Best Beard Oil Recipe


If you are the type of beard owner that wants the best for his beard, then you must include beard oil in your beard care maintenance arsenal. Using beard oil will help you grow a healthy and strong beard. Beard oil contains essential nutrients that will make your hair and skin glowing. It is recommended for all types and lengths of beards. Beard oil can also help maintain long beards and will prevent itchiness which is common for longer beard styles. It will make your beard easy to manage.

Now you can purchase beard oil from stores or online beard accessories sites, and you can also make your beard oil at home. You can create your own essential oils combination or even make a special beard oil to try every day.

This tutorial will help you make the best beard oils using some of the best beard oil recipes. These recipes are easy to prepare and require the most outstanding essential oils. These oils are also available from local natural shops and even from online stores. Try one, try them all and see what the best beard oil that’s right for you is. 

What You Need To Follow This Tutorial

  • Carrier oils – carrier oils can “carry” essential oils so that these can be used without irritation or harm. Carrier oils dilute essential oils and are the main ingredient for your beard oil recipe. These oils are also easily absorbed by the skin so you won’t feel icky, sticky and greasy afterward. We will touch on the many different carrier oils in this tutorial.
  • Essential oils – essential oils gives the beard oil spice, aroma and additional properties which can be therapeutic, medicinal or nutritive for your skin and hair. There are hundreds of essential oils, each with their specific scents and properties. A number of these will be discussed later.
  • Bottles – you need a 1-ounce bottle to store your beard oil. Most commercial beard oils come in 2-ounce bottles. More on how to choose the right bottle for your beard oil in this tutorial.
  • Eye droppers – an eye dropper will help you accurately measure the amount of carrier oil and essential oils. Some oils are very potent and need to be precisely measured before these are added to the carrier oil, and this can only be done with an eye dropper. You can purchase a dropper or an eye dropper, or you can use bottles that already have an eye dropper.
  • Measuring cup – you need a measuring cup to measure liquid ingredients accurately. Use a glass measuring cup with clear and accurate graduations.
  • Funnels – you need a funnel to transfer liquid ingredients from one container to another. As you prepare your oil in a large container like a graduated cylinder, you can easily transfer your finished product from the graduated cylinder to small bottles easily with a funnel. Be sure to use glass funnels of different sizes.
  • Graduated cylinder – you need a glass graduated cylinder to precisely mix all the ingredients. As you may have known by now, you need to mix oils, drop by drop precisely. A single mistake could affect the property of the final product. A graduated cylinder will help avoid any costly mistakes on volume and measurements.
  • Glass stirrer – this is a glass rod that will stir your oil ingredients together. You need to stir slowly, let the oils mix gradually. A glass stirrer will not leach chemicals and substances on your oils making it the best way to mix oils.

Step By Step Instructions

1) Choosing Your Carrier Oils

A carrier oil is the most important part of any beard oil recipe. This oil is responsible for “carrying” essential oils in the beard oil mixture. This is the reason why you can use beard oils without irritation since most essential oils are very potent; you need to dilute these oils to get the best effects.

Carrier oils can be easily absorbed by the skin. You won’t feel greasy and sticky after using beard oil because the carrier oil does its job well. Carrier oils usually have a luxurious property and can help soften your beard, promote beard growth and moisturize skin.

Most carrier oils are vegetable oils and are from seeds, nuts, and kernels. 

How to choose the right carrier oil to use

Possibly the next most important thing is choosing the right carrier oil for your needs. Here are some things that you must consider when selecting the ideal carrier oil:

Choose a carrier oil according to your skin type

Some carrier oils are perfect for sensitive skin while some are especially designed to work with dry skin. If you have normal skin, call yourself lucky since almost all carrier oils will work great on normal skin types.

If you have a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, there are carrier oils that will work for your skin type as well. However, if you have extra-sensitive skin, consult your doctor before trying beard oil. If you have allergies or sensitivities to any oil, it’s best to test a small drop of oil on your skin first before trying it out.

You might say, why bother with skin type? We are talking about beard oil here! Well, your beard sits on your face and whatever oil you place on your beard will likely be smothered on your skin as well. It pays to be safe to use a carrier oil that will work with your skin type.

Choose a carrier oil depending on your preference

Carrier oils have distinct properties that make each oil unique. Just some of the most important properties that men usually go for are the scents of the oil, the ability of the oil to grow longer and thicker beards and the oil’s ability to moisturize skin and hair.

You might find all these properties in one oil, or you might find only one. Getting to know different carrier oils is to key to finding all the characteristics you are looking for. Just an example, coconut oil is one of the most popular carrier oils which contain skin and hair-friendly ingredients. This oil has a fantastic, overpowering scent and at the same time can condition hair and skin and has protective properties as well. Evening primrose oil, on the other hand, has a heavenly scent and is perfect for skin that is prone to dryness and eczema.

Choose a carrier oil according to any medical condition

Almost all carrier oils have therapeutic properties. If you have eczema-prone skin, then you will be able to use almond oil, black seed oil, borage oil or shea oil. If you have dry skin, then you can count on carrier oils like walnut oil, rice bran oil, argan oil and apricot kernel oil.

Our long list of carrier oils has corresponding therapeutic effects to help you make a good decision.

Choose a carrier oil according to the most popular oils

There are popular oils to choose from, and according to beard growers, the classics are still taking the lead like argan oil, almond oil, castor oil, coconut oil, Aloe Vera oil, olive oil and sunflower oil. There are also new and exotic oils to try like passion fruit oil, pistachio nut oil, and evening primrose oil.

The following carrier oils are the most commonly used for the best beard oil recipes: 

  • Amla Oil – this oil comes from the Amla fruit or Indian gooseberry native to India. It is one of the main ingredients in hair care products sold in beauty stored that sell Ayurvedic medicines and treatments. This carrier oil can strengthen and condition hair.
  • Almond Oil – this oil can improve skin dryness and is rich in vitamins and minerals to soften and nourish hair. Use this carrier oil if you have dry or sensitive skin.
  • Aloe Vera Oil – this is a staple ingredient in most hair shampoos and treatments. It is extremely effective in the treatment of falling hair, hair loss and other hair and skin conditions. It is the oil ideal for people with sensitive or dry skin.
  • Avocado Oil – this oil is very luxurious, and it also contains vitamin E and lecithin, two of best nutrients for hair care, hair loss and for a thicker and softer beards. Avocado oil also has antibacterial properties.
  • Apricot Kernel Oil – this oil is ideal for people who have sensitive and dry skin. It is a rich oil that can be absorbed fast.
  • Argan Oil – this is a rich oil that comes from the kernels of the argan tree indigenous to Morocco. This oil has high vitamin E content and also has antioxidants. It is the carrier oil of choice by men who suffer from eczema, dry skin, and sensitive skin.
  • Black Raspberry Seed Oil – this oil contains rich amounts of antioxidants, vitamin E and essential fatty acids which is why it is one of the most effective carrier oils for your essential oils. 
  • Babbasu Oil – this oil is from the seeds of the babassu palm which is found in the Amazon region of South America. It is a good carrier oil because it has high amounts of fatty acids.
  • Baobab Oil – this unique carrier oil comes from the Baobab tree. It is the perfect carrier oil because it can be absorbed quickly by the skin and will condition your beard as well.
  • Black Seed Oil - this is a natural oil from the Nigella sativa plant native to south and southwest Asia. It contains rich amounts of essential fatty acids that will be beneficial for skin prone to dryness and eczema.
  • Blueberry Seed Oil – this is an oil that is easily absorbed by the skin. It is non-greasy and will condition skin and hair very well. It also has a gentle aroma that you will love your beard.
  • Borage Oil – this is oil from the seeds of the Borago officinalis. It contains high amounts of gamma linoleic acid and hair and skin care vitamins that makes it great for dry skin and skin prone to eczema.
  • Brahmi Oil – this is made from sesame oil infused with a decoction of Brahmi or Gotu Kola and bacopa, popular ingredients in Ayurvedic tradition. This oil is perfect for the treatment of dry and itchy scalp.
  • Brazil Nut Oil – this is oil from the Brazil Nut and is a rich source of selenium. This oil can condition hair and make it soft for hours.
  • Broccoli Seed Oil – this is oil from processing broccoli seeds and is a very luxurious oil which can also be easily absorbed by the skin. It is ideal for conditioning hair.
  • Camelia Oil –also known as tea seed oil is oil that comes from the seeds of the Camellia Sinensis plant. This oil contains rich amounts of oleic acid and can condition beard hair very well.
  • Castor Oil – this is oil from pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant. Castor oil is very thick and therefore offers good lubrication and conditioning for hair and skin.
  • Cherry Kernel Oil – this is oil that contains rich amounts of fatty acids which is why it’s perfect for conditioning hair and growing thicker hair as well.
  • Coconut Oil – this is a very popular carrier oil because it has great conditioning properties and protects skin as well. Coconut oil also has a great scent that lingers on hair and skin for hours.
  • Cranberry Seed Oil – this is a carrier oil that has high levels of essential fatty acids and vitamin E. It has top-notch emollient and skin and hair conditioning properties.
  • Evening Primrose Oil – this oil has gamma linolenic acid and hair-friendly vitamins that will help improve dry hair and skin that is prone to developing eczema.
  • Grapeseed Oil – this is a potent carrier oil that contains vitamins and minerals that will help shrink pores, reduce inflammation and improve the health of hair and skin.
  • Hazelnut Oil – the body quickly absorbs this oil and it contains rich amounts of vitamins and minerals important in growing healthy, long and thick facial hair.
  • Hemp Seed Oil – this oil improves moisture retention in skin and hair and contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D and E which are all hair-friendly vitamins to promote hair health.
  • Jojoba Oil – this is an oil extracted from the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis plant. This oil has proteins and minerals that will help improve skin health by controlling acne and other skin imperfections. It is also a powerful antioxidant.
  • Karanja Oil – this is natural oil from pressing the seeds of the Pongnam Tree which is native to India. Karanja Oil has antiseptic properties and contains triglycerides which can help improve overall skin and hair health.
  • Kiwi Seed Oil – this is oil extracted from the seeds of the Kiwi plant which contains high amounts of essential fatty acid and alpha-linolenic acid. Kiwi seed oil is ideal for conditioning hair and moisturizing hair.
  • Kukui Nut Oil – this oil has linolenic acid that penetrates skin easily minus the stickiness and grease. This oil can help condition beard and skin.
  • Macadamia Nut Oil – this is oil extracted from macadamia nuts and is rich in palmitoleic acid that is a very good emollient and conditioning agent for skin and hair health.
  • Mango Oil – an oil extracted from the mango seed. It can revitalize skin and hair and conditions as well.
  • Marula Oil – this is oil from the kernels of the fruits of the Marula Tree. It contains oleic acid and is rich in anti-oxidants. It is easily absorbed by the skin and conditions well that lasts for hours.
  • Meadowfoam Oil – or meadowfoam seed oil is oil from extracting the seeds of the Limnanthes alba. It is rich in fatty acids and can help stop moisture loss in skin and hair. It is a good conditioning agent.
  • Olive Oil – this oil contains vitamins, essential fatty acids, and proteins. It can soften beards minus the grease because this can be absorbed easily by skin and hair.
  • Papaya Seed Oil – this oil Is extracted from papaya seeds and has essential fatty acids. It can condition hair and skin to make beards more manageable and softer.
  • Passion Fruit Oil – this is also called Maracuja. This contains vitamin A and potassium for a rich, healthy and thicker beard in no time.
  • Pecan Nut Oil – this is oil that contains high amounts of oleic acids and therefore has emollient properties and conditions hair and skin as well.
  • Perilla Oil – this is an oil derived from perilla seeds and is rich in omega three fatty acids. This oil is perfect for relieving itchiness and inflammation on the skin.
  • Pistachio Nut Oil – this is oil that contains phytosterols which is a natural emollient. It can condition hair and scalp making beards smoother and more manageable for hours.
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil – this oil contains fiber and will be able to condition and nourish skin and hair.
  • Poppy Seed Oil – this oil is rich in linoleic acids, proteins, and minerals that conditions and smoothens the cuticle of the hair. You will have a rich and soft beard in no time with this oil.
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil – this is a natural oil that has high levels of zinc, vitamin E, vitamin A and essential fatty acids.
  • Rice Bran Oil – this is oil that contains high levels of fatty acids making it suitable for conditioning and softening hair and skin.
  • Safflower Oil – this is oil manufactured from sunflower seeds. It contains linoleic acids and can condition and moisturize skin and hair.
  • Sesame Oil – this is oil that has vitamins and minerals as well as lecithin, linoleic acids, and alpha-linolenic acid.
  • Shea Oil – a very popular natural oil that has conditioning and anti-inflammatory effects. Shea oil is a good oil for people with dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis.
  • Soybean Oil – this oil is manufactured from soybeans and is rich in Vitamin E and lecithin. This oil can be readily absorbed by the body
  • Sunflower Oil – this is a popular carrier oil because it contains vitamins A, D, E, Lecithin and more. This is a fantastic rich oil that works great on any skin.
  • Tamanu Oil – this is oil pressed from the nuts of a plant indigenous from Polynesia. Tamanu oil is rich in essential fatty acids making it a great carrier oil to use anytime.
  • Walnut Oil – this contains linoleic acid that can help revitalize dry air.
  • Watermelon Seed Oil – this oil has essential fatty acids and can nourish skin very well.

2) Choosing Your Essential Oils

Essential oils can spice up your beard oil. It provides the scent of the beard oil recipe so if you are planning to use more than one essential oil, pay close attention to the scents of the oils. You can use one, two or even ten essential oils for one beard oil product. Usually, you don’t need more than 10 drops of essential oil to create a beard oil.

Most essential oils are from flowers, fruit peels, berries, and wood. Most of these have very strong scents and may also provide therapeutic properties.

The following essential oils are commonly used for the best beard oil recipes.

There is a long list of essential oils that are meant for conditioning hair and scalp. Among these oils, the most popular are Tea Tree Oil, Chamomile Oil, Clove Oil, Grapefruit Oil and Rosemary Oil.

Benzoin Oil

Coriander Oil

Lemon Oil

Pine Oil

Wormwood Oil

Black Pepper Oil

Cumin Oil

Lemongrass Oil

Rosemary Oil

Yarrow Oil

Bergamot Oil

Cypress Oil

Lime Oil

Rosewood Oil

Wintergreen Oil

Birch Oil

Davana Oil

Mandarin Oil

Sage Oil

Bitter Almond Oil

Dill Oil

Manuka Oil

Sandalwood Oil

Boldo Oil

Elemi Oil

Marjoram Oil

Spearmint Oil

Cajuput Oil

Eucalyptus Oil

Melissa Oil

Spikenard Oil

Calamus Oil

Fennel Seed Oil

Myrrh Oil

Tagetes Oil

Chamomile Oil

Frankincense Oil

Myrtle Oil

Tangerine Oil

Camphor Oil

Galbanum Oil

Nutmeg Oil

Tansy Oil

Caraway Oil

Geranium Oil

Orange Oil

Tea Tree Oil

Cedarwood Oil

Ginger Oil

Oregano Oil

Thuja Oil

Cinnamon Oil

Grapefruit Oil

Palma Rosa Oil

Thyme Oil

Citronella Oil

Hyssop Oil

Parsley Oil

Tuberose Oil

Clove Oil

Jasmine Oil

Pimento Oil

Vanilla Oil

3) Preparing Your Setup And Materials

Before you can make beard oil, your materials and working area should be prepared ahead of time. Choose a clean, clear, well-lit and well-ventilated area where you can work without interruptions. This area should be away from areas in your home where there are strong smells like your kitchen. The area should not be too cold or too hot since some oils might be affected with temperature extremes.

Needless to say that your working area should be clear and clean to prevent any accidents and mishaps. You must have a large working table, a cabinet where you can store your materials and safety equipment as well. When it comes to using safety gear, goggles, a pair of gloves and a lab gown can help you work safely. Some of these oils are very potent and protecting your eyes and skin are a must. You must wear a lab gown to protect your oils from outdoor contaminants like dirt, pollen, dust and pet fur which can affect the purity of the oils. 

Your materials for making beard oils

  • Beard oil bottles – a 1-ounce bottle is enough for a good supply of beard oil. A little tip: if you are making beard oil for the first time, mix only a small amount because you have never tried the beard oil recipe before.
    • The most common beard oil bottle is dark bottles. This is because dark glass prevents sunlight from penetrating and affecting the potency of the oil inside the bottle. Dark glass prevents oxidation due to sunlight and therefore will improve the shelf life of beard oil.
    • Just before using bottles to store your oil, make sure that these are clean and dry. You might even want to sterilize your bottles to remove microbes that can also affect the potency of your oil. 
  • Eyedropper – an eye dropper is usually made of thin glass or plastic and is used to transfer oil from one container to another. It is an excellent tool to use to measure the number of ingredients you need for making your beard oil. Most eyedroppers can hold 1 to 2 ml of liquid. It’s best to have a variety of eye droppers in case you need to measure large amounts of oil or liquids.
    • Some beard oil bottles may be small but come to an eye dropper or medicine dropper. If you plan to market your oil, it’s best to use this kind of bottle so your customers can readily use your oils.
    • Before using an eye dropper, make sure that it is clean. Assign one dropper for one kind of oil to prevent mixing of oils as well as the scents of the oils as well. 
  • Plastic pipettes – if you don’t want different oils with different scents to interfere with each other then you must have some transfer pipettes at hand. Pipettes are made of glass or plastic and are similar to straw but slimmer and have a narrow opening. These are fairly cheap to purchase so you can have a bunch of these to use forever carrier or essential oil you have.
  • Funnel set – have a set of stainless steel funnels. Why stainless steel? Because these don’t leach out chemicals that can affect the properties of your oils. Funnels are very handy in transferring liquids from one container to another as well.
    • Before using a funnel, make sure that this is clean and should have no traces of other oils. 
  • Graduated cylinder – you need excellent precision when mixing oils to make bear oil and therefore you need a graduated cylinder to measure large quantities of liquids. You can be sure that no matter what the volume of oil you are planning to make, there won’t be any miscalculations with the number of ingredients you used when you use a graduated cylinder.
  • Measuring cups – you need a complete set of measuring cups to measure different ingredients more accurately. You need 1/8, ¼, ½, ¾ and 1 cup measuring cups. Make sure that you have clean and dry cups before using these to measure any ingredient.

4) Creating Your Beard Oil

Now that you have your working area ready and your materials complete and ready as well, you can now make your oil. These are steps on how to make beard oils in general. Some sample recipes will be provided later.

  1. Prepare your bottle; make sure that this is clean and dry before use. Set aside the cap of the bottle.
  2. Fill the bottle with carrier oil or oils using a funnel
  3. Now add the essential oils. Use only a few drops of essential oil depending on the recipe at hand. Use an eye dropper to transfer oil from the essential oil container to the bottle which has the carrier oil. If your recipe calls for two or more oils, use a separate eyedropper to take oil from the container to the bottle. This will prevent mixing of the scents and properties of the oils.
  4. Cover the bottle and shake it for about a minute. Remember, you are mixing oils, so it’s a bit harder to combine oils so you need to take time shaking your beard oil.
  5. After a minute or two of shaking, your beard oil would be ready. However, not all oils bind to each other immediately after shaking. Sometimes you need to let the oils sit in a dark and quiet environment to let the oils settle and bind. This could take weeks or days to happen.
  6. Label your oil bottle. Place the types of oils you used along with the amount of each oil on the label. Write the date and the time you made the oil as well.

Now you have a small bottle of beard oil to try. If you are not satisfied with the smell or the consistency of your finished product, you can discard the oil. You may also store it for future use. Label your bottle for proper identification. The next step would be to make a stronger batch or a batch of totally new ingredients.

Once you are satisfied with your concoction, it’s time to create more oils using the same recipe.

  1. Use a graduated cylinder to make a large batch of beard oil. Calculate the number of oil that you will use according to the beard oil recipe.
  2. Pour the carrier oil into the graduated cylinder.
  3. Add the amount of essential oils that you need in the graduated cylinder as well.
  4. Use a glass rod to mix the oils. You might need a few minutes to do this since you are mixing a large batch of different oils
  5. Once the oils have mixed, take a pipette and transfer the oil to the glass bottles.
  6. Cover the glass bottles and shake them one at a time. Shake these for two minutes.
  7. Again, some oils may not be able to mix after shaking quickly. Give your oils some time to bind to each other by letting the oil sit in a dark and quiet area.
  8. Label your beard oil bottle. Place the types of oils you used along with the amount of each oil on the label. Write the date and the time you made the oil as well.

5) A Few Beard Oil Recipes To Try

A Coco-Mint Beard Oil Recipe

This beard oil recipe calls for ½ oz. Jojoba oil, ½ oz. of sweet almond oil, a tablespoon of melted coconut oil and three drops of peppermint oil. If you notice this recipe has three carrier oils and one essential oil. Mix the carrier oils completely before adding peppermint oil.

Sweet Mint Beard Oil

This beard oil recipe uses ½ oz. of jojoba oil, ½ oz. of sweet almond oil, five drops of peppermint oil, two drops of tea tree oil and two drops of orange oil. Again, mix the carrier oils well before adding the essential oils peppermint and orange. Orange oil gives this beard oil that sweet orangey flavor.

Tea Tree Beard Oil

Combine five tablespoons of jojoba oil, 1.5 teaspoons of tea tree oil and a teaspoon of cedarwood oil. The cedar wood and the tea tree oil gives this beard oil an overpowering luxurious scent that will linger in your beard for hours.

Whiskey Beard Oil Recipe 

Smell like whiskey and potent essential oils after you place this beard oil on your beard. You need a 2-ounce glass bottle, ½ ounce of whiskey or grapeseed oil, 6 to 8 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil or Aura Cacia Sandalwood and an ounce of Aura Cacia Jojoba Oil. Mix all these luxurious oils to make whiskey beard oil.

Healthy Beard Oil

This is a healthy mix of ½ jojoba oil, ½ oz. of coconut oil, 12 drops of lavender oil and 12 drops of rosemary oil. This is indeed a very simple beard oil recipe, but the ingredients are very powerful ingredients nonetheless.

Woodsy Beard Oil

To create a woodsy smell on your beard use beard oil with 1 ounce of jojoba oil, six drops of cedar wood essential oils, two drops of lavender essential oils, two drops of tea tree oil, a drop of rosemary essential oil and a drop of lime essential oil.

Vanilla Beard Oil 

You need 1 ounce of jojoba oil, four drops of vanilla essential oil and two drops of lavender essential oil. Mix all these oils in a clean bottle, and soon you have sweet smelling beard oil with a warm and spicy zing.

Minty Lavender and Tea Tree Beard Oil

This recipe calls for 2 ounces of jojoba oil, ten drops of lavender oil, three drops of tea tree essential oil and seven drops of peppermint oil. Mix these in a 2-ounce dark bottle. This beard oil does not just smell great, but it also has medicinal properties because it can treat dandruff and acne.

French Rain Beard Oil 

This recipe needs 2 ounces of jojoba oil, ten drops of bergamot essential oil, five drops of sandalwood essential oil and ten drops of cassis essential oils. Apply this oil immediately after a bath. You will love the smell of fresh rain on your smooth and luxurious beard.

Citrus and Woodsy Beard Oil

You will need an ounce of grapeseed oil, two drops of vetiver essential oil, three drops of sandalwood essential oil and three drops of lime or lemon essential oil. After mixing in a small dark bottle, allow these oils to settle and combine in dark place. After a while, it will be ready to give your beard a hint of sandalwood and a dash of lime.

Cedarwood and Frankincense Beard Oil 

You will need an ounce of sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil, ¼ ounce of Moroccan argan oil, three drops of frankincense essential oil and three drops of cedarwood essential oils. Combine all carrier oils in a dark bottle and mix the essential oils and shake gently. Let the oils combine in time in a dark place.

Heavenly Eucalyptus Beard Oil

You will need an ounce of sweet almond oil, three drops of tea tree essential oil and four drops of eucalyptus oil. Mix all these oils in a clean bottle and let it combine and settle for a while. This is not just bearded oil but a natural treatment for dandruff, acne and skin infections.

Spicy and Heavenly Beard Oil

This beard oil recipe needs ½ ounces of jojoba oil, ½ ounce of raw hemp seed oil, five drops of patchouli essential oil, five drops of sandalwood essential oil and five drops of amber essential oil. This is a spicy beard oil that will let you smell like patchouli and sandalwood all day long.

Pine Beard Oil

Combine a ½ ounce of Moroccan argan oil, ½ ounce of grapeseed oil, five drops of cedarwood essential oils and four drops of pine needle essential oil. You need a large 30 ml bottle to hold this rich beard oil and of course don’t forget to let these oils settle for a while before use.

Rich Cinnamon Beard Oil

This is a beard oil that will give you a spicy yet warm scent you will love to wear all day. It calls for 1 ounce of light carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil, four drops of cinnamon essential oil, four drops of vitamin E oil and three drops of sandalwood essential oil. And aside from the relaxing cinnamon smell, cinnamon oil also has therapeutic properties. It can fight bacteria, stop acne and give you a smooth and clear skin.

Citrus Beard Oil 

This beard oil recipe needs ½ ounce jojoba oil, ½ ounce of Moroccan argan oil, three drops of orange essential oil, three drops of lime essential oil and three drops of lemon essential oil. Simply mix all these oils in one bottle and let these oils mix. Your beard will smell like fresh citrus and lemon even after several hours of using this beard oil

Non-Fragrant Beard Oil

Sometimes the smell of essential oils could be too overpowering. You need a beard oil that will condition your beard hair without the citrusy and woodsy aroma. This calls for non-fragrant beard oils that only use carrier oils. Mix ½ ounce of coconut oil, ½ ounce of jojoba oil and ½ ounce of almond oil. Mix all these in a graduated cylinder or a small bottle preferably a 30ml bottle. Cover the bottle and shake for at least two minutes. Carrier oils are rich and luxurious, so the oils need a lot of time to mix and just combine. Leave your oil in a dark place so it could settle. 

Some Important Beard Oil Recipe Tips

You must always follow beard oil recipes carefully. Carrier and essential oils proportion should be kept in mind all the time. Essential oils could be aggressive to skin, and therefore if the volume of essential oils is higher than carrier oils, your beard oil could cause irritating side effects. Never overpower carrier oils.

If you are not into fragrance or you just don’t like to smell like rain or to have a woodsy smell on your beard, then you can create fragrance-free beard oils. For this recipe, you will not use any essential oils, only carrier oils. So this means you can combine any carrier oil or use only one oil. One of the most popular carrier oil combinations is jojoba oil, coconut oil, and almond oil. The smell of this oil is not too overpowering, but the result will be oil that can penetrate hair deep down and can rejuvenate hair and skin as well.

How to increase the shelf life of beard oil? Most homemade beard oils could last for only a few weeks. Adding vitamin E to the mixture will help prolong the shelf life of beard oil. If you plan to sell your homemade oils, then consider adding vitamin E. This vitamin is also available in oil form. Vitamin E oil is also available in health stores.

Glass bottles are the best way to store and market your beard oils. Glass won’t leach chemicals to your oils. It will also keep your oils fresh and unaffected even when it was made weeks ago. You can also be sure that you are getting fresh and rich oil when you use dark-colored glass bottles.

When buying bottles to store oil that you will sell to customers, prefer bottles with droppers. This will let your customers sample your oil initially, and of course, the dropper will conveniently let you measure the amount of beard oil you will need.

Use only fresh oils for your recipes. Whether you are buying online or from a local shop, insist only on freshly-made essential and carrier oils. If you are unsure about the shelf-life of the oil you have, do not use it. You can otherwise make your oil as well.


As you may have known by now, it is fairly easy to make beard oil. You simply follow a simple recipe and use quality ingredients, and you have a finished product in no time. As long as you maintain a safe ratio of carrier oils to essential oils, you are good to go. You will be able to grow your beard longer, smoother and healthier using your own personal beard oil product.

Making your beard oil for personal use or a small business is a great idea. You will not just save a lot of money making your oil, but you will also be able to create a line of great oils that could become the next killer beard oil product in the market. This is a good niche that you must not overlook especially when you are dedicated to maintaining, styling and conditioning beards.

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