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Every serious bearded guy knows that beard oil is a must, even if you don’t get any other beard care product.

They also know that the choice of facial hair oil matters more than anything.

You can’t just get cheap oil with artificial ingredients.

You can, but only if you want to cause beard rash, dandruff or damage your beard and skin underneath.

Bad ingredients in beard oils cause more problems than they solve.

On the other hand, if you have ever searched through the selection of premium facial hair oils, you’ve probably noticed how expensive most of them are.

While you know that quality costs, you can’t afford them.

That, or you prefer to make your beard oil with the ingredients you’re familiar with.

In both situations, you’re going to love the following guide.

In it, we’ll teach you everything you need to know to make your DIY beard oil home, from the ingredients you need to the most unique, genius recipes.


You Can Choose Your Ingredients

The biggest benefit of making your beard oil is your control over its ingredients. Sometimes, you cannot find that perfect beard oil that combines the effects you want with a scent you like.

When you make your own, you can tailor your beard oil with just the kind of ingredients you have always wanted. Also, using an actual beard product is much better than using baby oil for a beard.

For instance, you can choose ingredients for beard softening for long beard styles. You can also make beard oil containing anti-itch ingredients for a curly beard. You are also allowed to follow a recipe that claims that it can make growing a beard faster.

You Can Make As Many Variants As You Want

Another nice thing about making your beard oil is that you can create as many combinations of oils and scents as you want. For instance, you can make a couple of nicely-scented beard oils for when you are going out on a fancy dinner date.

You can also make some unscented beard oils for when you are just staying at home.

More Affordable

High-quality beard oil has an average price of almost $20 a bottle, and they are usually relatively small bottles, around 2 ounces only. This is especially the case with Amish beard oils, but those are worth the money, especially if you have a big beard.

Since some ingredients are expensive, you will be spending quite a tidy sum of money initially. However, you will find that it will be cheaper in the long run since you can make quite a lot of beard oil.

Homemade beard oil

Things You Will Need

Carrier Oils

There are many different carrier oils that you can choose from when making your beard oil. Typically, you can select any scentless or lightly scented oils as your carrier oil. Here are some suggestions for carrier oils to use:

  • Avocado oil
  • Pecan oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Cocoa butter

Choose the carrier oil with the viscosity that you like. Do you like light beard oil or prefer it to be heavier?

Essential Oils

Aside from providing the scent of your beard oil, the essential oils also offer additional benefits. For instance, if you want to give your beard oil a refreshing scent while providing anti-itching properties, you can try adding peppermint oil.

Beard Oil Ingredients on the Table

How to Make

Step 1 – Choose a carrier oil

There are many different carrier oils that you can choose from, but a good pick would be something that does not have a strong scent. This way, you can later decide if you want to add a scented essential oil or just keep it unscented.

Step 2 – Choose your essential oils

You should not use more than two kinds of essential oils. This is so their scents will not clash. There are also some oils that, when combined, cause negative side effects.

Step 3 – Combine the oils in a mixing bowl or cup

Making a massive batch of beard oil is not a good idea until you have perfected your recipe. For your first couple of times, you should only make small batches, like 1 or 2 ounces.

Step 4 – Pour into tinted bottles and let steep

You should use small brown bottles to protect the contents against UV rays. After pouring your beard oil concoctions into the bottle, you need to store it away from direct sunlight.

7 Best Recipes

Cedarwood Scented 


  • ¼ ounce avocado oil.
  • ¾ ounce grapeseed oil.
  • 2 drops of clove essential oil.
  • 15 drops of cedarwood essential oil.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cup and mix well.
  2. Pour the beard oil into a glass dropper bottle. Place the top and shake vigorously for a minute or so.
  3. Store in a cool and dry place until you are using it.

Zesty Citrus


  • ½ ounce of jojoba oil.
  • ½ ounce argan oil.
  • 4 drops of orange essential oil.
  • 4 drops of orange essential oil.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Use a small funnel to transfer the beard oil mixture into a small brown dropper bottle.
  3. Store in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.

Black Forest 


  1. Start by adding 17 ml of grape seed carrier oil into a 30 ml bottle, then mix in about 10 ml of jojoba carrier oil. For example, carrier oils, like tea tree or coconut oil, create an excellent base for adding essential ones.
  2. Place in 3 drops of lavender oil, lemongrass oil, fir needle oil, and 2 drops of eucalyptus (or some other essential oil you prefer).
  3. Seal and shake the bottle, and you are ready to oil up your beard and start improving its health.

Tropical Scent 


  1. Place 20 ml of jojoba oil and 7 ml of grape seed carrier oils in your 30 ml bottle.
  2. Place 3 drops of sandalwood and 6 drops of bergamot into the bottle and seal and shale. You can use some other essential oil if you prefer.

Fast and Simple


  1. Grab your bottle and add carrier oils, just 2 drops of eucalyptus oil, 2 more drops of tea tree oil, and 2 drops of sweet almond oil. That’s it; you have a simple bare-bones oil that will get deep into the hair and moisturize the beard so you can manage it more easily.

Soothing & Relaxing 


  1. To make this relaxing beard oil, grab your bottle and fill it halfway with carrier oils, more precisely, jojoba oil.
  2. Next, we will need to add 5 ml of sunflower seed oil, 5 ml of apricot kernel oil, and 5 ml of argan.
  3. Place 5 drops of sandalwood oil in the bottle, close it, and shake vigorously. The sandalwood in the oil has a very soothing aroma that you and those close to you will enjoy. Some other essential oil options with subtle fragrances if you’re not a sandalwood fan.

Sunshine State of Mind


  1. To prepare this ocean breeze recipe, place 20 ml of sweet almond oil in your 30 ml bottle.
  2. Next, add 5 ml of the carrier oils, which is, in this case, jojoba oil and shake your mixture.
  3. Next, add 2 – 3 drops of sweet orange oil, followed by the same drops of lime oil.
  4. Shake again and you are ready to use your new beard oil.

beard oil ingredients

Best Way to Apply

The best time to apply beard oil is after washing your face and beard or after getting out of the shower. Beard oil gets absorbed faster when the hair strands are still a bit damp and soft from the warm water. To apply, you must place a drop or two on your palms.

Rub them together and then apply the oil to your beard. Use your fingers to massage the oil into every strand of hair and the skin underneath your beard. Use more oil if you sport a long beard style.

Black Man Applying Beard Oil With a Pipette


You should store your beard oils in a cool and dry place, like your medicine cabinet. Whatever you do, do not expose the bottle to direct sunlight, or the contents will spoil.


Is it cheaper to make your beard oil?

The initial investment might be a bit steep, but it will be cheaper to make your beard oil over time.

Is coconut oil good for your beard?

Yes, coconut oil for the beard helps moisturize the beard and the skin underneath it.

Which natural oil is the best for the beard?

It will depend on your skin type and how it reacts to the different natural oils. Even if the oil is natural, you might still have an adverse reaction. The best way to be sure is to test a small amount of the oil on your skin first.

Do beard oils really work?

Beard oils do work, or at least, the ones that only say that they have beard-softening ingredients do. Regarding the promise of faster and thicker beard growth, there hasn’t been a product that has been proven to do just that.


Making your beard oil is not as hard as you might think. Also, you will save much more money than buying commercially-available products. There is no reason why you should not at least give it a try.

Anthony Giannotti

About the author: Anthony Giannotti

Anthony Giannotti is a senior writer and editor for Beardoholic and a licensed barber for more than 13 years. He owns 3 barbershops and has his own hair care product line that is sold in barbershops worldwide. Known for his impeccable technique and skills, Anthony is an expert in hair and beard care and he knows the best products and tools to get rid of all beard problems and have an amazing beard.

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