how to make beard oil with fragrances

Easy DIY Beard Oil Recipe with Fragrance Oils

Looking for the perfect gift for the men on your list? Try making your own batch of homemade beard oil with this easy recipe. DIY beard oil is one of the easiest recipes of all time. You only need to mix your base oils, add fragrance or essential oils and dispense the oil into amber glass bottles with droppers. Follow along as we whip up this easy beard oil recipe!

Can you use fragrance oil in beard oil?

Yes, fragrance oils can be used in beard oil as long as they are skin-safe fragrances. To see if a fragrance is skin-safe, look for its IFRA statement (found on the product page). The IFRA statement will tell you the maximum amount of fragrance oil you can use for different applications.

Keep in mind that you do not necessarily need to use the maximum amount of fragrance allowed in a certain category. For most personal care products like lotion, soap, bath bombs and beard oils, you often will only need a small amount of fragrance to make your product smell strong. 

how to make diy beard oil with fragrance oils

Best Beard Oil Scents

There are dozens of amazing fragrances for beard oil that men will love. We have a masculine fragrance category that makes it super easy for you to find the perfect scent for your beard oil. However, you can use any skin-safe fragrance that you want.

We list the fragrance notes for each scent that we carry to help you find what you’re looking for. If you need help deciding which fragrance is best for beard oil, start by looking for scents that have fragrance notes such as these:

Ingredients for Making Beard Oil at Home

Beard oil can be made with just a few simple ingredients. Most beard oil recipes call for a combination of oils that are chosen for their hair and skin benefits. The best oils for making beard oil include:

  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Argan Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Rosehip Seed Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil

You can make beard oil with nothing but the base oils listed above, or you can add other ingredients. Most people prefer to make scented beard oil by adding essential oils or fragrances. Vitamin E oil is another popular beard oil additive that provides extra moisture.

Supplies for Making DIY Beard Oil

To make homemade beard oil, you only need a few supplies.

  • It helps to have a digital scale for weighing your ingredients.
  • You may also want to use a whisk for stirring.
  • For blending your oil, we recommend using a 16 oz funnel pitcher. This tool is super handy, as it can be used to mix your ingredients and pour them directly into your beard oil bottles without using a funnel.
  • For transferring your fragrance oil neatly, we recommend using a pipette.
  • For packaging, 2 oz amber glass bottles with droppers work well. 

Amber glass bottles are ideal for packaging beard oil because of the UV light protection they offer. By using amber colored glass, you can extend the shelf life of your homemade beard oil much longer. Look for bottles that have a dropper in the lid. Dropper bottles are perfect for dispensing beard oil neatly.

Easy Beard Oil Recipe

This basic recipe makes a great all-purpose beard oil. Here is what you need to make a 4 oz batch of beard oil. Adjust the amounts accordingly if you want to make a smaller or larger batch.

The recipe calls for Redwood & Cedar fragrance oil, which is a great woodsy scent. If you want to swap the fragrance, make sure you check the IFRA page of the fragrance you plan on using to see the maximum skin-safe level for that fragrance.

How to Make Beard Oil

Ready to make your own beard oil? Follow along as we make this easy recipe that’s ready in just 5 minutes!

  1. Set a 16 oz funnel pitcher on the digital scale and tare it to zero.
  2. Measure the following ingredients into the funnel pitcher by weight:
    • 3.5 oz Apricot Kernel Oil
    • 0.25 oz Grapeseed Oil
    • 0.25 oz Avocado Oil
  3. Use a pipette to transfer 1 ml of Redwood & Cedar fragrance oil to the funnel pitcher.
  4. Stir with a whisk.
  5. Pour the oil mixture into two 2 oz amber glass bottles.
  6. Label the bottle accordingly.

Your beard oil is now ready to use. Simply add a drop or two to your hand, rub the oil with your palms and apply it to your beard. A small amount goes a long way, so start with only a drop or two and use more if needed. The longer or thicker your beard is, the more oil you will need. Beard oil can be applied as often as necessary to maintain a soft and shiny beard.

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Hi Cecilia, thank you for bringing that error to our attention! The amount has been updated in the blog. The recipe is meant to be a 4 oz batch made with 3.5 oz apricot kernel oil and .25 oz each of avocado and grapeseed oil. This amount will fit in two 2oz bottles. Thank you!

Robin from NorthWood

Hello, in the ‘How to make beard Oil’ section it states ingredients:
4oz apricot kernel oil
.25 grapeseed oil
.25 avocado oil
1 ml of fragrance oil
Measure, mix and pour into a 2oz bottle…did you mean two 2oz bottles? Please confirm.


Hi Kesha! We have a lot of fragrances that would be great for beard oil. Some of them are linked in this blog post. When it comes to choosing the fragrance oil, you’ll just want to make sure it is skin-safe by checking the IFRA certificate (available on the fragrance product page). I hope this helps!

Robin from NorthWood

Hi my name is Kesha. I started making Beard oils. The problem that I’m having is finding the Right kind of Fragrance oils. Can you please help ?


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