DIY Beard Oil Recipes

DIY Beard Oil Recipes

If you read our little guide to making your beard softer, then you’ve seen the buzz on beard oil.

It’s nourishing, it’s moisturizing, and above all else, makes your skin silky soft underneath all that hair – but it can be bloody expensive.

DIY beard oil takes a wee bit of time, but if you’re on any sort of budget at all, you can do the math: six bottles of beard oil every year isn’t exactly cheap. DIY beard oil?

You might only have to make it once per year, and save a fair amount of money in comparison. Let’s show you these recipes and explain what you’re going to need.

How to Make Beard Oil

Making your own beard o8il is fairly easy, so you’re not going to run into too many problems. You’re going to have a lot of fun mixing different oils and ingredients together to make your own blends.

1. Ready Your Ingredients

Get your bottles ready, your dropper, and everything else we listed below.

You’re going to want a clear space with no possible ways that you could knock down your bottles or tip anything over. Try to have a hard surface available so nothing falls over while you’re pouring.

2. Find Your Recipe

We have five recipes on this guide alone. With your measuring cups and/or spoons, prepare to mix your oils. Undo the caps on your containers that you will be using.

3. First Things First

Be sure to add your carrier oil into the container before your essential oils. Place this into the bottle via your small funnel, and be careful not to spill. This will help the essential oils mix in better.

4. Second Things Second

Measure everything out down to the drop if possible.

Use your funnel and pour measured essential oils into your end result bottle or vial. You do not need to clean the funnel off in between individual oils, but you should wipe it down once you’re done using it and put it to the side.

5. Add Aroma Oils

If you want to add a nice touch, use aromatic oils to give a subtle, but masculine scent to your beard. This is where you can truly personalize your beard oil.

6. Mix and Store

You can mix with a tiny toothpick or something like that, but personally, I seal the container and just shake it up and down for about ten seconds. Store in a cool, dry place for later use.

Essential Ingredients Needed

Essential Ingredients Needed

If you’re going to make your own beard oil, you’re going to need the right tools for the job.

Otherwise, you’re just going to be spending a lot of money on essential oils and making a mess. This is the best mess-free, simplistic way to do this.

Essential Oils

These are where the nutrients for your skin come from. Essential oils help repair beard hair, soften it, make it healthy and manageable, and do their best to ensure your skin underneath your beard hair is well maintained.

Carrier Oils

Just as you’d expect, these are carriers – they help bring the more nourishing ingredients in the essential oils. Carriers also have excellent hydration effects.

You’ll see jojoba oil, which is the most common beard oil ingredient, in a lot of recipes and buyable beard oils. It’s a carrier, but still has its own hydration properties to make your beard softer and smoother.

Aromatic Oils

These are added via a dropper and primarily used for their aromas. These vary, and new blends are made all the time. These are basically finishing touches on beard oil when the nourishing elements have been taken care of.

Oil Funnel (Metal)

You want a very small metal funnel. I mean small like it’s almost a flippin’ Monopoly game board piece. The most surface area on the inside of your funnel, the more oil waste you’re going to have when you mix them together.

Yeah, the oil runs down the funnel, but some of it stays on that surface spot. I also say metal because technically, plastic is just a combination of oils, and you’ll wear down your plastic funnel in no time.

That, and it will stay slightly greasy (it’s so hard to clean it perfectly) because oils will linger around the surface. The only way that this isn’t a problem is if you use the exact same ingredients for every beard oil you make, but where’s the fun in that?

You don’t want aromas travelling from one blend to the next if it’s not intentional.

Measuring Cups or a Shot Glass

Bottles are usually two ounces when it comes to beard oil. Hey, what other container do we know that’s also two ounces?

If you don’t have measuring cups and spoons handy, use a shot glass.

Eyeball it: half a shot glass is an ounce, a quarter is 0.5 ounces, and so on. It’s less exact, but gets the job done.

Keep in mind that whether you use a shot glass or measuring cups, you should exclusively use them for beard oil and not transfer them back into the kitchen to be used with food. Nobody wants lavender oil residue in their baked goods.

Small Glass Bottles (1, 2, and 3 oz)

Most bottles of beard oil are two ounces. However, you’ll find some of our recipes call for two ounces of essential and carrier oils, but then five to fifteen drops of aromatic oils.

That’s going to push you over the two ounce mark, so having some three ounce bottles is going to come in handy as you mess around with the different recipes on this list, and make your own as time goes on.


Simple dropper tool that lets you take the right amount of essential oil out of the container, and put the perfect blend into your final mix. This is important if you want aromas and nourishing additives to your beard oil medley.

Storing DIY Beard Oil Properly

The number one cardinal sin of beard oil is leaving it out where the sun can directly reach it.

If you haven’t noticed by the ingredients on most big beard oils, or the recipes we have listed below, there’s basically nothing but different essential oils at play here. While oil and water don’t mix, the moisture inside of this oil isn’t perfectly preserved.

Under the right conditions, you could basically dry out your oils.

Let’s go over all the basics of storing your beard oil properly.

Use Light-Blocking Containers

If you ever notice the amber hue to the glass on the beard oil that you buy from the store, that’s because it’s light-blocking built right into the glass.

Natural and synthetic light can both actually – slowly over time – cause your beard oil to begin evaporating and reducing.

The end result is a little bit of a reduced, paste-feeling oil that just feels sticky on your skin. It might even feel abrasive; it’s definitely not workable at that point.

Store Above 60°F, Below 76°F

Beard oil is temperamental. This applies to any manufactured beard oil that you have as well; you should be storing these containers away from light, and within a fairly strict temperature range.

If not stored properly, they’re not going to reduce as if you put them in direct sunlight, but they might separate. Even though these are all made up of different oils, they can still separate from one another depending on the range.

The reason this range is so strict is because different oils have different tolerances, so between 60 and 76, you’re hitting just about every sweet spot for most essential oils.

Lot Humidity

You’ve heard it a million times before: store it in a cool, dry area. They say dry because humidity can destroy so many things, and this includes beard oil.

Remember that water and oil don’t mix – humidity doesn’t belong in your beard oil, otherwise, it could alter or destroy your beard oil, given enough time. Make sure it’s being stored properly, which means not leaving it out on the counter in your bathroom.

Five Easy Beard Oil Recipes

Using different recipes is all part of the fun. You’ll be able to find your perfect beard oil by doing this, so long as you know what essential oils you can and cannot tolerate.

Before you purchase any oils or start making your own product, let’s take a look at five of the best recipes. These not only soothe and satisfy your skin, but they leave that beard feeling silky soft in no time at all.

1. The Calming Coco Beard Oil

Want your beard to not only be soft and silky, but calming as well? Lavender is one of the best essential oils out there, and it relaxes you to no end.

  • 1 oz jojoba oil
  • 1 oz fractionated coconut oil
  • 10 drops lavender oil
  • 5 drops avocado oil

Soothing, fragrant, but subtle. It’s not going to overpower anyone that you’re near, but it is going to ensnare the senses when you’re within arm’s reach of someone.

2. Lumberjack Beard Oil

Want to smell like the forest?

Like a rugged man who’s just spent eight days in the woods surviving off of their own sweat and the pelts of their prey?

Okay, maybe that’s a bit too far, but if you want a woodsy aroma, this is what you need.

  • ¾ oz jojoba oil
  • ¾ oz apricot kernel oil
  • ½ oz castor oil
  • 15 drops cedarwood oil
  • 5 drops tea tree oil

It’s time to smell like a man. You know, a well-groomed and clean man, but a man nonetheless.

This aroma can be potent, so if you find that it’s too strong for your taste, you can always drop the cedarwood drops down by five at a time until you find your perfect mix.

3. Beard Full of Sunshine Oil

Okay, well it’s an odd name, but it gets the job done regardless.

Mixing sunflower oil and apricot kernel oil together just gives you this smell like a fresh spring or summer day; you know, the time of year that lifelong memories are made.

  • ½ oz sunflower oil
  • ½ oz apricot kernel oil
  • ½ oz argan oil
  • ½ oz jojoba oil
  • 10 drops sandalwood oil

You should be using different oils for different seasons/times of the year. If you do this successfully, you’ll develop your year-round wardrobe and grooming routine.

4. A Little Bit Fruity Beard Oil

Who doesn’t love the smell of citrus? It’s a universally-loved aroma, and it can be very inviting without being too tryhard or overwhelmingly rugged.

  • ½ oz jojoba oil
  • ½ oz argan oil
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 5 drops peppermint oil
  • 5 drops lime oil
  • 5 drops lavender oil

This makes a bit less than most of the other recipes on this list, but it’s very aromatic while still having that important jojoba and argan to help nourish your facial hair and your skin.

5. Beard Growth Oil

Beard oils help nourish your hair and skin, which basically creates a strong foundation for your beard hair. That makes it easier to grow, and with the right oils, the hair can grow in faster.

  • 1 oz fractionated coconut oil
  • ½ oz almond oil
  • ½ oz jojoba oil
  • 5 drops rosemary
  • 5 drops tea tree oil

Jojoba oil is basically the growth hack formula for beards anyway, so if you include it in here, you’re going to see some excellent growth in those problem areas.

Homemade Can Save You Money

A nourished, beautiful beard is a magnet. It tells people that you take care of yourself, and you go with the bolder statements in life.

If you can’t afford expensive two ounce bottles of beard oil every couple of months, then it’s time to hop on the DIY bandwagon, spend a whopping five to fifteen minutes of your life between shopping and making your beard oil, and turn that beard into something magnificent.

Glorious, I dare say.