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How To Make A Beard Oil | Southside Beard Co

So you've bought beard oil in the past, some disappointed you and others have been alright. You feel like now's the time to try making your own beard oil but need guidance on how and where to start. We will cover the points above in this blog, so sit back, get a pen and paper and take notes.

Beard oil is one of the most used beard product out there and rightly so. With the right ingredients, it can provide nourishment, softening and shine to your beard. The problem is, there are so many of them out there that it's hard to choose the good ones from the...... not so good ones. Some contain chemicals, some have a lack of the right ingredients and others are just not nice to put on your beard because of the scent.

Benefits of Beard Oil:

The below points are some of the many benefits beard oil can provide:
- Softens beard
- Provides nourishments to the hair follicles allowing them to stay healthy
- Beats beard itch by moisturising the beard and the skin beneath
- Prevents beardruff (yes that's a word) 
The list above is just a summary and shows why a beard oil should be an integral part of your beard care routine.

How To Make Beard Oil

The following recipe will make 12 x 30ml Beard Oils. Each 30ml container will last between 4 weeks to 6 weeks depending on how regularly and how much oil you use. This means you can make a whole years worth of beard oil using the following recipe. Half it or double it depending on your needs.

- 50g Argan Oil
- 50g Jojoba Oil
- 30g Vitamin E Oil
- 60g Coconut Oil
- 30g Castor Oil
- 60g Grapeseed Oil
- 60g Almond Sweet Oil

All of the above carrier oils have their own unique properties which aid in overall beard health. We recommend utilizing as many of them as possible to ensure your beard gets the right nutrients.

If you want to add some scent to your oil, we recommend using the below essential oils which range from Woody, citrus, sweet to uplifting in smell.

- Bergamot
- Sweet Orange
- Cedarwood 
- Frankincense 
- Sandalwood
- Peppermint 

- and many more

Tip 1: It's good practice to use amber or matte black glass containers to ensure UV light does not get into your beard oils when they're being stored. Keep them in the a well ventilated area, they will last at least a year and will only need shaking when they're ready to be used. You can find 30/50 or 100ml Amber dropper glasses on Ebay or Amazon in batches of 5 or 10 for next to nothing. They can also be re-used meaning you keep waste to a minimum.

Tip 2: Some essential oils are more potent than others both in smell and on the skin, ensure you test with different drops of essential oil to find the right balance. We suggest never using more than 1% essential oil in your mixtures to stay on the safe side. Read guidance on the essential oils too.

Tip 3: When buying the carrier oils, do your research and make sure to buy from reputable sellers that sell the finest organic oil. You may pay a premium compared to cheap sellers but it's worth it in the long run, your beard will thank you.

How And When To Use Beard Oil

Now that you've made all this awesome beard oil, the next question is how and when ? It should be used daily as part of your beard care routine. For most people they'll wash their face and beard first thing in the morning, this is the perfect time to drop a few bits of oil into your hands, rub them together and apply to the beard in an upwards and downwards motion, making sure to cover everywhere. A little really does go a long way.

There's really no rule against using beard oil at any time. If you're outside and it's particular windy and cold, then we recommend using a few drops. Before bed is also another time to hydrate it with a beard oil, although we recommend a beard butter before bed. But that's a discussion for another day.


As mentioned previously, beard oil is a must for anyone looking to maintaining a healthy beard. Making your own is not only easy but cost effective and you know exactly what you're putting into your face. However if you do not have the time or patience to be creating and testing with your own recipe, we can help. We have a range of beard oils in different scents and size to help you reach your goals. Click here to check out our range of banging beard oils.

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