Beard oil is a great way to keep a beard soft and prevent it from getting itchy. There are a lot of options out there but they can be pricey and have questionable ingredients. Making your own is a great option!
In the past, I’ve purchased a few different beard oils for my husband. I have found it can be a bit hard to find ones that have good ingredients. They can also be a bit pricey, considering the size of the bottles.
Really the oil in the beard oil is what does all the work. Sometimes there are essential oils that have properties that help but in general, they are there for scent.
Tea tree oil and lavender are both good choices for having antibacterial and healing properties. My husband, however, doesn’t want to smell like those things, he wants beard oil to make his beard softer and to help with any itching. That’s one of the great things about making your own products, you can make them work for your needs.
I’ve seen beard oil ranging in price from about $10-$30, sometimes even more. This homemade version costs about $5.73 and that includes the cost of the bottle which can be used over and over.
Once you have the bottle refills costs around $0.52. The cost will vary if you use different essential oils or switch the oil but it should be around $6 with the bottle cost and less than $1 for refills.
For my bottle, I used an amber glass bottle with a dropper that I already had on hand. It was a bit large but I just filled it halfway and it works just fine. You do want to be sure to use amber or blue glass bottle because essential oils shouldn’t be exposed to light.
Beard Oil Recipe
- 1/4 cup Apricot Oil (sweet almond or jojoba would work as well)
- 8 drops Lime Essential Oil (or any essential oil of your choice*)
- Glass Bottle with Dropper
- Mix the oil and essential oils.
- Using a funnel, or if like me you can’t find your small funnel use a measuring cup with a pouring spout, pour the mixture into your bottle.
You can make a label for your oil or leave as is. This makes a great gift for any of the bearded guys in your life. It’s fun to customize the scent to the recipient.
Looking for a great place to buy essential oils? One of my favorite brands is Plant Therapy.
*Note: Be careful as some essential oils are irritating to the skin. Use as little as possible and check to see if the oil you want to use should be used on skin.