Make your own DIY beard oil
Are you a DIY kinda guy? Me neither. Quite ironic that a bloke with the facial hair of a lumberjack isn’t the best at blokey tasks. But even if you’re the type that’d struggle to put up a shelf, one DIY project I can recommend is knocking up some of your own bitchin’ DIY beard oil.
Any self-respecting Hirsute Henry will know the benefits of using beard oil on their thatch– and how expensive it can be to maintain those luscious beardy locks. Don’t get me wrong – it’s nice to treat yourself from time to time. That’s why Thatchface has a selection of fine beard oils to keep your beard happy (plus we donate 10% of profits to male cancer charity so you can help fellow gents by keeping your beard looking on point).
You can save some serious coin and find the perfect concoction for you simply by doing it for yourself – especially if you’re a prolific user ie apply a few drops every day. It may sound daunting but trust me, it isn’t.
You might be thinking “Why is ThatchFace preaching how to make your own beard oils?” the answer is simple dear reader! We believe in empowering you to try out making your own beard oil and if you decide its too much of a pain to do, we hope you’ll come and sample the delights of ThatchFace beard oil from our shop.
It only takes two to tango
Beard oil generally has just two components – a carrier oil which makes up the majority of the mix and essential oils which makes up the other. Here’s the clever bit – you can combine two or three essential oils to build your own scent (or just trust us to develop some amazing scents for you).
Some carrier oils
Here’s a list of a few carrier oils to get you started that have been lovingly put together by yours truly … And yes, it is alphabetised.
- Almond Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Borage Oil
- Calendula Oil
- Castor Oil
- Cherry Kernel Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Cherry Kernel Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Hazelnut Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Macadamia Nut Oil
- Rose Hip Oil
- Walnut Oil
- Wheatgerm Oil
Now some of these may be familiar. In fact you may have a few of them knocking about in some form around the house. But before raid the kitchen cupboards or your other half’s cabinet of skincare curiosities, there’s something you should know …
It must be cold pressed
The essential oils you find at the supermarket are often processed differently to the ones which are suitable for beard oil. You need to make sure your beard oil ingredients are cold pressed which are processed in a special way to ensure a lot of those lovely nutrients which make beard oil so special are not lost.
Have you got the bottle to do it right?
You need a suitable bottle for your beard oil concoction. Amber bottles – like the ones used for beer – give much needed protection from UV rays or you can use Blue bottles (which we use). Like the cold pressing technique, this is vital for minimising the deterioration of those vital nutrients. Some of these are more potent than others, so ease your way in one drop at a time.
Some essential oils
Combine two, three or even more to give your recipe a few base, middle and top notes if you’re feeling creative.
|Tea Tree||Rose||Rosemary||Clary Sage||
Bitchin’ beard oil recipes
Get surfing the net (has anyone said that since 1998?) for recipes – there are loads out there such as https://beardoilrecipes.com – but here are some ideas to get you started …
The Lumberjack Lothario
- 25 mLs Sweet almond oil
- 5 mLs argan oil
- 3 drops cedarwood oil
- 3 drops frankincense oil
The English Gentlemen
- 2 drops black pepper essential oil
- 15 drops Cypress essential oil
- 3 drops peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil
- 75 fl ozs almond oil
The Jojoba’s Witness
- 7 mLs jojoba oil
- 3 mLs grapeseed oil
- 3 drops patchouli oil
- 3 drops bergamot oil
- 1 drop juniper oil
- 1 drop pine oil
The wrap up
So there you have it! Our quick intro post into how to make your own DIY beard oil. Hopefully you’ve found it interesting and take the dive into giving it a stab for yourself. If however you want to help donate to a great cause and buy some of our fantastic beard oils please click here