Beards are all the rage these days so it is only natural beard oils are all the rage too. With the marketplace chocked full of options how do you find the perfect beard oil?
Here are a few things to look for:
- Quick absorption. Beard oils need to be readily absorbed by the beard. Many oils just coat the follicle and leave you looking like you need a shower. Look for a beard oil that contains sunflower oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, or apricot kernel oil.
- Deep conditioning. Scratchy, bristly beards are a real turn-off to the person you want to get close with. Bear oil should make your beard softer and more fun to touch. Avocado oil is great oil to condition and soften your beard.
- Skin-friendly. Beard oil is not just for your beard. It needs to be good for your facial complexion. No one wants oily skin so the beard oil needs to be made with ingredients that your face will love. Once again, jojoba oil and sunflower oil are great options, as is argon oil.
- Honest scents. It’s amazing how many beard oils are made of wonderful natural oils like jojoba and avocado only to be polluted with synthetic fragrances that contain chemicals known to cause birth defects, nervous system disorders, cancer, and allergies. Look for beard oils that exclusively use essential oils for aroma.
These are the criteria we used at New Harmony Soap Co. when developing our Nipper’s Natural™ Beard Oil which is a blend of golden jojoba oil, avocado oil, and organic sunflower oil. Right now we offer this fine product scented with our popular Men’s #1™ aroma blend of Virginia cedar, Eucalyptus, and Clove essential oils. The bottle is a generous 3.4 fl. oz. amber glass flask that will provide months of beard perfection.