“Having a beard is natural. When you think about it, shaving it off is quite weird.”
“Beards are an acquired taste. Don’t like them? Acquire some taste.”
“There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who appreciate a good beard and those who are wrong.”
For every male out there who is bearded and hikes (or who doesn’t), I’ve got some something interesting that you might want to try.
Since I started growing my beard just over two years ago, I have used several different beard washes, butters, and oils. I have found that none of them come at a cheap cost. Imagine my surprise when I was surfing the web looking for ideas on beard care when I came across an article on making your own beard oil.
Seeing this, I did as much research as I could to see if it would be a difficult task. I learned about the different carrier and essential oils, what they did, how much they cost and the many different recipes that are on the internet.
Personally. I like scents that are more earthy. Pine, patchouli, cedar, and sandalwood all should make suitable scents. I’ll mix and match different essential oils to see what I can come up with.
So with all of that research, where did it send me? Amazon of course. I read reviews of the many different brands of both the Carrier and Essential oils, as well as bottles to store them, and graduated cylinders. I found literally hundreds of different items for each scent, cylinder and bottle. So I just picked some with decent reviews and made the purchase.
As I waited for everything to arrive, I looked for recipes that would involve Cedar and Pine, two essential oils that, according to what I read, go well together.
Even though the directions were easy enough to follow, from what I have read, you have to be very careful with the essential oils. Too much of this, and too little of that and you can screw up that particular bottle.
So today I created a nice Cedar and Pine 2 oz bottle of beard oil with the earthy, woodsy smell that I love. Here is the recipe that I followed for this scent:
2 oz of Jojoba Oil (Carrier Oil)
5 drops a Cedar Oil (Essential Oil)
5 drops of Pine Oil (Essential Oil)
As I get more scents, I will try different recipes, but with this one, I just wanted to get my feet wet to see what I could do. Personally, I think that it turned out really well. It isn’t too strong, but it also isn’t so weak that you can’t smell it.
Has anyone else out there tried to make beard oils?