The Best DIY Beard Oil Recipe!

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This easy homemade beard oil recipe is a must if you have facial hair. Not only does it condition your beard hair, but it also works as an amazing facial oil that will replenish your skin, whether it’s under your beard or not. This homemade beard oil contains natural oils and is safe for all skin types. Making your own beard oil is a natural and easy way to take your beard and skin care to the next level. If you are going to have a beard, let’s make it a healthy beard!

Are you ready to make the best beard oil possible? The key ingredients in this recipe are intended to soften and tame facial hair, leaving your beard looking healthy, groomed and defined. Let’s face it, beards can look unkempt, dirty and lazy if not cared for properly. This is where beard oil comes into play.

While this DIY is aimed at beards, it definitely serves multiple purposes. This recipe could be one of those Swiss Army Knife products! Plus, it smells so amazing you’ll want to find ways to use it in more places than just your beard. Read on to find out how!

Why use a beard oil?

The purpose of a beard oil is to condition and tame thick beard hair. It can also relieve the dreaded beard itch.

A beard oil is also good for nourishing the skin underneath, preventing beard dandruff and other skin problems.

Beard oil adds shine to your beard and gives your hair a clean, healthy look.

The skin under the beard is often neglected, but it needs to be cared for; If there comes a day when the beard disappears, it would be sad to reveal the ugly, forgotten skin underneath! Not to mention, dry skin can be itchy and uncomfortable, so a nourishing oil can not only keep the flakes of dry skin away, but also make the skin feel healthy, soft, and free of discomfort.

Related Post: Homemade Beard Balm

Is it cheaper to make your own beard oil?

Depending on where you get your ingredients, making your own beard oil is much cheaper than buying one already made. In my research, store-bought beard oil ranges from $10 to $30.

I like to get my oils from mountain rose herbs but I also use Amazon when I can find pure organic oils. In total, it costs about $90 (including shipping) to purchase all of the ingredients I’ve listed in this recipe. Roughly, these ingredients will give you 8 bottles of beard oil, making each bottle cost around $11. You will have plenty of essential oil and vitamin E oil left over for future crafts.

If you want to make your own beard oil a little cheaper, skip the organic jojoba and organic apricot seed and you can save around $12 making each bottle cost less than $10. Buying non-organic oils is not what I recommend, but it is better than avoiding DIY due to cost.

Why make homemade beard oil?

You probably know that there are harmful chemicals and fillers in most women’s beauty products, but we can’t overlook the questionable ingredients that men use too!

This homemade beard oil is so simple but so effective. Don’t go to a store and buy a men’s skin/beard oil that is expensive and most likely full of fillers like water, fragrances, preservatives and inflammatory oils that do nothing for your skin. This DIY is a pure and potent blend meant to provide benefits for your hair and skin. Plus, it’s as simple as adding oils to a bottle.

One thing I kept in mind when coming up with this recipe is that men probably aren’t going to be fooled by something that’s too oily and doesn’t absorb quickly, so I chose dry oils that absorb quickly and will still nourish hair and skin. . I also chose essential oils that have a darker, woodsier scent that doesn’t lead the man astray. I’m not sure I’ve ever met a man who wants to smell like geranium, but you never know…

Speaking of smelling good, check out my aftershave recipe – it takes seconds to make and is a must after a close shave!

What natural oil is best for beard?

There are many carrier oils that would work well in a beard oil. Sweet almond oil, argan oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, and fractionated coconut oil are just a few that would work well.

In this recipe, we’re going to create an apothecary-worthy beard oil. I have chosen deeply nourishing oils high in essential fatty acids, as well as a special blend of essential oils that will give the oil a calming yet manly aroma.

I chose jojoba oil as my base oil for several reasons. It is known that jojoba oil is the vegetable oil closest to the natural oil of our skin. The skin responds well and usually absorbs it quickly. Plus, it’s non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores. Jojoba is technically a liquid wax which makes it very nourishing without being greasy. That’s why I use it as a key ingredient in my Hair Pomade recipe.

I added apricot kernel oil because it is light and absorbs quickly while still being a great option for conditioning beard hair.

Vitamin E oil adds a little more nutrition and is also high in age-fighting antioxidants! It also helps extend the life of your beard oil. However, it can be expensive and difficult to find, so it is an optional ingredient in this recipe.

Pro tip: A single carrier oil will go a long way when it comes to straightening, taming and conditioning your beard hair. So if you’re a minimalist or trying to save money, take a bottle of jojoba oil And the day ends!

Best Essential Oils for Homemade Beard Oil:

Thanks to the blend of rosemary, balsam fir and bergamot essential oils, this beard oil has a woody smell with a herbal and citrus touch. It is also refreshing and very refreshing for the skin.

I added rosemary because it has a very organic, herbal smell and is also a great oil for speeding up blood flow, which in turn will help your beard grow.

Also, Balsam Fir Essential Oil (Scotch pine or Douglas fir also work well.) It is a powerful anti-aging antioxidant.

Bergamot is added because I love it, and it’s the smell of Earl Gray tea! Its light aroma has a citrus note that lightens the musk of the fir/pine balsamic oil.

Other manly essential oils that would be great choices for men’s recipes include eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, patchouli, sage, sandalwood, cedarwood, and vanilla. Cedarwood and patchouli in particular have musky notes that pair well with lavender, lemon and tea tree, which have lighter notes.

If you have sensitive skin, frankincense, lavender, and tea tree are very gentle oils. If you’re concerned, you can reduce the number of drops in your beard oil or skip the essential oils altogether.

I like to get my essential oils from Plant therapy either mountain rose herbs.

Essential oils for beard growth and thickness:

Rosemary and cedarwood are excellent essential oils known to help with hair growth. In fact, both have been shown in several studies to stimulate hair growth. So much so that I include it in my Brow Serum on Steroids recipe!

This studio shows how effective cedarwood, rosemary, lavender and thyme essential oils are for hair regrowth due to alopecia.

According to this study, Rosemary oil worked as well as minoxidil, a common hair growth treatment, but with less itchy scalp as a side effect.

Tea tree can also be helpful as it can help eliminate dandruff and strengthen the hair follicle.

Castor oil and black cumin seed oil are carrier oils that can help thicken hair.

For studies, recipes and more, check out my post on Oils That Promote Hair Growth. It includes a hair growth serum that would also work as a beard oil if you want to encourage more facial hair growth.

Beard oil in glass dropper bottle outside

What you will need to make homemade beard oil:


  • 1 tablespoon. Organic Jojoba Oil
  • 1 tablespoon. Organic Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Vitamin E oil *optional*
  • 5 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 3 drops balsam fir or Scotch pine essential oil
  • 3 drops of bergamot essential oil


  • Glass dropper bottle (blue or amber glass bottles help protect from direct sunlight)
  • small funnel


  1. Using a small funnel, add all ingredients except apricot kernel oil to a 1-ounce glass dropper.
  2. Complete with apricot kernel oil.
  3. Replace the cap and shake to mix.

Did you make this product?

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If you have extremely dry skin and beard hair, I also have a beard balm recipe that you might prefer.

Is a preservative necessary for beard oil?

Since we don’t use any water-based ingredients, we don’t have to worry about this beard oil going bad. So if you would like to make a larger batch, you can.

The shelf life of this beard oil is about 6 months. Possibly more.

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How to use a beard oil:

  • Massage 3-5 drops into beard and/or mustache.
  • Optional: Use a beard comb to evenly distribute the oil and soften and tame hair.
  • This beard oil is intended for daily use.

Homemade beard oil is a multipurpose personal care product

Like I said, this is a multi-purpose oil for those of us who don’t have beards in our lives! It’s great for a scalp treatment. Again, it stimulates hair growth and nourishes the scalp to help remedy dandruff. Plus, it’s stimulating and energizing for hair follicles!

You could and should use this all over your face. It is the perfect facial oil for dehydrated and rough skin.

You can also use it as a leave-in hair conditioning treatment by massaging 3 to 5 drops into your hair.


You know, since I re-entered the single world, I don’t really have any interest in “real life” men. I think I’ll stay with my boyfriend Noah from Notebook. I’m sure he would appreciate my beard oil. I’m kidding, sort of. Actually, not at all. Update: I’m no longer single and I found a man with a beard who loves this beard oil!

Ladies, this is a great beard oil recipe and would make the perfect gift. And if your man doesn’t have a beard, I guarantee he could use a facial oil in his daily routine!

xx, jenni

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