DIY Essential Oil Recipes for Men
Paradise Springs DIY Beard Oil
Beard oil is a mixture of hydrating mixture of essential oils meant to soothe skin and condition facial hair. This DIY beard oil is easy-to-make and lends an herby, woodsy aroma to the beard while conditioning and addressing problems such as dandruff and skin irritation.
What You’ll Need:
To Make: Pour all essential oils into a clean bottle (we prefer dark amber bottles to protect the mixture from sunlight). Store at room temperature in a cool, dark place.
To Use: Add a few drops of beard oil daily as part of your morning routine (do not rinse) to hydrate beard.
Paradise Springs DIY Beard Balm
Beard balms are styling and shaping aids that also act as a leave-in beard conditioner; they moisturize and tame beards while giving them a slight hold, making them look fuller and polished. This recipe utilizes beeswax to give the balm hold (as well as nourishing vitamin A), and hydrating cocoa butter as well as shea butter for its anti-inflammatory properties. We add Jojoba Oil as a moisturizing carrier oil, Lavender Oil for its calming properties, Tea Tree Oil for its antiseptic properties, and Sweet Orange Oil for its subtle citrus backnote.
What You’ll Need:
- 2 Tbsp beeswax, coarsely chopped
- 2 Tbsp shea butter
- 1 Tbsp cocoa butter
- 3 tsp Paradise Springs Jojoba Oil
- 8 drops Paradise Springs Organic Lavender Oil
- 5 drops Paradise Springs Organic Tea Tree Oil
- 3 drops Paradise Springs Organic Sweet Orange Oil
To Make: Place the beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter and Jojoba carrier oil into a double boiler setup (we like to put a large glass bowl over a slightly smaller pot of boiling water). Melt ingredients over low heat, avoiding any boiling (this will eliminate the therapeutic qualities of the ingredients). Once melted, remove from heat and quickly add essential oils. Pour the mixture into tins and allow to cool. This recipe will yield approximately 2.5 ounces of finished product.
To Use: For best results, wash beard and apply beard balm when dry. Collect a dime-sized amount of balm and rub between palms. Run fingers through facial hair, starting from the neck and working up, making sure to rub balm into skin. Style as desired.
Note: The texture of the balm should be a light paste and not too stiff. If a softer consistency is desired, try using less beeswax.
Paradise Springs Refreshing Peppermint Aftershave
If you're looking for a revitalizing aftershave, try this refreshing peppermint recipe. Peppermint leaves a cool sensation on irritated skin while tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil act as anti-bacterial to protect open pores. We add witch hazel for its astringent properties to help tone skin and close pores, as well as a bit of coconut oil to moisturize.
What You'll Need:
- 3-5 drops Paradise Springs Peppermint Oil
- 3 drops Paradise Springs Organic Eucalyptus Oil
- 3 drops Paradise Springs Organic Tea Tree Oil
- 1 Tbsp witch hazel
- ¼ cup Nature's Lab Organic Coconut Oil
- ¼ cup distilled water
To Make: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the coconut oil. Add the witch hazel and mix until incorporated. Dilute with water, stirring consistently. Add the essential oils (make sure your mixture isn't too hot as to not burn the oils) and blend well. Store mixture in a clean glass jar.
To Use: After shaving, splash face with cold water and pat dry. Pour a small amount of aftershave into palm (we like to start with a few drops), pat palms together and hold palms open for a few seconds before applying to face so the witch hazel isn't overly astringent. Apply to face in a downward motion, from top of cheeks to jawline. Do not rinse.