What are the Best Carrier Oils and Essential Oils for Beard Care?

What are the Best Carrier Oils and Essential Oils for Beard Care?

Beard oils are made from two primary ingredients: Carrier oils and Essential oils. Below are the most recommended oils (Carrier and Essential) for your beard: Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Orange Oil, Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Peppermint Oil, Frankincense Oil, Sage Oil, Patchouli Oil and Cedarwood Oil.

When we talk about carrier oils, they are oils that you can directly apply to the skin and these oils typically make up a large portion of beard oil which in return provide so many health benefits for your beard hair. Large portions of carrier oil are extracted from nuts, kernels, or other types of plants.

The second category of oil is the essential oil. This oil plays a key role in hair growth and the general wellness of the hair, however, they mostly serve as an assistance to carrier oils because of their good scents. Essential oils are concentrated fragrance compounds that are derived from plant materials (roots, bark, and leaves) and they are the ones that spice up the beard oil. 

You can be super creative by mixing different essential oils, but you need to be very careful when doing this in order not to ruin an entire batch of beard oil. There are some side effects that come with an essential oil when mixed inappropriately. For instance, adding too much essential oil can cause skin or scalp irritation. However, this side effect can be minimized by diluting an essential oil with a carrier oil.


The Best Carrier Oils for Beard Care

The table below contains the most prominent carrier oils used in beard oil and its benefits:

CARRIER OILS

KNOWN BENEFITS

Jojoba

Learn more about Jojoba Oil here

  • Contains essential nutrients such as protein, vitamins, and minerals.
  • It leaves hair soft and shiny.
  • Jojoba Oil doesn’t irritate the skin.
  • It enters the skin very fast

Castor

Learn more about Castor Oil here

  • It provides great lubrication for the beard.
  • Makes beard hair looks shining and soft
  • It supports hair growths
  • Castor Oil doesn’t clog pores or irritate the skin.

Avocado 

Learn more about Avocado Oil here

  • Avocado oil contains Vitamin E as well as antibacterial properties.
  • It is also rich in fatty acids such as Biotin.
  • This oil penetrates the hair scalp without leaving your beard hair greasy or stiff.
  • It helps to prevent hair from breaking or damaged.

Sunflower

Learn more about Sunflower Oil here

  • It comes with linoleic which helps to condition the skin.
  • It stimulates hair growths
  • It helps to improve scalp health
  • It also helps to eliminate frizzle hair and provides softness to the beard.

Coconut

Learn more about Coconut Oil here

  • It prevents hair damage or break
  • It can as well be used for cooking
  • It can be used to prevent dirt in a person’s beard (beardruff)
  • It retains moisture and conditions the hair

Fractionated Coconut

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  • It helps with skin inflammation
  • It comes with various protective properties and vitamins
  • It helps to protect the beard hair against any harsh environmental elements.
  • Fractionated coconut oil gives basic nutrition to the hair follicles.

Grapeseed

Learn more about Grapeseed Oil here

  • It helps to reduce pore inflammation
  • It contains Vitamins and Minerals.
  • It doesn’t clog or irritate the skin beneath.
  • Grapeseed oil is Non-comedogenic.

Sweet Almond

Learn more about Sweet Almond Oil here

  • This oil is good for dry skin
  • It helps to boost beard growth
  • It can also be used to cure eczema
  • It contains essential nutrients such as minerals and vitamins.

Vitamin E

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  • It helps to support healthy scalp
  • It helps to prevent hair loss
  • It makes the hair looks attractive and shiny
  • It can as well stimulate capillary growth in your scalp.


The Best Essential Oils for Beard Care

The table below contains the most prominent essential oils used in beard oil and its benefits:

ESSENTIAL OILS

KNOWN BENEFITS

Lemon
Learn more about Lemon Oil here

  • Best used at night for perfect result
  • It reduced Aging
  • It helps against skin dryness
  • It assists in fighting dandruff in beards

Orange

Learn more about Orange Oil here

  • Its smell could help to reduce anxiety
  • Orange oil is an antiseptic and has antioxidant properties.
  • It promotes hair growth.
  • It adds moisture to dry hair.

Lavender

Learn more about Lavender Oil here

  • Lavender oil helps to reduce acne breakouts.
  • It helps to control dandruff and keeps the hair shiny.
  • It helps to keep hair shafts and follicles clear of bacteria.
  • Its natural sedative properties help to soothe your scalp.

Tea Tree

Learn more about Tea Tree Oil here

  • It helps to treat psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
  • It helps to treat lice.
  • Tea Tree oil increases hair growth.
  • It helps to reduce itching and dryness by moisturizing the scalp.

Eucalyptus

Learn more about Eucalyptus Oil here

  • When applied appropriately, it thickens the hair.
  • It makes the beard hair look soft and shiny.
  • It fights against dandruff in beard.
  • Eucalyptus prevents hair loss as a result of stress.

Peppermint

Learn more about Peppermint Oil here

  • It is suitable for dry skin.
  • It is an anti-inflammatory oil that cures itching
  • This oil helps to calm irritated skin
  • It boosts hair growth.
  • It helps improve blood flow to the areas of the scalp where it is applied.

Frankincense

Learn more about Frankincense Oil here

  • It serves as an anti-aging moisturizer
  • It can be used for hair loss treatment
  • It stimulates the growth of new cells.
  • It is medicinal in nature (Antiseptic, cytophylactic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant).

Sage

Learn more about Sage Oil here

  • It is good for both dry and oily scalps.
  • It helps to control dandruff in beard hair.
  • It prevents premature balding.
  • Sage oil can also be used as a frizz tamer.

Patchouli

Learn more about Patchouli Oil here

  • This oil helps to soothe an itchy scalp.
  • Its cooling effect can help to prevent hair loss.
  • It as well serves as an anti-bacterial cleanser.
  • It has an ideal smell.

Cedarwood

Learn more about Cedarwood Oil here

  • It contributes to hair growth and makes your scalp healthy.
  • It helps to purify the skin beneath by getting rid of dirt.
  • This oil can also strengthen your hair follicles.
  • It serves as a cleanser for any bacteria found in hair.

Fir Balsam

Learn more about Fir Balsam Oil here

  • This oil nourishes your hair
  • It is most times used to kill head lice and treat severely dry skin.
  • It helps in treating many scalp and skin issues.
  • It is useful for eczema, dandruff, and ringworm

Sweet Birch

Learn more about Sweet Birch Oil here

  • Sweet Birch helps in hair growth and hair problems.
  • It helps in curing skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczemas.
  • It helps to lessen muscle pain and heal any wounds whatsoever.
  • It also helps to stimulate sebum production.


How to Create Your Own Beard Oil for Beard Care

Below are the simple things to do when creating your personal beard oil:

  1. Choose a carrier oil (We recommended Jojoba Oil because of its high nutrients)
  2. Search for any essential oil to add into it (For nice smell and other benefits)
  3. Once these oils are in your supposed container, you will need to mix them together.
  4. After mixing these oils properly, then it is ready to be used.

Note: We can assist you in creating amazing beard oils for your beard care regimen. For more information about this, continue here.

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