BEARD CARE: BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BEARD HEALTH BEARD CARE: BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BEARD HEALTH


BEARD CARE: BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BEARD HEALTH

May 01, 2019    
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WHY USE OILS ON BEARDS?

While it might seem unnecessary to moisturize the skin underneath the beard, as the body already generates the oily, lubricating, protective fatty secretion known as Sebum, which not only protects against bacteria but that also naturally keeps the skin moisturized, Sebum can be helped along by Essential Oils. Whether a single Essential Oil is used in dilution with a Carrier Oil or a combination of Essential Oils is used in a blend, they are reputed to help cleanse, strengthen, repair, support growth, and to generally maintain the health of hair that has experienced depletion in terms of volume and quality, especially due to dryness, flaking, a buildup of product residue, excessive or inadequate washing, or from repetitive contact with harsh elements and chemicals. Similar to scalp hair, beards can experience itchiness, split ends, and dandruff – or “beardruff” – and Essential Oils can help to manage this as well as preserve and renew individual styles, whether short and silky or long and wispy.



 

BENEFITS OF USING ESSENTIAL OILS IN BEARD OILS

Beard Oil, which can be beneficial for all types of facial hair including side burns and mustaches, may help to maintain a visibly neater and healthier appearance and can be the difference between a sleek, tidy look and an unruly tangled mess. Generally, applying and combing an oil into the beard may help the hair grow in thickness as well as in a uniform direction. Skincare with beard oils that are enriched with Essential Oils may also help to reduce the chances of developing ingrown hairs, inflammation, and acne. Beards oils help to hydrate, condition, nourish, soften, and gently cleanse the skin and hair without stripping the skin’s natural balance of oils, thereby leaving the skin and hair feeling invigorated, fresh, soothed, and supple. Essential Oil-enriched beard oils can help to impart thickness and fullness and to ultimately encourage healthier growth that is free of dryness, irritation, and knots. Furthermore, the added benefit of their natural inviting aromas helps make bearded men more approachable, especially to the touch, as the beard softens and takes on a more pleasant scent.



 

THE BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR BEARD HEALTH

RECOMMENDED OIL REPUTED BENEFITS

Lavender

For more information about Lavender Oil, click here and here.

  • Antimicrobial cleanser
  • Relieves itching due to dry skin
  • Cleaner for acne-prone skin
  • Revitalizes the appearance of hair

Rosemary

For more information about Rosemary Oil, click here and here.

  • Enhances circulation to support hair growth
  • Improves skin resiliency and the look of puffiness
  • Relieves itching caused by dry skin
  • Fortifies the hair and revitalizes its beauty

Vetiver

For more information about Vetiver Oil, click here.

  • Hydrates dry skin
  • Protects against and alleviates chapping, cracking, and roughness due to dryness
  • Protects skin against the abuse of the elements
  • Antimicrobial cleanser
  • Purifies skin by removing dirt
  • Tones skin by moisturizing
  • Scent is ideal for intimacy enhancement
  • Cools and invigorates skin
  • Hydrates and softens irritated skin
  • Reveals the next layer and improves the texture of skin
  • Promotes skin elasticity

Patchouli

For more information about Patchouli Oil, click here.

  • Exudes a distinct spicy and musky aroma that is commonly found in “manly” products
  • Fights bad odors
  • Helps pores look smaller
  • Antibacterial cleanser
  • Scent is ideal for intimacy enhancement

Cedarwood Oil

For more information about Cedarwood Oil, click here.

  • Exudes a woodsy aroma
  • Improvement in feeling through calming, lingering, energizing scent
  • Moisturizes to relieve dry, itching, and flaking skin
  • Purifies skin by removing dirt
  • Antibacterial cleanser
  • Tightens skin
  • Naturally helps to ward off insects
  • Supports hair growth

Clove Bud

  • Exudes a spicy aroma
  • Antibacterial cleanser that is ideal for acne-prone skin
  • Reduces the appearance of aging
  • Has warming effect on skin
  • Nourishes and thickens hair
  • Reduces the appearance of spots
  • Sloughs off dead skin cells to promote the appearance of healthy skin
  • Fortifies the hair

Eucalyptus

For more information about Eucalyptus Oil, click here and here.

  • Antibacterial cleanser
  • Fights bad odour
  • Reduces the appearance of aging
  • Protects against and alleviates chapping, redness, cracking, and roughness due to dryness
  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Adds shine to and thickens hair for a healthier look

Lemon

For more information about Lemon Oil, click here and here.

  • Purifies skin and hair by removing dirt
  • Deep cleans pores
  • Cleans oily and acne-prone skin
  • Removes loose dandruff flakes from the hair
  • Alleviates dry skin
  • Replenishes/protects the skin’s moisture barrier
  • Strengthens and adds shine to hair

Peppermint

For more information about Peppermint Oil, click here and here.

  • Cools and invigorates skin
  • Antibacterial cleanser
  • Revitalizes and reveals next layer of skin
  • Makes hair stronger and thicker
  • Cleans hair without stripping away its natural oils
  • Moisturizes and nourishes hair for enhanced beauty

Pine

For more information about Pine Oil, click here.

  • Protects against and alleviates chapping, cracking, and roughness due to dryness
  • Energizes and revitalizes the appearance of the hair
  • Antibacterial cleanser that is suitable for cleaning oily and acne-prone skin
  • Hydrates skin to relieve itching due to dryness
  • Cleanse hair and removes loose dandruff flakes
  • Improves the skin’s elasticity and resiliency
  • Strengthens hair

Sandalwood

  • Relieves itching due to dry skin
  • Moisturizes and tightens skin
  • Improves the texture of skin
  • Protects against and alleviates chapping, cracking, and roughness due to dryness
  • Antibacterial cleanser
  • Kills odour-causing bacteria
  • Improves skin elasticity and resiliency
  • Has skin brightening effects, which may benefit discoloration from dark spots and tans
  • Tightens skin
  • Helps pores look smaller
  • Cleanses oily skin and removes oil
  • Moisturizes and nourishes hair and skin for improved beauty

Tea Tree

For more information about Tea Tree Oil, click here and here.

  • Fortifies and thickens hair
  • Repairs split ends as well as dry and damaged hair
  • Moisturizes hair for shine, texture, softness, and beauty
  • Antibacterial cleanser
  • Deep cleans pores
  • Removes loose dandruff flakes from the hair
  • Relieves itching due to dry skin
  • Cleanses oily skin and removes excess oil
  • Protects the skin’s moisture barrier
  • Promotes healthy appearance of hair and skin


 

THE BEST CARRIER OILS FOR BEARD HEALTH

Argan

Jojoba

Sunflower

Avocado

Coconut

Castor

Rice Bran

Sweet Almond

Grapeseed

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HOW TO CREATE ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR BEARDS

To create a small bottle blend, start by selecting a small number of oils to combine, such as 2-3 Essential Oils, and 1-2 Carrier Oils in which to dilute them. For a 10 ml bottle, simply add 2 drops of each chosen Essential Oil to the vial and fill the rest of it with the Carrier Oil(s). Next, cap the bottle and shake it well to ensure that all the oils have been thoroughly combined.



 

SUGGESTED OIL BLENDS FOR BEARDS


Refresh Blend

180 mL any two of the above Carrier Oils (90 mL each)

10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

5 drops Clove Essential Oil

3 drops Lemon Essential Oil

 

Floral Forest Blend

30 mL of any two of the above Carrier Oils (15 mL each)

10 drops Pine Essential Oil

8 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

8 drops Lavender Essential Oil

8 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

 

Soft Earth

30 mL of any one of the above Carrier Oils

10 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

5 drops Sage Essential Oil

4 drops Lavender Essential Oil

4 drops Vetiver Essential Oil

 

Bohemian Blend

30 mL of any one of the above Carrier Oils

10 drops Patchouli

5 drops Sandalwood

2 drops Cedarwood



 

HOW TO USE BEARD OIL

Pour up to 5 drops of the diluted oil blend onto the palm, then smoothe the oil over the beard from root to tip. Longer beards might require a larger amount of oil, which should be increased by one drop at a time. Alternatively, dip a beard comb into the blend and brush it onto the beard from root to tip. For optimal results, apply beard oils to freshly cleansed and towel-dried facial hair.



 

ESSENTIAL OIL SIDE EFFECTS

As with all other New Directions Aromatics products, Essential Oils are for external use only. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using these oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women are especially advised not to use Essential Oils without the medical advice of a physician, as they may have effects on certain hormone secretions and it is unclear whether these effects are transferable to babies at these stages of development. These oils should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.

Those with the following health conditions are especially recommended to be advised by a physician: cancer, heart-related ailments, skin disorders or allergies, hormone-related ailments, or epilepsy. Individuals that are taking prescription drugs, undergoing major surgery, or who are at a greater risk of experiencing strokes, heart attacks, or atherosclerosis are also advised to seek medical consultation prior to use.

Prior to using any Essential Oil, a skin test is recommended. This can be done by diluting 1 drop of the Essential Oil in 4 drops of a Carrier Oil and applying a dime-size amount of this blend to a small area of skin that is not sensitive. Essential Oils must never be used near the eyes, inner nose, and ears, or on any other particularly sensitive areas of skin. Potential side effects of Essential Oils include redness, rash, hives, burning, bleeding disorders, decreased speed of healing, low blood pressure, dizziness, headache, nausea, diarrhea, convulsions, and rapid heartbeat. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the products and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.



IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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