Is the man in your life participating in Movember? Yep, mine too. In case you didn’t know, Movember is all about men’s health awareness. The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember community has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Go check ’em out…er, after you read and share my post ;)
Back to the post, my husband can grow a pretty wicked beard and mustache. In a matter of about two days without shaving, he has a face full of facial hair. And I like it! There is something about a beard that makes men look so much more masculine. Obviously, this leads to a lot more kissing. But that prickly and tough hair can be itchy and uncomfortable. This Woodsy DIY Beard Oil is a great way to soften coarse hair and even has the added bonus of encouraging hair growth with Rosemary Essential Oil. And don’t worry if you don’t already own a bunch of manly essential oils, I have some ready to buy options listed at the bottom ;)
I’ve been asking my husband for a couple weeks if he would be willing to try a beard oil. I think he was hesitant because he thought it would smell like perfume or be too greasy. He didn’t seem to trust all the research I’ve been doing for my own Oil Cleansing Method recipe. So I sat him down for a smell test after I had picked out all the manly smelling oils I have. It was fun hearing him describe the oils he liked and didn’t like. He finally decided on Rosemary, White Fir, Frankincense and Cedarwood.
The ending result is a clean, woodsy and warm smelling ultra light oil that he really enjoys using. I used a base of one ounce of Grapeseed oil, plus 5 drops Rosemary Essential Oil, 4 drops each Frankincense Essential Oil and Cedarwood Essential Oil, and 3 drops White Fir Essential Oil. As I said, rosemary is great for promoting hair health and growth. Frankincense is great for overall health, while cedarwood is great for healthy skin. White Fir was mostly just used for the added good smell, but it also helps support healthy respiratory function. Finally, Grapeseed Oil is very light and absorbs quickly without weighing down or coating hair.
So how does he use it, right? Just rub a few drops in the hands, then spread through the beard, concentrating on the ends. If your man doesn’t customarily shower in the morning (we’re night showers around here), he can easily put a warm wet wash cloth on his beard for about 30 seconds, then add the oil. Like me, the husband liked storing it in a cork topped bottle so he can shake it before each use and just dab the cork on his hands.
What a good husband he is for letting me take lots of pictures of him. Good thing he’s handsome and not shy. :) I promise the beard oil will not yield the below results.
That’s right ladies. He’s handsome, handy and has a magnificent beard. Be jealous. You can’t have him, but you can make this Woodsy DIY Beard Oil for the manly-man in your life! Trust me, it’s husband approved.
As promised above, here are some great non-toxic ready to buy beard options:
Do you wish your man’s beard was softer and smelled like the woods? Think you can convince him to try it?