During November thousands of men put away their razors and let their facial hair grow uninhibited in support of men’s health awareness. Two of the most prominent advocates for this movement are No-Shave November and Movember, charitable organizations dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health.
Are you joining in? No matter which cause you’re ditching the razor for, it’s important to keep those follicles looking and feeling their best. We decided to ask the best-bearded men in our corporate office about which Young Living essential oil combinations they use to maintain their rugged facial hair look.
“I like to smell good, keep my skin moisturized, and have a sheen in my beard that draws in the eye—but in a manly way. This oil combination tends to hit all the points necessary to keep my face soft without compromising my manliness.
“The scent of this combination makes me feel grounded with a twist of devious inspiration. These oils smell great together, and the scent reminds me to be confident as I approach every aspect of my day. I like to use it in the morning and again in the afternoon to keep that aromatic reminder going.”
“The coarse hair of my beard needs to be treated a little differently than the finer hair on my head. I tried shampooing and conditioning my beard, but it didn’t leave my beard soft or smooth enough. I like using beard oil to help give my beard a shiny gloss and a great smell that lasts through the day—and there’s no better way to get it than to make your own. That way you can adjust the amounts of the oils to suit your needs and get the perfect signature scent.
“Since my beard covers so much real estate, I dilute the essential oils pretty heavily so they aren’t overwhelming. When I make my signature “Refined Ruffian” blend, I start with sweet almond oil and avocado oil to serve as carriers. These nearly neutral oils are an ideal base that makes up approximately 85–90 percent of the beard oil. Here are three of my favorite essential oil combinations to really bring the beard oil to life.”
- 1–2 drops of Wintergreen with 2–3 drops of a conifer oil, such as Idaho Balsam Fir or Northern Lights Black Spruce
- 5 drops Citrus Fresh and 2 drops Tea Tree
- The Refined Ruffian: 5 drops Bergamot and 3 drops Cedarwood
Nathan M., Product Marketing Manager
Using this rich-smelling beard oil makes me feel less peasant and more nobleman.
“I start with 10 drops of V-6 or jojoba oil, and then start adding my Young Living essential oils: 2 drops of Tea Tree, 1 drop of Helichrysum, 1 drop of Eucalyptus Radiata, 1 drop of Citrus Fresh, and 2 drops of Australian Blue.”
“The essential oils I use change based on my mood that morning. Some mornings I’ll reach for Citrus Fresh and add a hint of Wintergreen because they tend to attract some nice attention. Every once in a while, I’ll throw in some Shutran just because it’s so manly; it’s like my beard has a beard.
“For my signature beard oil, I start with a whopping drop of Wintergreen, 2 drops of Citrus Fresh, a drop of Valor, 3 drops of Shutran, 2 drops of Tea Tree, 4 drops of Lavender, 1 drop of Believe, 2 drops of Build Your Dream, and 3 drops of Magnify Your Purpose.”
What essential oil combinations do you use to give your beard a healthy-looking sheen?