Whether you’ve been sporting a full-grown beard for years or are just starting out, you probably want your beard to look healthy and polished. To achieve this, consider giving beard oil and balm recipes a try.
Creating your own beard oil or balm allows you to control what ingredients go into it. You can also experiment with different oils to vary the scents you use and include ingredients known to be beneficial for skin and hair.
Beard oil can help style or tame scraggly beard hair, reduce beard dandruff, and moisturize the skin underneath your beard.
Keeping your skin moisturized is a good way to reduce or eliminate ingrown hairs. It’s also your best way to reduce flaking, prevent dry skin, and tame dry-skin itch.
Making beard oil is super easy!
Mix the carrier oil in the glass bottle with the essential oil drops. Don’t overdo it on the essential oils, as they are very potent.
The length and thickness of your beard will determine how much beard oil you should apply. Remember, a little goes a very long way.
Put about three drops in your hand. In general, you’ll probably want to massage around two or three drops into your beard every day or every other day.
Massage it into your facial hair. Rub the oil into your hands and apply it to your entire beard and mustache (if you have one), from root to tip.
Use it wet or dry. It’s most effective to apply the oil after showering, when your pores are open and your beard is slightly damp or towel-dried. You can also apply beard oil to a dry beard if you prefer.
Beard oil, like any oil, can go rancid after a certain period of time. Most oils can be kept for six months or longer, but let your nose be your guide. If you notice a change in the scent of your beard oil, dispose of it and make a new batch. A change in color may also signal that the oil has gone rancid and should be disposed of.