The Basics of Beard Oil

Beard oil is one of the most essential products that any bearded dude can own.  Given its awesome blend of  high quality carrier and essential oils, beard oil can make your beard go from looking just “meh” to unbelievably.

From beard itch to the beard flake, and the general texture of how your beard feels, the benefits are far and wide.  We will go into each one specifically in just a moment.

But before we do, it’s important to understand the composition of beard oil and what exactly these ingredients do when applied to your beard. 

Any high-quality beard oil is typically made up of two distinct ingredients: a carrier oil and an essential oil.

The carrier oils themselves typically deliver the majority of the core benefits of any given beard oil as they make up about 90% of the actual product. Typically derived from seeds and nuts, carrier oils are completely all-natural with the most popular ones typically being jojoba (pronounced “ho-ho-ba”), argan, sweet almond, grapeseed, and several others.

The reason why these oils are so vastly used in beauty products is due to them being completely all-natural and having terrific hydrating/moisturizing abilities for your skin and hair follicles.

Instead of using a mixture of chemicals to achieve the same hydrating effects for your skin, a decent carrier oil will deliver the same, if not better, moisturizing and nourishing abilities.

Now lets examine essential oils:

Many of the more expensive beard oils will typically include several essential oils in addition to a carrier oil.  These oils, which are extremely volatile and are required to be diluted by a carrier oil before application to your skin, are the life of the party.

Coming in several different scents ranging from citrus and lavender to sandalwood and tea tree, the options are truly limitless when trying to determine a scent for any beard oil.

Traditionally speaking, beard oils that cost more will typically contain several essential oils within the solution as essential oils are by themselves relatively pricey when compared to carrier oils.

Many price-conscious beardsmen do oftentimes decide to pick up just a bottle of jojoba or argan oil and directly apply it to their skin and beard as they will be able to achieve many of the same benefits as any sort of beard oil.

But you shouldn’t initially scoff at using essential oils without trying them out first.  Many essential oils are used for natural remedies of which can be pretty effective.  For instance, an essential oil such as sandalwood or tea tree are natural antiseptics; therefore, when applied to your skin, these essential oils may actually do a really good job in clearing out your pores to reduce the occurrence of acne.


In summary when it comes to beard oil the cheaper is just that cheaper., cheaper quality which provides results. What kind of beard do you want?

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