Treat yourself…and your beard!
DIY Beard OilHere in the Pacific Northwest we know how to appreciate a good beard! So many products today, especially for men, are filled with chemicals and ingredients foreign to our bodies. We care about what goes into our bodies, but lets care about what we put on the outside as well. Our skin is our largest organ after all, so let's nourish it! This month as we focus on men, I challenge you to start making your own products! Treat yourself and your facial hair to a little extra tender loving care. This beard oil will have your face soaking up all the goodness while stimulating it to shed old skin cells and helping it grow long and strong.
*Before you begin make sure you have a glass container for your mixture. I recommend a 1 or 2 ounce glass bottle with a dropper. It is important to use glass containers when working with essential oils to best preserve the product and prevent corroding of your container.
Start with a base- that is your 'carrier oil'. I did a combination of several oils all beneficial in their own ways, but if you only have access to only one or two of these that's fine too!2 parts Grapeseed Oil 1 part Almond Oil 1 part Apricot Oil 1/2 part Aloe Vera (Liquid)
Now add in your essential oils: For a 1 oz bottle you only need a few drops of each. Essential oils are highly concentrated forms of plant matter.6 drops Rosemary E.O. 4 drops Peppermint E.O. 2 drops Douglas Fir E.O. 2 drops Rose Geranium E.O. Add your essential oils to your carrier oil mixture, shake and enjoy! How to use: Use morning and night. Apply a dropperful (or more depending on length and density of hair) into your hands and mix into your beard. Giving a good comb through using either a small beard brush or your fingers allows for proper distribution of the product and is a nice opportunity to give your face and beard a little massage and extra attention for the moment. Leave in and go, its that simple! *Just like your food make sure the ingredients you are buying for your products are organic. Unrefined carrier oils are best, as are cold pressed versions of nut oils. A cold pressed extraction allows the most nutrients to remain in your product, therefore more nutrients for you!