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Beards are definitely “en vogue” these days, but they do require a little maintenance to stay healthy-looking. Aromatherapy essential oils are the perfect all-natural solution for keeping you smelling and feeling good. When combined with carrier oils, they are perfect for conditioning and softening without irritating the skin.
Don’t let your beard get scraggly, itchy or dry. Try one of our suggested formulas below or mix and match your favorite essential oils to keep it soft and healthy!
When using oils topically for any reason, always use a carrier oil and test a small patch of skin before using, since some oils can irritate the skin.
To make your own DIY beard oil, you first need a carrier oil in which to dilute pure essential oils. We recommend using a ratio of a few drops of essential oil per tablespoon of carrier oil.
All of these natural carrier oils will work to moisturize and condition your skin and beard.
You’ll also want to purchase a few dark-colored, glass bottles to mix your personalized blends in as they will keep the integrity of the oils over time.
When you make your own beard oils, you can mix and match to personalize your scent. Plus, all of our all-natural pure essential oils have a wide range of other uses, so you’re getting more “bang for your buck.”
When it comes to essential oils, everyone has different preferences. You may want to consider purchasing an essential oil kit if you’re just getting familiar with various smells and uses.
Most of these oils are excellent skin conditioners, and many of them have antibacterial properties.
Here are a few of our favorite essential oils for men’s beards:
(Learn more about the best essential oils for your skin.)
For each of these blends, mix a few drops of your preferred oil per tablespoon of carrier oil and place the solution in a small glass bottle, then rolling it between your palms to gently mix it up. Then massage into the beard in the evening and wash out the next day.
If you don’t yet know what you like, try mixing a few drops of any of the following (3-5 drops each) with a few teaspoons of coconut oil to start, and see if you like the smell and results:
If you are a fan of deeper, earthy scents try:
Always a pleasing, uplifting combination, this blend is great for a refreshing zing if you need a pick-me-up in the morning. Use lime or orange oil with your choice of carrier oil and add a couple of drops of tea tree if you like the scent.
This is a rather heady blend scent-wise but can work wonders to strengthen and soften the beard.
If your skin is dry or irritated, try a mix of:
Essential oils are great for your body and mind, and the best thing about them is that they are all-natural. Unlike commercial shampoos and conditioners, they don’t contain harmful ingredients like sulphites. They’re also very versatile for a range of household and health uses.
If you are new to the world of essential oils, check out some of our essential oil kits today!