I’ve been whipping up all kinds of things with my essential oils now that I don’t have a daunting board exam to study for (fingers crossed that I passed that bad boy).
My husband has this gorgeous and very full beard that he is quite attached to (hehe). It’s been there for years now and he’s been complaining about his skin and beard being so dry in the cold weather. So I figured I would give some beard oil a go for him. Turns out he LOVES it. And started using it immediately.
First you need a carrier oil. I used organic Castor oil. I had a ton of it left over from when I was using it to grow out my hair. Something I finally gave up on after having the little one. It is really good for hair growth and dry skin. Making it perfect for beard oil. But you can always use other carrier oils if your don’t have castor oil. Jojoba, and grape seed are always good options.
The essential oils I used were Rosemary, Frankincense, and Cedarwood. All very earthy and manly smelling oils.
Rosemary is good for hair growth. If you start searching for Rosemary essential oils, the first thing you’ll see is hair growth. When it comes to my Husband’s beard, hair growth is a must. He wants it to be thick and full and healthy. Rosemary is also said to help prevent graying and dandruff. Both also good things when considering a beard.
Frankincense is an amazing oil for the skin. It is said to reduce wrinkles and scars, heal minor wounds, and treat and prevent acne. So no matter what his skin is doing under that big fuzzy beard, it’s going to be taken care of. (also helps treat stretch marks, ladies)
Cedarwood is just down right one of my favorite essential oils. I absolutely adore the way it smells. Cedar wood is said to be beneficial for inflammation, and prevents germs from contaminating wounds and helps treat acne.
In about 2 ounces of the carrier oil, I added 2-3 drops of each of the essential oils. Give or take depending on which smells you like the best and how strong you want it to be.
Do you have a favorite recipe for beard oil? Have you tried this one? What do you think of it?