t highly perishable, but it does lose its potency over time. Protect your creation by keeping it in a sealed bottle away from sunlight or any big changes in temperature. If you notice the essential oil scents starting to fade, that is a sign that your oil is about to expire.[10] Old beard oil takes on a slightly rancid smell. You are better off throwing away rancid oil and making more.