Beard Butter, Brush and Comb

Beard butter is a product that many beard lovers have started to utilize. It helps the beard grow healthier and longer. But like any product out there, the big brands have gotten a hold of it and to get a perfect one you have to pay a lot more than you may think.

However, a lot of people have forgotten that this product can be easily made by yourself. You can whip a batch of beard butter yourself and use it to improve your beard. But for you to do that, you need a good recipe.

Our article represents your go-to knowledge hub about DIY beard butter. You can consult it about what it is, how to make it, and how much to use, and we also throw in a few good recipes for you to consider.

No more spending your hard-earned cash on overpriced products; here is a variable on the budget solution for you to try.

What Exactly Is Beard Butter

You might have used certain beard products in the past and have now come in first contact with the beard butter. Know that these are two entirely different things when comparing beard balm vs. beard butter.

Although they have a similar and, in some cases, almost the same aim of improving your beard, beard butter is a facial hair grooming product created to nourish and condition your beard. It usually consists of some butter, fragrance oil, and carrier oil.

Therefore, some common ingredients that you can find in various recipes are coconut oil, shea butter, and essential oils.

You will notice that beard butter is not made out of holding agents or beeswax, as its purpose is to condition the beard and not to help you style your beard, as it does not have any hold. But what it can do is help you grow a thicker beard and help it become healthier.


Making your beard butter instead of buying it at a store has many advantages you may not be aware of.

  • Commercial brands usually put certain synthetic ingredients in their butter. Making your own will allow you to control the ingredients and use only natural ones.
  • Beard butter can help with dry skin under the beard. But it can also help you hydrate other parts of your body.
  • Making your butter can be extremely budget-friendly than buying it.
  • You have the freedom to customize the recipe as you wish.
  • Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants.


Creating your beard butter does not require some specific ingredients. Everything you need is relatively easy to come by and can be obtained from local stores.

  • Butters: The main ingredient of the product you are making. You can use either shea, mango, or cocoa butter.
  • Carrier Oils: These oils help to carry the nurturing ingredients to your facial hairs, which can eventually help to get long beard styles.
  • Essential Oils: Adding fragrance is optional, but it sure does make the product smell better. You can use Orange, Lavender, Cedarwood, or Sandalwood.

How to Make

Creating your DIY beard butter takes about 30 minutes. But after you make it, you can use it to create your very own Ragnar beard.

Step 1 – Boil water and add butter

Set up a double boiler and wait for the water to boil. Add some butter to the top bowl and wait for it to melt.

Step 2 – Include carrier and essential oils

Pour some carrier oil into the melted butter. Add a fragrance or essential oil if you wish.

Step 3 – Put into a container or tin

Put the mixture in a glass container or a tin. Wait for it to cool and then start using it.

Beard Butter Ingredients on the Counter

3 Top Recipes

As a starter, we provide you with a few DIY beard butter recipes. It will get you working on your ducktail beard and set you on the road to creating some of your recipes.

Recipe One

  • 1 oz. of shea butter.
  • 1 tsp. of beeswax.
  • 1 oz. of argan oil.
  • 5-10 drops of cedarwood essential oil.

Recipe Two

  • 0.5 oz. of mango butter.
  • 0.5 oz. of jojoba oil.
  • 0.5 oz. of coconut oil.
  • 0.75 oz. of shea butter.
  • 5-10 drops of cedarwood essential oil.

Recipe Three

  • 0.5 oz. of mango butter.
  • 0.5 oz. of argan oil.
  • 0.5 oz. of jojoba oil.
  • 0.75 oz. of shea butter.
  • 5-10 drops of cedarwood essential oil.

How to Apply a Beard Butter

Step 1 – Clean and pat dry your skin

Applying your homemade beard butter is best done on clean and dry skin because that is when it can absorb it best. First, take a small amount and then keep adding if you feel more is needed. Take a small amount in your fingers and rub it until it melts.

Step 2 – Melt, then apply

It is easy to apply once it starts to melt, so you don’t need to put it directly on your face before it does. Start to rub it softly and massage your beard and face with it. Be sure that it gets underneath your beard and applies to your skin.

Step 3 – Massage the bottom

You may finish by massaging the very bottom of your beard. After some usage, you may notice that it helped to make the beard connect in the places where it didn’t before.

African American Man Applying Beard Care Product to His Face


Storing your DIY beard butter properly will make it last longer and allow it to be more effective. You need to put it in a clean container and seal it tight. It is best to store it in a glass container as, in that case, it will not interact with the essential oil.

A metal thin is also an option, but avoid plastic containers as the oils may start to break it down. You can whip it out whenever you need it and start using it to nurture any tapered beard styles.


What is beard butter made of?

Beard butter is made of plant buttes, some carrier oil, and essential oils for fragrance.

Is beard oil or beard butter better?

The way they benefit your skin and beard is almost the same. The main difference is that the butter exists in a more solid state while beard oil is almost liquid as it only consists of a variety of oils.

Does beard butter go on after or before oil?

It depends, but most men start their beard grooming routine by using beard oil and then applying the more solid beard butter.

Does butter help beard growth?

The primary function and benefit of beard butter are to hydrate the skin, so it indirectly promotes beard growth as it makes the ground perfect for developing new facial hair.

Can I use beard butter on my face?

Yes, you can. It is perfectly safe and should also be used on your face as it has a moisturizing effect.


DIY beard butter has more positives than negatives. They work just the same, and in some cases even better as commercially sold butters, and don’t put a dent in your budget as big brand ones do.

So next time you blow dry your beard and continue your grooming regime, consider including DIY butter instead of the store-bought one.

Vinnie - Barber

About the author: Vinnie – Barber

Vinnie is one of the members of the Beardoholic writers team. He’s also a barber and hairstylist for 15 years now and he has a kick-ass beard of his own, so he surely knows what makes a magnificent beard and hair and how to achieve them. He’s our go-to guy for all the latest beard and hairstyle trends and he always has a tip or two on how to grow and style a thick beard fast.

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