Here’s a very easy recipe to use for making:
Homemade Beard Oil
I spend the winter months battling dry skin especially inside the beard line. What saves my skin and keeps the beardruff off my shirts is a combination of essential oils mixed into a mellow oil base. If you have a bearded dude in your life, this is a simple combination that will suit him just fine:
Mix together in the blue bottle (pictured above):
- 3 drops of [easyazon_link asin=”B0000UJJH0″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”handmade0b4-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Tea Tree Oil[/easyazon_link]
- 2-3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- Fill the bottle to 3/4 full with sweet almond oil. You want to leave room for shaking.
It’s really that simple, but let’s break down the ingredients and the reasons for adding them.
Sweet almond oil: It’s great for sealing in moisture and reducing extensive drying. It can be used by itself on head hair and facial hair and has an extremely mild scent.
Tea tree: When it’s diluted it can function as a great astringent and a skin-soothing agent. However, there are some folks who experience skin irritation and drying after applying tea tree. The best advice I can give is to use just a little and to dilute it thoroughly with the sweet almond oil or plain water.
Eucalyptus: It has an exhilarating effect on the skin and a nice scent. It’s often used for nasal stuffiness so imagine the nice side effect of him applying it to his mustache. It should also be diluted. If it’s used at full-strength it can cause irritation.
Feel free to pick out different essential oils to use. If you think it would suit him, go for it. Other nice options are clove oil, citrus oils, and myrrh essential oil. Myrrh’s not a bad choice for this time of year, it being Christmas and all. It also smells really nice.
After you have your homemade beard oil all mixed, let it sit for a few days. Preferably somewhere he won’t see it. The oils need some time to bind with each other.
After those days are up, put a standard shiny ribbon on it or tie it off with a piece of hemp string to give it an extra rustic feel.
It doesn’t take very much of this to seal in the moisture. After he’s brushed out the dead skin and cleaned his beard, he can use just a few drops (2-3) in the palm of his hand. It works best if it’s rubbed into a moist, but not dripping beard with the fingertips.
He can use it in his head hair, too. Same basic application: rubbed into damp, clean hair with the fingertips.
Where to get your ingredients
- The local organic, wholesome food store. If it has homeopathic remedies and a bulk section, it most likely has what you’re looking for including the blue bottle.
- Amazon has everything too if you’d rather avoid the store search. Here are links to each ingredient:
A quick search will bring you to any other essential oils you’d like to try. I use tea tree oil diluted in water during the warmer months, too.
How did it go? Let me know in the comments!
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