Beards have definitely come back into fashion over the last few years and the trend only seems to be growing in popularity. Every November, men around the world join forces to grow moustaches for what has become known as ‘Movember’, to raise awareness of men’s health.

This all ties in nicely with the rise in popularity of men’s cosmetics. Men’s grooming kits, facial hair products and skincare products have seen a distinct rise in demand. 

And what’s interesting about men’s cosmetics is how different they tend to be compared with those used by women. Not only do men typically have different preferences, but their skin, generally speaking, is also different. Read our article about why men’s skincare is different to women’s here.

Now, whilst beard oils may seem like a modern hipster invention, they are actually a handy and simple product for your facial hair. Facial hair is usually thicker and more coarse than hair on the head, so it needs a bit more care and attention in order to remain soft and healthy.

 

The good news is that using nourishing oils will help to soften, condition and moisturize the hair as well as nourish the skin underneath, helping to prevent dryness or flakiness.

 

In addition to that, if a beard oil is scented (which they usually are) it also functions as a subtle cologne, helping to make sure your beard smells fantastic all day long.

Depending on the length of your beard and your oil of choice, you can apply beard oil every day, or every now and then, whenever you feel like your beard needs it. It’s best to wash your beard first, towel dry it, then put some oil on your fingertips and run your fingers through your beard to evenly spread the oil.

Below is a formulation and a recipe for a simple, natural beard oil. It contains light oils (macadamia and jojoba) and a natural silicone substitute (coco-caprylate) that won’t feel too greasy or oily. This beard oil recipe also contains nourishing argan oil and a blend of essential oils with a refreshing woody scent.

 

Conditioning Argan and Cedar Beard Oil Formula

Phase

Ingredient

INCI

w/w %

A

Coco-caprylate

Coco-caprylate

35.7

A

Macadamia nut oil

Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil

25.0

A

Jojoba oil

Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil

24.0

A

Argan oil

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil

14.0

A

Cedarwood essential oil

Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil

0.5

A

Sandalwood essential oil

Santalum Album Bark Oil

0.5

A

Eucalyptus essential oil

Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil

0.2

A

Vitamin E (95% mixed tocopherols)

Tocopherol

0.1

Argan and Cedar Beard Oil Recipe for 50g/2oz batch

Ingredient

Amount for 50g batch (in grams)

Amount for 2oz batch (in ounces)

Coco-caprylate

17.85 

0.714

Macadamia nut oil

12.50 

0.500 

Jojoba oil

12.00 

0.480 

Argan oil

7.00 

0.280 

Cedarwood essential oil

0.25 

0.010

Sandalwood essential oil

0.25 

0.010

Eucalyptus essential oil

0.10 

0.004 

Vitamin E (95% mixed tocopherols)

0.05 

0.002 

Free Men’s Beard Oil Recipe: Conditioning Argan and Cedar Beard Oil Natural Facial skincare recipes

How to make a beard oil

The great news for those new to creating their own cosmetic products is that DIY beard oils are pretty straightforward to make. So if you are new to making natural skincare, this could be a good place to start!

What equipment do I need to make beard oil at home?

Fortunately, the equipment you need to make beard oil is quite simple. Here is a list of four basic pieces of equipment that will help you create a natural beard oil.

Things you’ll need to make your own beard oil:

  1. A precision scale. (Please note; kitchen scales are not recommended as they are meant for large quantities and so the accuracy for small measurements will vary. Pocket precision scales will work well.)
  2. A container to mix your oils in – a glass beaker is great, but any other small kitchen containers  (less than 100ml) will also work, for example small drinking glasses. 
  3. A teaspoon to stir all the oils. 
  4. A bottle to store your beard oil in, such as an amber glass bottle with a dropper closure.

For more information about equipment, check out our article The equipment you need for making natural skincare products at home.

Simple beard oil instructions:

  1. Place your empty beaker onto the digital scale, and press the tare or zero button. This resets the display in order to only measure the contents of the beaker.
  2. Measure the coco-caprylate into the beaker.
  3. Do the same with macadamia oil, jojoba oil and argan oil. Remember to tare/zero the scale before you add each oil to ensure you get the correct measurement.
  4. Give the ingredients in your beaker a stir to assist the blending process.
  5. Weigh the essential oils and Vitamin E and add them to your beard oil beaker.
  6. Stir once again to encourage the blending process.
  7. Finally, carefully pour your beard oil into your bottle.

 

How can I make skincare products for men?

At the School of Natural Skincare we’re excited to teach a rapidly growing number of students from all over the world how to make their own natural cosmetics, either for themselves or to sell. We’re also extremely proud of the increasing number of men choosing to join our global community, who are passionate about natural and organic skincare and haircare.

 

Our courses are all hosted online and are designed to be self-study, which means you can study the materials in your own time, at your own pace, from wherever you are. 

 

We encourage our students to do, rather than only absorb knowledge. This means we teach the essential theory you need to make products tailored for specific people, skin types, needs and preferences, and you’ll also develop the practical skills and confidence required to make your own complete range of products. These products are just as good as, if not better than, those found in shops, but for a fraction of the price!

Tutors are qualified and experienced cosmetic formulators and scientists, and provide support in our private online student and graduate community, which is also where students collaborate with their peers from around the world. 

All you need is an internet connection, a desire to learn, growing enthusiasm for the subject of natural skincare and a smile on your face. Needless to say, the course or program you join depends on your goals. 

Our Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products online course, for example, contains over 120 recipes and teaches the practical art of making skincare products using luxurious natural and organic ingredients. This course is ideally suited for passionate hobbyists who want to make products for themselves, family and friends, by following other people’s recipes.

Our Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation and Diploma in Natural Haircare Formulation, on the other hand, teach students how to create their own natural and organic skincare and/or haircare from scratch, like a professional, without needing to follow other people’s recipes! These courses are ideally suited for those beauty enthusiasts who want to make products for themselves or to sell.

Many students choose to join our most popular online program, the Natural Haircare & Skincare Formulator Program, which is a combination of both Diploma courses and you can find out more about it here.

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