You’ve probably already noticed the latest trend is to grow a majestic beard, men are dropping the razor in aid of a more rugged look, even if they work in the business world. Maintaining a magnificent beard has long been around since ancient Mesopotamia, and no doubt you might have noticed in history class the intricate muzzle-lashings adorning the faces of ancient statues from the Greek culture to the Roman Empire.
Thanks to moisturizing oils, a little beard oil is just enough to tame those flyaway hairs and eliminate flakes (a.k.a. beard-druff). And with so many musky/woody essential oils like cedarwood and sandalwood, this often overlooked product also acts as a natural cologne.
Beard oil was designed to moisturize the hair, prevent it from being brittle and breaking off. It will also nourish the skin, encourage hair growth and help the beard to appear thicker and fuller. Overall, regular oiling and combing will make a beard healthier, and touchably soft.
Beard oil contains two types of oils, carrier oils and essential oils. Carrier oils are so named because they carry an essential oil to the skin. They dilute essential oils so that they can be applied to the skin, and thus impart the essential oil’s scent and therapeutic qualities. There are many different types of both kinds of oils, but below we have listed what we use in our beard oils, and why.
Sweet Almond Oil a great natural moisturizer, it temporarily fuses together split ends and infuses the hair with a high-gloss shine. It is especially useful during the cold winter months. It’s packed full of Vitamin A, B and E. A small amount of oil prevents frizz and replenishes the moisture removed by cold days and indoor heating.
Cannabis Sativa Oil offers superior moisture softening the hair and skin, prevents breakage, and stimulates hair growth.
Argan Oil is considered the miracle oil. Due to its unique structure it provides many beneficial properties used to improve the health and appearance of your hair, packed full of essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Meadowfoam Oil is lightweight and fast-absorbing. It naturally helps your skin to effectively form a barrier to lock in moisture and deliver antioxidants deep into your skin.
Cedarwood oil reduces itching, is a known remedy for dandruff, oily hair, and aids in preventing hair loss. Plus, it helps you smell like a lumberjack.
Juniper oil acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent. Its woody, spicy, yet fresh aroma has a calming, grounding effect.
Thyme oil is antimicrobial, balances hormones, and said to aid in preventing hair loss.
Cardamom oil gives it the slight exotic scent, not only is it nourishing for the skin, it’s antimicrobial, and also known as an aphrodisiac.
Patchouli oil freshens and deodorizes, is an anticeptic, astringent, insecticide, and is an aphrodisiac.
Five Fold Orange oil is anticeptic, lifts your mood, and boosts immunity
Bergamot oil is a fresh, slightly sweet and citrus scent. It repells pests, is antifungal, antibacterial, and improves all skin conditions.
Ylang-Ylang is an antiseptic, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, prevents signs of aging, and helps reduce irritation.
Once you’ve chosen the beard oil that is right for you, there’s just a couple of things to know. The best time to apply beard oil is just after a shower, when the heat of the water opens your pores and the hair is more likely to absorb the oil.
Place 2-3 drops of oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together to distribute it evenly through your beard making sure to reach the skin. Then comb it down to smooth it out, and you’re done.
To check out some of our beard oil blends, click here. Our beard oils are hand made with no chemicals, artificial preservatives, only all-natural ingredients.