I made this DIY beard oil for my husband to try out. Made with cedarwood, patchouli, and lavender (which can be replaced with vetiver), it gives it a light, woodsy smell.
DIY Beard Oil
- a 2 oz glass bottle
- sweet almond oil
- 15 drops patchouli essential oil
- 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 5 drops lavender (or vetiver) essential oil
Add the essential oils to the bottle first, then fill the rest with sweet almond oil. Shake well and use as desired on beard. This can also double as aftershave, so if you plan to shave your beard, this would still be great for you to make!
Though you can choose any carrier oil you want, I use sweet almond oil–it absorbs quickly, is moisturizing, and protects the hair. “Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins A (for maintaining healthy cell membranes), B1, B6 (shown to promote hair growth) and E (rich in antioxidants that promote blood and hence nutrient circulation to the scalp).” (source)
Patchouli has been known to help oily hair and repel insects. Not that you have insects in your beard, but I mean, cool right? It has also been used to help soothe insect and snake bites. So when you’re out in the wild with your wild beard and your beard oil you’re also repelling insects soooo win-win.
Cedarwood is a calming oil that has been used to help dry, itchy skin, and acne. An added bonus is that it repels insects as well!
I added lavender mostly just to add a lighter smell to the woodsy scents. You can read more about all of its uses here.