Beard Oil

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Goodbye To My Beard

This qualifies as crafting… I made it myself!

I entered a beard off 6 months ago with a coworker.  He shaved before Christmas making me the winner.  After living with it for a while I decided to trim the sides.  My cheeks and chin do not match in color or growth rate.  It is kind of weird really, but I guess crazier things have happened.  I am keeping the stache for a while longer at least.  The chin has been with me for over a decade, and isn’t going anywhere.

Do you see that look of sadness in my eyes?  A loss of a dear friend will do that.  Also trying REALLY hard not to blink for the 30th time.  Selfies are hard with an SLR.  Rest in peace beard.