How to Make Your Own Beard Oil

Create your own custom-scented beard oil.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1 hour or less

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1 hour or less
Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Hydrate and condition with this custom-scented DIY beard oil. In this project, we’ll show you how to mix up a classic fragrance combination of bay rum and clove. You can make it your own by mixing different essential oils and fragrance oils to create a scent that suits you. Use this recipe as a base to create oils for yourself – or give them as gifts for birthdays and beyond. Note: This recipe also works beautifully as a hair conditioning oil. Simply change up the scent to match the person you're making it for. Ready to get started?

You will need

You might already have

Pen
 

Step 1: Add carrier oils to dropper bottle

Add argan, fractionated coconut, and apricot kernel oil in thirds to your 1 oz. / 30 ml. glass dropper bottle, being sure to leave a small amount of space at the top to add essential oils. Tip: If your carrier oil, fragrance oil, and essential oil bottles do not have easy-pour spouts, use plastic pipettes to transfer oils into the glass dropper bottle.
 

Step 2: Customize the scent

After you’ve added the carrier oils, it’s time to create a custom scent. We used clove bud essential oil and bay rum fragrance oil, but you could use any combination that suits your taste. Tip: If you don't know which custom scent combination you'd like to make, hold the fragrances up to your nose two at a time to get a better idea of what the two would smell like when mixed.
 
Add scents drop by drop until you reach a fragrance combination that suits you. Tip: Fragrances and essential oil scents develop over time. Test them on your skin beforehand by rubbing a few drops of each scent between your palms.
 

Step 3: Cap and mix

Once you’ve created your ideal scent, cap the dropper bottle and give it a gentle shake to mix.
 

Step 4 (Optional): Label it

 
Use a pen and sticker to create a custom label for your finished oil.
 
All done! To apply your beard oil, shake the bottle lightly, warm a few drops of beard oil between palms and apply to clean facial hair.

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