Forget The Aftershave, Concoct Some Beard Oil

Your beard, like your car, needs an oil change once in a while. And no, French fry grease and bacon fat splatters don’t count. Homemade beard oil, on the other hand, is a clean and refreshing way to improve the look, feel and smell of your beard, and inevitably your face.

Whether you’re rockin stubble or a full-blown Chewbacca, a set of Mutton Chops or a chinstrap, nourishing your facial hair and the skin below prevents snaggletooth stray hairs and fights off dander—those dry flakey bits that can fall like grotesque snow. The tea tree oil included in our DIY recipes is naturally anti-bacterial and fights off acne.

 

To make your own beard oil, you’ll need:

Small glass bottle with eyedropper

1 oz. carrier oil - jojoba oil or sweet almond oil

Essential oils - a little goes a long way

 

Choose one of the following essential oil blends and combine with 1 oz. carrier oil. Adjust scent to your liking.

California Fresh

5 drops peppermint

2 drops lavender

2 drops tea tree

 

Northwest Woodsy

4 drops cedarwood

2 drops rosemary

2 drops tea tree

 

East Coast Earthy

3 drops vetiver

2 drops tea tree

 

Wash face with warm water and pat dry. Rub a few drops of your scented beard oil between your palms and work into beard. Try different essential oils to mix up your scent and find your frequency. Use beard oil daily, or just for your date.

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