homemade beard oil

DIY Beard Oil {homemade gift for men}

The husband has been rocking a beard for several years now and it takes a lot more care and management than I would have imagined. He trims it, combs it, washes it, and puts beard oil in it every single day. Before he had a beard I thought shaving was time consuming. Seriously though. A nice beard takes care, but it’s worth it.

He and I were talking about beard oil the other day and he said, “I should make my own beard oil”. The light went on! He’s been paying on average about $13.00 for 2 oz. of beard oil for several years. Since we already have essential oils as well as carrier oils in our home it seems like a no-brainer to give handmade beard oils a try. We can make beard oils at home for almost nothing! Of course, if you don’t have essential and carrier oils on hand, making your own beard oil is going to cost some cash up front. However, it’ll pay off in long run, especially if you make multiple bottles of beard oil and give them as gifts. They make amazing homemade gifts for men (that have mustaches and beards at least)!!!

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Here’s what you need to know to get started making DIY Beard Oil as well as two beginner recipes we tried!

DIY Beard Oil

There are two main ingredients in beard oil. Carrier oils and essential oils. Basic recipes use one carrier oil and one or more essential oils. More snazzy recipes use a mix of carrier oils and essential oils. Since we are new to making beard oils, we stuck with using just one carrier oil. We decided to use almond oil because it’s great for sensitive skin. Since we are heading into fall and winter which tends to be drying to the skin we thought the vitamins and minerals in the almond oil would be ideal to combat potential dry skin.

Carrier Oils

Other carrier oils to consider are:

  • jojoba oil
  • argan oil
  • coconut oil
  • sunflower oil
  • grapeseed oil
  • walnut oil
  • kukui nut oil

Essential Oils

The essential oils are what give the beard oil the scent. Since there are a TON of essential oils, there are limitless options for beard oil scents. You can make woodsy, citrusy, minty, spicy, and more. You can mix 2 oils or 5. When you are making your beard oil, the customization of scent is totally up to you! Here’s what you should know though: you shouldn’t need more than a 10 drops (combined) of essential oils per 1 oz of carrier oil in your beard oil mixture or your might be over powered!

Homemade Beard Oil How-to:

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  • Carrier Oil (we used almond oil)
  • Essential Oils (we used tea tree and eucalyptus for the first recipe and tea tree and tea tree and mint for the second recipe)
  • 2 oz. brown dropper bottle

beard oil recipe

Tea tree and Eucalyptus Beard Oil Recipe

(download free printable label below)

  • 1.5 oz of almond oil
  • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 5 drops of eucalyptus oil

Mix together and store in a cool dry area if possible!

beard oil with mint

Tea Tree and Mint Beard Oil Recipe

(download free printable label below)

  • 1.5 oz of almond oil
  • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 5 drops of mint oil

Free Printable Labels



[download id=”1359″ template=”TEA TREE AND EUCALYPTUS BEARD OIL LABEL”]


Download the TEA TREE AND MINT BEARD OIL Label below.

[download id=”1361″ template=”TEA TREE AND MINT BEARD OIL”]

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Wondering how to use beard oil?

How to Apply DIY Beard Oil:

DIY Beard Oil should be applied to a towel dried beard in the morning after the shower. Put a drop or two in the palm of the hand and rub the hands together and then apply to the beard evenly to add shine and control to the beard.

If you love this easy DIY project check out our other DIY tutorials for more inspiration!

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3 responses to “DIY Beard Oil {homemade gift for men}”

  1. Jane Avatar

    Does the oil absorb into the beard or does it leave an oily residue? My son has a beard but can’t stand anything that smells strong or leaves a residue on it. I would love for him to try this.
    Thanks, Jane

    1. Angie Lee Avatar
      Angie Lee

      My husband uses this everyday and it leaves it glossy but not oily. Only use a drop or two, rub in hands and then onto beard. He also uses a beard soap in the shower so I’m not sure if the oil would build up if not washed daily…..

      1. Jane Avatar

        My son too shampoos his beard daily. Sounds good. Appreciate your quick response. Definitely sounds worth trying. Thank you