When the cold, dry winter months hit, we can all use a little extra TLC to keep us feeling our best. One staple of our self-care routine? A multi-purpose hydrating face oil to lock moisture in—and help the bearded among us keep our facial hair game going strong—despite the harsher weather conditions. Etsy is brimming with wonderful, ready-made options to be sure (scroll down for a few of our faves!), but there’s something undeniably satisfying about crafting a signature scent that’s all your own, if you have an afternoon to spare. Our DIY calls for a blend of bay rum and clove oils for a classic masculine scent profile, but we highly encourage mixing any complementary essential oils and fragrances that speak to you. Read on to learn how to create a custom-scented oil for yourself or your favorite bearded bud.
Add equal parts argan oil, fractionated coconut oil, and apricot kernel oil (what are known as the “carrier” oils) to your 1-oz. glass dropper bottle, leaving a little room at the top for the essential oils. If your oil bottles do not have easy-pour spouts, plastic pipettes make it easy to measure and transfer oils into the glass dropper bottle.
Step 2: Customize the scent
Now it’s time to create a custom scent. We used clove bud essential oil (3-5 drops) and bay rum fragrance oil (1-3 drops) to make ours, but you can use any combination that suits your taste. Add scents just a few drops at a time until you reach a fragrance combination you like.
Pro tip: Essential oil scents tend to develop over time, so it’s helpful to test each combination on your skin by rubbing a few drops of each blended scent between your palms first.
Step 3: Secure cap and shake to combine
Once you’ve created your ideal scent, cap the dropper bottle and give it a gentle shake to mix.
Step 4: Label and enjoy
Don’t forget to add a custom label to your finished oil and include a note with the following instructions: To apply beard oil, shake the bottle, warm a few drops of oil between palms, and apply to clean facial hair.
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