Beard oil is the most important product every bearded man requires. This is true for a few reasons. Relieving beard itch and preventing beard ruff to the general feel of your beard. We’ll cover these below later, but first lets talk about the ingredients and their benefits.
So beard oil is made up of two key ingredient groups of oils – carrier oils and essential oils.
These are natural oils like Argan, Jojoba, Avocado, Sweet Almond and a few others. They all have similar properties but some are better than others. We use the above 4 carrier oils because of their hydrating and moisturising effects on the skin and hair follicle. Carrier oils themselves will typically deliver many of the core benefits of any beard oil as they make up about 90% of the product.
Some beard oils only have one or two essential oils, but the more high-end ones have a few more and this is the reason for the price increase as essential oils are relatively pricey when compared to carrier oils. Our Lumberjack™ Beard Oil contains 7 key essential oils with many benefits and properties. Our essential oils are listed below with benefits:
Cedarwood – antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, antifungal, calming, insect repellent.
Pine – treatment for psoriasis, itching, and breakouts
Black Pepper – circulation for growth, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac
Eucalyptus – antibacterial, deodorant, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory
Lemon – remove toxins,
Peppermint – antiseptic, regenerative
Cinnamon – astringent, antibacterial, antifungal, natural antidepressant
Even though essential oils make products smell nice you shouldn’t think of this as a cologne. Initially the scent will be strong but will start to decrease in a relatively short time.
Now you might find some really cheap beard oils on the market. These are probably using other ingredients than the ones we have spoken about, namely silicone based instead of natural oils. Look at the ingredients on the bottle. If there are no ingredients on the bottle, stay clear anyway.
But now lets cover the two key roles of a beard oil. Beard Itch and Beardruff.
After about a month almost every man growing beard will experience beard itch. Some men push through while others give up. This is where beard oil is your saviour.
Lets take a look at what is going on with the skin beneath your beard when you’re growing it.
At the root of every hair follicle are sebaceous glands. These produce and oil called sebum which coats the follicle. But here’s where it all goes wrong. The glands can only produce a certain amount of sebum. So when your beard gets longer there is not enough sebum to coat the follicle and keep the skin moisturised. So your skin gets dry and itchy. This is where a beard oil helps as a supplement to help moisturise the skin and coat the follicle.
Yes this is definitely a thing.
So similar to what happens with beard itch, the skin gets dry but if left not moisturised will start to flake and appear on your shirt. It’s dandruff but on your beard.
So if you start using a beard oil earlier in your beard growth, this will illuminate any itching and unwanted white flecks on your clothes.