Learn how to make this easy DIY all natural beard butter recipe at home for the man in your life. Help him with his beard upkeep while keeping chemicals away from his face and saving some money as well.
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Whipped Beard Butter
Did you know that there are several different beard care products on the market to help a guy with his beard upkeep? Did you know that they are actually very easy to make at home using all natural products that will not only work just as good as the store bought stuff, but also have no chemicals and can save you money?
Most stores have beard oil, beard balm and beard butter. But which one should your man use? Does he need all three? Let us teach you about the differences so you can pick what is right for him.
A beard oil will leave a man’s facial hair soft, clean and will help it smell good. It uses carrier oils and essential oils that promote beard growth and strength. It helps prevent split ends and can also help nourish the skin underneath the beard to prevent itchy dry skin and beard dandruff.
A homemade Beard balm is great for shorter beards because it can help beard hair keep its shape. Made up of different kinds of natural oils and butters that are mixed with beeswax giving it a firmer feel. Beard balm is mostly used to style the beard and control fly aways.
If you are interested in making a beard balm we have a recipe on another blog post. Be sure to click on the link and have a look at it.
The key ingredients in beard butter is usually shea butter or mango butter. A beard butter is going to be more like if beard oil and beard balm had babies. It’s going to promote healthier and fuller beard growth.
Shea butter and mango butter help moisturize not only the hair but the hair follicles and skin underneath. It kinda acts like a leave-in conditioner for beards. It has a creamy texture and extra moisture that is a great addition for any beard.
Beard Butter Ingredients
There are lots of natural ingredients and essential oil blends that contribute to a healthy beard. I have chosen the ingredients that I think are best for homemade beard butter but don’t worry. I’ll give you swaps below if you need to swap something out.
- helps soften and smooth dry skin
- helps reduce skin swelling
- treats acne and blemishes
- can help reduce wrinkles and facial lines
- reduces razor irritation and bumps
- repairs hair damage
- can prevent hair loss
- treats split ends
- leaves hair soft and shiny
- won’t irritate skin
- contains proteins, vitamins and minerals
- contains antioxidants and nutrients
- won’t clog pores
- helps balance skins natural oils
- help slow signs of aging
- helps treat damaged hair
- hair growth booster
- softens hair
- combats protein loss with in the hair follicle
- soothes skin and hair
- helps fight bacteria
- repairs damaged hair
- helps fight acne
- helps hair shine
- helps fight beard dandruff
Tea Tree Essential Oils
- Helps treat and prevent lice
- Increases hair growth
- Helps treat psoriasis and dermatitis
- Helps prevent itchiness and dryness
Eucalyptus Essential Oils
- Fights against dandruff
- Helps soften beard hair and makes it shiny
- Can help thicken hair
- Can help prevent hair loss
Lavender Essential Oils
- Prevents fungi and and bacteria from growing
- helps heal eczema
- aids in fighting depression and anxiety
- helps promote hair growth
- can help prevent lice
- has anti-inflammatory properties
Ingredients To Swap
You do not have to use these exact ingredients. There are many different options for butters, oils and essential oils that will still be beneficial for hair and skin.
- Type of Butter- In place of shea butter you can also use mango butter or cocoa butter.
- Types of carrier oils- There are lot of carrier oils that are good for skin and hair. These include sweet almond oil, argon oil, avocado oil, olive oil, castor oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil.
- My favorite essential oils that are good for skin and nails include Rosemary oil, tea tree oil, Cedarwood, bergamot, peppermint, lavender, sandalwood, frankincense, eucalyptus and chamomile
We have a whole other blog post dedicate to talking about which essential oils are good for beards. Give it a read if you want a more in-depth look on the subject.
How Long Will My Beard Butter Last?
A lot of the ingredients have anti bacterial and anti fungal properties which help keep the shelf life pretty long. Generally speaking it should last 6 months to a year.
Recipes that have water in them can easily contain bacteria or harbor bacteria. This recipe has zero water in it. Both Jojoba oil and Shea butter, which are both a main ingredient have long shelf lives which helps this personal care product last for several months.
You should always scoop out homemade beard lotion with clean hands so you don’t introduce bacteria into the mix.
How to Make Beard Butter
Here’s what you need for this recipe:
- A double boiler ( or you can make your own )
- Something to stir with
- mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- glass container with a lid
- Beard comb ( optional but helpful )
Beard butter is very simple to make. You basically melt, mix and beat.
Whipped Beard Butter Recipe
- 5 TBSP Shea Butter
- 1 TBSP Coconut Oil
- 1 TBSP jojoba Oil
- 10 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 10 Drops Lavender Oil
- 6 Drops Eucalyptus Oil
You can get a three pack of these exact essential oils if you need all three,
Step 1: Start by melting your shea butter and coconut oil on low heat in your double boiler. Once those are melted together you want to take that off of heat and set aside to cool off to room temperature.
Step 2: Next add your jojoba oil and your essential oils. You can also add a few drops of vitamin E oil for extra benefits and mix together.
Step 3: Once the mixture gets thick, you can transfer it to a mixing bowl. Get out your electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy.
Step 4: Scoop into your small container and you are good to go.
How To Use Beard Butter
It is best to apply beard butter to a clean and dry beard. A few times a week scoop a small amount of beard butter on the tips of your fingers and rub together.
Once it has melted, you want to massage into beard hair and also gently rub into the skin under the beard. Make sure to get the neater beard from the top to the very bottom. Use your beard comb to gently comb through and even spread everything.
What Should Beard Butter Do For You?
One of the things that often happens with beards is skin irritations. The beard itch is real and leads to flaky skin and beard dandruff. Ingrown hairs can also add to this problem. Beard butter goes along way in helping with all of these issues.
Beards can also suffer from split ends and the hair can be very coarse and rough. If you apply beard butter a few times a week it will greatly reduce the risk of those things happening.
It even can help aid in the hair growing faster and thicker.
DIY Beard Butter
This beard butter will do such a great job of nourishing beard hair and the skin underneath. It will help prevent ingrown hairs, split-ins and keep beard hair shiny.
Hopefully it helps keep beard hair softer for a more kissable face.
This easy DIY beard balm recipe makes a great gift for any bearded guy in your life and Father’s Day is right around the corner. Spoil your man by making this for him. He will be so grateful.
Have you ever made some kind of beard oil, balm or butter? Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments which one you like best and if you make it for you’re someone.
Whipped Beard Butter
- electric hand mixer
- double boiler ( or make your own )
- spoon to stir mixture
- mixing bowl
- small glass jars
- measuring spoons
- 5 Tablespoons Shea Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut oil
- 1 Tablespoon Jojoba Oil
- 8 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 8 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Melt shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat
- once melted together take off of heat and let rest until at room temperature
- Once it has cooled a little, add jojoba oil and essential oil and mix.
- Let this cool again until it has started to solidify and transfer to a mixing bowl.
- Next get out your hand held electric mixer and beat on medium to high until mixture becomes light and fluffy.
- scoop into air tight glass containers. I like to put it in the fridge for an hour but it isn't necessary.