There is nothing sexier than a man with a beard…except, perhaps, a man with an unkempt beard. But when you grow out all that ridiculous handsomeness, how are you supposed to keep your beard under control?
Two words: Beard Oil.
What is beard oil, you may ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Beard oil is basically conditioner for your facial hair, and nowadays, sexy beards are all the rage. Open any men’s fashion or health magazine, and you’re likely to find an ad for some type of beard oil or balm.
Now, you may think your beard looks just fine as it is, and it probably does. But before you pass judgment, let me give you a few reasons why conditioning your sexy facial hair is a must.
Now, before you go thinking that beard oil may be nice, but wonder why you need to spend a whole bunch of money to get the stuff, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s not really hard to make, and in fact, you can do it yourself. Here’s a few different recipes that we sourced and tried. Each of these will keep your facial hair glorious!
This is a great DIY recipe that’s easy to make, gives you a few options for scent, and is a cheaper way to go in the long run.
The recipe requires two types of oils.
This recipe calls for a few carrier oils to be mixed with the essential oils. The beauty of this recipe is that you can experiment a bit, which allows you to mix and match your oils until you find the scent that works just right for you.
What you will need:
After choosing your oils, mix one ounce of each type of carrier oil with ten drops of your essential oil in a bottle. Then, shake well and, voila! You have your homemade beard oil.
Another recipe you might enjoy is simple and incredibly quick to make. This one can even be used on your hair.
What I like most about this recipe is that the oils have actual benefits for your skin. Did you know that Tea Tree oil has been used for healing acne and other skin issues, as well as being a great moisturizer for your face? Eucalyptus oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, as well as a distinctive scent that smells wonderful. And the final ingredient, sweet almond oil, along with containing properties that are beneficial to both your cholesterol and your cardiovascular health, is an incredible cure for dry skin. Doesn’t sound like much can go wrong with these three ingredients.
What you will need:
For this recipe, you will need three drops of Tea Tree Oil, two to three drops of eucalyptus essential oil, and two to three drops of sweet almond oil. Mix these oils together in a dropper bottle, shake vigorously, and there you have it; instant beard oil to keep your sexiness factor at the top of the scale.
Here is one last DIY Beard Oil Recipe. (If you like the smell of sandalwood, this is definitely a great recipe for you. Sandalwood essential oil is said to promote mental clarity, reduce stress by helping with calm and relaxation, and boost memory (as well as being a natural aphrodisiac).
The other ingredients in this recipe are no slouches either. Jojoba oil promotes the overall health of your hair, while argon oil and apricot oil works wonders on your skin. Argon oil hydrates and softens the skin while apricot oil has properties that heal skin that is rough, dry, and damaged. Last, but not least, sunflower seed oil is rich in Vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant to the body.
What you will need:
For this DIY recipe, you will need to mix fifteen milliliters of jojoba oil with five milliliters each of argan oil, apricot kernel oil, and sunflower seed oil. Mix these well, then add five to ten drops of sandalwood for a beard oil that will not only make your beard look fantastic, but is good for you as well.
If you aren’t a fan of sandalwood, but the benefits of this recipe appeal to you, you can always substitute the sandalwood for other essential oils, such as rosemary, cedarwood, or spruce.
No matter which way you decide to tame the sexy beast that is your beard, beard oil will help keep your skin and your facial hair silky smooth and appeal to the ladies. You’ll smell nice, too!