No Shave November: DIY beard oil that can help it grow and smell good

It is No Shave November. Are you taking good care of your beard? Only growing it is not enough. Recently we put up a homemade recipe to make beard wax that will help your beard remain firm and make it look great in the most natural way. Beard hair oil is becoming pretty popular these days. it really helps the beard to grow well and smell good too. Therefore if you are looking for an oil that can help your hair grow healthy, be soft and smell great, you can make it at home using very easily available oils.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Argan oil: It is an amazing oil that comes from the fruit of the argan tree. It is very light on the hair. It also helps restore the balance of natural oils in the skin and is rich in vitamin E [1]

Jojoba oil: It is known to have amazing effects on the hair as it has hair strengthening properties that help prevent breakage. [2]

Castor oil: It is an excellent oil for hair growth. It is high in vitamin E . It is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal too. [3]

You may add essential oils too that are great for your beard and hair.

Cedarwood oil– It is known to stimulate new growth of hair and its anti-fungal properties help relieve itching[4]

Lemongrass– It is known to strengthen the hair follicles helping prevent breakage and hair loss.[5]

You may use these oils and essential oils individually or combine them to make one oil that can give you many benefits. Here is a recipe that can help you.
Ingredients:
1 small cup of Argan Oil
Half of the same cup of Jojoba Oil
3 drops Cedarwood and lemongrass each
Now mix all the oils in a glass bottle (to retain its fragrance). Use a bottle with a dropper so that you can use it as much as you want. You may use it 2-3 drops as per the length of your beard.

 

[1] Qiraouani Boucetta, K., Charrouf, Z., Aguenaou, H., Derouiche, A., & Bensouda, Y. (2015). The effect of dietary and/or cosmetic argan oil on postmenopausal skin elasticity. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 10, 339—349. http://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S71684

[2]  1: Pazyar N, Yaghoobi R, Ghassemi MR, Kazerouni A, Rafeie E, Jamshydian N. Jojoba in dermatology: a succinct review. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2013 Dec;148(6):687-91. Review. PubMed PMID: 24442052.

[3] Patel, V. R., Dumancas, G. G., Kasi Viswanath, L. C., Maples, R., & Subong, B. J. J. (2016). Castor Oil: Properties, Uses, and Optimization of Processing Parameters in Commercial Production. Lipid Insights, 9, 1—12. http://doi.org/10.4137/LPI.S40233

[4]  1: Eller FJ, Vander Meer RK, Behle RW, Flor-Weiler LB, Palmquist DE. Bioactivity of cedarwood oil and cedrol against arthropod pests. Environ Entomol. 2014 Jun;43(3):762-6. doi: 10.1603/EN13270. Epub 2014 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 24690252.

[5] Shah, G., Shri, R., Panchal, V., Sharma, N., Singh, B., & Mann, A. S. (2011). Scientific basis for the therapeutic use of Cymbopogon citratus, stapf (Lemon grass). Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research, 2(1), 3—8. http://doi.org/10.4103/2231-4040.79796

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