Roberta Wilkinson wrote:No recipe, but I would use jojoba oil as a base. It absorbs quickly and doesn't block pores for most people, which is important since you don't want him getting pimples under his beard. Then just add a few drops of essential oil for scent and/or function. You don't want something that will be overpowering since it's under his nose all the time, but I think something woody, like maybe vetiver or frankincense or sandalwood would be nice, with a little something floral or green to brighten it up, maybe some citrus or mint or something. The ideal blend depends a lot on what scents he likes. Maybe make him a bunch of little bottles of different blends so he can have different versions to suit his mood.
Cassie Langstraat wrote:yay yay yay! thanks for all of the responses.
Yeah, I got some jojoba oil last night, hazelnut sounds nice too. Is that more of a base oil? Or is that a strong scented essential oil?
I need to do some sneaky investigating on which smells he really likes because he has really sensitive senses, so I don't want to get him something and have him end up not liking it. I know of some that he likes, but if it is going to be right under his nose, I think i have to be really careful.
What are your favorite smells ? Is eucalyptus a good one? I already have that. I've heard sandalwood maybe?
Billy Sawyer wrote:Well if it weren't for the email this morning in my inbox about beards I might not have found this post. Thanks Cassie as I am a first time bearder as of this year. I have sensitive skin and right now my beard is like wire and is difficult and painful to comb or even brush. So I am going to try all the suggestions here to see what suits me.
I have used stuff for my mustache such as paste which contains the beeswax. I never used to like pine essential oil scent but it was in the mustache paste and I have come to recently really like it. I know that sandalwood mixed with other essential oils is a wonderful thing. I commonly mix cedarwood with sandalwood and I also mix pine with sandalwood. You will have to experiment to find the right mix. Usually, I do one drop pine or cedarwood as they are strong to two to three of the sandalwood. That combination is great in the bath as well.
Cris Fellows wrote:I have two recommendations, the second is simply a guess. I made a Yarrow infused organic sunflower oil into a light salve (melt beeswax into oil, ratio about 1 part beeswax by weight to 5 parts oil by volume for a soft salve). Made it as a healing salve and gave some to my son to use a few days post op carpel tunnel surgery. He used it for his beard. :p. He had a pricey oil that was making him break out. This worked well. Secondly, I am a no poo girl with hair that is kinky and curly enough to be donated as a beard, haha. I wash my hair daily with water and then use coconut oil as leave in conditioner, tamer, frizz buster. It acts as my shampoo the next wash. I tried and failed no poo before, this is wonderful for me and I bet it would work well for beards too.
John C Daley wrote:With respect; I have had a beard for 51 years, never off.
I have never seen the need for oil.
I brush it regularly, daily, and wash it every 3 days or so.
I need to be convinced of an alternative.
But on the subject of beards, have you heard of the band " The beards"?
Karen Herløv Horte wrote:
The muslim community swears by Argan oil but I think it has more to do with regional availability than any actual super powers of the oil.