For my 31 Days of Frank series, I posted a recipe for beard oil and wanted to share the whole guy’s guide that I received from doTERRA with you here.
Whether you have a beard or choose to shave, there is no better way to care for your face than with essential oils. Free of chemicals and other irritating ingredients, oils can help keep your skin in top shape. Oils like Peppermint, Tea Tree (Melaleuca), Sandalwood, Siberian Fir, Douglas Fir, Cedarwood, and Frankincense are included in the following skin and beard care recipes.
Live the Rugged Life
A healthy diet is the key to healthy hair. By maintaining a good balance of vitamins like A, B, and E, you are actually creating a great environment that promotes hair growth.
Facial hair doesn’t always grow out evenly, so trim it every now and then. Lots of guys stop growing out facial hair and start shaving because it gets itchy. If a beard is what you want, fight through the itch with the help of soothing doTERRA essential oils.
To keep your beard soft and shiny, it is important you use essential oils to condition the beard and keep up its shine. Follow these steps to a soft and shiny beard:
- Pour a few drops of essential oils into your hands.
- Work the oils through your beard until you’ve reached the hair tips, making sure that you evenly spread the oil over your beard and the underlying skin.
- Apply the beard balm or beard oil recipes in this article once a day. For extra shine, first use the beard oil recipe and then the beard balm.
Make sure and wash your beard a few times a week. Always use shampoo—don’t even think of using bar soap. You’ll dry out your beard and the skin underneath. Make sure to follow up with some essential oils after your beard is completely dry. Trimming your beard every two months is recommended to maintain a healthy beard. Shaving your neck and the areas around your beard will also keep you looking fresh.
This beard oil recipe will work well for all beards, but especially the early or shorter stages of a beard. It will absorb quickly and is perfect for moisturizing the skin.
1 ounce Fractionated Coconut oil
4–5 drops Rosemary oil
3–4 drops Frankincense oil
3–4 drops Siberian Fir oil
3–4 drops Cedarwood oil
- In a small bottle with an eyedropper cap, add Fractionated Coconut oil.
- Add Rosemary, Frankincense, Siberian Fir, and Cedarwood essential oils.
- Place the cap on tightly and shake well.
- Using your hands or the eyedropper, apply a few drops and massage into the beard.
- Brush your beard for a finishing touch.
For those beards that are medium to long, or if your skin tends to be dry. A balm does not absorb as fast as the beard oil; it will sit longer on your beard and skin for longer-lasting moisture and extra shine. The thickness of the balm also works as a styling agent to help you shape and tame your beard.
2 teaspoons Beeswax
1 teaspoon Shea Butter
3 teaspoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
½ teaspoon Vitamin E oil
2 drops Cedarwood oil
2 drops Melaleuca oil
2 drops Rosemary oil
- Combine all ingredients aside from essential oils in glass container.
- Place jar in saucepan with 1–2 inches of boiling water.
- Stir ingredients until melted and thoroughly combined.
- Remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
- Add essential oils and stir. Pour mixture into empty tin or glass jar with lid.
- Let balm rest 1–2 hours.
Live the Smooth Life
⅓ cup shea butter
¼ cup Fractionated Coconut oil
5 drops Sandalwood oil
5 drops Peppermint oil
5 drops Melaleuca oil
- Place all ingredients except for essential oils in double boiler.
- Once melted, remove from heat and let sit 3 minutes.
- Add essential oils and stir until combined.
- Let shaving cream rest until hard. Tip: Put it in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.
- Using mixer, whip shaving cream until light and fluffy.
- Place in container of choice.
½ cup Fractionated Coconut oil
¼ cup rosewater (can be purchased at health food stores)
5 drops Frankincense oil
5 drops Lavender oil
5 drops Melaleuca oil
5 drops Helichrysum oil
5 drops Myrrh oilDirections
- Place Fractionated Coconut Oil and rosewater in glass spray or pump bottle.
- Add essential oils and shake.
- To use, spray directly on skin or place 2–3 pumps in palms and rub on affected skin.