Beard Oil




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Spoil yourself or someone you like with this organic and nice beard oil


Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

In this recipe we used different herbs, fruits and spices that we infused our oil with but you can use extracts if you want to save time. Just remember to use food grade ingredients, some essential oils might irritate the skin.

You will need:

A bottle to store your infusion in,

A bottle for your finished beard oil


A mortar

A filter

A thermometer

The ingredients in the oil:

An organic neutral oil as a base (we used a mix of 60% almond oil and 40% corn oil)

Orange peal - for the fruity zest scent

Pine needles and fresh shoots - for the nice smell as well as some resin for stronger beard

Thuja (a kind of cypress) - same as above

Cardamom - for the scent

Sage - for the scent and soothing properties

Lavender - for the scent and medicinal properties

Thyme - for the scent

Star anise - for the scent

Jasmine oil - for the scent

Vitamin E - For stronger beard as well as preserving the scents

Step 2: Mix It Up

<< If you only are using essential oils you can skip this step! >>

Chop, crush and mix the spices, pine needles and some orange zest and mix it with the oil.

Save the jasmine oil and vitamin E for later.

You can use any other spices and herbs of your taste, it's up to you to experiment.

Gently heat the oil mixture in a pan. Never let it get hotter than that you can out your finger in it ca 35-40 degrees centigrade. Keep it warm for about half an hour then pour everything over to a storage bottle and let mature for three days.

Step 3: Almost Done!

After three days pour the oil through the filter into a container to get rid of all the spices and herbs.

Now you can add a few drops of vitamin E and some drops of the jasmine oil.

If you are using any other essential oils now is the time for them as well.

Pour everything into an air tight bottle and user your oil as you please!



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13 Discussions


3 years ago

How do you keep the corn oil and almond oil from turning rancid over time?

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Reply 1 year ago

This is a great question! FBRKN is right in saying that nothing can keep oil from going rancid eventually. The neat thing about the ingredients in this recipe is that it contains oils that are known antioxidants. I recently read a scientific study (Asha, A et al, 2015) that examined antioxidant oils as preservatives for the long term storage of cooking oils. The orange peel oil scored best in most of the tests indicating oxidant scavenging activity. You can read the abstract here


Reply 3 years ago

There is no absolute way to prevent if from ever turning rancid. The vitamin E and essential oils helps a bit but the effect will wear off over time. When I make it I usually make a batch that small enough to be used before it turns rancid. Keeping it in an airtight container and keeping it away from sunlight also slows down the ageing.


2 years ago

Thanks for sharing..

Each ingredient present in beard oils plays a significant role. Beard oils help to prevent from dry, flaky, itchy skin and nourishes hair follicle to promote beard growth. There are various beard growth products see here available online like beard gel, beard spray, beard supplements that are easy to use and give the desired results within a short span.


3 years ago

Wow, even going as far as creating your own essential oils. Very nice!

Just have one question though. Not knocking but curious rather... I see you use almond oil which is nice but corn oil? What are the benefits there? It just seems like such an inert ingredient when you're going to all that trouble to concoct your own essential oils.

Nice work. I can just imagine the fresh smell and feel in my beard after a fresh application!


3 years ago

I would use almond and palm or olive oil instead of the corn, but that's just me.

1 reply

Reply 3 years ago

Well you can use any oil you like. We didn't use olive oil since it has a quite strong smell and in general we at FBRKN avoid Palm oils since the way it is grown isn't sustainable. But as stated before, use whatever works best for you :)


3 years ago

I've been 'successfully' making my own beard oil for around 12 months now. I use baby oil decanted into a small bottle into which I drop as much essential oil as I desire for fragrance. Personally I wouldn't use a vegetable oil as there is the risk that it could turn and when it does the odour is not pleasant... I find essential oils on eBay are very cheap and I use a combination of lavender and geranium at about a 75% to 25% ratio. I have also done a bottle of cedarwood for when I want a change. I have not had any irritation whatsoever but I do accept that some essential oils can have an adverse effect. The rule is generally to not apply essential oils to the skin on their own always use a carrier with them.

Yes Oscelot beards do need oiling. Well, they do when they are as long as mine anyway :) Mine now reaches below the nipple line on my chest. I have even had Father Christmas himself complement me on my beard :)


3 years ago

I use Jojoba oil and Argan oil for mine, equal parts. Jojoba is the closest thing to skin oils, and helps prevent flaking.

It should be noted though, that Jojoba is a wax ester, not an oil, so it will solidify in cold temps. Probably not a good idea to use it in a beard if you're somewhere really cold ;)


3 years ago

Isn't corn oil too heavy for use on a beard? I would have thought jojoba oil would be better.

1 reply

Reply 3 years ago

It's about 60% almond oil and 40% corn oil. Perhaps we should point that out clearer. But I think jojoba oil will be great! It's all up to you!