Saturday, January 2, 2016

D.I.Y Beard Oil Tutorial

Beard Oil is used to soften the hair of your beard and help it smell incredible! You should choose  carrier oils that absorb in quickly to leave your beard silky but not oily or slippery.

Beard oil is best applied straight after showering while your beard is still a tad bit damp.  You don’t need to use very much oil, depending on the length and density of your beard, a 1/4 teaspoon should be more than enough. 

Simply massage the beard oil into the palm of your hands and massage it into the skin and base of your beard.  You can use a beard comb to distribute the oil evenly through your beard and moisturize your skin.


You can add a wonderful aroma to your handcrafted beard oil by using a small amount of essential oils.  I have suggested some aroma profiles that you will find smell amazing!

Store your beard oil in a 1-ounce glass amber bottle with a dropper insert for best results.  You can purchase  a few from Mountain Rose Herbs. 

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Choose your carrier oil.........

You need a total of two tablespoons of any or all of the following carrier oils. You can get as creative as you want and blend a variety of them together  or you can keep it simple and just choose Jojoba or Grapeseed oil for example. 

The Best Oil Choices Include:

Sweet Almond Oil: Great for softening and conditioning the skin and hair. 

Apricot Kernel Oil: Great for sensitive skin. Easily absorbed into the skin and hair. Good choice for skin that is inflamed, irritated and/or dry. 

Argan Oil: Contains skin-loving nutrients! Super light and easily absorbed into the skin and hair. Delivers deep hydration and can strengthen brittle hair.  

Baobab Oil: Rich in vitamins A, E and F and sterols. Quickly absorbs into hair and skin.  Great for use in dry skin/hair formulas. Will moisturize coarse dry beards! 

Camelina Oil: Loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E. and lots of anti-oxidants. Great for all hair types. 

Grapeseed Oil: Best choice when you need a fast absorbing oil for sensitive skin types. 

Hazelnut Oil: Best choice for those with oily skin and hair. 

Jojoba Oil: Good for all skin types and hair types. Super easily absorbed into the skin and hair because it is so similar to our skins own sebum.  

Kukui Nut Oil: Contains high levels of the essential fatty acids linoleum and alpha-linolenic.  Readily absorbed into hair and skin. Soothes chapped  and dry skin and damaged hair. Has high penetrability and is good for fine hair. 

Macadamia Nut Oil: One of the best regenerative oils available. It is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, and closely resembles sebum.  High absorption rate and is great at healing scars and skin irritations. 

Pomegranate Seed Oil: A very luxurious and deeply penetrating oil. Remarkable for skin and hair. Helps nourish hair and promote skin cell regeneration. 

Sesame Oil: Great for dry skin and hair. Blends well with other oils. 

Shea Nut Oil: Leaves a smooth and healthy feel to the skin and hair. Great for skin that has dermatitis, eczema, or general cutaneous dryness. Soothing to irritated dry skin and hair. Great choice during colder months of the year when you need a protective agent against harsh weather. 

Sunflower Seed Oil: Deeply nourishing and conditioning to the skin and hair. Helps with dry and damaged hair. Easily absorbed into skin and hair. 


Add in some Vitamin E........

Once you have added the selected carrier oils into your glass bottle, add in 1/4 teaspoon of Vitamin E.  It serves as an anti-oxidant for your carrier oils and will help prevent rancidity. 

Add in some Essential Oils...........

You won't need very much essential oil to make your beard oil smell amazing.  I suggest ten drops total of essential oil (about 2%).  If you have sensitive skin, use just five drops of essential oils. 



Suggested Essential Oil Blends:

Citrus Aroma: 4 drops sweet orange essential oil, 4 drops lemon essential oil and 4 drops of bergamot essential oil. **Avoid direct sunlight when using this formula. 


Peppermint Vanilla: 6 drops Vanilla Bean Absolute, 3 drops Peppermint essential oil

Fancy Pants: 3 drops Oud essential oil, 4 drops Sandalwood essential oil, 3 drops Vanilla Bean Absolute 


Tender Hearted: 1 drop Rose absolute, 2 drops Patchouli essential oil, 1 drop Jasmine absolute, 1 drop Ylang Ylang

Coffee & Chocolate: 4 drops Cocoa absolute, 2 drops Vanilla Bean absolute, 2 drops Coffee essential oil

Calm & Peace: 2 drops Tangerine essential oil, 2 drops Sweet Orange essential oil, 1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil, 1 drop Blue Tansy essential oil, 2 drops Patchouli essential oil

Earl Grey: 4 drops Bergamot essential oil, 2 drops Cardamom essential oil

Focus Blend: 2 drops Lemon essential oil, 2 drops Balsam Fir essential oil, 1 drop Cardamom essential oil, 1 drop Sweet Basil essential oil, 1 drop Rosemary essential oil, 1 drop Peppermint essential oil

Sample Blends created by Fresh-Picked Beauty........

Formula #1: 
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon apricot oil
1 teaspoon jojoba oil
1 teaspoon kukui nut oil
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
essential oil blend of choice

Formula #2 for Oily Hair: 
1 tablespoon hazelnut oil
1 tablespoon jojoba oil
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
essential oil blend of choice

Formula #3 for Dry Hair: 
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon shea nut oil
1 teaspoon argan oil
1 teaspoon macadamia nut oil
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
essential oil blend of choice

Formula #4 for Coarse Hair: 
1 tablespoon Baobab Oil
1 tablespoon Shea Nut Oil
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
essential oil blend of choice


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