June 16, 2018

7 Do It Yourself Beard Oil Recipes - The Ultimate DIY Guide

This is the ultimate guide to DIY beard oils.

Beard oil is by far the MOST important beard care product.

In this guide, you're going to learn what makes a beard oil and how to make your own beard oil.

After reading this guide you'll have the knowledge to make your own personalized beard oil.

Let's dive right in.

Table of Contents

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Intro To DIY Beard Oil

Beard Oil Ingredients:
Essential & Carrier Oils

Beard Oil Recipes


Introduction to DIY Beard Oil

I’m sure you’ll agree when I say that making or creating something on your own feels amazing.

In this chapter I'll discuss the benefits of making your own beard oil and why you should or shouldn't make your own beard oil.

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What to Expect From This Guide

Beard oil is one of the most important and popular products for beard care.

The ingredients needed to make a beard oil are easy to buy, and making your own beard oil at home is definitely a doable task.

Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, argan oil, sweet almond oil are all available on Amazon or many other retailers. You can even choose from organic, cold pressed, virgin and extra virgin versions of these oils.
Essential oils are available too.

In this article I'll talk about whether you should make your own beard oil, how to make your own beard oil and I'll also provide you with detailed recipes for some amazing beard oils.

The information you'll gain from this guide will enable you to make your own beard oil according to your own needs - doesn't matter if it's beard itch, beardruff or what have you.

To DIY or Not - That Is the Question

The question you might be asking yourself is, how easy is it to make your own beard oil?

You don't want just a beard oil, you want a beard oil that nourishes, hydrates your skin, protects your facial hair from dryness, flaking, itching, beardruff and lets you tame it.

The answer is that it depends. It depends on how comfortable you are with cooking a part or all of these ingredients by measuring them in the right proportions and how educated you are about the qualities of some of these ingredients and the way they affect your beard.

It's not rocket science as it is often made out to be. But you can choose the easy way which is buying a beard oil from what ever online store you want, applying it every day on your beard and watching it go from scruffy and itching to soft and supple.

But where’s the fun in that? 

You want to get your hands dirty, you want to roll up your sleeves and bring out the alchemist in you. You want to explore with fragrances and essential oils and conjure up the best beard oil in the world. You want it DIY style.

You want to watch your beard transform with the fruit of your labor.

And if it indeed turns out as good as you’d expected it to, you may even pack it into neatly branded bottles and sell it to your fellow beard men.

That’s not all though. Making beard oil is always cheaper than buying one off the shelf, isn’t it?

So, once again, it depends.

diy beard oil

Don't worry, you won't need a lab like this one.

Buying Beard Oil vs Making Your Own

Caring for your beard costs money, one of the reasons why a lot of men want to start making their own beard oil is because they believe that it is cheaper in the long run, especially if they plan to grow a beard for more than 5-6 months.

In some scenarios, this may be true. But not always!

After analyzing the top selling beard oil brands in the market, you’d find that the average price for a 1oz bottle is approximately $15. If you apply 5-6 drops of the oil every day, that bottle would last you for two to three months.​

So, you are looking at $60 for a year’s supply of the average beard oil that most men use. You can add 30 or 40 to that number for a premium brand of beard oil.​

On the other hand, if you go the DIY route, then you can easily source all of the ingredients for about $25 for almost four times the quantity of beard oil that will last you for the year. Add to it the option to select your own ingredients and experiment with your own fragrances, and you suddenly begin to realize the advantages.

Rather than paying $15 for a bottle of beard oil and discovering that you don’t like the consistency or that it smells like a flower bouquet, why not handpick the ingredients knowing how it’s going to smell or what consistency it is going to be?

All said and done, you still need to know which ingredients to pick and how it will affect the quality of the beard oil you make.

So it's a trade off between money and a personalized / custom product (and other benefits that come with DIY).

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    Key Takeaway

Making your own beard oil is cheaper than buying one, but requires more research.
This research will later on allow you to make your own custom and special beard oil.


Beard Oil Ingredients - Essential & Carrier Oils

It may or may not surprise you...

But beard oil is has two main ingredients. 

In this chapter I'll explain what are these 2 key ingredients, and everything you need to know about them.

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Key Ingredients for a Perfect Beard Oil

Every beard oil has two key ingredients in it, carrier oils and essential oils. There are hundreds of different oils and that what makes it interesting - each oil has different therapeutic properties.

Knowing the properties of each oil will help you make a custom beard oil that will be the best for your skin type and condition.

Carrier Oils

The Carrier oil forms the crux of any beard oil recipe.

Think of it like the base which will deliver the nutrients to your skin and cover the tough hair bristles on the beard.

Undoubtedly, the carrier oil is the most important part of the recipe even though the essential oil gets highlighted on product labels.

You can pick a single carrier oil or a blend of several carrier oils. If this is the first time you are making your own beard oil, it is recommended that you stick to a single oil recipe though and see how it works for your beard.

The most widely used, easily available and beard friendly carrier oil is Jojoba Oil
(pronounced ho-ho-ba). It is gentle, perfect for all skin types, does not aggravate acne, lasts for years, has a subtle aroma and is loaded with skin friendly components making it a great choice for beard grooming.

Another advantage of choosing Jojoba Oil is that it is considered to be the closest that you can get to the natural oils of the skin.

It is not the only choice you have though. If for some reason you can't find Jojoba oil, you can always use other carrier oils, such as, Sweet Almond, Avocado, Macadamia Nut, Coconut, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil, Walnut Oil, Peanut Oil, Hazelnut Oil and Kukui Oil.

The carrier oil you choose will affect the consistency of your recipe. Jojoba has a very light consistency and is not greasy at all. So is fractionated coconut oil.

Apart from the consistency, you will have to consider the possibility of the oil going rancid, especially if you intend to make a large quantity of it and store it for later use. Once again, Jojoba with its indefinite shelf life makes for a great choice. Other oils like grape seed and Argan may be equally good but have a much lower shelf life.

Always buy cold pressed carrier oils in dark colored bottles that prevent the UV rays from affecting the nutrient value in the oils. I will save the technical details for another day. For now, cold pressed, organic essential oils in a dark colored bottle with the first choice being Jojoba.

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    Key Takeaway

Carrier oils will make up more than 95% of your beard oil. The most popular and common used oil is Jojoba oil which is the closest to our skin's natural oil.

Essential Oils

On top of their many other benefits, essential oils serve multiple purposes in beard oil. 

One of the most important of them all is adding fragrance to it.

But that’s NOT all.

Each oil has different therapeutic properties, here are some examples:

  • It can moisturize
  • Prevent fungus
  • reduce beardruff
  • stimulate growth

Most people pick beard oil depending on the type of fragrance they prefer. For men who prefer a citrusy aroma, lemon and orange essential oils are the best bet. On the other hand, if you prefer something with a woody aroma, opt for cedarwood, fir and pine essential oils.

While starting off with your first beard oil recipe, be prepared to experiment with different essential oils. You can also use a blend of essential oils if you are aware of the note (perfumery).

However, men with sensitive skin need to be cautious while adding essential oils to a beard oil recipe. Some essential oils can trigger a nasty skin reaction or severely aggravate acne.

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    Key Takeaway

Essential oils main purpose is fragrance, but they  also have therapeutic properties.
They help stimulate facial hair growth, reduce beardruff, moisturize and nourish you skin.

Which Oils Should I Put in My Beard Oil?

Oils have so many health benefits. Each one has its own benefits, now that you're making your own beard oil, you can choose what to put in it. This way you can engineer the oil specifically for your needs.

I have prepared a list of famous oils and their benefits to help you pick the oils that will suit you best while making your beard oil - you should definitely learn more as you go. 

1. Jojoba Oil

A carrier oil. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the Jojoba plant (scientific term is Simmondsia chinensis). It's an odorless and colorless oil.  The Jojoba oil is very similar to our own natural skin sebum oil and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Main benefits are:

  • Skin moisturizer
  • Balances oil production by the skin making it great for oily skin
  • Anti inflammatory properties
  • Rich in vitamin E
  • Treating acne
  • Reduces wrinkles
Jojoba oil for beard oil

2. Coconut Oil

A carrier oil. The oil is extracted from the kernel of the coconut. This is an edible oil which contains healthy fatty acids. The coconut oil is used in many skin care products such as soaps and creams. Main benefits are:

  • Skin moisturizer (great for dry skin)
  • Anti aging properties
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Treating eczema & skin infections
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Natural sunscreen (SPF 4)
  • Speeds up healing
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3. Lavender Oil

An essential oil. The oil is extracted from the flowers of the Lavender plant. Well known for it's scent (I love it!) it's used in perfumes production. It's great for relaxation when applied on the skin.

Blends well with: Bergamot, Lemon, Clove (and more). Main benefits are:

  • Skin detoxing capabilities
  • Treating acne
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Bug repellent
  • Soothing skin
  • Great floral scent
  • Antiseptic properties
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4. Almond Oil

A carrier oil. Extracted from the fruits of the Almond tree. There are two types of Almond oil, sweet and bitter. The sweet almond oil is the one that usually used. Bitter almond oil is considered toxic. Main benefits are:

  • Hypoallergenic properties
  • Protects your skin from UV radiation
  • Deep skin cleanser
  • Anti aging treatment
  • Fight off skin rashes
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Helps remove dead skin cells
Almond oil

5. Castor Oil

A carrier oil. The oil is extracted from the beans of the castor oil plant. Castor oil has a variety of uses from skin care to lubrication of engines (!).  It has a yellow color and has a high concentration of fatty acids. Its mixture is very thick so be aware of that when using it. Main benefits are:

  • Natural antibacterial properties
  • Hydrates & moisturizes the skin
  • Treating acne
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Helps with regeneration of the skin
  • Treats sunburns
  • Reduces skin itches
Castor-Oil beard oil

6. Rosemary Oil

An essential oil. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the rosemary bush. It has a woody scent ( you probably know dishes that are cooked with rosemary). The rosemary oil has many health benefits.

Blends well with: Bergamot, Lavender, Cedarwood (and more). Main benefits are:

  • Stimulates skin cell growth
  • Antiseptic properties
  • Anti inflammatory properties - treats and fights infections
  • Great scent
  • Rejuvenates the skin
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7. Apricot Kernel Oil

A carrier oil. The oil is extracted for the kernel of the apricot. It has a nutty scent, a light texture and it's absorbed easily to the skin. It's similar to sweet almond oil. It's not recommended for use on acne prone skin.

Blends well with: Lavender, Rose and more. Main benefits are:

  • Skin moisturizer
  • Anti aging properties
  • Antioxidant - fighting free radicals
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Anti inflammatory properties
  • Makes skin soft
Apricot oil

8. Cedarwood Oil

An essential oil. The oil is extracted from wood pieces of the cedar tree. It has a woody pleasant scent and a light-medium texture.

Blends well with: Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Rosemary and more. Main benefits are:

  • Anti-fungal properties
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Reduces skin irritation
  • Bug reppelent
  • Anti inflammatory properties
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Antiseptic properties
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9. Sage Oil

An essential oil. It's created from the Sage herb. It has a strong aromatic scent, so by adding it to any blend expect it to be noticeable.

Blends well with: Cedarwood, Rose, Sandalwood, Grapefruit, Tea tree and more. Main benefits are:

  • Anti-fungal properties
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Strong scent
  • Skin moisturizer​​​​
  • Anti aging properties
Sage oil

10. Eucalyptus Oil

An essential oil. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree. It has a minty fresh aroma. Great for treating many skin conditions.

Blends well with: Cedarwood, Lavender, Peppermint and more. Main benefits are:

  • Natural sun screen
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Anti-fungal properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antiviral properties
  • Speeds up healing
Eucalyptus oil

11. Sunflower Seed Oil

A carrier oil. The oil is compressed from the seeds of the sunflower. The sunflower seed oil is popular in culinary and healthy cooking, but it also has many health benefits. Main benefits are:

  • Rich in vitamin E
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Anti aging treatment
  • Protects from sun
  • Adds glow to the skin
  • Reduces Inflammation
sunflower oil

12. Argan Oil

An essential oil. The oil is produced from the kernels of the argan tree. It has a light nutty scent and a smooth texture that is absorbed quickly to the skin.

Blends well with: Cedarwood, Lavender, Peppermint and more. Main benefits are:

  • Nourishes the skin
  • Treats and heals irritated, dry, cracked skin
  • Treating acne
  • Regenerates skin cells
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A and E
  • Exfoliates & skin toner
Argan oil

13. Sandalwood Oil

An essential oil. The oil is extracted from wood pieces of the sandalwood tree. It has a rich woodsy, sweet scent.

It easily blends with other oils and goes extremely well with other woodsy or floral scents such as violet, rose and clove. Main benefits are:

  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • High in antioxidants
  • Great scent
  • Creates feeling of calmness & peace
  • Promotes smooth & healthy looking skin
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14. Frankincense Oil

An essential oil. The oil is extracted from the resin of the Frankincense tree. It's aromatic and has a woodsy spicy scent. It's very popular in the perfume and incense industry.

Blends well with: Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange, Ylang Ylang and more. Main benefits are:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Helps reducing scars
  • Promotes relaxation & relieves stress
  • Anti aging properties
  • Antiseptic properties
  • Reduces acne
  • Great scent
Frankincense Oil

15. Fir Needle Oil

An essential oil. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the Frankincense tree. It has a woody fresh scent which is not overpowering. It doesn't have many skin care benefits, but none the less it has many other benefits.

Blends well with: Lavender, Orange, Lemon and more. Main benefits are:

  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial & antimicrobial properties
  • Eliminates body odor
  • Relieves pain
  • Promotes relaxation
fir needle aromatic oil

16. Lime Oil

An essential oil. The oil is extracted from the lime fruit. It has a fresh scent which is very similar to sliced lime.

Blends well with: Lavender, Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit and more. Main benefits are:

  • Antiseptic properties
  • Antiviral
  • Anti aging properties
  • Relieves stress
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Treats bleeding cuts
Lime essential oil

17. Peppermint Oil

An essential oil. The oil is extracted from the peppermint plant (it's a cross between watermint and spearmint). It has a fresh aroma. When applied the menthol in the oil creates a cooling sensation. It's one of the most popular essential oils and it has many benefits. 

Blends well with: Lavender, Basil, Lemon, Eucalyptus and more. Main benefits are:

  • Nourishes the skin
  • Treats oily skin
  • Reduces stress
  • Great for reducing itch
  • Bug Repellent
  • Anti bacterial properties
  • Boosts energy
Peppermint essential Oil

18. Tea Tree Oil

An essential oil. The oil is extracted from the  leaves of the myrtle tree. It has a warm, fresh, camphoraceous aroma and is mainly used to treat various skin conditions.

Blends well with: Peppermint, Basil, Lemon, Sage, Lavender and more. Main benefits are:

  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti bacterial properties
  • Acne treatment
  • Treats sunburns
  • Bug repellent
  • Reduces razor burn
TeaTree essential oil


Beard Oil Recipes

It's time for some beard oil recipes!

 In this chapter I'll give you some beard oil recipes with step by step instructions on how to make them.

Don't worry it's VERY easy!

beard oil recipes

Equipment Checklist - Stuff You'll Need

If you're planning on making your own beard oil, you're going to need some tools, we have prepared a short list of all the tools you'll need (they are pretty cheap).

  • A pipette (Useful if your source carrier oil/essential oil bottles do not have droppers). Get Here
  • Dark colored glass bottles with a dropper to store your essential oils. You can also experiment with different ratios of essential oils in different bottles. Get Here
  • Tongs to pick up the bottles once you boil them to sterilize
  • Sterilized vessel to warm the oils if necessary
  • A funnel (optional) to pour the mixed oil into your storage bottles
  • Paper towels to dry the sterilized bottles
  • A notepad to make a note of the exact proportions of oils you are using
  • Recommended

Choosing essential oils can be confusing. I recommend getting a set with some of the best oils. This way you'll familiarize yourself and see what you like the most. Here's a great set

How to Make a Beard Oil?

Making a beard oil is pretty straightforward, here are 4 steps you need to follow:

  1. Sterilize the bottles by tossing them into water and bringing it to a boil.
  2. Dry the bottles thoroughly with paper towels.
  3. That’s it. You are ready to start mixing the oils.
  4. Important: Do a patch test. make a very small sample and test it to make sure you're not allergic or just don't like the oil.

Without further ado, here are seven DIY beard oil recipes that you can whip up in no time. I will start with the most basic ones and progress to more advanced recipes.

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Beard Oil Recipes

1. The Conditioner - Basic

We start with the most basic beard oil homemade recipe that clubs two carrier oils and just one essential oil. This is the perfect recipe for first timers and you are free to alter the ingredients, especially the essential oils depending on your tolerance to the fragrance.

Recipe & Instructions

  1. Take a sterilized vessel or pan and add the carrier oils.
  2. Mix it until the oils are blended.
  3. Add 10-12 drops of Lavender oil with a dropper.
  4. Transfer the oil to the storage bottle and apply once every day.

About This Recipe

The carrier oils in this recipe are Jojoba and Coconut, both of which are excellent conditioners. If you have rough beard that needs softening or you're looking to reduce dryness and flaking on your skin, this beard oil will work wonders for you.

Lavender is a universally used essential oil that is gentle on your skin and has a very mild aroma. You can reduce or increase the amount of Lavender oil depending on how strong or mild you want the aroma to be.

2. The Beard Grower

Our next DIY beard oil recipe is perfect for anyone struggling with patchy or slow beard growth. It contains a blend of three carrier oils each handpicked with a specific purpose and just one essential oil for fragrance.

Recipe & Instructions

  1. Take a sterilized vessel or pan.
  2. Add the sweet almond oil.
  3. Add the coconut oil.
  4. Add the castor oil.
  5. Add the lavender or rosemary oil.
  6. Transfer to the storage bottles.

Note: Castor oil has a thick consistency. You should experiment with its quantity. Using too much of it you may end up with a greasy beard oil.

About This Recipe

The Castor oil will boost the circulation on the skin and will stimulate hair growth while the other two carrier oils work as moisturizers and conditioners for the beard. Rosemary on the other hand helps to prevent beard dandruff. It also inhibits hair fall.

Note: There's not really a magic oil that will make your beard grow if you can't grow it. Having said that, there are oils and products that will maximize your skin and beard's health, and that will surely help with growth.

3. The Beardruff Killer

A lot of men start to grow their beard and then discover that it is a lot more difficult than they imagined. The most annoying condition is beardruff when the underlying skin becomes dry and starts to flake. This beard oil recipe will restore moisture levels and prevent beardruff from wrecking havoc with your beard goals.

Recipe & Instructions

  1. Take a sterilized vessel or pan.
  2. Add Jojoba oil.
  3. Add Apricot Kernel oil.
  4. Add the Castor oil.
  5. Mix the carrier oils until they are blended.
  6. Add the Cedarwood oil and mix again.
  7. Transfer to the storage bottles.

About This Recipe

All the ingredients in this beard oil recipe are very effective against beardruff. Castor oil not only reduces beard dandruff, it also helps to improve the rate of beard growth.

Apricot Kernel oil has been used for treating a variety of skin disorders including psoriasis and eczema.
Cedarwood with its woody aroma acts as an excellent fragrance and it also has fungicidal properties. At the same time, Jojoba oil moisturizes the skin and prevents dryness from occurring again.

If beardruff is stopping you from growing a beard, this easy DIY beard oil recipe is all that you need.

4. Feel Fresh Beard Oil

There is nothing more amazing than a blend of essential oils that do not overpower each other. In this homemade beard oil recipe, we blend eucalyptus oil and sage oil together to create a fresh and lingering aroma that is a refreshing change from the typical floral fragrances that are used in beard oils.

Recipe & Instructions

  1. Take a sterilized vessel or pan.
  2. Add Coconut oil.
  3. Add Sweet Almond oil.
  4. Mix the carrier oils until they are blended.
  5. Add Sage oil.
  6. Add Eucalyptus oil.
  7. Mix.
  8. Transfer to the storage bottles.

About This Recipe

With a blend of two hydrating and nourishing carrier oils that are loaded in Vitamin C, this beard oil will restore the natural sheen of your beard even if it is dry and flaky. The top notes of the eucalyptus and the middle notes of the sage give it a very vibrant aroma. At the same time, this recipe is very effective in preventing beard dandruff too.

5. All Day Soothing Beard Oil

We're starting with some aroma, one of my personal favorites is sandalwood. The rich sweet aroma with woodsy tones makes it one of the most soothing and relaxing fragrances that you can add to a beard oil.
If you hate strong fragrances which can be overpowering and linger all day on your beard, then here’s a simple recipe that will dissipate in minutes and will have a subtle aroma throughout the day.

Recipe & Instructions

  1. Take a sterilized vessel or pan.
  2. Add Jojoba oil.
  3. Add Aragan oil.
  4. Add Apricot Kernel oil.
  5. Add Sunflower Seed oil.
  6. Mix them.
  7. Add Sandalwood oil.
  8. Mix.
  9. Transfer to the storage bottles.

Note: Consider reducing the amount of the Sunflower seed oil if you feel the beard oil is too greasy.

About This Recipe

Jojoba oil forms the base carrier oil in this recipe while sunflower oil, apricot oil and Argan oil make it excellent for moisturizing, hydrating and softening your beard. It will also make your beard appear fuller and will stimulate growth. These oils nourish the skin underneath and prevent dandruff and itching.
The subtle and soothing sandalwood aroma will help you stay relaxed all day.

6. The Outdoor Man Oil

If you fancy smelling like you took a tumble in the Appalachians and got the mountain smeared all over your beard, then you will love the next beard oil recipe.
We call this the outdoor man and it uses a blend of Appalachian inspired essential oils to capture the crisp and sharp mountain air. To keep it non-greasy, we use only two carrier oils, both of them with a very light consistency.

Recipe & Instructions

  1. Take a sterilized vessel or pan.
  2. Mix the sweet almond oil and the Argan oil.
  3. Shake well to a mix.
  4. Add Frankincense oil.
  5. Add Cedarwood oil.
  6. Transfer to the storage bottles.

Note:  The Fir Needle is an optional ingredient because it has a very warm scent that can be a tad overpowering for some. It's used as a relaxant so, you may want to experiment with it by adding one drop at a time.

About This Recipe

This oil will hydrate your skin. It contains natural Vitamin E and will boost the rate at which your beard grows.

7. The Citrus Mint Beard Oil Combo

A hint of citrus and a dash of mint make for the most amazing beard oil aroma. But we keep the portions low to ensure the scent won't overpower. We prefer to use our favorite carrier oil combo, Argan and Jojoba. But you are free to replace either of these with any carrier oil of your choice. The best alternatives are coconut and sweet almond.

Recipe & Instructions

  1. Take a sterilized vessel or pan.
  2. Mix the Jojoba oil and the Argan oil in the storage container.
  3. Shake well to a mix.
  4. Add Lime Essential oil.
  5. Add Peppermint Essential oil.
  6. Add Tea Tree Essential oil.
  7. Mix

Note:  You can replace the Lime with Orange essential oil.

About This Recipe

Peppermint with its top notes hits you first as you open the bottle and put a few drops on your palms. It is then followed by the sweet and fresh citrusy notes. You can replace the lime with orange essential oil too if need be. The tea tree will keep your beard free of dandruff and your skin free of fungal infections.

Wrapping Up

In a little time and with some experience of making your own beard oil you will be ready to start creating your own recipes. And like we said earlier, if you prefer not to grease your elbows, then you always have the option to buy a ready made product. 

I hope you enjoyed reading through these recipes. Feel free to add your comments or your own recipes and send me  your feedback.


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JR - March 31, 2017 Reply

Anyone have good recomendations on trustworthy and good essential oil suppliers? I’ve noticed some of my beard oils just don’t last very long at all. Even with a lot of drops of essential oil. I assume it’s because of the quality of oils. Cold pressed is supposed to be the best but is it really worth the money? Also I get concerned when I see an essential oil supplier that offers vanilla essential oil since there really is no such thing. There seems to be a lot of misinformation and straight up lying when it comes to essential oil companies. I’m looking to buy bulk. Not to big. Just like 4oz bottles. Thoughts on Bulk Apothecary? Mountain Rose? Any others?

    Robbie - August 17, 2017 Reply

    Mountain Rose is wonderful and I trust their products. When I buy in bulk from them, they are the strongest smelling (freshest) herbs and their essential oils are great. Other popular ones are Aura Cacia, Wyndmere, DoTerra, etc.

    Aj - September 12, 2017 Reply

    I use both Bulk apothecary and Mountain Rose Herbs, they are both good quality oils. Mountain rose is a little more spendy but excellent company and always organic.

    Jeannie - December 12, 2017 Reply

    Eden’s Garden hasn’t let me down yet with any of their oils!

    Brian - January 29, 2018 Reply

    Eden Botanicals is where I get most of my essential oils. Good quality, purity, reasonable prices, and no minimum order. I also get stuff from White Lotus Aromatics and Liberty Natural as well, but they have minimum order prices. Liberty also has carrier oils as well.

    Vada Heath - March 29, 2018 Reply

    Doterra is a fantastic company. My whole family uses it. My husband loves the oils. We have actually found their CPTG oils to be the best on the market.

    Mariella Imes - July 21, 2018 Reply

    This was just what i was searching for on this subject. Thank you!

    Janita Dyals - January 31, 2019 Reply

    Thanks for the information. I still have a question though. Can you use essential oils everyday? My wife just ordered some so I’m trying to get some info about them. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

      Jason Hall - February 1, 2019 Reply

      Yes, you can apply beard oil on a daily basis. (As always, it’ll be a good idea to do a patch test as I explained in the article).

AB - November 3, 2017 Reply

Really like the guide, very helpful. Just wondering why you chose to measure the volumes for The Beard Grower in drops rather than ounces? Is this because this should not be used in large volumes? Can I scale this up to store in 1 oz quantities.

    Jason Hall - November 4, 2017 Reply

    Thanks, happy you like it. No specific reason, sometimes it’s easier to work with drops, you can scale this up.

      AB - November 6, 2017 Reply

      Thanks Jason! Does that mean, for example: if I use 10 ml each of Sweet Almond Oil and and Coconut that I should use ~5 ml each of the Lavender and Rosemary oils?

        Jason Hall - November 7, 2017 Reply

        You should use ~5 ml of Lavender OR Rosemary ( it’s not both, it’s your choice which one to use). You can mix them too, so that the total will be ~5 ml.
        I recommend doing a test though and see if you like the scent when you mix them.

        I also recommend making a small amount of the oil before scaling up, just to see if you like it.

        Good luck.

          AB - November 7, 2017 Reply

          Thanks a lot Jason, really appreciate the help.

Patrick VanPaepeghem - December 29, 2017 Reply

I am allergic to tree nuts but want to try the beard grower oil. Any suggestions for a substitute for the almond oil I could use?

    Jason Hall - December 29, 2017 Reply

    Hey Patrick
    You can try grapeseed oil instead of almond oil.
    (please do a patch test to make sure you like the scent).


High Plains Drifter - January 21, 2018 Reply

The recipe notes seem scrambled up. For example number 3’s “about this recipe” lists ingredients not in the recipe. The ratios of essential oils are also perplexing. For example they’re nearly 25% of the recipes in #2, but a miniscule fraction in #3. I’ve used various carrier oils in the past with no fragrance including Argun,olive, coconut, and grape seed. This is my first effort at blending or scenting a beard oil. I was hoping for a little more clarity.

    Jason Hall - January 25, 2018 Reply

    Sorry for the mix up and thank for noticing. It’s fixed now.

    About the ratios of the essential oils. It depends on the essential oil and on your own preference, I recommend you to do a ‘patch test’ first
    and see that the scent is not overwhelming for your test. I’ve tried my best with the amounts, but everyone’s different 🙂

    Let me know if you need help with anything, I’d love to help.

Leo - February 5, 2018 Reply

Excellent advices Jason, I will finally be making my own beard oils. Ha…

    Jason Hall - February 6, 2018 Reply

    Goodluck Leo!

    I recommend starting with very small amounts to make sure you like it.

Suzy Q. - February 23, 2018 Reply

Great site!! Just made a beard oil for my husband— how much should he apply at a time??

    Jason Hall - February 23, 2018 Reply

    Hey Suzy

    It depends on his beard, he might need to do some trial and error.
    The rule of thumb is, apply just enough that after rubbing it on your beard your palms are not oily. Start with a few drops, 3-5 and see how it goes.


Joan Lucci - March 20, 2018 Reply

I only use doTERRA essential oils — in my opinion, the highest quality and best value because of their potency. I completely trust their high standard for sourcing, distilling, and testing for purity, potency, and therapeutic efficacy — we use everyday as dietary supplements. We had some difficult health issue related to stachybotrys (black mold) and really need to be careful about the products we use (internally, topically, and in the air we breathe) — a very positive turnaround after 2 years with these essential oils that are helping us to rebuild our immune systems.

tina - July 7, 2018 Reply

What is shelf life of the beard oils?

    Jason Hall - July 7, 2018 Reply

    Hi Tina

    It’s hard to say exactly what’s the shelf life of beard oils.
    There are several things that may affect the shelf life of essential oils (which make the beard oil).
    some of them are: oxygen(i.e when you open your bottle), light, time and heat

    It can be safe to say that it’s between 1-6 years.

Alicia - August 10, 2018 Reply

Hi I’m so glad to find this site its so helpful in making Beard combinations oils for many things. But one thing I’m looking for is a blend for sesentive skin issues, my Husband is just beginning to grow a beard which he has never have before its been 30 years so now he’s just beginning to grow one, he has irritated skin when hairs begin to grow so I guess now as it grow he has to get over the initial itch as hairs grow in. So if you can recommend a good oil blend for a newly grow beard for itchy irritated skin that would be so appreciate and helpful. Thanks so much Alicia😍

Jenn - January 13, 2019 Reply

I’ve been making some beard oil for coworkers. I infuse the carrier oil with healing herbs first and then use essential oils at a very low dilution. Infusing your carrier oils will really up your beard oil game.

Mike - April 3, 2019 Reply

Are the carrier oils in these recipes being measured in oz. by weight or oz. by fluid volume? Seems like a dumb question but I have seen many instances of fluid volume being abbreviated as oz. rather than fl. oz. which would make it much easier to differentiate.

    Jason Hall - April 4, 2019 Reply

    Hey Mike

      Mike - April 6, 2019 Reply

      Thanks for the response. Much appreciated.

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