How-To: Make Your Own Beard Oil


Creating your own beard oil is pretty easy, so long as you don't mind forking out some cash for all of your supplies. But, once you've purchased everything, you should be able to get a year's worth of beard oil for yourself or create a batch for all your bearded friends. Now, it's so much easier just going out and buying beard oil, you might say to yourself. True, but there's a sense of satisfaction creating something from scratch, and using something on your beard that you created on your own. If that sounds good to you, then keep reading. This is a really simple process and, once you have all the supplies, won't take long at all to be using your very own handcrafted beard oil. Your skin and whiskers will thank you!

Let's Get Started!

Here's a list of what you'll need...

  1. 1 oz. amber glass bottle with dropper 
  2. Carrier Oils: Organic Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil
  3. Essential Oil (for scent)
  4. Kitchen scale
  5. Small aluminum funnel (optional if you're bad at pouring)
  6. Labels

Note: These links go out to, but you can easily buy all of these supplies at Wegman's, GNC, Giant Food Store, Vitamin Shoppe, etc.

First, pour 15 to 30 drops of peppermint essential oil into the 1 oz. amber glass bottle. 30 drops for a stronger scent, 15 drops for a milder scent.

You can substitute the essential oil if you'd like a different scent, but to keep this recipe simple, we'll go with peppermint. Peppermint is a familiar and refreshing scent!

To smell a variety of different essential oils, take a trip to Wegman's or GNC, or any other larger health food store/market and go to the essential oils section to sample different scents for your beard oil.

Next, using your scale, measure out your carrier oils:

  • .4 oz. jojoba oil
  • .4 oz. grapeseed oil
  • .4 oz. fractionated coconut oil

Place your small aluminum funnel into the glass amber bottle, then pour the carrier oils into bottle. Screw the dropper cap back on your bottle and shake well.

Finally, add a label to your beard oil bottle for a professional look and you're done!

For your convenience, a pre-designed beard oil label design is available for download here: Beard Oil Label (PNG)

You can order affordable labels online using WePrint at Just select the 1 1/2" x 3 3/4" rectangle white film labels and upload your artwork, then let Avery take care of the rest! Their labels are really affordable, good quality, and stand up well to moisture. 


Beard oil moisturizes your facial hair and the skin underneath. Beard oil is hydrating to the skin and helps soften and tame your beard hair. Beard oil also doubles as a styling agent. The ideal beard should look shiny and groomed, not dusty, flaky and shaggy.


Jojoba Oil
This oil most closely resembles the natural oil your body produces to protect your skin. It helps balance your skin's oil production, which is especially helpful for those with very oily skin. It treats dry hair, moisturizing and nourishing it from the follicle out.

Grapeseed Oil
Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammatory. Helps treat and prevent acne and pimples. Astringent and moisturizer, softens and tones skin. Treats dandruff. Softens hair. 

Coconut Oil
Easily absorbed for comprehensive moisturization without clogging pores. Can also help to soften dry, damaged hair as well as add a healthy shine.


Essential oils are what gives the beard oil a unique scent, such as Pine, Peppermint and Cedarwood.


1. Shake the bottle of beard oil so the ingredients are nice and mixed
2. Place a number of drops into the palm of your hand then rub your hands together to spread the oil evenly in your palms
3. Once oil is distributed in your palms, spread it evenly on the sides of your beard; do the same down the front
4. Then bring both hands up through the bottom of your beard
5. Use your fingers to coat the hairs of your mustache
6. Use a comb or brush to distribute the oil and to set the hairs in place
7. Repeat this process once daily to keep your beard soft and conditioned

Stubble: Use only 1 drop of oil
Short beard: Use 1-2 drops
Mid-length beard: Use between 3-5 drops
Long beard: Use 6+ drops


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