Essential oils for Beard health

Have you spend £10 to £20 on essential oils for beard health ???? I have known many other people in my life have spent a lot of money on beard oils,  but your being ripped off and it’s so easy to make your own! There are not many article out there to help men choose an oil to suite their needs for their own beard health, so the following short article will help you to pick 3 oils and show you how to blend these oils for your own personalised oil for your beard.

A beard oil is often used for its soothing properties for the skin and abilities to help and nourish the beard and healing spots or blemishes underneath the beard it’s self. Essential oils have been used for hundreds of years on men’s beards and it’s about time you got your beard some tender loving care, as often men don’t look after their beards.

First off we need a base oil for the essential oil and these can be a mixture of nourishing oils such as Johoba oil, grapeseed oil, rosehip and Argan oil. These oils all work very well helping to moisturise and condition both the beard and skin.

You can use all 3 base oils together or one at a time if you don’t have all ingredients to hand. When making this beard oil you only need to add 10mls of your base oils as stated above and you will use 2 drops of each essential oil and use 3 essential oils provided in the list below for the benefits that you want for your beard. 

When to apply ?

Best to apply after a shower or washing your face on a towel dried beard. Rub a small amount 2-4 drops between your hands and work it through your beard from roots to tip. Use daily to keep skin and beard wellness. If you would like a beard oil specifically making for you then please contact me on the page contact form.

12 common Essential oils for beard and skin health:

  • Cedarwood – helps prevent acne and also has antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, and anti fungal properties. In aromatherapy, cedarwood is said to have a calming effect, a beautiful woody smell.
  • Eucalyptus – aids against skin irritation and is used for its antibacterial, anti-aging, anti inflammatory properties.
  • Lemongrass – invigorates and is great used like an aftershave but for beards. This organic compound has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties and some of the essential oil compounds have been found to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities for skin and hair.
  • Peppermint – invigorates and refreshes the skin and is has a very cooling feeling on the skin. This oil is very beneficial to both hair and skin and has stimulating effects on both, as well as antiseptic and regenerative qualities.
  • Lavender – soothing and healing to the skin and is often used as a treatment for both acne and hair loss, this is why lavender makes it a good candidate for a beard oil ingredient.  Lavender is also quite mild, and is one of the easiest oils to work with because it is usually very safe and gentle on skin.
  • Vetiver – Nourishing and conditioning for beard  and contains soothing and cooling properties that make it one of the best oils you can use on your skin. If you have an oily and acne prone skin, then it is truly wonderful oil remedy for your problem skin because it helps skin infections and aids wound healing for spots and blemishes under the beard de to the goodness from its cicatrizing properties. Cicatrisants are cell-renewing and great for hair roots and skin.
  • Chamomile – Relives beard irritation and has inflammation properties. This oil calms any kind of irritation your skin might be experiencing. Along with hydrating and moisturizing your skin. Chamomile eases blemishes and evens the skin tone. It has skin repairing, regenerating, and strengthening properties, which in turn keeps your skin young and look refreshed.
  • Tea Tree – Antiseptic and helps skin breakouts and spots. This oil has stimulating effects for hair and follicles.  It not only helps your skin, but it will help heal it as well if you do happen to get some kind of blemish under your beard.
  • Rose oil – nourishing and increase skin’s permeability. This beautiful smelling oil can help to reduce redness and is calming to the skin underneath a irritated beard and also contains moisturising properties. This oil contains anti-inflammatory properties and is been known to be called a tissue regenerator due to the  loaded therapeutic benefits that this oil has on itchy and irritated skin.
  • Rosemary – stimulation of follicles for the growth of stronger and longer hair. This oil is also said to boost mental activity, and is used as a brain and nerve tonic thus being used in a beard oil could set you up for the day with mental focus.
  • Bergamot –  is commonly used for its scent, and is a common top note in a lot of perfumes.  Bergamot also has some pretty great properties for beard oils, including antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
  • Thyme – antiseptic and antibacterial oil.  It is noted for encouraging hair growth, as well as preventing hair loss. Thyme had a pretty strong odour , and can be an irritant on skin if you don’t dilute it enough. 

 

Beard oil 1:

  • 10 ml of jojoba oil
  • 3  of lavender oil
  • 2 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 1 drops of peppermint oil

Beard oil 2:

  • 5ml jojoba oil 5ml rose-hip oil
  • 2 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops of vetiver essential oil
  • 2 drops of rose oil

Beard oil 3:

  • 5 ml of grapeseed oil 5ml argan oil
  • 3 drop of vetiver essential oil
  • 2 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  • 1 drops of lemongrass

Beard oil 4:

  • 10 ml Grape seed oil
  • 2 drops of Lavender
  • 2 drops of Rosemary
  • 2 drops of cedarwood

Essential oils go along way so less is more when using these organic compound, don’t be tempted to add more oils to the blend unless you know all your oils and are qualified enough to know the contraindications to many of the oils.

Note: People with sensitive skin should use with caution and try a patch test of one drop under the forearm and wait 24 hours to see if any reaction has occurred. Pregnant women should avoid using the beard oil. Never apply undiluted essential oils to skin and only use these oils above blended with a base oil. Please be aware that Rosemary and Lavender have been know to be contraindicated in epileptics so avoid these oils when choosing an oil for your personal use for your beard.

Jonathan Sarson VTCT, OCN, CCMT