How To Create The Ideal Homemade Beard Oil
So you have studied all the beard oils on the market and arrived at the conclusion that the ideal product does not exist. You either prefer lower a cost or want to incorporate only your favorite ingredients. Making the ultimate beard oil from the best ingredients trumps the convenience of purchasing a sub-par product from a manufacturer. Sure, you will pay with your patience (while saving money) since anything homemade requires an investment of time.
You figure that you would rather spend a little bit of money for the perfect beard oil concoction instead of paying big bucks for convenience and an inferior product. Since the process of making beard oil is already going to cost you an hour or so, allow us to buy you a bit of time by providing this helpful guide for a perfect homemade beard potion. You will have at your disposal an entire database of tried-and-proven recipes.
So without further ado, take a look at our guide for creating the quintessential beard oil. To begin, you must be aware that your two main ingredients will include carrier oils as well as essential oils.
Here is a quick tutorial to summarize the difference between the two types of oils you will need.
1. Carrier oils constitute the base and vast majority of the final product. Carrier oils are to beard oil as bread is to a sandwich and as wheels are to a bicycle. In fact, these oils will make up over 95% of your final concoction. They “carry” all the ingredients to the cells of your skin and hair, acting as a protective layer that prevents moisture from escaping into the air.
2. Essential oils are the second most important part of your beard potion. They are the like the peanut butter and jelly in your sandwich. These oils contribute the aromatic “essence” of the plants they are derived from. They also provide extra benefits respective to each particular oil.
In case this is already starting to seem a bit too intricate and involved for your preference and you would rather just grab your bottle of olive oil from the kitchen, please stop in your tracks and consider this:
Money and time is always well spent when you get a product that satisfies your needs and resolves problems. Your excuse is that you do not need essential oils because you really do not want the aroma of plants and flowers emanating from your beard. Rest assured that there is a nice selection of essential oils offering very manly musks, from peppermint to cedar wood and lemon, so you won’t be smelling like lavender and roses. There is also no reason to smell like the chemical, sporty scents found in brand products that are derived from unnatural, harmful ingredients.
Our recipes will ensure that your end product will have you smelling like the virile man you are. You will not smell like a lady, you will not smell like a teenage boy doused in cheap cologne, and your face will not resemble the shiny mug of a pubescent male battling acne. If all this sounds good to you, then the extra time is worth it to gather some carrier and essential oils for the ideal mixture that will leave your beard in the best condition.
Most beardsmen come upon the term “beard oil” when they encounter their first itch or dandruff within the facial hair region. The ideal beard oil will banish not only itching and flaky skin, but also acne and other skin conditions. The results will include hydrated, blemish-free under-beard skin as well as moisturized, soft and supple bristles that can grow long and be styled easily. In addition, let’s not forget the female attention you will garner with that organic, masculine musk emanating from your mustache.
For those of you who are working on a yeard (one year’s worth of beard growth), you will appreciate the added benefit of tangle-free, smooth whiskers. Between the moisturizing benefits from the carrier oils and the additional advantages from the essential oils, your beard will be in “seventh beaven.”
Seeking proof behind our words? Take a look of the photos on reddit.com/r/beards taken before and after beard oil application. The photo proof will make the benefits of using beard oil very apparent. You can see for yourself the metamorphosis from disheveled disaster to well-maintained mane. Once you have viewed the photos, you should not harbor anymore doubt regarding the truth about beard oil.
Now do you still question whether it is worth the trouble to create your own homemade beard concoction from the very best natural ingredients? Not only will you be able to choose only the best, most effective ingredients to incorporate in your beard potion, but also you will be saving money by foregoing the ready-made products. With those few extra dollars you can buy yourself a beard comb instead, which will come in handy during the application process. Also, if you are enjoying this beard oil tutorial, then please check out our guide for speeding up the beard growing process!
From 1 To 10, How Complicated Is It?
The answer is “about a 2,” with 1 being the easiest. You won’t need to know your periodic tables; we won’t quiz you on the oils’ botanical names; and there is no certification or degree requirement. You don’t have to be Einstein to make an effective beard oil; you will just have a fine mustache like he had. So open your creative mind and be ready to decide on the perfect oils for your homemade mixture.
You only need to obtain the absolutely necessary items in order to make your best beard oil. So look around your cabinets or run over to the corner store to grab the following things:
3. Carrier oil(s) of your choice
4. Essential oil(s) of your choice
There you have it. That’s all, folks. Here are a few pointers, though:
To maintain the integrity of the oils, opting for a bottle made out of glass is best. It should not cost you more than $5-$10 depending on its size.
Even if your bottle comes with a dropper, get a few extra droppers for adding together different oils without cross-contaminating them. The only place where you want to mix different oils together is in your bottle. Here are a few examples of droppers you can choose from. To make it fast and easy, purchase your items on an online marketplace such as Amazon.
The oils will be difficult to find in the corner store, so they can be purchased on the internet as well. Some examples are jojoba, argan, sweet almond, hemp seed, grapeseed, and avocado oils. Do your research on carrier oils to find the ideal ones for you. If you have sensitive skin, go for a mild oil such as coconut oil. While men with oily skin should choose fast-absorbing base oils, dry-skinned fellows are better off using a slow-absorbing variety.
Some examples of essential oils are lemon, sandalwood, peppermint, orange, and tea tree oils. As far as essential oils are concerned, you will want to decide which ones will give you the scent you like. You can create all kinds of masculine and earthy musks by mixing together different oils and creating a custom aroma. Citrusy, woodsy, and minty smelling oils are popular for men’s products. You can also use essential oils which provide the side benefits you are looking for, including astringent, antibacterial, anti-aging and healing properties. This can be a relaxing project, so take some time off and create the ultimate homemade beard oil for your best beard results.