Beards deserve the same careful care that we give the hair on top of our heads.
There are loads of beard products popping up on the market these days, and beard oils are one of the most popular. The idea with a beard oil is to tame the frizziness and nourish the hair in the beard.
I’m aiming to craft a beard oil that will be super nourishing, taming, and good smelling all at the same time!
We’ll begin with Argan Oil, which is basically liquid gold! It can help prevent beard dryness, reduce fizziness, and boost shine. It’s packed with Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Jojoba Oil is used in many beard oil formulations for good reason. It is a lighter oil that promotes strong hair and helps seal moisture into the hair shaft.
Liquid Silk is a luxury ingredient that nourishes the hair beginning at the roots, so make sure to massage this beard oil in all the way to the skin. It restores damaged hair and helps shield it from further damage.
Horsetail Grass Extract is a powerful additive that adds strength and sheen to hair. We’ll definitely use some of that good stuff!
We’ll round out this formula with some Coconut Oil Fractions to help keep the cost down and provide a dry, silky feel to the finished product.
Finally, let’s add a few essential oils. Clove Leaf Essential Oil has a great aroma, but it can be a skin irritant, so we will keep the usage rate low at just 0.5%. Orange Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, and a dab of Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil will round out the scent blend.
When this oil is finished, I’ll see if I can convince my bearded husband to give it a try.
Join me in the workroom!
What You’ll Need
20% Argan Oil
4-ounce Test Batch
0.8 ounce Argan Oil
Weigh each ingredient into a mixing container. Stir with a spoon or silicone spatula until fully combined.
Pour finished product into an amber glass bottle with a dropper, label, and find a bearded person to give it a try for you.
For a shorter beard, use one squeeze of the bulb to dispense beard oil. Rub it between the hands and then apply to the beard, working it in from roots to tips. A comb can help distribute the oil more evenly. For longer beards, try using two or three squeezes of the bulb to completely treat a longer beard.
It is important to begin at the roots, because this formula has a lot of good stuff for the skin as well as for the hair shaft itself. Try using the fingertips to begin application, rubbing into the roots. Then rub hands together to smooth the oil throughout the beard.
I’m giving my husband a bottle of this to try on his epic beard, which is about 14″ long. We’ll see what he thinks. He prefers to use a beard balm rather than an oil, so I may have to find another tester. I’ll keep you posted!