Every year my husband and my brothers participate in Movember. In case you don’t know what it is, Movember is an event held every year during the month of November. It involves the growing of mustaches and beards to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems. This issue hits very close to home because my dad and grandfather both died of prostate cancer and so did my husband’s grandfather.
So, my husband and my brothers grow beards and mustaches in November to support this important cause. And I like the facial hair! There is something about a beard that makes men look even more manly. But that prickly tough hair is itchy and can be uncomfortable at times. This refreshing woodsy DIY beard oil is a great way to keep the beard soft and to calm any fly-away hairs! It also conditions and helps encourage beard growth.
When I first asked hubby if he was willing to try a beard oil, he said no. He said he didn’t want something that “smelled like perfume and didn’t want to put oil” on his face. I had to explain to him that the scent wasn’t perfume-like and the oil I was using was light and non-greasy. He agreed to do a smell test of all the manly-smelling oils I have. He finally decided to go with a mint, cedarwood, and musk combo. He’s been using the beard oil and his beard is scratchy no more! Now to try and convince my brothers…
What’s in This DIY Beard Oil?
This woodsy DIY beard oil is a clean, lightly-fragranced oil that my husband really enjoys using because the scent is very similar to the antibacterial body wash that he uses. I used a base of 2 ounces of sweet almond oil and 0.5 ounces of aloe vera oil. I then added 15 drops of vitamin E oil, 6 drops of mint fragrance oil, 10 drops of cedarwood essential oil, and 8 drops of musk fragrance oil. If you don’t already own a bunch of manly essential and fragrance oils, I am offering the same blend in an already-made fragrance oil in my shop. You can buy it here!
Sweet almond oil has excellent penetrating qualities and good spread-ability on the skin, making it ideal as a beard oil. Aloe vera is naturally moisturizing so it’s great for dry skin; plus it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat acne. Vitamin E is an excellent antioxidant, and it helps to moisturize and soften skin. Mint has antiseptic properties, it soothes the skin and reduces itchiness, reduces pimples and also relieves some of the symptoms of acne. Finally, cedarwood is great for healthy skin while musk is added mostly for its fragrant scent.
Refreshing Woodsy DIY Beard Oil
This DIY beard oil also makes a great handmade Father’s Day gift idea. Our homemade beard oil recipe comes together in minutes and it smells sooo good! Give it a try.
So how does hubby use it?
Directions for use:
- Since he showers at night, he first puts a warm wet wash cloth on his beard for about 30 seconds (if your man showers in the morning, this step isn’t necessary).
- I put the oil in a bottle with a twist open Yorker cap (available on Amazon) so he just places 2-3 drops into his palms and spreads evenly through the beard, concentrating on the ends. Alternatively, you can store the oil in a cork-topped bottle, shake it gently before each use, and dab the cork into the palms.
- He then brushes his beard with a clean, dry brush and finishes by combing it to evenly spread the oil.
Any guy will love this woodsy DIY beard oil. It will help keep his beard moisturized and conditioned, and it’s husband approved 🙂
Ladies, if you wish your man’s beard was softer, less itchy, and had a woodsy scent, then convince him to try this beard oil. He won’t regret it. And neither will you.
Turn this Woodsy DIY Beard Oil into a great gift idea by combining:
- a bottle of our masculine Cool Water Body Wash,
- a bottle of our natural odor-blocking Cool Water Body Spray,
- and a bottle of this refreshing woodsy DIY beard oil.
- Put it all together into a wooden crate, a gift basket or a manly organza bag.
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