It's #NoShaveNovember, also called "Movember"--men everywhere are letting their facial hair take control of their faces for the month. If we can help it, bae is going to need these essentials in this easy to make beard oil. Our motto: more sexy, less scruffy.
What is a beard oil?
This blend of essential and vegetable based oils is intended to moisturize the skin underneath where he grows his beard. Vanilla and Cedarwood are the perfect seasonal combination of musk and aroma. If he's sensitive to either one of those, here's a list of 6 other essential oils that are perfect for the fall and winter seasons. As always, a carrier oil should be mixed in so that it is safe for topical application. Add some vegetable glycerine to lighten the effects of the oil on sensitive skin. The following recipe is also great as a post-shave oil for underarms and legs!
Moisturizing beard & shave oil
- 1/4 oz Organic Vegetable Glycerine
- 8 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
- 1/2 oz Sweet Almond Oil
- 20 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 4 drops of Organic Vitamin E Oil
Mix all of the above ingredients together and store away in an airtight container.
How to use it
Using a small amount in your palm, rub your hands together to distribute evenly. Use the pads of your fingers to gently massage onto the skin and avoid scratching or irritating freshly shaved skin. Use it immediately after washing, conditioning, shaving, and towel drying his beard or your legs. Apply the oil blend throughout the day if skin starts to feel dry through the elements.
Why it works
Vegetable glycerine is a natural humectant, drawing in moisture from the atmosphere and sealing it in as a protective layer over the essential oils capabilities, while they work deep in the skin. Vanilla and Cedarwood essential oils are natural antiseptics, meaning they reduce the risk of infections and disease-causing microorganisms. Vanilla essential also contains Eugenol and Vanillin Hydroxybenzaldehyde, proven to be effective cancer-fighting components. The Vitamin E and Sweet Almond oils provide skin with the necessary moisturization to maintain elasticity and smoothness while removing impurities. Almond oil gets rid of the daily dirt and residue caused by the environment throughout the day, like dirt, sweat, and pollution.
Try this recipe and let us know how it works for you!