Whenever we start one of these articles, we can’t help but think of Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers — you know, Capt. America — propping up a fold-out chair and turning with one leg before saying, “So, you want to know about the best essential oils for beard growth?” in what’s probably one of the most amazing PSAs we will never get to see. But, Captain America or not, we’re here to give you just that. Because, you know, we care about you and your beard.
There’s a lot of information out there about the potential benefits of essential oils for hair, but what about your beard. Let’s explore that.
Without further adieu, here are the best essential oils for beard growth. Hang onto your beards, kids.
The thing about argan oil is that it’s been touted as a substance that’s primarily used to stave off the effects of aging. Of course, that seems a bit of an exaggeration, but it is not without good reason. You see, argan oil contains lots of antioxidants and vitamin E, which improves your skin’s health. As such, it makes it more supple and free from any blemishes. When applied to your face, you’re making sure that you’re providing it with the perfect nutrition that makes it more suitable for beard growth. Of course, we say we’d prefer it if you used virgin argan oil since this variety is purer, more concentrated, and free from any artificial ingredients that could otherwise hinder its effectiveness.
Jojoba oil has been used on beards throughout history due to the fact that — and there’s no other way to put it — it works like a charm. No, we’re not just blowing smoke up your hole here; jojoba oil has so many benefits for your skin and hair that you’d think it was made specifically for that purpose! For one, it is a great moisturizer, not to mention that it has a certain cooling effect that could help ease accidental razor cuts you’ve made on your mug. Aside from that, it’s also rich in vitamin E, which helps keep your skin’s health in tip-top condition. Of course, what makes jojoba oil even more impressive is the fact that it is a natural antibacterial agent that prevents fungi buildup.
Thyme is a pretty versatile essential oil, with its hair stimulants and antibacterial properties. But, just like lemon oil or cinnamon, you just can’t use too much of this stuff: it’s pretty concentrated. So, make sure you make a solution first by cutting it with about 20-30% water before applying it to your beard and face.
Speaking of vitamin E, why go through other oils that partially possess this nutrient when you could go for the uncut stuff? Vitamin E oil is the best thing you could go for if you’re trying to make your face the perfect seedbed for your beard. You see, it’s a natural antioxidant, which means that it clears up your skin of any harmful elements that could negatively affect hair growth.
Talking about old school, you can’t get any more time-tested than cedarwood oil. Men have used this particular type of essential oil for various purposes – beard grooming included – since time immemorial. So, why does cedarwood oil continue to persist in bearded circles throughout the ages? For one, this type of oil is one of the most generous sources of sesquiterpenes known to man. If you’re wondering what that is, it’s an antitoxin that also improves your body’s circulation, which helps balance out and even how your beard would come in. Not only that, but it’s also an effective antibacterial agent. Plus, it has a very appealing wood scent, which makes it perfect for your inner outdoorsman.
Packed with Vitamin K and the ever valuable omega 6 fatty acid, apricot kernel oil makes sure that the circulation of blood throughout your skin is in proper order. And as you may know, blood is the substance that delivers that good ol’ testosterone to your face, thereby making beard growth possible.
Branded beard oils use cinnamon oil as a common ingredient when they make whatever concoction they want to sell you, and it’s mainly for two reasons. One, cinnamon smells nice (which, if you ask us, is a mix between sweet and spicy). And two, cinnamon oil is a natural astringent and cleanser. However, we must tell you that you simply can’t rub jars of this oil on your face; it requires a bit of caution. You see, cinnamon oil tends to be strong on mucous membranes, so avoid it from touching your mouth, eyes, ears, and nose.
As far as essential beard oils are concerned, avocado is one of the most underrated. Well, that’s about to change now. This highly moisturizing oil also contains loads of antioxidants, not to mention that it aids in healing broken skin. Our advice: use this if you’ve been having acne problems!
Now, if you’re looking for something that has the right vitamin balance for your beard, it’s sweet almond oil. Containing all the necessary vitamins for skin health, such as vitamins A, E, B1, and B6, you could make sure that your skin would be growing beard hairs instead of acne!
Moringa oil is yet to be one of the most commonly known essential oils for beard growth, so think of this as our little secret. We’re generous like that. Moringa, when eaten, provides more nutrients than your average apple a day. And when it comes to its oil, you could expect one of the highest concentrations of vitamin E and antioxidants to keep your skin perfect for beard growth. The only problem is, moringa oil is not as widely available as all the other stuff we’ve told you about here. Still, a quick Google search will lead you to the right spot.
And with that, we hope that you find the perfect essential oil for that budding face forest of yours! Or, try a beard oil which combines 9 essential oils in a single, mega-potent formula. Your beard will definitely thank you.
We hope you learned a lot, but it’s time to say goodbye. No worries, though, we’ll be back with a part two for you with lots more essential oils to choose from very shortly. Until that glorious day, keep ‘em growing, bearded bros!
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