Beards are definitely “envogue” 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!
Always Mix Essential Oils with Carrier Oils
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.
- Almond oil
- Coconut oil
- Argan oil
- Jojoba oil
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.
The Best Essential Oils for Facial Hair
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:
- Rosemary: woody scent, antiseptic, supports cell growth, helps clear mental fogginess
- Cedarwood: calms skin, bug repellant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, relieves stress
- Frankincense: grounding, reduces acne, anti-aging, antiseptic, moisturizing
- Tea Tree: antiseptic, anti-fungal, helps hair growth
- Peppermint: hair growth, uplifting, good for oily skin, nourishing, anti-bacterial
- Lavender: detoxing, soothing, antiseptic, gentle smell
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Recipes for Facial Hair & 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.
Basic Conditioning Blend
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:
- Tea tree
If you are a fan of deeper, earthy scents try:
- Sweet almond oil
- Argan oil
Pick-me-up Peppermint & Citrus
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.
For Beard Growth
This is a rather heady blend scent-wise but can work wonders to strengthen and soften the beard.
- Tea tree
If your skin is dry or irritated, try a mix of:
- Coconut or almond oil
- Vitamin e oil
- 10 drops of frankincense oil
- 5 drops each of lavender or tea tree
Try Essential Oils Today
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!