Everywhere you turn, beards are the in thing now. From celebrities to fashion models men of all shapes have opted for the rugged look. They used to be a thing of legends, only visible on the faces of cowboys in old western movies. Now, the trend dots many men’s faces in urban neighborhoods alike. It’s cool, it’s hip, and it’s the facial trend of the year, so you’ve got to have one.
Now that you’ve determined to have a beard, the hard part is figuring out how to keep it cleaned, and manicured. In light of the growing trend for beards, there has been an increase in beard maintenance products. But why buy a beard product when you can easily make your very own beard oil recipe in your bathroom in less than 5 minutes? You’ve got to have a beard recipe to clean and keep your beard moisturized, so why not have one that you can customize yourself.
Why You Should Create Your Own
Here are a few reasons why you should seriously think about making your own beard oil recipe. First, it’s extremely easy and doesn’t take a lot of time and energy to create. You can add what you want to the recipe, however, we will go over some of the core ingredients to a good beard oil recipe. Second, by creating your own recipe, you will save you a lot of money. The cost to buy the ingredients found in most beard products on the market today are cheaper than buying a beard product that is already made off the shelf.
DIY Beard Recipe
Beards require so much more maintenance besides just cutting and trimming the beard. To be honest, if you want to have a beard that is clean and soft to the touch you have to make a commitment to take care of your beard daily. So, without further ado, here are the ingredients you need to make your very own recipe:
First, you will need a bottle to put your mixture in. You can use a bottle that will allow you to put a measured amount of the liquid in your hand to apply to your beard. Next, you will need two main ingredients, carrier oils and essential oils. Carrier oils are oils that deliver the essential oils to your beard. These oils are necessary to avoid skin problems from the essential oils. Some examples of carrier oils include peanut oil, macadamia oil, sunflower seed oil and a wide range of other carrier oils. In other words, carrier oils are any type of oil that comes from seeds, nuts like peanuts, almonds, etc. Jojoba oil is a very popular oil that you find in most oil recipes and may just want to opt for using this one. Another purpose of the carrier oil is to thin out the essential oils, which we will discuss next. This is very important as you will see later.
The next ingredient to use in your beard oil recipe is the essential oil. This oil is the magic bullet for moisturizing your beard. In some cases you can add any number of essential oils to your beard oil recipe. Different essential oils have different scents and you can add the mixture that suits you best. The key to adding these oils is not to use that much. Normally, these oils are found in small doses in most mixtures of beard oils. These oils help balance out the carrier oils that contain omega-3 fats, and other essential vitamins and minerals to moisturize and keep your beard looking clean and healthy.
Essential oils come from fruits that are normally acidic in nature. Please keep this in mind when adding to your mixture. The goal is to use a small amount. This is very important due to the fact that they can cause skin problems.
Outside of these 2 key ingredients, you can also add fragrances and ingredients to liven up the smell of your beard oil. There are many mixtures of fragrances you can add to your beard oil recipe to complete the picture.
Making your own beard recipe is simple, easy and fun. If you’re looking for an oil that will give you the freedom and comfort to wear your beard with a healthy, shiny and eye catching flair, try making your own using our easy to use 2 to 3 ingredient mixture. As you can see it doesn’t take much, and you can do it today. Give it try, you won’t be disappointed.