3 DIY Natural Beard Oil Recipes

3 DIY Natural Beard Oil RecipesWe have many beards in the family, and as super sleuth label-readers x 4, we found some questionable ingredients in our manly men's beard oil products. Retinyl palmitate, PEG ingredients, phenoxyethanol, parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances to name a few – YUCK! We want our guys to stay healthy too, steering clear of toxins whenever possible, so we took it upon ourselves to create three man-friendly beard oil blends that contain only natural ingredients that are safe to use everyday.

Just a few drops of our beard oil blend tames scraggly hairs and keeps whiskers feeling soft and looking good. It conditions hair, hydrates and soothes irritation, and relieves flaky, dry skin. Our three recipes have distinct scents achieved with organic essential oils – no harmful fragrances here. Mmmhmm, smells great!

How to Make Natural Beard Oil

DIY Natural Beard Oil Recipes

First, gather your ingredients and supplies. You'll need vegetable glycerin, argan oil and jojoba oil for your base, and a mix of essential oils for scent.

An important part of making beard oil is a colored glass jar because it helps preserve the contents by shielding them from light exposure. Our beautiful blue glass jars were generously provided by SKS Bottle & Packaging.

We also use disposable pipettes for some of our mixing because many oils don't come with their own droppers. Trying to reuse a dropper for more than one oil is not ideal because the scents will combine when you don't want them to. It's so much easier to extract the liquids from the bottles and combine them too — using pipettes keeps our oils pure and saves our measuring cups and other utensils from becoming permanently scented or oiled.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We recommend using as many organic ingredients as you can in both the essential oils and base oils to avoid the concentration of toxins often present in conventional products.

DIY Natural Beard Oil Recipes

Step two, put it all together. The base oils are the same for each blend, and the following directions apply to all of our beard oil recipes:

  1. Use a 1-2 oz dark glass bottle.
  2. Add the base oil mixture to the bottle first, swirl to mix.
  3. Add essential oils in the order listed, swirl to mix.
  4. Store in a cool, dry place. Swirl to mix before using.

Beard Oil Recipe #1

This blend is what you might think of when you want that manly smell. A scent you want around all day. Musky, deep tones…total stud city right here.

Base Oils:

Essential Oils:

  • 7 drops Vetiver
  • 5 drops Cedarwood
  • 7 drops Lavender
  • 11 drops Pink Pepper

Beard Oil Recipe #2

This is a light and clean smelling blend. The most fruity of the three, it's has a really fresh scent to it.

Base Oils:

  • ½ oz Argan oil
  • ¼ oz Jojoba oil
  • ¼ oz Vegetable glycerin

Essential Oils:

  • 7 drops Cedarwood
  • 8 drops Clary Sage
  • 10 drops Pink Pepper
  • 7 drops Sweet Orange
  • 3 drops Lavender

Beard Oil Recipe #3

This is a woody blend with refreshingly light undertones. Like a day spent foraging in the woods…without sweating.

Base Oils:

  • ½ oz Argan oil
  • ¼ oz Jojoba oil
  • ¼ oz Vegetable glycerin

Essential Oils:

  • 11 drops Sandalwood
  • 7 drops Frankincense
  • 6 drops Juniper Berry
  • 7 drops Lemon

Recipe Notes

If you prefer more or less scenteither add or reduce all of the essential oils in the same amount. For example: If you want less scent, reduce all of the essential oils by 5 drops. If you want more scent, increase all of the essential oils by 5 drops.

There are alternate base oils that can be used. We’ve tried vitamin E in place of vegetable glycerin but found that we prefer glycerin because it helps the scents stick around longer. Grapeseed, avocado or olive oil can be used in place of jojoba and argan in your base oil, although we recommend substituting for only one because jojoba and argan are especially suitable for use in beard oil.

3 DIY Natural Beard Oil Recipes

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