This homemade beard oil recipe penetrates the hair shaft, making it softer and nicer to touch. The oil also makes it easier to trim and reduces static.
If you have ever been in (close) contact with a man’s beard, you know beards can be hard and scratchy. Coarse beard hair can be softened with the right kind of attention, so I created this simple DIY method to soften it up.
Softening Beard Hair Naturally
Beards are made from different hair than what is on our heads and the rest of our bodies. Some scientists think it’s harsher so it protects the face from the elements. This makes sense as our forefathers didn’t have the luxuries that we do, like heated homes and vehicles. Today we aren’t exposed to the elements as much, so such protection isn’t as necessary. Men still sport beards, but now they can be softened without worrying about losing protection.
One way to soften the hairs is to use a beard oil recipe. The oil penetrates the hair shaft, making it softer and nicer to touch. The oil also makes it easier to trim and reduces static – a nice bonus in the winter.
Homemade Beard Oil Recipe
Combine all ingredients in a small bottle or glass dropper bottle. Cap and shake to mix. To use, pour a small amount of the beard oil recipe into your hand and rub palms together. Stroke your hands through the beard, through all of the strands. It will feel greasy at first but will soak in quickly.
I used fractionated coconut oil in this recipe because it remains liquid all the time, rather than most coconut oils that harden below 76°F.
The other oils in this beard oil recipe can be switched out for different oils, but these are found to have the best effects on this type of hair.
Essential Oils for Beards*
You can add a few drops of essential oils if you wish. Some good choices would be rosemary, lavender, or bay rum. (Find these pure essential oils here.)
Another DIY Beard Oil Recipe
Check out this other recipe we have for DIY Beard Oil.
Have you (or a man in your life) ever tried a homemade beard oil? If so, what did you think?