Easy DIY Beard Oil Recipe for Grooming the Bearded Man

Tame the beard of any man with an easy grooming routine consisting of this homemade beard oil recipe. A natural DIY beard oil recipe contains 2 ingredients, making it a great all natural body product for men.

Essential oils and a good carrier oil make this easy DIY beard oil recipe.

For the first 7 years of our marriage Justin did not have a beard, what he had was a little soul patch and I loved it. Then he grew a beard, and I loved that facial hair even more than the soul patch!

Unfortunately, the longer the beard became, the more unruly it was. At this point Justin was attached to his beard, making shaving it off unacceptable. We needed a product which would tame the bearded man’s beard while smelling good. The smelling good part was for me since I kiss that face often!

He liked the beard balm I had made him, however, he was not in love with it. It wasn’t until I made this easy DIY beard oil recipe that he was consistent on grooming his facial hair.

Easy DIY Beard Oil Recipe

Let’s be honest, there is not much which goes into making a beard oil. The hardest decision you will have to make is choosing the essential oil scent you desire. An essential oil cocktail can be created using your favorite scented EOs, make sure to refer to the dilution chart below as to how many drips to include.

Once the essential oil has been chosen, pick the carrier oil. Any of the options provided below make a great carrier oil for this natural recipe.

Basic Ingredients

This easy DIY beard oil recipe consists of two ingredients, that is it. It cannot get any simpler than this.

Argan carrier oil is perfect for this homemade beard oil recipe.

Carrier Oil

The base ingredient for this natural beard oil recipe is a carrier oil. To capture the scent of the essential oils being used a neutral scented carrier oil. Mixing essential oils with a carrier oil with a heavy scent will mask the smell you are trying to achieve.

Carrier oil options for this easy DIY beard oil are –

  • Argan oil – Aragon oil is ideal for skin and hair, making it a terrific carrier oil for an easy DIY beard oil. This oil is also gentle on the skin, making it also good for homemade skin care products and massage oil.
  • Jojoba oil – This oil will leave beard hair smooth, soft, and shiny. It is a gentle carrier oil which will not irritate the skin.
  • Fractionated coconut oil – Contains many protective properties and vitamins, and helps to protect beard hair from harsh environmental elements and provides nutrition to the hair follicles.
  • Caster oil – This carrier oil provides lubrication for the beard while making it shiny and soft. Caster oil also supports hair growth and is gentle on the skin and pores.
  • Grapeseed oil – Along with being mild in scent, grapeseed oil contains vitamins and minerals, and is great for those with sensitive skin. This carrier oil is great at reducing pore inflammation and will not clog pores.
  • Sunflower oil – This is a great carrier oil to have on hand as it helps to condition the skin and stimulates hair growth. Sunflower oil works to help eliminate frizzle hair and brings softness to the coarsest beard.
  • Avocado oil – A great carrier oil which is rich in fatty acids such as Biotin. Avocado oil works to prevent hair from breaking for becoming damaged, and does not leave the beard hair greasy.
  • Vitamin E oil – Vitamin E oil is a great oil to mix, and support, other carrier oils. This oil is great for providing healthy skin while adding shine to any natural beard oil.

Essential Oils

Justin enjoys the sweeter and rich scented essential oils such as Kentucky bourbon, leather, sweet tobacco, sandalwood, bay rum, cedar, and teakwood. The P&J Gentlemen’s collection contains many of these essential oils. Not to mention, they are perfect for making beard balm, candles and soaps.

Essential oils are the second ingredient for this homemade beard oil recipe.

If you’re looking soapmaking recipes take a look at this all natural soapsmaking book. I have learned a lot from The Nerdy Farm Wife, and Jan’s books provide detailed step by step instructions. In fact, Justin loves many of the soaps I’ve made using her recipes! For example, a gentle for the skin, oatmeal honey soap.

Dilution Ratio

To make it easier to remember, 6 teaspoons is equivalent to 1 ounce. A 1 ounce glass dropper is perfect for making this easy DIY beard oil. Personally, my husband prefers a 1 ounce dropper to a 2 ounce glass dropper for no other reason than having the opportunity to switch the scents of a natural beard oil often.

  • 2.5 percent dilution: 15 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil
  • 3 percent dilution: 20 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil
  • 5 percent dilution: 30 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil
  • 10 percent dilution: 60 drops essential oil per 6 teaspoons carrier oil

This particular homemade beard oil recipe utilizes a 3% dilution. However, the dilution percentage will vary based on the sensitivity of your skin and whether the essential oil of choice has a strong enough smell. A homemade beard oil recipe can be altered, based on the carrier oil and essential oils used. Feel free to experiment!

The Recipe

Again, with 2 ingredients this easy DIY beard oil recipe is extremely quick to make. Feel free to make various scents if desired.


  • essential oil of choice, see the list above
  • carrier oil of choice


  • 1-ounce glass eye dropper


  1. With a steady hand or small jar funnel, fill the 1-ounce glass eye dropper.
  2. Add the essential oil based on your preferred dilution ratio.
  3. Prior to using, gently swirl the bottle to mix the EO with the carrier oil. Depending on your beard length, add a few drops at a time, rub into your hands and apply directly to the beard hair.

This easy DIY beard oil did not require a recipe card. With only two ingredients and two steps for making this natural beard oil there really is no room for error! Now, go enjoy the smell of a well groomed man.

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