51 Beard Oil Recipes: The Beginners Guide on Making Your Own

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Making your own beard oil recipe isn’t rocket science, nor is it exactly the easiest thing to do.

This insanely detailed guide will show you the EXACT steps that the beard oil manufacturers use to make and sell their own beard oil and more importantly – to make your own!

Editors note: Now if the whole DIY route isn’t your thing (and that’s completely fair), then you might want to check out our detailed post on the best beard oils that we reviewed.  Of course if you don’t have the time to whip up your own batch of beard oil, you can just simply order an award winning beard oil.

In fact, if you are feeling ambitious you could actually turn this hobby into a part time gig yourself!

Just a quick note:

You see there are a lot of awesome beard oil manufacturers out there.

I am lucky enough to count a few of them as really good friends – they are definitely great people and know how to run a business.

However with that being said, beard oil isn’t exactly the cheapest thing in the world.

Look:

With everything in life its a whole lot cheaper to create something yourself than to buy it off the shelf (i.e. buying beer vs brewing your own, eating out vs eating in, driving a 10 hr car ride vs taking a 2 hr flight, etc.).

But does beard oil follow suit?

I’ll touch on that in just a minute – with charts and graphs for comparison too!

First off,  if your interested in making beard oil, clearly you have discovered the amazing benefits that it brings.

If not, I invite you to bounce over and check out the primer I put together on the benefits of beard oil.

So let’s hop to it and deep dive into the ultimate and definitive guide to making your very own beard oil recipe!

A Comprehensive Video Explaining How To Make Your Own Beard Oil Recipe

The cost effectiveness of making your very own beard oil recipe

Money doesn’t grow on trees.  Yet your beard needs to be maintained.

So how can you maintain a killer beard while saving a substantial amount of money in the long run?

Well creating your own of course!

So let’s break it down and prove that your own homemade beard oil is in fact cheaper:

This was just a random sampling of a few beard oil companies of which I have no prior affiliation to writing this article:

Beard Oil Vendors - Comparison to DIY Beard Oil

Roughly the average price for beard oil from a premium vendor is about $25.  To note there were some beard oils listed above and below this range (as much as $50 and as little as $15  – excluding shipping).

Let’s crunch some numbers real quick:

Here is the recommended dosage of beard oil depending on length:

  • 1 Month Growth: 3-4 drops
  • 1 – 3 Month Growth: 4-6 drops
  • 3 – 12 Month Growth: 6-10 drops
  • 12+ Month Growth: 10+ drops

So for calculations sake, we are going to go off the average of a 6 month beard – about 8 drops.

1oz of beard oil should net you 600 drops.  If you are applying beard oil every day (which you should), that 1oz bottle of beard oil will last you 2.5 months (75 days).

Ok, ok, not too bad right?

If we annualize that, we will be looking to spend roughly $70 a year in beard oil for the generic version and $125 for the premium version ($14/oz vs $25/oz respectively).

Comparison Cost for Beard Oil

Of course we haven’t talked about the disadvantages of not knowing the scent until it shows up to your door as well as tailoring one specifically towards your tastes – but I digress.

Now that we have the prices set

So to craft your own beard oil you are going to need just a few things:

  • Carrier oil
  • Essential oil
  • Beard oil bottles

Taking the same approach that we did above, I’m going to hop over to some online store and look up a carrier oil (here is the one outlined below).

The most common one is Jojoba – with the average price ringing up just south of $15 bucks for 4oz

Which equates to roughly 2,400 drops of oil – 4x the amount that we would have gotten if we just went with the generic one mentioned above.

This one bottle alone will last you 10 months (about 300 days).  Compared to the 2.5 months for the beard oil above.

Sweet!

To make sense of it all, I went ahead and put it into a easy to read graph.

Here I am comparing the price per oz of beard oil – DIY vs. Generic vs. Premium.

Here are the results:

Beard Oil DIY Comparison Beard Oil Recipe

Crazy right?!

I know your asking yourself, wait did he include the cost of essential oils and own beard oil bottles?

The answer to that is…

YES!

In fact I gave us an additional cushion of $10 extra bucks to spend on essential oils and bottles of which should be plenty!

I don’t know about you, but I’m convinced.

So not only on is there a real cost advantage – but the creative freedom that you will have when making it is quite honestly unlimited.

You see I personally love a woodsy smell, but on the other hand, I don’t want to smell like Sasquatch.

When you make your own beard oil, you have the ability to mix in just the right amount of scents so the odor isn’t too terribly powerful.

Unlike purchasing any beard oil online, you will have ultimate flexibility and can round out the scent exactly to what you prefer.

Don’t let all the power go to your head

:-)

Before we deep dive into the scents that the essential oils give out, lets breakdown what a carrier oil is and why it is so important to your beard oil recipe.

After all it is the base to the whole thing…

Selecting the Right Carrier Oils for Beard Oil

When making your own beard oil, you have two primary components to it.

Carrier oils and essential oils.

I’ll go over essential oils in a minute, but first lets check out what’s up with carrier oils.

Carrier oils are going to make up the majority of the beard oil.

By majority, I mean a super majority – 98 – 99% of the final product.

They are the base of which everything else is made.  There are a ton of several different types of carrier oils.  In fact here is a list of carrier oils:

Almond, Sweet OilKukui Oil
Apricot Kernel OilMacadamia Nut Oil
Avocado OilPeanut Oil
Borage OilPecan Oil
Calendula OilRose Hip Oil
Cocoa ButterSesame Oil
Coconut OilShea Butter
Evening Primrose OilSunflower Oil
Grapeseed OilWalnut Oil
Hazelnut OilWheatgerm Oil
Jojoba Oil

I get it:

Ok, this can be a bit daunting at first.

What carrier oils do you want to use for your beard oil.  I mean these are a TON to choose from.

Well its actually quite simple.

Since this is your first time crafting your own recipe I strongly suggest giving Jojoba (Ho-ho-ba) oil a shot.

Why?

carrier oils for mustache wax

You see Jojoba is the closest to your natural skin oil that you can get.

Even if you have naturally a bit more oily skin, Jojoba should not give you more acne or have any adverse effects.

So don’t fret at all.

What about the other oils?

There are a ton of great sites out there that breakdown the different oils and their uses.

Your skin is of course specific to you.  So only you are going to know what is best.

Now when getting carrier oils there are actually a few things you do need to keep in mind.

First:

Don’t go to the grocery store to buy it.

No seriously… set down the Crisco.

You see the oil normally found in stores in not the same oil you would put in your beard.

There are a few key differences here.

The largest difference will be how its processed.  If you look at a carrier oil that is to be used on your beard, like this Jojoba oil, you will see that it says on the label or in the item description that its ‘cold pressed’:

cold pressed jojoba oil - beard oil recipe

What’s so special about cold pressed?

Well if you were to use one that wasn’t cold pressed (e.g. expeller pressed) much of the derived nutrients from the oil were lost during the oil extraction process.

Expeller press adds in the use of heat – therefore rendering the actual benefits of your beard oil little to none.

Bummer eh?

So remember COLD pressed!

Second:

Like beer?

beer bottles - beard oil recipe

Wait a second, I thought we were in the middle discussing the benefits of carrier oils, what does beer have to do with this?

Here’s the reason:

Ever wonder why most beer bottles amber in color?

Its to block out UV lights and preserve the taste.  So any beer worth its salt, should be packaged up in that way.

Green and dark blue are also acceptable, but amber color is by far the best at blocking out harmful UV rays.

What does any of this have to do with your beard oil and carrier oils?

Well honestly quite a lot!

As we were just talking above, carrier oils provide a huge rush of nutrients to your beard.  So its important to not only get one that’s cold pressed but also one that is in an amber bottle.

Sure you could definitely take a gamble and get a clear one from your local vitamin shop or off of Amazon, but you would have no idea how long that bottle has been sitting on the shelf while its nutrients are being deteriorated from UV rays.

So if you are going to plunk down some hard earned cash, personally I think its best to error on the side of caution and go with the amber bottle.

This way you know your getting the maximum amount of nutrients.

Third:

Your entire bottle (4oz bottle) of carrier oil should last a couple of years – assuming you apply it every day.

After you make your beard oil and if you have left over carrier oil, you are definitely going to want to store it in a cool dry place.

This way you can extend the maximum shelf life as long as possible.

To further extend shelf life you can store the excess oil (i.e. backstock) within the fridge.

Don’t worry if the oil solidifies as this is completely normal!

Just take it out for a couple of hours and it will return back to its original state.

Wrapping Up Carrier Oils

So its quite a bit to take in at first, so I would sincerely recommend sticking with a Jojoba oil before deep diving and exploring the other awesome carrier oils that are out there.

Now that we got the baseline covered, what about essential oils?

Well that brings me to my next point:

 

essential oil plant

Add a little bit of flair to your beard oil with the use of essential oils

How do you make a beard oil recipe that smells good?

Essential oils of course!

Now technically you could go without it, but if your investing the time and effort to make your very own beard oil, you definitely need to go with a couple of essential oils to start.

As we covered in the first section, even when adding a few essential oils to the order, you still will come out cheaper on a price per ounce comparison to generic and premium beard oil counterparts.

You see essential oils are terrific in that they can give your beard not only an awesome smell, but can also add really great benefits to your skin as well.

You will often come across essential oils that may give you benefits like increased blood flow.

Look:

I know something like ‘increased blood flow’ might sound totally lame…

But hear me out:

When you use something like peppermint as an essential oil, the increased blood flow will help your beard get the nutrients it needs while stimulating growth to the follicle with the added blood flow.  Thus in some instances you may have

a beard oil that helps growth!

You want your beard to look strong and healthy right?

Well that’s one of the added beauties of essential oils.

You see there are a ton of essential oils to choose from:

Angelica*Geranium**Parsley**
Anise***Ginger*Patchouli*
Basil***Grapefruit***Palmarosa**
Bay**Helicrysum*Peppermint***
Benzoin*Hyssop**Petitgrain***
Bergamot***Jasmine**Pine**
Cajuput**Juniper**Ravensara***
Chamomile**Lavandin***Rose**
Cardamom**Lavender***Rosemary**
Carrot seed**Lemon***Rosewood**
Cedarwood*Lemongrass***Sandalwood*
Cinnamon**Lime***Spearmint***
Citronella***Mandarin***Spikenard*
Clary Sage**Manuka**Tagetes***
Clove**Marjoram**Tangerine***
Coriander**Myrrh*Tea Tree**
Cypress**Myrtle***Thyme**
Dill**Neroli**Tuberose***
Elemi**Niaouli**Vanilla*
Eucalyptus***Nutmeg**Vetiver*
Fennel***Oakmoss*Yarrow**
Frankincense*Orange***Ylang Ylang*
Galbanum***Oregano**

* = Base Note
** = Middle Note
***= Top Note

Ok – this is like drinking from a firehose I know.

But not to worry!

If this is your first time we have some great recipes listed below to get you started.

However as a primer, if you want a beard oil that gives a bit more of a woodsy smell to it, you will want to stick around the cedarwood, pine, and sandalwood essential oils.

If you are looking for more of a citrusy flair to your oil, grapefruit, lemon, and orange essential oils will be your friend.

When it comes to making your own beard oil recipe, experimentation will be your best friend.

Important Note:

Some guys have really sensitive skin.  Most of them can use beard oil without a problem.

However if you have sensitive skin and are making your own beard oil, the biggest reason you would experience any discomfort would be due to the essential oils.

I highly recommend that you add essential oils very slowly into the recipe (1 drop at a time and see how your skin reacts).

This way you can make the perfect recipe for you that won’t irritate your skin.

Prepping Your Workstation to Craft the Best Beard Oil of Your Life

Ok, so we went over the carrier oils and essential oils, now what?

You have make sure that you have all the right tools for the job.

Really this is pretty minimal.

To start it off, I would go to Amazon type in ‘eye dropper bottle amber’.

With a pack of 6 glasses you can try out a few different ratios of carrier oils and essential oils.

There are larger packs on Amazon that are available but this being your first recipe, I think 6 should suffice.

Basically that is it (in addition to the carrier and essential oils of course).

The only additional item that you may want to get would be a pipette.

These would ONLY be necessary if you pick up a carrier or essential oil that does NOT have a dropper already in the bottle (most of them do).

You see if you don’t have a dropper and start using a communal one, the cross-contamination may breakdown the nutrients within the oils themselves thus partially rendering the benefits of your beard oil useless.

So please do yourself a favor and make sure you don’t cross-contaminate!

Great – so you have your carrier oil and essential oils set…

Now what?

So first things first.

You are going to want to make sure you sterilize the amber bottles that you received.

To sterilize them simply toss a pot of water on the oven, insert the bottles into the water and then bring to a boil.

how to clean a beard oil bottle

You do NOT want to toss cold bottles into a pot of boil water.

If so, they may crack from the rapid temperature adjustment.

Once boiling for a few minutes, use some tongs and take them out of the water gently.

Be sure when you take them out that you pour out the water that is in the bottle so you don’t splash any on you.

Once out, rest them on a few paper towels to let air dry.

Once dried you are now ready to begin with the mixing process!

Woo hoo!

So where do we start…

Making Your Creation – Let’s Get to Mixing Your New Beard Oil

To start off you are going to use your carrier oils first.

As mentioned in the section above about carrier oils – these oils by themselves give you and your beard a TON of benefits.

Technically you can just use a carrier oil by itself and call it a day.

However, in the spirit of mixing and creating great scents and added benefits we will also be adding essential oils to our recipe.

So to start you will want to add only 1oz as a base for your carrier oil into your sterilized oil bottles.  This way you can create a few different oils and ratios to experiment with.

After that is set, it’s time to move on to essential oils.

(Protip: If you have a hard time determining what is 1oz of fluid – if you have a medicine cap lying around those usually are 1oz – just make sure you dispose of it afterwards so you don’t consume any oil accidentally when you are sick!)

As mentioned in the essential oils section above – I very VERY much recommend that you add essential oils slowly and carefully to your recipe. Especially if you have very sensitive skin.

Why’s that?

Two parts actually:

First:

You don’t want to waste a bit of the oil that your creating.  It’s heartbreaking to throw out a bad batch of beard oil :-(

When mixing your oils together, you should write down the proportions that you use along the way.

This way if you have any sort of flub up of a mixture that you don’t like, you will have a detailed description of everything that you did and won’t make that same mistake twice.

This doesn’t have to be super complicated.  Even just scribbling this down on a pad of paper is totally fine.

The point is to just make sure you don’t get your ratios off two times in a row.

Second:

As noted above, too high of a concentration of essential oils can result in skin irritation.

Every guy reacts differently to essential oils, so make sure you don’t over do it.

A good rule of thumb is to add one drop of essential oil and try out the mixture on one part of your beard (use only one drop of the mixture).

This way you can gauge how your skin is reacting to the essential oils.

Once you have the mixture rubbed into your skin, make sure that you give it about 5 minutes before moving on to a higher concentration of essential oil to carrier oil to the scent that you are aiming towards.

List of Beard Oil Recipes

Now I know you probably want to get your hands dirty right away!

To help you with the process, here are a few starter recipes that have been submitted by Tools of Men readers through our beard oil database.

These mixtures are quite diverse and should help find the perfect one for you:

Pasar Maluku / Crafted by Rense

Warm and comforting, good for the cold holiday season. With a tropical reminiscence.

  • 1 fl oz Jojoba oil
  • 5 fl ozs Argan oil
  • 5 fl ozs Oenothera oil
  • 1 drop Clove essential oil
  • 2 drops Orange essential oil
  • 2 drops Juniper essential oil
  • 6 drops Sandalwood essential oil

Herb Garden / Crafted by Danny

This blend has a real mix of lingering fragrances.

  • 15 mLs Sweet Almond Oil
  • 15 mLs Avocado Oil
  • 10 drops Oregano Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Juniper Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
  • 8 drops Pine Essential Oil

The Lemon-Lime Experience / Crafted by MIKAELLEON23

The Lemon-Lime Experience was a creation I came up with randomly as an experiment. I ended up trying it for a little while, and I ended up really liking it. It helps keep my beard from drying out, especially in these cold winter temperatures the Upper Mid-West gets often. It also does not smell too over the top, but you can still tell it is there.

  • 0.4 fl ozs Grape-Seed Oil
  • 0.4 fl ozs Sesame Seed Oil
  • 10 drops Lemon Essential Oils
  • 10 drops Lime Essential Oils

Sage Grove / Crafted by Talyon

Cleansing Sage with warm sandalwood undertone.

  • 30 mLs Jojoba Oil
  • 6 drops Sage Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

The Cedar Road / Crafted by onattus

  • 25 mLs Jojoba Oil
  • 5 mLs Grapeseed Oil
  • 8 drops Cedarwood Essencial Oil
  • 2 drops Rosemary Essencial Oil

Hippy Dip / Crafted by luvmuhbeard

A concoction of essential oils and Grapeseed will leave you, or your loved one, begging for more. The aroma from the essential oils die down a little quicker than I’d like, but overall a good blend for someone experimenting.

  • 1 fl oz Grapeseed Oil
  • 4 drops Ylang-ylang
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Cassia

Now these are just a few to get you started – if you want to unlock over 50 more recipes, be sure to check out our beard oil recipe database – there you can search and filter for ones that work for you:

The Joys of Creating Your Own Beard Oil Recipe

I don’t know about you but I love being a tinkerer and try out different concoctions of things.It’s always fun to learn and understand the process that goes into making anything, and in this case beard oil.As you discovered, when you
make

your own beard oil, not only do you save a substantial amount of money, but the creative freedom to make whatever you want with it is limitless.So I urge you to go out there and try making a few of your own.  You will be surprised with what you come up with!

To close out this guide, here are what a few people think about creating their very own beard oil recipes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beard Care Doesn’t End With Oil

proper beard maintenance

As great as beard oil may be in conditioning and moisturizing your beard, its only the 2nd step of the 3 required steps to a healthy and great looking beard (with the other two being washing and styling as pictured above).

Now if you are wondering if those steps can be skipped…they can’t (sorry!).

Sure you could use a standard bar of soap to wash your beard, but not only will it strip out all the natural oils but will also likely lead to beard dandruff.

So be sure that you use a top rated beard wash or shampoo that has been designed to compliment your naturally coarser beard.

Now fast forward to step three, we want to touch on styling:

Whether you use one of the best beard combs on the market or simply go with a boars hair beard brush, these tools can be used to make your beard look on-point (I’m talking Instagram-worthy here).

They not only provide better styling, but will work incredibly well with that beard oil you made here today 🙂

About The Author

Shawn Burns

Shawn is the founder and senior editor at Tools of Men, the leading style and grooming source trusted by men in 187 countries. He started this site with the goal of teaching men proper grooming habits and sensible style. He is an expert in all things men's grooming related. His work has been mentioned on countless sites including AskMen, Vice, WikiHow, and the New York Times.

57 thoughts on “51 Beard Oil Recipes: The Beginners Guide on Making Your Own”

  1. Curious about a certain section on the guide? Drop me a line – will be more than happy to help out!

    1. T says:

      Hi Shawn

      I want to add argan oil, grapseed oil, almond and a bit of castor oil. What ratio would you reccommend. Don’t want a greasy feel – more light but extremely moisturising and anti itch. Also benefit of thick hair?

    2. mason says:

      So looking through here i would just need the glass amber bottles, a base oil and a essential oil to make a beard oil right ? say jojoba oil and cedar wood oil ? also Im in Canada do you know of any links for to buy these ingredients in Canada ? i have looked for my own but im worried i will get something of low quality or not the right type of oil any (more) help would be greatly appreciated this website is great.

    3. Ben moore says:

      Hi there shawn I am currently making my own brand of beard oil here in the UK I have spent a huge amount of money on essential oils and tried to tested many recipes one thing i just cant get right though is the proper ratio between carrier oil to essential oil. At the moment i am putting in half the amount of drops of essential oils to carrier so for example if i put it in a 10ml bottle i will use 5 drops of essential. If i use a 20ml bottle i will put 10 drops and 15 for a 30ml bottle. This works fine with the 10ml bottles but in bigger bottles like the 20ml and 30ml bottles it seems as though its too much as they make my hand rough and dry when i rub it in. At the same time though if i use less the recipes dont work out and they end up smelling of just oil than an actual beard oil. Ive been told to use 6-10 drops for every 1oz (roughly 27ml) ? Any help would be appreciated as i have spent a good amount of money into this and just cant seem to get it right. [email protected]

  2. Jason says:

    Yeah, your beard oil recipes page doesn’t work.

    1. Shawn Burns says:

      Thanks for the heads up Jason! Much appreciated. Just fixed this the other evening.

      1. Lonnie says:

        Beard recipes page not working 10/ 26/ 2015 This is awesome site, the best site I have come found.

        1. Shawn says:

          I think this should be fixed! Thank you so much for the heads up!

        2. Lettie says:

          Many many qutliay points there.

      2. Jannette says:

        the link is still not working.

        1. Shawn says:

          Hi Jannette,

          Just fixed it! Should be working now. Thank you so much for the heads up!

          Best,
          Shawn

  3. Antonio says:

    Hi, i was interested in the app, but i can’t find it in the app store

    1. Shawn Burns says:

      Hey Antonio,

      It’s actually a web based app you can check it out here: http://beard.toolsofmen.com/

      Be sure to share your own recipe when get around to making your own!

  4. Josh Chavez says:

    Hi, great site and info! I have a question about cold pressed and expelled. I read that The us regulates “cold Pressed” at under 400° Which means that even cold pressed could lose nutrients. And how much of the nutrients are actually lost in expeller pressed? I’ve seen Argon anywhere from $100-$300 pr gallon. For beard oil what is actually necessary? Organic, Unfiltered, Unrefined, cold pressed? Or Can the refined filtered Expelled give you the same benefits? Aren’t the unrefined unfiltered used more for food grade? Also I’ve read that Unrefined has a very short shelf life. I obviously want the best nutrients but is it worth the price? Hope that’s not too many things at once lol, Thanks in advance.

  5. Richard says:

    When creating your own recipe, how do you determine the ratio to add carrier vs. essential oil?

    1. Shawn Burns says:

      Typically you want to go with an ounce of carrier oil and then only a couple of drops of essential oil. You can always add more essential oil, so I would recommend to not go heavy handed to start. If you put in too much essential oil you might have some skin irritation.

  6. Andy says:

    Dude this is awesome ^^ quick question: can you use the beard oil immediately after a shave? Like instead of an aftershave?

    1. Shawn Burns says:

      Awesome! Glad you liked the article! Personally I wouldn’t use a beard oil as an aftershave – instead I would use a witch hazel based aftershave – talked about it a bit in this post: http://www.toolsofmen.com/what-is-aftershave/

    2. Chris says:

      I shave my head, but have a beard, and I use it for my beard and on my head. The ingredients are all good for your skin, so it works out well. And if you make your own, you can choose the exact oils that will work best for your skin.

  7. Alexandre says:

    dude! great write up! question, tho: Does it need a fixative? I made one based in your recipes, but after a month or so, the smell seems to have, I dont know, evaporated?! All’s left is the sweet almond smell, and I quite dont like it. thx!

    1. Shawn says:

      Sorry this is so late in response! Typically you don’t need a fixative. If the beard oil is in a warmer place, the oil scents may dissipate. I will update the guide shortly to account for this.

      Best,
      Shawn

  8. Thomas says:

    What a excellent guide to making beard oil! Thank you! I made a batch my self and after a couple of days some of my bottles had little bubbles floating at the bottom of the bottle, I sterilized the bottles and was very mindful of not cross contaminating, any thoughts as to what it is or why it happened?

    1. Shawn says:

      Hmm, nothing initially jumps out to me. Were they ever able to eventually settle?

    2. Courtney says:

      I believe that would be water “bubbles”!

  9. Gordon says:

    This is a great site and exactly what I’ve been looking for. I plan on making my own very soon. So, my question is (I’m terrible at math) I your only using an Ounce of carrier oil and a few drops of essential oils if you were going to make an entire 4 oz. bottle for your self wouldn’t you just buy the say the Jojoba bottle and add your essential oils to that…Make sense?

    1. Shawn says:

      Yeah that could definitely work out too. Just make sure its in an amber jar though – typically want to avoid storing it in plastic if thats what the Jojoba oil came in.

  10. Justin says:

    When buying essential oils, do you buy thera peptic grade or is standard/commercial grade fine?

  11. Busseyte says:

    The “sign up” feature isn’t working. It gives me an error message.

    1. Shawn says:

      Hi there! Thank you so much for the heads up! Just fixed it, should be able to create an account no problem now.

  12. Cody says:

    Hey how’s it going to start off I love the site. It has so much great info thank you for taking the time to make this.
    I have a few questions
    1). Are you able to mix two or more different types of carrier oils
    Like jojoba, vitamin E, vitamin A?? Then add my A Essential oils witches would probably be a mild cedarwood with fir needle oil. What are your thoughts on this combination.
    Very excited to get into making my beard oil

    1. Cody says:

      ***sorry for the typos

      1. Shawn says:

        Haha, no worries – I do them all the time too 😀

    2. Shawn says:

      Hey Cody!

      Thanks for checking out the article! Awesome that you dig it!

      Most importantly – welcome to the world of creating beard oils!

      You can definitely mix together carrier oils – there are plenty of beard oils that do this! In fact here is a beard oil that mixes together a few carrier oils in addition to Vitamin E oil.

      The combination sounds pretty cool!

      Best of luck with your recipe – if it works out pretty good, don’t be a stranger and add it to the beard oil recipe database.

      Best,
      Shawn

  13. Rick H says:

    Thanks for the info!! Just what I was looking for! Appreciate the links too.

    1. Shawn says:

      Hi Rick,

      Sweet! Glad you liked it!

      Best,
      Shawn

  14. Erin says:

    Thanks for the info
    How do I measure the difference between fl oz and regular oz…I bought a kitchen scale …Will it work ?

    1. LT Kline says:

      **face palm to this lol**

      Fluid ounces (fl. oz.) is a measure of volume while ounces (oz.) are a measure of weight. To measure fluid ounces, you will need to use a device that measures the volume such as measuring cups. Due to the density of various liquids the same volume we’ll have a different weight depending on the liquid and it’s density

  15. Rob says:

    Are the fragrance oils sold for candle making at Pat Catan’s or other craft stores usable as essential oils?

    1. Samantha says:

      No those are just scents.. You need good essential oils, youngliving has the best. Email me and I can get you some info [email protected]

  16. Jean-Louis says:

    Shawn , I am thinking of creating a beard balm with coconut oil as the base, do you think I can add the essential oils to the more solid base or do I need to heat up the coconut oil to add the essentials and if so how do you recomend I do it.
    Great post though loved it

  17. Paul says:

    Excellent info. I have made my own oil and balm. For the oil I mixed 1/2 oz. coconut oil, 1/4 oz. jojoba oil, 1/4 oz. vitamin E oil, 1 drop sandalwood essential oil, 3 drops vanilla essential oil. It makes an ounce which lasts me almost a month. I like the coconut oil because it solidifies and makes the oil thick but not as thick as my balm. I can apply it just like my balm.

  18. Kevin says:

    What carrier oils are good? Like What should I look for on the label I went to the beauty supply store and they have a bunch some expensive some cheap as far as price go

  19. Howard says:

    I spent 30 bucks and made 2 pretty full bottles of awesome sauce. I used 1 oz jojoba, 15 drops lavender, 7 drops tea tree, and 4 droppers full of warmed coconut oil my sister had in the pantry. This one was nice. Good scent, very refreshing. Then I ss some more research and picked up some peppermint. I then did 15 drops lavender, 10 drops peppermint, 7 drops tea tree with 1.25 jojoba and it’s dope.

    1. Shawn says:

      Sweet! Thanks for sharing with the readers! Might need to try this one myself! 😀

  20. Jessy says:

    Hi Shawn !! Awsome site , excellent info on how to get started bro. Just have this simple question for you . If you have a 1oz bottle you will put 1oz total of carrier oil + essential oils , if you have a 2oz you will but putting 2oz of carrier oil + essential oils , then 3oz and so on , is this correct ? And to my understanding you can mix the carrier oils 1/2oz and 1/2oz to fill a 1oz bottle .

    Happy brewing!
    cheers !!

  21. Jessy says:

    I guess what threw me off is that your recommended recipes on top , some don’t add up to a full 1 oz bottle if i’m not mistaken . What goes in to fill the bottle ?

    1. Shawn says:

      It might not work out to be specifically to 1oz with some of the sample recipes. You could also scale out the recipe to make an ounce if thats what you are shooting for. To also answer your other comment, generally you could drop in 1oz carrier + few drops of the essentials (this is a great way to start).

  22. Shahar says:

    If i want to add some shining , what oil should i use?

  23. Riaan says:

    Hi, great site! Just a wuick question, I mixed some beard oil, sterilized my amber bottles like you described, but I notice that after a few days (5-7 days) white solid looking particles start forming in the bottles, what can cause this, oils that I bought doesn’t seem to do this. Is this normal or not? Thanks.

  24. Jeremy says:

    I’ve just started making my own beard balm and beard oils. I would love a pipe tobacco combination. Is there such a thing as tobacco essential oil? What about leather?

    1. Shawn says:

      Personally I haven’t seen a pipe tobacco or leather scented essential oil. However with so many out there, I personally wouldn’t be surprised if some scent like this could be achieved through some sort of mixture of a few oils. Definitely let me know in the comments here if you do find something along the lines to achieve this scent as I am sure others might be looking for the same thing.

  25. Freyr Dave says:

    You probably want to avoid bottle tops with the rubber bulbs. Over time, essential oils can/will erode the rubber and eventually leach the material into the oil.

    1. Shawn says:

      Thanks for the tip Freyr Dave! About how long till you noticed erosion?

  26. Alek says:

    That’s one heck of a guide with tons of useful info that will actually help people make a good quality blend in the comfort of their kitchen.

    People tend to abandon the idea of making their own blend just because they think it’s hard or they’ll do something wrong in the whole process, but the reality of the situation is how some beard problems can’t be solved by the options available on the market or they’re just too pricey.

    I battled with coarse and weak hair because I was just stupid and didn’t use oils from the moment I started growing out my beard.

    Instead of cutting it off I decided to experiment and create some pretty unique blends that improve blood circulation and cleanse your facial hair besides keeping it moisturized.

    Here’s what I came up with:
    http://virilebeard.com/beard-care/3-diy-beard-oil-recipes-stronger-thicker

    1. jenny says:

      Pennyroyal is not at all healthful… old wives tale that keeps getting retold and believed….great in your garden for driving the bugs away but not for use by humans… please do your own research on the subject. Also…. citrus and other citrus like EO’s are phototoxic and should probably not be used in a leave on oil… again do your own research and proceed with caution.

  27. jenny says:

    You have provided a lot of information. Thank you for taking the time to do that. I am researching products for men to add to my home based soaping business and have noticed that you list the citrus essential oils but don’t mention that oils like lemon, lime and orange are Phototoxic and should be at least used with extreme caution in a leave on product like beard oil. I am hoping this is an oversight that you will address it on your site.

  28. Marlene Graham says:

    Thank you for the great information. I am making beard oils for my son’s barbershop. In the process, I am researching which carrier oils and essentials oils work best for the 5 skin types, including normal, mature, oily, dry, and sensitive. Your information is helpful during this process. Keep up the great work!!!

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