Men who have beards. It is very on-trend right now, and I am sure if you are a man with a beard or you have a man with a beard in your life, you know that their beard is likely well taken care of.
One way to take care of a beard is with beard oil. Did you know you can make your own DIY beard oil? This would make a really great gift idea for men with beards. You can choose custom oils to use in your beard oil and make a custom blended fragrance that suits the bearded man in your life!
If you are making your own beard oil, you are going to want to make sure you have the proper beard oil bottles ready to go. When we say proper, we are referring to something small that is dark colored because over time, UV rays can break down the oil and its benefits or fragrance of your beard oil, which is something you don't want after making the perfect custom blend and aroma!
We also recommend something that comes with its own eyedropper lid so your bearded man doesn't pour too much. You want this beard oil to last. I found these 1-2 oz bottles from Amazon are perfect. They are dark colored, small, and come with an eye dropper lid. I also really like that these bottles come with decorative stickers for you to label your essential oil blends! You might want to consider labeling them with the essential oils used so you will remember the exact blend for the next time you make them.
It is time to choose your carrier oil for your homemade beard oil. This will be the base of your beard oil. It will provide the nourishing, hydrating qualities for the beard and will carry and dilute the essential oils. Here are some popular carrier oils to choose from to make your DIY beard oil (you can blend these any way you want, choose 2, 3 or more and blend away!)
Here are our top picks of carrier oils from Amazon for homemade beard oil:
Just some advice, make sure if you are making this beard oil as a gift for someone, that they do not have a nut allergy when choosing your oils, such as almond oil.
Choosing an essential oil to add fragrance to your homemade beard oil is the super fun part of this whole beard oil project. This is where you give your beard oil personality! You can choose the scents you like best if you are making this beard oil for yourself, or you can try to make a custom scent that matches the man who is receiving the beard oil as a gift. You could also try to make a pack of three for his day: one that is invigorating that he may want in the morning (citrus scents help achieve this), one that is more inspiring to get through that day, and one that is relaxing for the evening (mint, bergamot, lavender). You can be as creative as you want with these beard oils! Here are some of the most popular essential oils for men (to get that manly smell!)
These are our top choices of essential oils from Amazon:
If you really are not sure where to start if you are just getting to know the fragrances, I would suggest buying a small pack of several different essential oils. We really like this essential oil variety pack by Now Foods from Amazon. You get a great variety of oils and you can really get a chance to experiment with different scents and find the blends you love.
You can blend essential oils for beard oils however you want to! I would aim for 4-10 drops per 2oz bottle. Try a few drops of sandalwood with a drop of lemon, or half clove, half lavender! The options are endless, and it is so fun to play with scents. A great tip is to try filling half your bottle and then blending, because you can always dilute the scent with more carrier oil if you feel it is too strong. And yes, having some coffee beans nearby to smell in between mixing will help your nose distinguish between scents.
Not all essential oil is the same, which many of you may know if you are soap makers! We at DIY Craft Club use NOW brand for all of our essential oil needs. They are pure and are certified organic. They are also great for aromatherapy diffusers if you are wondering what to do with all of your leftover essential oils when you are done blending for your beard oils! Add a few drops with water and your home will smell absolutely amazing.
Here is a wood grain cool mist diffuser that is quite popular and looks great in any home, and you can choose from many different wood stain colors:
Once you have those custom, homemade beard oils, the next step is to store them properly. The essential oils will last a long time on their own, but carrier oils have a much shorter shelf life and once the carrier oils go bad, they don't smell so pleasant anymore.
For proper homemade beard oil storage, make sure you:
Most carrier oils have a shelf life of 1-2 years depending on the oil. However, by the time they are bottled and get to you from wherever you order from, it could take a few months. That is why we are suggesting 8 months as your expiry timeline.
Homemade beard oil is such a special gift that can be just as fun making and blending them for that special person, as it is receiving them! If you are continuing with that homemade theme, be sure to check out our very own printable paper section. We have an assortment of cards you can print, including Father's Day cards, as well as great "manly" papers you can make into some seriously amazing cards or gift wrapping.
We also wrote a post on Gift Ideas For Men With Beards that you may want to check out as well!!
We hope you enjoyed our post about how to make your own beard oil. And if you want to remember where you found it, be sure to PIN it now to come back to again later!
Thanks so much, have a splendid day!