Beard oil by the window

Homemade Beard Oil

Tame the beard! This combination of carrier and essential oils will hydrate and nourish the skin, soften the hair and promote new growth.
Course DIY
Keyword Homemade Beard Oil
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 30 ml
Author Naturopath Lauren Glucina


  • 30ml / 1oz amber glass bottle with dropper
  • 15ml / 0.5oz Jojoba oil organic
  • 15ml / 0.5oz Argan oil organic
  • 14 drops essential oils of your choice see notes for blend ideas


  • Add essential oils to glass bottle, top with carrier oils, then fasten the dropper.
  • To use, add a few drops to the palm of hands, rub together, then run hands through your beard. Best applied after a shower. If using citrus oils, see notes on phototoxicity.


  • You can use just a single carrier oil if you like – I prefer the 50/50 blend.
  • You’ll see some beard oil recipes online call for castor oil, I haven’t used it as it’s quite viscous, but if you’d like to try it out, I suggest just using a small amount.
  • 14 drops of essential oil to 30ml/1oz of carrier is a 1.5% dilution, I don’t recommend going higher than that, though you can use less.
  • Citrus oils are phototoxic, meaning they enhance UV induced DNA damage, so if using, apply at night or avoid going in the sun for 12 hours after application.
Try some of these essential oil combinations:
  • Growth: 4 drops Rosemary, 1 drop Lavender, 5 drops Cedarwood, 4 drops Sandalwood
  • Tame, Soothe and Calm: 2 drops Manuka, 5 drops Lavender, 3 drops Petitgrain, 3 drops Frankincense
  • Fresh, Spicy, Woodsy: 3 drops Sandalwood, 3 drops Patchouli, 2 drops Vetiver, 3 drops Black Pepper, 3 drops Lime, 1 drop Rosemary
  • Earthy Forest: 3 drops Cedarwood, 5 drops Douglas Fir, 5 drops Pink Pepper, 1 drop Clary Sage
  • Fresh and Clean: 3 drops Wild Orange, 5 drops Bergamot, 4 drops Frankincense, 1 drop Marjoram