I have been wanting to do my own beard oil ever since I made shave oil. I had a commercial beard oil that was pretty decent and easy to reorder. Now, no more excuses, my store bought stuff was running out, so I bought the ingredients to make my own.
There are a million oils available that should be good for your hair and skin. I chose argan, jojoba, and sweet almond oil because they seemed to be in a lot of the high end beard oils. The raw ingredients are kind of pricy, but I use this stuff so slowly that this batch should last me for a year plus gifts.
The tiny bottle is sandalwood oil. The sandalwood shave oil is awesome, so I figured I would continue the theme. I used equal parts of each major oil as measured by weight. 50 grams of each yielded 3/4 of a cup.
I didn’t measure the essential oil by weight but rather with a shake. I shook it for a total of 20 seconds. The bottle gave 2 to 3 drops per second. I am guessing 40-60 total drops for this 150g batch. Stop to mix and smell as you go, the right amount is very subjective.
This batch was perfect for two 1 ounce droppers (gift for bearded co-workers), and a 4 ounce bottle for myself. I have only used it for a few days, but have really enjoyed the results. It is thicker than the other oils I have used, which means this 4 ounce bottle should last longer.
Last but not least every good product needs a fancy label. This is no exception.