6 Do It Yourself Beard Oil Recipes

Why DIY Beard Oil Is Better

Beard oils are becoming all the rage for discerning gentlemen who care about the look and feel of their facial hair. But sometimes they can be expensive and contain fillers or even harmful ingredients.

Making your own oil formula will ensure that only quality ingredients you want will go into your beard. Mixing the recipes is easy; all you need is a sterile container and mixing utensil to combine the oils together.

Each recipe has carrier oils and essential oils which all have different benefits. To help get you started, here are 6 recipes to put shine and strength into that beard:


1. Moisturizing and Conditioning Oil

This oil is a basic starter that beginners can make to get their feet wet. It moisturizes the skin and the hair strands for a great-feeling beard all day. Lavender is also great for relieving stress.



  • 1 ounce of jojoba oil
  • 1 ounce of virgin coconut oil
  • 10 drops of essential lavender oil


2. The Growth Formula

For those gentlemen who want to grow their beard longer and thicker, this oil is for you. Coconut and almond oils are antioxidants and anti-aging. It also treats skin conditions and is anti-bacterial.


  • 1 ounce of sweet almond oil
  • 1 ounce of virgin coconut oil
  • 3 to 4 drops of castor oil
  • 5 to 6 drops of lavender and rosemary oil


3. Banish Dandruff Serum

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This formula is specifically designed to moisturize the skin under the beard. Neglected skin can become dry and flake off. This beard oil will prevent unwanted dandruff and keep the skin relaxed. Cedarwood is also a natural bug repellent which is great for the outdoorsman.



  • 1 ounce of apricot kernel oil
  • 1 ounce of jojoba oil
  • 5 drops of castor oil
  • 5 drops of cedarwood oil


4. The Freshener

This oil is meant to create a pleasant aroma for the beard. It is specifically formulated for a fresh, attractive and non-flowery scent that gentlemen can wear all day. Eucalyptus has a huge range of benefits including faster healing, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effects.



  • 1 ounce of coconut oil
  • 1 half-ounce of sweet almond oil
  • 3 to 4 drops of sage oil
  • 3 to 4 drops of eucalyptus oil


5. The Soothing Smolder


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This beard oil is made to start with a powerful fresh scent that fades quickly but leaves pleasant fragrant notes for the rest of the day.



  • 1 ounce jojoba oil
  • 1 half-ounce sunflower seed oil
  • 1 half-ounce apricot kernel oil
  • 1 half-ounce argan oil
  • 5 to 10 drops of sandalwood oil


6. Citrus and Mint Combo

This beard oil recipe is meant for the gent that loves a fresh natural scent and feeling. They are portioned out to avoid making the scent too overpowering. Tea tree is great for dandruff control and the citrus oils help relieve stress.



  • 1 half-ounce jojoba oil
  • 1 half-ounce argan oil
  • 2 to 3 drops of lime oil
  • 3 to 4 drops of peppermint oil
  • 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil


Different Beard Oil Recipes

Jojoba Oil

This oil comes from a shrub native to America and the nuts it produces. It works as a great laxative and is mainly used as a carrier oil in recipes but has great benefits on its own. It is an effective moisturizer and sunburn reliever. It also treats a variety of scalp issues like psoriasis and dandruff.


Coconut Oil

This oil is a potent anti-bacterial and anti-fungal oil that also moisturizes. It is also great for dental and hair health. Ingesting coconut oil hosts a lot of health benefits as well, such as reduction of abdominal fat and lowering of bad cholesterol.


Lavender Oil

Lavender has a host of benefits, including stress relief and relaxation. It fights acne, repels bugs and can even induce sleepiness. It even reduces pain naturally and can be applied to all parts of the body, not just the beard.


Castor Oil

Castor is a moisturizing oil that works great as a laxative when you ingest it. It fights acne, moisturizes the skin, and promotes quick wound healing. It also has anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically or ingested.


Sweet Almond Oil

Almond oil restores the oil barrier on the hair strands that hair care products often strip away. This can restore brittle and damaged hair to its former healthy glory. It also moisturizes the skin and helps scalp health.


Apricot Kernel Oil

This oil comes from the seeds of apricots and has very similar benefits of almond oil. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-bacterial. Any wounds or conditions on the skin can actually be helped with the application of this oil.


Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood promotes hair growth, anti-inflammatory, and a potent anti-fungal. It also smells amazing and manly.


Sage Oil

Sage oil is one of the most prominent beneficial oils for skin care. It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and heals wounds and discoloration. It is also known for relaxation and cleansing an area or building of evil spirits.


Eucalyptus Oil

Not only is eucalyptus oil good for hair and skin, but it fights bacteria and contributes to a healthy respiratory system. Use eucalyptus essential oil by wearing it around the beard for help with allergies and coughs.


Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood is a fresh scented oil that benefits skin and hair as well as improving the respiratory system.


Argan Oil

For those gentlemen that like to trim beards and mustaches, argan oil helps reduce razor burn and fights acne. It also exfoliates and moisturizes the skin under the beard.


Sunflower Seed Oil

This oil is packed with vitamin E which is great for moisturizing skin and reducing signs of aging. It also prevents infections and inflammation.


Lime Oil

Lime is great for fighting infections and improving the circulatory system. It also fights signs of aging and prevents invading viruses.


Peppermint Oil

This oil is a lot like lavender oil in that the benefits are countless. It helps skin, scalp and fighting illnesses and infections. It is good for topical use or ingesting.


Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a notoriously powerful anti-fungal oil that is also used to treat wounds. It is also good for hair and reducing dandruff.